I am a Canadian - with a family history of quilters. My paternal grandmother quilted with my maternal great-grandmother. I gave my niece my "grandma" quilt (ca. 1969) on the occasion of her marriage (ca. 2010). She and her AMERICAN husband both cried - and insisted on sleeping under it on the night I gave it to them. One of the first recorded quilts in North America is a pieced quilt from Canada. The author of this ridiculous post should read a bit of history - especially as it pertains to slavery, the underground quilts and the secret messages.
I can't wait for the author's next article. I am quite certain it will be just as ridiculous and ill-informed as this one is.