Quesnel & District Museum and Archives

Eldra Robertson's Centennial Quilt

Centennial Quilt Eldra Roberston 1913-2010

Mrs. Eldra A. Roberston of Clinton made this quilt in 1967 for the B.C. Centennial Committee's Quilt Competition.

A lifelong seamstress, she worked for 6 months to translate historic photographs into applique and embroidery.

The quilt was exhibited at the Pacific National Exhibition and won first prize, which was $500. It was acquired for the Provincial Museum and Archives.

The quilt was loaned to the Quesnel Museum in 1976 and transferred to our collection in 2013.

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Royal engineers locating the Cariboo Wagon Road

Freight Wagon Nearing Fosters Store at Clinton

St. John the Devine Church, Yale

St. Saviours Church, Barkerville

The "Beaver" at Fort Victoria

Frank Laumeister's Camels

Sternwheeler "Skuzzy" on the Fraser

Overlanders rafting into Fort Kamloops in 1862

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