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

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About Mary Simpson

Mary is one of the facilitators for barnquilttrails.ca, a Canadian network of quilters, rural organizations, museums, historians, sponsors and many others with a passion for rural Canada. We 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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