Getting Ready for the Festival of Quilts

Part 9: Patchwork the Northwest Territories block Quilt blocks typically contained geometric shapes such as squares, triangles, or rectangles. In turn these blocks were than sewed into strips. Strips were than sewn into a quilt top. Almost all geometric designs use an underlying gird that make up a certain number of equal sized squares. Some patterns… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Festival of Quilts

Getting Ready for the Festival of Quilts

Part 7: Patterns and survival, Nova Scotia block.   In the new world  resources were scare, there was little free time for women to pursue non-essential activities and quilts were needed for survival. Unlike England where quilting was mainly an upper and middle class activity, in North America during the 1800s’s quilting was a necessity for… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Festival of Quilts