It all started in 2007.  I was going to make a bed quilt including photos of David’s ancestors and different maps of where his ancestors originated.  Instead, we decided to make a wallhanging as an art  piece.

We displayed the quilt at the annual conference of  the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, where David was invited to give 2 presentations. The people liked the quilt so much and someone talked to The Journal Pioneer, newspaper of Summerside, and they asked us to bring the quilt back to the Loyalist Inn Hotel to interview us.

On the next day, in the first page of the second section of the Journal Pioneer was our photo and a 5 column text based on our interview.  Here is the link to the Journal Pioneer or click on the photo of the newspaper above.

Then, we were contacted by Lindsay Carroll, a reporter from CBC Radio in Charlottetown. She asked if she could interview us for the Island Morning radio show. She met us at our trailer, conducted the interview and took some photos.  Click on the photo below to hear the interview aired on the 19 August 2016.

A few days later, while David was having his morning coffee and perusing CBC News on his iPad, he was pleasantly surprised to see publication of the quilt interview on the CBC web site. Click on the image below to see this article.

Needless to say, we feel proud that our efforts have been recognized by the media. We have received many compliments from friends.

One of many attendees at the conference who took photos.

Photo: Anne Lacasse

Photo: Anne Lacasse

Photo: Lindsay Carroll

Photo: Desiree Anstey

I received a message from a friend from Charlottetown with Congratulations on the article on The Guardian, newspaper in Charlottetown.  What a nice surprise, we were not aware that they were publishing it.