Quilt of Belonging coming to Hamilton

July 8, 2017 by  

Hamilton residents will have the opportunity to view the Quilt of Belonging later this month.

The Cotton Factory has partnered with the Heart of Ontario to bring the notable quilt to the city.

The Quilt of Belonging is over 120 feet long, with 263 patches. Each section illustrates a piece of Canadian history, from the first settlers during Confederation, to the population at the start of the 21st century.

Created to honor Canada’s 150th birthday, the quilt is a celebration of the many cultures and backgrounds of the people that make Canada what it is. Just as the many blocks on the Quilt of Belonging are tied together, so are the people that each block represents. More than 1.4 million Canadians have viewed the quilt.

The Cotton Factory, lower Hamilton’s repurposed industrial building, will be transforming its third-floor mill for this event. Beginning on July 11, visitors will be able to view the quilt, and experience their choice of workshops and educational events. Catalogs and calendars may be available detailing the classes available, including candle making, dance and yoga.

There will also be live concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings while the quilt is on display. Tickets will be sold for these evenings, and more information is available on The Cotton Factory website.

The Cotton Factory is located on Sherman Avenue North. This is a free event, open until August 16. Workshop spaces are limited. For more information or to register, visit the website.