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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: 4699
Pattern: Cadeaux
Maker: Karen (Montréal)
Year Made: 2015
Registry number: 5
Pattern: dancing daffodils
Maker: Eileen (St. Hilaire, Quebec)
Year Made: 1978
Registry number: 905
Pattern: Tree of Life, Pine T...
Maker: Mary Jane Thompson Hains
Year Made: 1900
Registry number: 560
Pattern: Canadian Centennial...
Maker: Mary Frances Cowan Bailey (Ma...
Year Made: 1967
Registry number: 5988
Pattern: Unknown
Maker: France (Saint-Bruno-de-Montarv...
Year Made: 2022
Registry number: 5246
Pattern: "Rag"
Maker: Liselle (Trois-Rivières QC)
Year Made: 2008
Registry number: 6012
Pattern: Sew by Row
Maker: Catherine (Boucherville QC)
Year Made: 2023
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: 8
Pattern: Martha's Vineya...
Maker: Eileen (Quebec)
Year Made: 1976
Registry number: 6026
Pattern: Giant Dahlia
Maker: Margaret Jean (Sherbrooke QC)
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 72
Pattern: Biscuit quilt
Maker: Mary (Hatley)
Year Made: 1940
Registry number: 678
Pattern: Panda Bear in the Ju...
Maker: Maureen (Montreal)
Year Made: 1992
Registry number: 5797
Pattern: Crazy Quilt
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1876
Registry number: 5871
Pattern: Original
Maker: Helen (Laval QC)
Year Made: 2022

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