|Type:||For the Bed|
|Place Made:||North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario|
|Period:||Late 19th century|
|Date:||1885 - 1895|
|Dimensions:||L 179 cm x W 163 cm|
|Credit:||Textile Museum of Canada purchase|
During long, cold winters in early Canada, heavy and warm quilts were a necessity for survival. Scraps of cloth from worn-out clothing and other cloth remnants (often homespun and hand-woven) were pieced together in simple, bold designs. Quilts of this type were meant to be utilitarian and tended to stay in the home. When a woman left home to marry, she was likely to take her fine cotton quilts with her.