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WAG to Unveil Quilt Honouring Missing and Murdered Women

April 2, 2014 7:55 AM | Entertainment

Winnipeg Art GalleryA quilt on display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery will honour missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in Manitoba.

The quilt was created by the families of the women and will be unveiled on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.

Blankets are traditionally given to grieving families as a symbol of community support, caring, and love in moments of mourning and loss. The quilt wall hanging gives the public a glimpse into families’ trauma, pain, resiliency, and unconditional love for their honoured missing or murdered loved ones.

It will be on view at the WAG until Sunday, April 13.

Prior to the quilt’s unveil, the WAG will host the 8th annual Silent Witness Project Memorial on Wednesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each of the 19 life-sized silhouettes in the exhibition represents a Manitoba woman who was murdered by her intimate partner.