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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: 570
Pattern: Simplified "Ros...
Maker: Christine Edmond Ethier (Manso...
Year Made: 1933
Registry number: 2793
Pattern: Coeur en carre
Maker: Francine (ValleyField)
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 560
Pattern: Canadian Centennial...
Maker: Mary Frances Cowan Bailey (Ma...
Year Made: 1967
Registry number: 967
Pattern: Bargello
Maker: Therese Carrieres Provost (Bou...
Year Made: 1997
Registry number: 5886
Pattern: Bloc Ananas
Maker: Céline (Laval QC)
Year Made: 2022
Registry number: 254
Pattern: stars upon stars, bl...
Maker: Mary Folliard (Farnham)
Year Made: 1880
Registry number: 5246
Pattern: "Rag"
Maker: Liselle (Trois-Rivières QC)
Year Made: 2008
Registry number: 2629
Pattern: Square in a square
Maker: Louise (Montreal)
Year Made: 2006
Registry number: 5871
Pattern: Original
Maker: Helen (Laval QC)
Year Made: 2022
Registry number: 821
Pattern: Old maid's puzz...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 4206
Pattern: Marquise (ladyship)
Maker: Inez (Westport, Nova Scotia)
Year Made: 1968
Registry number: 5
Pattern: dancing daffodils
Maker: Eileen (St. Hilaire, Quebec)
Year Made: 1978
Registry number: 5314
Pattern: Tulip Buds
Maker: Lennoxville Quilters (Lennoxvi...
Year Made: 2017
Registry number: 72
Pattern: Biscuit quilt
Maker: Mary (Hatley)
Year Made: 1940
Registry number: 4263
Pattern: Crazy Patch
Maker: Victoria
Year Made: 1894
Registry number: 268
Pattern: star sampler
Maker: Mariette Guay Dean (Kamloops)
Year Made: 1986

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