Saturday, September 1, 2007
Quilt of Belonging
On our way home yesterday, we stopped at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) to see the Quilt of Belonging. My husband did the forbidden without realizing he wasn't supposed to... he took photographs.
I bought the book. I'm still in a dazed state. This project is described at the Glenbow website: “The Quilt of Belonging stretches a monumental 120 feet in length and almost 11 feet high (36 metres by 3.5 metres). This tapestry features 263 blocks of fabric that represent all of Canada's First Peoples and every world nation. The wide range of designs, techniques and materials found in the needlework blocks highlight the dream of making a place for all people in Canada. Visual artist Esther Bryan initiated and coordinated this national, community art project. Experience this stunning artwork in person at Glenbow.”
I'll post our photo, but go to the Glenbow site to find out more. The exhibit is in Calgary until the end of this month. It is utterly breath-taking, and made me rejoice in being a Canadian who also quilts.