Canada has a rich textile tradition and appreciation of the fiber arts. Following are three exceptional sites that illustrate this:
Textile Museum of Canada – Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Tapestry: The Fabric of Cultural Diversity – a global exploration of indigenous textiles http://www.canadiantapestry.ca/en/hom-fla.html
The Quilt of Belonging – This is a project that was begun in 1998. In recognition that Canada was created from a "patchwork" of peoples from aboriginal to immigrants from all over the world, volunteers from every segment of the community created quilt blocks representing their heritage. The finished quilt is composed of 11-inch sqares representing 17 Aboriginal groups and 192 immigrant nationalities in Canada. It is 120 feet long by 10 1/2 feet high.
The rich, cultural legacies portrayed in the 263 blocks include all the First Peoples in Canada and every nation of the world. A close-up view of each block is accessible as is a detailed description and a brief history of the tribe or nation it represents. http://www.invitationproject.ca/index.htm