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Member Preview - Quilts: Made in Canada

Northern Night (detail), 1955, designed by Ada B. Torrance, sewn by Torrance and members of Simcoe County Arts and Crafts Association, Orillia, Ontario. Cotton tabby textile, pieced, appliqued and embroidered. 956.159.A. Gift of The Star Weekly. Image @ROM.

Exclusively for Members

Enjoy an exclusive Member viewing of Quilts: Made in Canada on Friday, June 28, 2024, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. Welcome remarks by Arlene Gehmacher, L.R. Wilson Curator of Canadian Art & Culture, will take place at 11:00 am inside the exhibition on Level 3, Third Floor Centre Block.

From the permanent collections at ROM comes a new exhibition highlighting some of the most visually intoxicating examples of artistry, community, and sustainability made in Canada: quilts.

Quilts are repositories of past and present lives. Exquisitely patterned and meticulously stitched, they hold the interwoven legacies of home and family. The exhibition features rarely displayed Canadian-made quilts dating from the 1850s to the present day and showcases a range of designs from utility quilts constructed from recycled materials for warmth and comfort to stunning examples created to mark life-changing events. Made by individuals and communities, each quilt unlocks unique stories about makers, materials, composition, construction, and the shared histories of those who made it.

Date & Time

  • Friday, June 28, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm


Level 3, Third Floor Centre Block



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