History of Quilts in Alberta

with Lucie Heins

Join us at the MAG for a talk with Lucie Heins, Assistant Curator at the Royal Alberta Museum and author of Alberta Quiltmakers and Their Quilts, who will be joining us virtually to discus the history of Quilts in Alberta. We will pull a few quilts from our own collection to look at and discuss. Q & A to follow.

*while this program takes place in-person at the MAG, Lucie will be joining us virtually. 

Online registration in this program has closed, but there are still spaces available to attend! Please give our Front Desk a call at 587.797.4040 to register in this program, or, feel free to drop-in to join us.

About Lucie Heins

Lucie is Assistant Curator in the Daily Life & Leisure program at the Royal Alberta Museum. She has a BSc and an MA in Human Ecology, majoring in clothing and textiles. Lucie has also worked on projects at the Textile Museum in Washington DC, and has attended to the textile collection under the care of the Department of Holy Places at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa, Israel.

Lucie’s research, the Alberta Quilt Project, has taken her all over Alberta, an opportunity to discover this wonderful province she has called home these past 20+ years. Lucie considers herself fortunate to have been able to conduct research on the history of Alberta quiltmakers and their quilts as part of her work.

Lucie Heins at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 2018

The Victorian “Crazy” quilt, made from luscious velvets and silks embellished with decorative embroidery stitches, is Lucie’s favourite style of quilting. It combines both her love of quilting and textiles as well as fine embroidery. Lucie lives on an acreage west of Edmonton, with her husband, Tim. They have four children and six grandchildren. Lucie loves to cook and make preserves all year long. When not working at the museum, Lucie attends to her acre-sized vegetable garden in the summer and stitches needlework projects in the winter.

Drop in to our Stewart Discovery Studio on select Fridays for open studio time.

On the second, third & fourth Friday of each month*, our Stewart Discovery Studio is open from 5-8 pm for creatives looking for the space, time and community to work on their projects. Bring your work in progress and join us for an evening of creativity.

*there is no open studio on the First Friday of each month. Additionally, if there is a program or event running on a Friday evening, there will no open studio availability. See our Calendar of Events for available dates.

Resonance of Remembrance

Remembrance Day Tribute with Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

Join us from 1-4 pm on November 11th for an afternoon of remembrance.

At 2 pm the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra will perform Quartet for the End of Time written by French composer, Olivier Messiaen, who was a Prisoner of War soldier during WWII. While this performance is free to attend and will be heard throughout our galleries, there is limited seating available, so please pre-register to reserve a spot if seating is desired.

Also available throughout the afternoon are informal tours of the exhibition Lost Liberties: The War Measures Act, a Poppies in a Field art activity, and light refreshments.

This drop in event is free to attend; all are welcome.

Reserve seating: Red Deer Symphony Orchestra Performance

Join a MAG staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit, Upon Further Reflection: Highlights from the Past 50 Years.

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