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Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Quilt

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is privileged to host this significant quilt during our celebratory festival of all things textile, our 22nd Fibrefest event.

Following a day of workshops, on Sept 8, the quilt will be displayed upstairs at the Almonte Arena for an evening lecture followed by a Q & A session. The lecture will examine this socially charged textile exploration of a dark chapter in the lives of so many from a vulnerable sector in our society.

Join Pam Hart as she discusses each panel. Learn about the journey from pain to healing that expressive quilting has provided for these individuals and its universal relevance. Even those among us who have been fortunate enough to be untouched by violence, abuse, depression and suicide may find that the tactile experience that all forms of fibre art delivers can be cathartic.

Tickets are $10. Light refreshments will be available. Proceeds to benefit the MVTM and the Kawartha group.