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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: 146
Pattern: Hawaiin design, Mode...
Maker: Melinda Rolph Hooker and Annet...
Year Made: 1924
Registry number: 34
Pattern: Star of Bethlehem
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1930
Registry number: 8
Pattern: Martha's Vineya...
Maker: Eileen (Quebec)
Year Made: 1976
Registry number: 2473
Pattern: Unknown
Maker: Helene (Upton)
Year Made: 2004
Registry number: 5797
Pattern: Crazy Quilt
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1876
Registry number: 4263
Pattern: Crazy Patch
Maker: Victoria
Year Made: 1894
Registry number: 821
Pattern: Old maid's puzz...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 2020
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: 4815
Pattern: Broken Star
Maker: Florence (Island Brook QC)
Year Made: 1928
Registry number: 6012
Pattern: Sew by Row
Maker: Catherine (Boucherville QC)
Year Made: 2023
Registry number: 905
Pattern: Tree of Life, Pine T...
Maker: Mary Jane Thompson Hains
Year Made: 1900
Registry number: 254
Pattern: stars upon stars, bl...
Maker: Mary Folliard (Farnham)
Year Made: 1880
Registry number: 5797
Pattern: Crazy Quilt
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1876
Registry number: 4757
Pattern: Original
Maker: Helen (Laval)
Year Made: 2015
Registry number: 5246
Pattern: "Rag"
Maker: Liselle (Trois-Rivières QC)
Year Made: 2008

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