Monday, July 30, 2007

The Quilt of Belonging

I've made some pretty big quilts in the past. King- and queen-sized quilts are a bugger to work on. However, I have no room to complain anymore. Behold the world's largest quilt. It's called the Quilt of Belonging, and it was assembled as a project to recognize Canada's diversity. Each of the 263 blocks represent a different nationality or aboriginal group found in Canada. The blocks are 11 inches and it stretches 120 feet long and 10.5 feet high.

The quilt took over 8 years to make. It will finally be making its first appearance in the United States at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November of this year. Check out their website for much more information, including a Photo Gallery, Tour Dates, and if you are really interested, you can view each block individually.

How would you like to do the binding on THAT quilt???

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