National Quilting Day 2020 is on Sunday, March 15, 2020: what are some interesing fabic or quilt stores I should see in Seattle?


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what are some interesing fabic or quilt stores I should see in Seattle?

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?

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

Week Celebrations:

2nd Week National Bubble Week

2nd Week Crochet Week

Each Day:

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!?

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.

Holidays also on this date Sunday, March 15, 2020...