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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2019 National Juried Show Categories
Art – Landscapes, Still Life Art – Portrait Art-Abstract Modern Quilts From Patterns/Books Textile Translations Traditional Wearable Art