|Type:||For the Bed|
|Place Made:||North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Mitchell or Maple|
|Period:||Late 19th century|
|Date:||1880 - 1900|
|Dimensions:||L 188 cm x W 160 cm|
|Techniques:||Plain woven; pieced; twill woven; quilted; hand-sewn|
|Credit:||Gift of Nancy and Norman Whitla|
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.