Folk Art Hero: Maud Lewis

I like to think of barn quilts as rural folk art. Rural CIVIC folk art because we can all get involved in creating a barn quilt. It’s the perfect form of community-based art.

Maud Lewis

But whenever I say folk art, I always have the name “Maud Lewis” in the back of my mind.

Here’s a film about Maud Lewis and her art. We’re lucky to have the National Film Board.

Mary Simpson


About Mary Simpson

Mary is one of the facilitators for, a Canadian network of quilters, rural organizations, museums, historians, sponsors and many others with a passion for rural Canada - who are working together to promote and enhance rural creativity, the arts, Canadian heritage and culture.

Posted on May 6, 2011, in Barn Quilt Champions., Videos and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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