Parliamentary Album Quilt

Entry #: TR 1713

Entrant: Joan Dorsay

Dimensions: 63" x 63" Wall Quilt

Materials: Cotton fabric and thread, as well as Hobbs® 80/20 batting.

Techniques: Hand embroidery and appliqué, ruching, back-basting appliqué (no glue or stabilizer), machine piecing and hand quilting.

Credits: Photograph by Roland Dorsay.

Artist’s Statement: After my 33-year career working for the Library of Parliament, it seemed fitting to make parliament the subject of my sesquicentennial project. Twelve of the blocks I designed depict architectural elements in Canada’s Parliamentary buildings, both on and off Parliament Hill, and my thirteenth depicts the iron fences on Parliament Hill.

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