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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: 254
Pattern: stars upon stars, bl...
Maker: Mary Folliard (Farnham)
Year Made: 1880
Registry number: 560
Pattern: Canadian Centennial...
Maker: Mary Frances Cowan Bailey (Ma...
Year Made: 1967
Registry number: 4815
Pattern: Broken Star
Maker: Florence (Island Brook QC)
Year Made: 1928
Registry number: 4263
Pattern: Crazy Patch
Maker: Victoria
Year Made: 1894
Registry number: 4699
Pattern: Cadeaux
Maker: Karen (Montréal)
Year Made: 2015
Registry number: 4676
Pattern: White work sampler
Maker: Claudia (Pierrefonds)
Year Made: 2012
Registry number: 2629
Pattern: Square in a square
Maker: Louise (Montreal)
Year Made: 2006
Registry number: 35
Pattern: Double Wedding Band
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1925
Registry number: 848
Pattern: Charm Diamonds
Maker: Unknown
Year Made:
Registry number: 44
Pattern: Unknown
Maker: Susan (Quebec)
Year Made: 1981
Registry number: 33
Pattern: Star of Bethlehem
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1925
Registry number: 72
Pattern: Biscuit quilt
Maker: Mary (Hatley)
Year Made: 1940
Registry number: 268
Pattern: star sampler
Maker: Mariette Guay Dean (Kamloops)
Year Made: 1986
Registry number: 4757
Pattern: Original
Maker: Helen (Laval)
Year Made: 2015
Registry number: 1163
Pattern: Memorial Quilt
Maker: Members of Hemmingford Women...
Year Made: 1998
Registry number: 570
Pattern: Simplified "Ros...
Maker: Christine Edmond Ethier (Manso...
Year Made: 1933

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