Yorkshire Rose Quliters Guild of Toronto

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Quilts Are All Around Us

I visited Point Pelee this weekend, and I discovered this beautiful quilt in the Visitors Centre. I was thrilled when I came across this - I was not expecting a quilt at all!

It's by Teresa Altiman, an Ojibwe artist living in Bkejwanong Territory (Walpole Island First Nation). The display says that it represents the past, present and future of Point Pelee. 

I'm just starting to understand the art quilt, and I'm blown away by the symbolism. Not just what is represented in the quilt, but also what the quilt represents.

The artist explains that the First Nations people at the top of the quilt are dreaming of a future for themselves and for generations to come. This is very meaningful, but for me, the piece being a quilt reinforces and strengthens its message - quilts represent home, family, comfort, love.

Have you ever discovered a marvelous quilt where you were least expecting it? 

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