LAST IS­SUE’S OB­JECT: Con­fed­er­a­tion Quilt

Canadian Geographic - - ENGAGING WITH US - With files from the Kings County Mu­seum. Learn more about this ar­ti­fact and oth­ers by visit­ing kingscoun­ty­mu­seum.com.

The Con­fed­er­a­tion Quilt is a colour­ful silk and vel­vet patch­work quilt. Sewn by New Brunswick dress­maker Fan­nie Par­lee, it was made from o-cuts of fab­rics worn by the women who at­tended the balls and cel­e­bra­tions sur­round­ing the  ­€ Char­lot­te­town Con­fer­ence. The piece has been re­stored by the Cana­dian Con­ser­va­tion In­sti­tute in Ot­tawa and was on dis­play at the Kings County Mu­seum in Hamp­ton, N.B., dur­ing the sum­mer of ‡ˆ‰.

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