150 Years of Quilting Traditions
- Dates:June 1, 2017 - September 19, 2017 ( Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Daly House Museum
- Times:10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Address: 122 - 18th Street Brandon, MB
- Phone: (204) 727-1722
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- Website:Visit Website
- Region: Western
The exhibit is a 150-year retrospective on quilting. The oldest piece is dated 1850 – a delicate kaleidoscope of muted silk triangles hand stitched together. The newest piece is dated 2015 – a provincial prize-winning and eye-popping queen size quilt using peacock colours of brilliant turquoise, purple, and royal blue.
In between the oldest and newest are approximately fifty quilts of various sizes, shapes, textures and patterns. Some are familiar – remember ‘Sunbonnet Sue’, ‘Wedding Ring’ and ‘Log Cabin’? Many were done as gifts for family members to commemorate special occasions – graduations, weddings and births. And some are unique and personal. For example, ‘Barns’ quilt, designed and constructed by local quilter Verna Sparks, was done to commemorate the centennial of the More Farm near Hartney, Manitoba. Depicting farm scenes, it was made from 223 different fabrics and 130 yards of silk ribbon.
This exhibit is supported by Nifty Needlers, a Brandon quilting group, as well as by many enthusiastic members of the community at large.
Image Credit: Daly House Museum