Emergency quilts

Emergency blanket and paint / 24 x 48” — 2023

EMERGENCY QUILTS is a series of emergency blankets (a light metal-coated sheet designed to trap body heat) ornamented with traditional quilt patterns. It is an act of solidarity with the rising number of homeless people in Canada. This “Rail Fence” quilt pattern is the first of a series started in Halifax, Nova Scotia (where the number of homeless people doubled in 2021), as the initial phase of a larger community project.

The first prototype was offered for the auction of the local Organization Wonder’neath Art Society, which shared the profit with Shelter Nova Scotia.

Acknowledgment: The production of this project is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.