The Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe promotes quilting and quilters across Canada by working with individuals, professionals, guilds and the industry through its annual conference and workshops, its magazine, social media, the certified judging program and its various programs and events.
The Board and our staff have been saddened and horrified by recent events related to the racism directed at Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. We hope that there will be a massive improvement in racial equality and human rights and we want to do our part.
Our Mission statement and Aims and Objectives can be found on our website. Although they do talk about inclusion, they can and will be expanded upon. In future, when we think about preserving the traditions of those who have come before us, this will include non-settler quilters and artists. When we talk about providing a forum for Canadian quilters of all ages and levels, we will be including non-settler and groups who have more recently come to Canada, bringing their own rich fabric traditions.
We will listen, learn and work harder, educating and promoting quilt-making for all. The development of our next three-year strategic plan will have goals and actions specifically related to this aim.
If you would like to help, or have questions or suggestions, please contact me, Jane Cramer, at