To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the Northern Alberta Wood Carvers Association (NAWCA) have created three wood quilts that will be on display throughout the Edmonton area during 2017.
Each wood quilt is 31” wide by 42” tall, made up of 35,
5”x 5” basswood square tiles. The tiles are encased in a carved walnut frame. The wood was generously donated by WG Chanin Hardwoods.
Each tile was designed and hand carved by a club member, and showcases what the theme of “My Canada” means to them. The finished tile, whether it was burned, painted, stained or unfinished was at the carver’s discretion.
The purpose of the quilts was to bring together all members – young, old, beginner and expert – to create a group project, and to display the various styles of wood carving. The 150th birthday quilts will be donated to a public institution to become part of their permanent collection.
If you are interested in learning how to carve, please come join us any Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Duggan Community Hall, 3728 106 Street, Edmonton. No experience or tools necessary.