Invitation: The Quilt of Belonging
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Click on the following links to read the latest news concerning the Quilt of Belonging and the Invitation Project. The stories are organized by the date they were posted.

December 2, 2015

Governor General's Medal for Esther

April 9, 2015

Quilt Awarded Trillium Grant

April 1, 2015


March 23, 2015


February 12, 2015

Fourth Printing of Quilt Book Arrives

December 2, 2014

View our Fall 2014 Newsletter

March 25, 2014

From Michigan to Manitoulin in 2014

September 18, 2013

Quilt Launches New Education Resources

May 2, 2013

Standing Ovation for Quilt Documentary

May 1, 2013

Youth Quilt Delights Young and Old at NAV Centre

April 1, 2013

Quilt and New Projects at NAV Centre April 19-21

March 8, 2013

Halfway to the Moon!

November 20, 2012

Harvest 2012 Newsletter

September 19, 2012

Quilt Mourns the Passing of Two Devoted Volunteers
Quilt Moves Offices to Lancaster

July 12, 2012

Over 50 hours of Film Footage for Documentary

May 31, 2012

American Editor and Book Designer Raves about Quilt Books

May 29, 2012

Meet the Board for 2012

April 2, 2012

Musée des Abénakis to Host Quilt

January 17, 2012

Quilt awarded $65,400 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant

November 25, 2011

Quilt of Belonging at the Salon des métiers d’art du Québec

November 9, 2011

Retired MPP , Jim Brownell, Joins Board of Quilt

May 17, 2011

Archive Project Launched
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Invitation to WAG opening!

April 28, 2011

Farewell Tribute to Maynard Gertler

April 8, 2011

Quilt Presence at Mayor's Spring Celebration of the Arts

April 7, 2011

Tuesday Talk and Stitch

December 23, 2010

A Year of Blessings and Challenges!

November 25, 2010

New Contribution to plan Virtual Quilt

November 16, 2010

With a Song in My Heart
Quilt Featured in New Textbook
Quilt in Amazing Condition

September 16, 2010

So Where's the Quilt Now?

August 12, 2010

A G20 Summit Experience for the Quilt
Montreal Hosts Quilt Twice this Spring

May 7, 2010

International art treasure in Montreal !

April 30, 2010


March 22, 2010

Memories from the Kingston Heirloom Quilters

February 5, 2010

Quilt of Belonging educational program launched in British Columbia!

December 16, 2009

Government of Canada hosts the Quilt of Belonging

December 4, 2009

Christmas Book Special

November 24, 2009

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean Patron for Quilt of Belonging

November 12, 2009

Hearts and hands at the creativfestival in Toronto.

October 29, 2009

Quilt Show at Upper Canada Village

October 23, 2009

Volunteers! Our greatest gift!

September 29, 2009

We remember Vera Arajs

September 28, 2009

Quilt of Belonging on BBC Radio

August 17, 2009

Sewing with Nancy PBS
Long Graphics donates new sign for Quilt of Belonging.

July 1, 2009

Hand Painted Quilt Tote Bags now available.

June 30, 2009

Toronto Public Library Promotes Quilt !

June 22, 2009

Quilt of Belonging to make Montreal Debut !

June 18, 2009

Quilt to be Exhibited at 2010 International Rotary Convention

June 2, 2009

10th Anniversary Quilt of Belonging

April 20, 2009


April 16, 2009

Three new staff members for Quilt of Belonging

May 1, 2008

ICOMOS - Quebec City
Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto 2008
Quilt of Belonging to be featured at 2010 Olympics

December 20, 2007

Christmas Holiday at Quilt Offices
TOUR 2008
NEW! Credit Card Shopping for Quilt of Belonging Items

November 24, 2007

Ontario Trillium Foundation Honours Bryan with Great Grant Award
Esther Bryan To Attend Book Signing at Festival of Trees

November 2, 2007

Houston Declares Quilt of Belonging Day

October 23, 2007

Finalement! The French Books Have Arrived
Quilt Heads to US Debut - Houston Quilt Show

July 31, 2007

Grant from Department of Heritage for French Website

July 6, 2007

Glenbow Hosts Special Opening for Quilt

June 6, 2007

From Labels to Prize-winning Masterpiece

May 17, 2007

Prince Rupert Schools Create Own 'Quilt of Belonging'
New Travel Boxes for Quilt
Quilt Special Feature at International Quilt Festival in Houston
Quilt in New Canadian School Textbooks
Third Printing for Successful Quilt Book
Hudson's Bay Company Funds French Quilt Book
Trillium Grant Funds Translation of Website into French

May 1, 2007

Quilt to Travel West Again
Woodlands Cultural Centre - A Double Whammie!

November 12, 2006

News of Quilt Travels Far and Wide
Esther Speaks at Canadian Club - Montreal, Quebec
Update on French Version of Book
Penny Bateman - Newest Addition to Quilt Team
Radio Tour for Children's Book
Home Again, Home Again
Quilt of Belonging Adopts New French Name
Saskatoon - Wrap-up
Visitors Comments from Surrey Warm the Heart

August 30, 2006

Thank You to Installation Helpers
Quilt of Belonging Project to be included in Educational Program

August 29, 2006

Welcome to Malcolm Robertson and Rejeanne Desrosiers
Changing Times for the Quilt of Belonging Website
Carol White - Tour Manager Becomes Board Member
Quilt of Belonging Says Good-bye to Special People
New Transportation Box System

August 17, 2006

Saskatoon - Western Development Museum Extends Exhibit

June 27, 2006

Western Tour Continues to Saskatoon, SK

June 21, 2006

Watch our website grow!

May 19, 2006

Childrens Book Just Released!

April 21, 2006

Quilt on display in Surrey, BC

February 6, 2006

Quilt of Belonging appears on First Nation Prize List

January 17, 2006

New HRSDC Team Member

January 11, 2006

Quilt of Belonging Stirs Media Attention for Arctic Tour
Surrey Art Gallery Exhibit Confirmed

January 5, 2006

Unique Partnership Produces Arctic Tour of the Quilt of Belonging

December 16, 2005

Book Sales Update

November 25, 2005

The Western Tour

November 15, 2005

The Rooms Museum Extends Exhibit

November 9, 2005

Japanese Publication on Quilt of Belonging

October 31, 2005

HRSDC Approves Grant

October 21, 2005

Welcome to Our New Staff Members

September 3, 2005

Second Edition Just Released!

September 2, 2005

Children's Book Coming Soon!

September 1, 2005

MUSE Magazine
Quilt of Belonging is Honoured

August 31, 2005

Read About Us in Via Destinations
Canadian Quilter Magazine

August 29, 2005

The Rooms Provincial Museum, St. Johns, Newfoundland

June 28, 2005

Pier 21 Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Waterloo 10th Annual Quilt Festival, Waterloo, Ontario

April 12, 2005

Quilt is displayed at Nav Canada in Cornwall

April 6, 2005

Quilt Debuts at the Canadian Museum Of Civilization

March 30, 2005

Quilt of Belonging Launches 5-year tour

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