Friday, 12 August 2011

The British Home Child Canada Memorial Quilt

On display at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, Ontario, until the end of August, the 2010 Year of the British Home Child Canada Memorial Quilt is made up of 56 photo squares and measures 90 x 100 inches. An accompanying Memorial Quilt Book tells the story for each square.

At 7pm on Thursday, August 25th the museum is holding an event when two home child descendants will give personal accounts.

Mary Thurston of Perth, Ontario, is an accomplished author who wrote “Into the Hills,” the daughter of Isabella Hilson, a home child who is featured on the Memorial Quilt. Bob Stacey of Carleton Place, Ontario will talk about memories of his home child father.

The museum is located at 3 Rosamond Street, Almonte. Its hours of operation are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays. Further information at

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