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Canada 150 Banners
Lion's Head, Ontario, Canada

The Canada 150th Banners were made by the local Tea Time Quilters group. With a goal of creating a celebration piece inspired by Canada's 150th Anniversary as well as the Lion's Head 100th Anniversary they worked cooperatively to create panels representing each province and territory of Canada.

Each province and territory was randomly selected through a draw and paired with a quilter. The panels were constructed in three sections.

Top - A block representing the Northern Lights.

Center - A quilter's choice symbol to represent the specific province or territory they selected.

Bottom - Six small log cabin blocks in colours to represent the province or territory and the provincial or territorial flower on top.

The center embroidered panel of the completed quilt was designed by on of the members with the help of a member's husband.

Each member was proud to put their signature on the completed quilt.

Newfoundland and Labrador - Pitcher plant is the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial flower. It grows wild and adorns the sides of the road.

Prince Edward Island - The crab is a local catch on The Island. Delicious to eat, especially crab cakes.Pink Lady’s Slipper blooms in late May and grows in shady, moist woodlands. The orchid gets its names from the shape of it's petals which form a pouch somewhat like a slipper.

Nova Scotia - Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse to celebrate Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage. Mayflower.

New Brunswick - New Brunswick has 60 covered bridges of which 56 are maintained by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. Our choice of bridges is the Heartland Bridge in Heartland, New Brunswick. It is the world’s longest covered bridge at 1,282 feet long. It crosses the St. John River from Heartland to Sommerville. The framework consists of seven small Howe Truss bridges joined together on six piers.New Brunswick adopted the Purple Violent (Viola cucullata) as its official flower in 1936. The Women’s Institute, the Lieutenant Governor and finally the province’s school children helped make their choice.

Quebec - The Fleur de Lis which represents French royalty.The Blue Flag Iris in 3D, appliqued on log cabin blocks which symbolize the green environment and the white winters.

Ontario - Depiction of Niagara Fall – a tourist attraction known to all.The White Trillium is a spring flower common in woodlands.

Manitoba - The Bison which used to roam wild on the Prairies.The Prairie Crocus is purple with a yellowish centre. A spring flower.

Saskatchewan - Grain elevator in every town across the Prairies.The Western Red or Wood Lily is a vivid orange wild flower which grows alongside the roads in Summer.

Alberta - The Calgary Stampede. Wild Rose.

British Columbia - Snow covered mountains, trees, grass and ocean. The totem pole of Haida fabric to represent the Haida population in British Columbia.Background log cabin blues and greens to represent the sky and the earth. The provincial flower is the white Pacific Dogwood. Tried many methods to get the flower out quilt but finally purchased a spring of white silk flower, removed the petals and arranged them on pink fabric.

North West Territories - Machine embroidery of a polar bear with the Northern Lights.The Mountain Avens is a creamy white plant which blooms profusely for a short time in the spring.

Nunavut - Polar bear roaming the ice flows in the land where the sun never sets.The Purple Saxifraga is one of the first plants to flower in the Arctic spring. It grows on very rocky ground where nothing else grows.

Yukon - Inukshuk is a human-made stone landmark or cairn used by the people of the Arctic.The Fireweed is the first plan to grow after a fire.

The quilt will be on display at the following locations:

Jul. 1 Canada Day Parade

Jul. 4 – Jul. 18 Peninsula Drug Store

July 18 - Aug. 1 United Church

Aug. 1 – Aug. 7 Air of the Quilts – Art Show Bruce Peninsula District School

Aug. 8 – Aug. 22 Information Centre – Ferndale

Aug. 22 – Sep. 5 Golden Dawn

Sep. 5 – Sep. 19 Family Medical Clinic

Sept. 19 – Oct. 2 To Be Determined

Oct. 2 – Oct. 30 Bruce County Library – Lion’s Head Branch

 
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Lion's Head
Ontario, N0H 1W0

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