The shooting in Quebec City has really shaken many Canadians. We are a pretty peaceful place for the most part. Many of us are thinking about our roles going forward in making sure that our Country supports all Canadians no matter what our origins or religion.
I am a first generation Canadian. My parents immigrated here from England after World War Two. I have never felt unwelcome here. Canada has always felt like home. I have been reading articles where people have been talking about their experiences here, which are quite different from mine. Yesterday I read an article in the Toronto Star where a first generation Canadian whose parents immigrated from Pakistan said Canada was perhaps not a home for her but just a house. The intention of the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild in making the quilts is that Muslims in Quebec City will be able to feel like Canada is their home. I hope that this is the case and that all of us can move towards making all people feel more welcome.
Today at work we received a box from one of our suppliers. Someone in the warehouse had used a red marker to draw several hearts on the box and had written the message "True love is not an emotion it is an action". This is something worth remembering.
House blocks are also a theme at my local guild. Last year Martina posted a tutorial in Stash Bee for making stack and wack improv houses. I had a lot of fun making them and got permission to share the tutorial with my guild for a block lotto. The block lotto is a fun way to get more blocks for the community outreach committee of the guild. We get some of the blocks and someone wins the rest. I kept my blocks untrimmed so the lucky winner can trim them as they like. It should be a fun quilt or quilts as these little blocks are pretty adorable.
I'm also working on my Stash Bee block for this month.
Here's my progress so far. Check back next week to see what this turns into. I'm linking up with Lorna at Let's Bee Social. Have you been doing any social sewing this week?