On this day in 1867, the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act) was passed by Great Britain, recognizing the Dominion of Canada, a group that included Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the future provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as a self-governing entity. Today Canada Day is a federal holiday celebrated by outdoor public events and citizenship ceremonies.

Liza MacDuff, an English-Scottish Protestant housewife from rural Prince Edward Island, Canada, hand pieced and hand quilted this Sixteen Patch quilt in the late 1800’s. MacDuff’s granddaughter inherited the quilt and documented it in 1992 as part of the Rhode Island Quilt Documentation Project.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance