News Release

REF NO.: 24

SUBJECT: PSA: Great War memorial quilt on display in the Queen Elizabeth II Library

DATE: January 10, 2018

The First Space Gallery in Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library is pleased to present the exhibit Peace by Piece: Quilted Memories of Newfoundland in the Great War.

The exhibit is a project of the Cabot Quilters’ Guild; the guild invited quilters to submit quilt blocks, which were then made into quilts. More than 250 quilt blocks tell stories that document the First World War and the contributions of the province's men and women to the war effort.

The opening event will take place on Friday, Jan.12, from 6-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The exhibit has been seen in more than 30 venues since it opened in May 2016. Four of the quilts were sent to the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park for commemorative events in July 2016. The quilts will be on display in the First Space Gallery until April 20.

The project is supported by the university's Living Memorial Commemoration Fund, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Honour 100, the Government of Canada and the City of St. John’s.

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