Don’t miss this birth­day gift

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Quilt of be­long­ing

I re­cently went to see the Quilt of Be­long­ing at the Cot­ton Fac­tory on Sher­man Av­enue North in Hamil­ton which is on dis­play un­til Au­gust 15.

This stun­ning piece of art­work is 120 feet long and is made up of squares cre­ated by Cana­di­ans to rep­re­sent the cul­tural di­ver­sity of our coun­try. The bot­tom row was made by In­dige­nous peo­ples from across Canada and the top two rows were cre­ated by im­mi­grants to rep­re­sent their coun­try of ori­gin.

Aside from the in­tri­cate hand­i­work this quilt rep­re­sents the fab­ric of this coun­try and what it means to be a Cana­dian. Cel­e­brate our 150th birth­day and see the Quilt of Be­long­ing be­fore it leaves town. Anne van Dyk, Hamil­ton

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