A massive project involving 33 quilters has successfully brought an impressive new textile artwork to the Capital Regional District office in Victoria, where the CRD 50th Anniversary Quilt now has a prominent place.
The CRD created the legacy project “to showcase the collaboration that has built the region and its sense of connection and inclusiveness” as part of events celebrating the organization’s 50th anniversary, which took place in 2016. Each of the 13 member municipalities and three electoral areas is represented by one block, with 28 blocks in total weaving a picture of the region’s different landscapes and communities.
The CRD also worked with Tsawout First Nation artists to design three blocks for the quilt, and additional blocks were created representing iconic images and locations in the region to tie the piece together.
Salt Spring’s panel was created by Karen Tottman, who owned Stitches in Ganges for many years. “It was very much a collaborative project by everyone involved, which was really neat,” Tottman said.