Malaysia — The Quilt of Belonging landed in Malaysia this week! It will be the centrepiece for a huge Commonwealth conference involving many nations at Malaysia’s Putrajaya International Convention Centre from October 18-21. The event is hosted by the president of Malaysia and CAPAM, a Canadian Commonwealth organization. Mackie Robertson, the Board chair, and his wife Susan have just arrived in Kuala Lumpur for this momentous occasion. Esther Bryan was the originator of the Quilt of Belonging project.
The Quilt of Belonging
The Quilt of Belonging is a 120 ft long piece of textile artwork consisting of 263 11-inch fabric squares. 70 of the squares represent Aboriginal groups and the remainder feature all 193 immigrant nationalities in Canada. The Quilt project was a collaborative effort which took over six years to complete and involved hundreds of volunteers from across the country.
The Quilt of Belonging has toured Canada from coast to coast, thrilling thousands of Canadians and visitors from around the world.