February's blocks are Canada by Code by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters & Thousand Islands Star by Nellie Holmes & Christine Baker from Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing.
Canada by Code
by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters
|Canada by Code by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters|
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|Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters|
Inspiration for Canada by Code
I wanted my block to have a modern look to it, but still pay tribute to our history. This simple-looking block uses Morse code to spell out our country’s name. Fitting too, since Canada’s primary long-distance communications method during the time of Confederation was the telegraph. And while we don't use Morse code anymore, this 'code' block design is also a nod to our tech industry and lifestyle -- we're a pretty 'connected' society. Did you know that 82% of Canadians have high speed Internet connections? We are so connected in fact that the Canadian government has recently declared that high speed broadband internet should be considered a "basic communications necessity" like landline telephone lines. That's a pretty bold statement that's going to have major impacts on our telecommunications infrastructure in rural areas of the country.
I like to think that this block celebrates our history and gives us a taste of our future.
You can join the fun! Sign up for The Canadian Sampler today and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!
Please Note: We will be closing registrations for this round of The Canadian Sampler at the end of February. All registrations March 1 and onward will be enrolled for Round 2 of The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017.