National Quilting Day 2019 is on Friday, March 15, 2019: what are some interesing fabic or quilt stores I should see in Seattle?
Friday, March 15, 2019 is National Quilting Day 2019. National Quilt Museum - Online Shoppe All proceeds support the Museum
Should you ever be interested in returning, consider going to the yearly show in Puyallup, Sew Expo... about 35,000 attendence, and 5 days of classes, shows and shopping. End of February/beginning of March (March 3-6, preclasses on 2 March 2011). Biggest US general sewing show.
Now, as to fabric stores: Nancy's Sewing Basket is where I'd send you for nice (though expensive) garment fabrics. Pacific Fabrics is the local chain, and they tend to have better than Joann/Hancock fabrics at prices near the nationals. If you've got wheels and are heading south anyhow and looking for dressy/nice stuff, Billies Designer Fabrics in Chehalis. If you're interested in outdoor goods (Goretex, fleeces, coated fabrics, etc.), then Seattle Fabrics. My favorite quilt shop closed in the last year or so (I'm closer to Portland, so I'm well stocked with quilt fabrics down this way), so really can't make any good suggestions there.
You might want to watch the bead shops and craft fairs for locally made glass buttons. Seattle and Portland both have strong glass crafting communities -- Seattle tends to be stronger in blown glass and Portland in fused glass. (and if you are at all interested in glass, Tacoma has a knock-your-socks-off glass museum called Museum of Glass.)
what are some march holidays?
During March we celebrate
Irish American Month
Music in Our Schools Month
National Craft Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995.
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Women's History Month
Red Cross Month
Social Workers Month
2nd Week National Bubble Week
2nd Week Crochet Week
1 National Pig Day
1 Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
2 Employee Appreciation Day first Friday in March
2 National Salesperson Day - first Friday in the month
2 Old Stuff Day
3 I Want You to be Happy Day
3 If Pets Had Thumbs Day
3 National Anthem Day
3 Peach Blossom Day
4 Holy Experiment Day
4 Hug a GI Day
5 Multiple Personality Day
6 Dentist's Day
6 National Frozen Food Day
7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day
8 Be Nasty Day
8 International (Working) Women's Day
8 Popcorn Lover's Day second Thursday
9 Panic Day
10 Middle Name Pride Day
11 Johnny Appleseed Day
11 Worship of Tools Day - guys, you can relate
12 Girl Scouts Day
12 Plant a Flower Day
13 Ear Muff Day
13 Jewel Day
14 Learn about Butterflies Day
14 National Potato Chip Day
14 National Pi Day- Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.
15 Everything You Think is Wrong Day
15 Ides of March
15 Incredible Kid Day
15 Dumbstruck Day
16 Everything You Do is Right Day
16 Freedom of Information Day
17 National Quilting Day - third Saturday of month
17 Submarine Day - the hero sandwich or the boat??
17 Saint Patrick's Day
18 Goddess of Fertility Day
18 Supreme Sacrifice Day
19 Poultry Day
20 International Earth Day
20 Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
20 Proposal Day
21 Fragrance Day
22 National Goof Off Day
23 National Chip and Dip Day
23 Near Miss Day
24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
25 Pecan Day
25 Waffle Day
26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
27 National "Joe" Day
28 Something on a Stick Day
29 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
29 Smoke and Mirrors Day
30 National Doctor's Day
30 I am in Control Day
30 Take a Walk in the Park Day
31 Bunsen Burner Day
31 National Clam on the Half Shell Day
Canadian National Identity question!?
The problem with defining the "Canadian identity" is that Canada has always been a country of immigrants and mixed cultures. From the very beginning, this land was tugged and pulled by the First Nations peoples, the British, and the French. Since then, we've received immigrants from all over the world. First from Europe, then the rest.
The "Baby Boom" generation remembers a different Canada than I live in now. They remember a Canada where almost everyone was white (including the immigrants), and things were significantly more British. Right up until the 1960s, our elementary schools sung God Save The Queen and had pictures of her hung in the foyer. It was also common for the school day to begin by saying the Lord's Prayer, which is now disallowed in public schools out of respect for our diverse student bodies.
Nowadays, some people from the generation behind me lament that "the foreigners came and destroyed our culture" (quoting my mom). On the other hand, other people are rather proud that we are able to integrate those "foreigners" into society without forcing them to lose their own national identities, and with minimal conflict. The clever tagline I used to hear in social studies class as a kid was that Canada is like a patchwork quilt of identities, whereas other places are more like a melting pot where everyone becomes assimilated.
So perhaps the Canadian identity is simply that our identity is hard to define. As a white guy, my lived experience as a Canadian is different than someone who was born to immigrant parents, or than someone who just got here 5 years ago, or a French Canadian, or than someone who was born in 1940, or someone who lives out in the sticks and has never met a real African, or a Native who has always lived on the reserve. Ask 7 people, get 7 different answers.
Piss off, JamieB. This person might actually believe your crap. You don't even have your facts straight. She's the Queen of Canada, that title being held separately from that of the Queen of the United Kingdom. The other Commonwealth crowns are also each separate.
The other royals do not have any constitutionally granted power here. Not until one of them takes the throne after the current queen dies, at which time they will inherit the title of King/Queen of Canada.
And there is no "reigning" going on. The powers of the monarch are constitutionally delegated to her "representative", the Governor General. Thus, power over Canadian affairs rests entirely in Canadian hands. If our Queen were to try to rock that boat, we'd just tell her to f**k off and then become a republic.