Strong & Free

A few months ago I was approached by my daughters Grade 4 teacher to help their class with a quilting project in honour of Canada 150.  The birth of this project came from an idea of Canada being a connected country, sewn together through diversity.  The students endeavored to answer the question "What represents your Canadian identity?"  Through collaboration between Grade 4 and Grade 1 classes (and a little help from me) students delved into symbols of Canada. Each student transformed their understanding of Canadian symbols into a quilt square representing their unique Canadian identity. This collaborative quilt showcases the pride students feel to be a contributor to the mosaic of Canadian culture. The distinctive piece of history will be memorialized in the Nose Creek Museum in Airdrie, Alberta.

Happy 150th birthday Canada!

Download this FREE pattern! You can choose to applique your own shapes, use feature fabric, make it your own!