Community Quilt – Canada 150 Project

The hɛkʷ čɛ θ tuwa? // Where Do You Come From? // D’où Venez-Vous? project was born out of conversations between Klahoose elder and museum board member, Rose Hanson, her daughter, singer Brenda Hanson, and Brittany Baxter, our program director. As our country marked the passing of 150 years since the founding of the nation of Canada, we on Cortes Island wanted to take this important opportunity to explore our past and present it through the lens of reconciliation in our community.

Over the summer of 2017 we launched our Community Quilt project, inviting island residents and visitors to think about the “Where do you come from?” theme and decorate 7.5″ x 7.5″ quilt squares in response. Some of the quilt square artists included their comments or feelings about the project visible when you click on a quilt square and scroll down.

The squares have been assembled into 5 panels reflecting broadly general themes of Myths & Creation, Friendship & Relationships, Plants & Animals and Oceans & Mountains.

P1 Myth & Creation

P2 Beautiful Friendship

P3 Oceans & Mountains

P4 Plants & Animals

P5 Community Quilt

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