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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: 715
Pattern: Star of Bethlehem
Maker: Mary Ellen Berry Collins (Enos...
Year Made: 1970
Registry number: 5797
Pattern: Crazy Quilt
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1876
Registry number: 8
Pattern: Martha's Vineya...
Maker: Eileen (Quebec)
Year Made: 1976
Registry number: 5401
Pattern: Bargello
Maker: Carole (Châteauguay QC)
Year Made: 2016
Registry number: 2629
Pattern: Square in a square
Maker: Louise (Montreal)
Year Made: 2006
Registry number: 4226
Pattern: Moderne inspiré de l...
Maker: Cinzia (Montréal)
Year Made: 2014
Registry number: 5314
Pattern: Tulip Buds
Maker: Lennoxville Quilters (Lennoxvi...
Year Made: 2017
Registry number: 59
Pattern: Eight point star var...
Maker: Iris (Lennoxville)
Year Made: 1984
Registry number: 4699
Pattern: Cadeaux
Maker: Karen (Montréal)
Year Made: 2015
Registry number: 2398
Pattern: Crazy quilt
Maker: Mabel Salisbury (Knowlton)
Year Made: 1900
Registry number: 4274
Pattern: Mariner's Compa...
Maker: Unknown
Year Made: 1900
Registry number: 4263
Pattern: Crazy Patch
Maker: Victoria
Year Made: 1894
Registry number: 4206
Pattern: Marquise (ladyship)
Maker: Inez (Westport, Nova Scotia)
Year Made: 1968
Registry number: 72
Pattern: Biscuit quilt
Maker: Mary (Hatley)
Year Made: 1940
Registry number: 848
Pattern: Charm Diamonds
Maker: Unknown
Year Made:
Registry number: 2793
Pattern: Coeur en carre
Maker: Francine (ValleyField)
Year Made: 2020

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