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The Patchwork Quilt

Public Submission
Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia
Circa 1959
Materials & techniques
Cotton, embroidery thread, South Pender Island wool lining; Hand-embroidered
The lady members of the Gulf Islands Branch of the British Columbia Historical Association
Pender Islands Museum Society, 959.0001.0001
In 1958, British Columbia's centennial, the members of the now defunct Gulf Islands Branch of the British Columbia Historical Association decided to collect and publish a collection of stories and reminiscences of new arrivals and settlers on the islands.

The cost of printing the book entitled "A Gulf Islands Patchwork" was partially offset through the raffle of a patchwork quilt, painstakingly produced by the lady members of the Branch. Hand-embroidered panels depict scenic locations and landmark heritage buildings on the islands of Mayne, Galliano, Saturna, and North and South Pender. Each island was allotted an equal number of squares to be designed and embroidered by its members.

The quilt is currently on display in the Pender Islands Museum located at Roesland, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

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