Sunday, 16 December 2012

And The Winner Is........

Amy's Craft Shenanigans is the winner of my Blog Hop prize.  Congratulations!

Tonight is my last post for the Farmer's Wife Blocks.  This concludes a year of wonderful adventure for my blocks.  They have been travelled the world, all made possible by my fabulous friends who are willing to go the extra mile to get pictures for me.  Thanks to everyone who helped out.

I wanted the last pictures to be about something special right here in Kamloops.

Block 89 Steps to the Altar and Block 90 Storm Signal went to the local Honda Dealership.  I found a customer in the waiting room that was willing to help out so that I could get a picture.

Here the blocks are below a beautifully framed quilt that hangs with pride on a feature wall.

This quilt isn't just your average quilt.  This quilt is the Can Go Grannie Great Canadian Quilt.  It was made in 2007 with the concept of "six degrees of seperation.  The Grannies were tenacious in tracking famous Canadians down through relatives, neighbours and whomever else they could.  The result is this quilt.

I was felt honoured, and a little overwhelmed, when I was asked to quilt this treasure.  I dug through my pictures from 2007 to come up with these fresh off the machine pics.

The Grannies sent this quilt all over Canada to help raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  This was one of the first groups to raise funds and awareness of the HIV/AIDs epidemic in Africa.

This quilt holds a special place in my heart.  If you have never seen the quilt, stop in at the Honda Dealership on Halston and check it out.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. such a fabulous project the Canada Quilt. I remember feeling chills when I stood beside it. I felt like it was a piece of Canadian history! thank you for your part in creating this masterpiece.

  2. Yay thank you! I am so happy to win! And to be in the same blog post as that quilt! I have a maple leaf quilt on my to-do list (being a Canadian girl and all) so this is great inspiration! Thanks!

  3. Great finish for your blocks. Made any plans for the quilting?

  4. Congratulations to the winner . I am so impressed with the quilt , wow , what a fabulous idea and so many well known personalities have added their signature . You should be very proud to have been a part of something so special !!

  5. Wow, that is a great quilt! Here in Calgary, we have the Ujaama Grandmas, which also raises money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. They hold a HUGE used fabric / crafting supplies sale each spring.

  6. Really looking forward to seeing your quilt all together. Perhaps it will be the motivation I need ; )

  7. Cool quilt. I'll miss seeing your blocks as they travel. Great place to end them.

  8. That's AMAZING! I'll totally go check that out on my next visit to Kamloops.