“Quilts from the Second World War tell the stories of the Canadian women who sewed them” – The Conversation Canada

“Canada’s Forgotten Quilts” – Episode #26 on the Podcast ‘Haptic and Hue’

“Let’s Talk About Wartime Quilting” – Interview with Karen Brown on ‘Just Get It Done Quilts’

“Canadian Comfort Quilts” – Article by Sharon MacDonald about Nova Scotian quilt making during WW2

Moose Jaw Red Cross Quilt – Canadian Red Cross quilt made in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with story on the Canadian Red Cross website

Manitoba Museum – “Red Cross Quilt Returns Home” – blog post by Nancy Anderson – 2017

“Comfort from Kindness” – Exhibition Catalogue from the 2016 British quilt exhibit ‘Comfort from Kindness

“Volunteering in the First and Second World War” – Article by Dr. Sarah Glassford on the website ‘Wartime Canada’

“The Art of Quilting” – Article by Sandi Wingrove – 2017 – on the web blog ‘Ornamentum’

Brackley Beach, PEI – Minutes of the Red Cross Society

Stitch in Time – A Timeless Story of Remembrance – Article by Sandra Lindsay – 2018 – from the ‘Saugeen Times’ Ontario newspaper

Monarch Handknits for Men and Women in Service 1941 – see page 24-27 for lists of hundreds of groups who were making ‘comforts’ on the Home Front 



NFB film – “To the Ladies”

NFB film – “Home Front”

Red Cross Film – “There Too Go I”



Victoria and Albert Museum

American Museum in England

Australian Quilt Registry

British Red Cross Museum and Archives

Quilters Guild UK



300 Years of Canada’s Quilts. Mary Conroy, 1976

Alberta Quilt Makers and Their Quilts. Lucie Heins, 2021

Old Nova Scotian Quilts. Scott Robson and Sharon MacDonald, 1995

Ontario’s Heritage Quilts. Marilyn Walker, 1992

Passing on the Comfort: The War, The Quilts, and the Women who Made a Difference. An Keuning-Tichelaar, 2005

Quilts of Prince Edward Island. Sherrie Davidson, 2010

Rilla of Ingleside, Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1921

Threads of Life. Clare Hunter, 2019

WWII Quilts. Sue Reich, 2010

Wartime Quilts. Annette Gero, 2015


Sincere thanks to the members of the Canadian Red Cross Quilt (CRCQ) Research Group in Britain, and to Jo Andrews, creator and host of the podcast ‘Haptic and Hue’, along with a number of British museums, all who continue to ‘rescue’ quilts as they are found, and champion the cause of continued research in support of ensuring that this story continues to be told.