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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: 4676
Pattern: White work sampler
Maker: Claudia (Pierrefonds)
Year Made: 2012
Registry number: 6109
Pattern: Redwork on whole clo...
Maker: Helen Friedel
Year Made: 1899
Registry number: 4274
Pattern: Mariner's Compa...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1900
Registry number: 821
Pattern: Old maid's puzz...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 6026
Pattern: Giant Dahlia
Maker: Margaret Jean (Sherbrooke QC)
Year Made: 2020
Registry number: 8
Pattern: Martha's Vineya...
Maker: Eileen (Quebec)
Year Made: 1976
Registry number: 6109
Pattern: Redwork on whole clo...
Maker: Helen Friedel
Year Made: 1899
Registry number: 4206
Pattern: Marquise (ladyship)
Maker: Inez (Westport, Nova Scotia)
Year Made: 1968
Registry number: 5995
Pattern: Création originale
Maker: Nadia (Eastman QC)
Year Made: 2022
Registry number: 5797
Pattern: Crazy Quilt
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1876
Registry number: 5
Pattern: dancing daffodils
Maker: Eileen (St. Hilaire, Quebec)
Year Made: 1978
Registry number: 570
Pattern: Simplified "Ros...
Maker: Christine Edmond Ethier (Manso...
Year Made: 1933
Registry number: 59
Pattern: Eight point star var...
Maker: Iris (Lennoxville)
Year Made: 1984
Registry number: 715
Pattern: Star of Bethlehem
Maker: Mary Ellen Berry Collins (Enos...
Year Made: 1970
Registry number: 5871
Pattern: Original
Maker: Helen (Laval QC)
Year Made: 2022
Registry number: 2473
Pattern: Unknown
Maker: Helene (Upton)
Year Made: 2004

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