Warm Nights

May 21 – June 15, 1986

Maltwood Art Gallery

As most immigrants were not prepared for Canada’s severe winters, quilts were invaluable for warmth. This was an exhibition of featuring this art form that drew from the Collection of Modern History Division of the British Columbia Provincial Museum. Many of the quilts in museum collections were brought to British Columbia, which reflects their value and practicality.

The quilter has several options in making the quilt, be it a wholecloth quilt, a pieced quilt, an applique quilt, or an all-white quilt. Quilting was a creative outlet for many women through the choice of fabric, patterns and colours.