25 May 2014

Exhibit at the Acadian Museum, University of Moncton

The following is an excerpt from the SAQA Central Canada Blog:

Over 40,000 items have been donated to the Acadian museum located at the
University of Moncton. The Museum Director wrote Paul to advise that the
Museum would be sharing an exhibit of 100 selected items that had been
donated to them between years 2003-2013. Paul's notable and very special
quilt was selected.

The exhibit which is named "Acquisitions 10, 2001-2013" ends on June 29th.

Paul wanted to make a quilt to honor the families who had founded Acadia.
From the over 800 families who came to Acadia, he selected 305 names include
in the quilt. Paul designed his quilt in a crossword puzzle layout to show
how, over the centuries, families are linked by marriage, their communities
or by events. He named the quilt "Nos aïeuls" (our Ancestors).

The quilt which measures 8.5 feet by 15.5 feet and has needed over 25,000
meters of thread to complete was donated to the museum in May 2012.

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