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The Quebec Quilt Registry is a useful resource to those interested in the rich and culturally diverse history of Canadian quilts, a history worthy of further research and scholarly attention.

In the 1970s, quilters and craft historians in Canada, and elsewhere, were reflecting on heritage and history, whether of settlement, migration, immigration, or resistance. This interest in ‘family trees’ nourished the ‘quilt revival’, taking the form of documentation programmes with both families and quilts recorded by newly formed organisations. The Quebec Quilt Registry was started in the 1980s by three Montreal quilters: Diane Marchand, who was curious about the number of quilts in Quebec which was better known for woven bed covers; “Freddy” Wilson, who enjoyed the never-ending stories associated with the objects; and Adaire Schlatter, who wanted to investigate the craft in the context of the French/English community in the province.

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Selections from the Registry
Registry number: 8
Pattern: Martha's Vineya...
Maker: Eileen (Quebec)
Year Made: 1976
Registry number: 4274
Pattern: Mariner's Compa...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1900
Registry number: 391
Pattern: Drunkard's Patc...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 254
Pattern: stars upon stars, bl...
Maker: Mary Folliard (Farnham)
Year Made: 1880
Registry number: 1163
Pattern: Memorial Quilt
Maker: Members of Hemmingford Women...
Year Made: 1998
Registry number: 5401
Pattern: Bargello
Maker: Carole (Châteauguay QC)
Year Made: 2016
Registry number: 821
Pattern: Old maid's puzz...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 4274
Pattern: Mariner's Compa...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1900
Registry number: 59
Pattern: Eight point star var...
Maker: Iris (Lennoxville)
Year Made: 1984
Registry number: 5
Pattern: dancing daffodils
Maker: Eileen (St. Hilaire, Quebec)
Year Made: 1978
Registry number: 5232
Pattern: Cardinaux
Maker: Groupe des Fées de la Montagne...
Year Made: 2017
Registry number: 35
Pattern: Double Wedding Band
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1925
Registry number: 5314
Pattern: Tulip Buds
Maker: Lennoxville Quilters (Lennoxvi...
Year Made: 2017
Registry number: 570
Pattern: Simplified "Ros...
Maker: Christine Edmond Ethier (Manso...
Year Made: 1933
Registry number: 33
Pattern: Star of Bethlehem
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1925
Registry number: 4206
Pattern: Marquise (ladyship)
Maker: Inez (Westport, Nova Scotia)
Year Made: 1968

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