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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: 5975
Pattern: Étoile de Bethleem
Maker: Diane (St-Eustache QC)
Year Made: 2018
Registry number: 848
Pattern: Charm Diamonds
Maker: Unknown
Year Made:
Registry number: 44
Pattern: Unknown
Maker: Susan (Quebec)
Year Made: 1981
Registry number: 5401
Pattern: Bargello
Maker: Carole (Châteauguay QC)
Year Made: 2016
Registry number: 8
Pattern: Martha's Vineya...
Maker: Eileen (Quebec)
Year Made: 1976
Registry number: 2793
Pattern: Coeur en carre
Maker: Francine (ValleyField)
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 4676
Pattern: White work sampler
Maker: Claudia (Pierrefonds)
Year Made: 2012
Registry number: 6058
Pattern: Sampler
Maker: Margaret Jean (Sherbrooke QC)
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 2473
Pattern: Unknown
Maker: Helene (Upton)
Year Made: 2004
Registry number: 5995
Pattern: Création originale
Maker: Nadia (Eastman QC)
Year Made: 2022
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: 4226
Pattern: Moderne inspiré de l...
Maker: Cinzia (Montréal)
Year Made: 2014
Registry number: 560
Pattern: Canadian Centennial...
Maker: Mary Frances Cowan Bailey (Ma...
Year Made: 1967
Registry number: 5232
Pattern: Cardinaux
Maker: Groupe des Fées de la Montagne...
Year Made: 2017
Registry number: 6061
Pattern: Irregular 9 patch
Maker: Margaret Jean (Sherbrooke QC)
Year Made: 2017

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