Friday, March 23, 2007

Textured: Quilts from the African Diaspora


Textured: Quilts from the African Diaspora is a multimedia exhibit, curated by Julie Crooks, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. This National Film Board of Canada (Montreal) exhibit features historic quilts from the Buxton Historical Museum, quilts from private collections, and quilts by contemporary quilt maker Quita Alfred, who is a costume designer in Canada. Check out her website, InQb8, to see her many quilts (like the one to the left).
The Textured: Quilts from the African Diaspora exhibit closes on Saturday evening after the reception unveiling an African Disaspora-inspired quilt created during workshops held in honor of the show. Quilt historian Sharon Irving ( master thesis "African-Canadian Quilts of Southern Ontario, 1840-1920") led the weekly quiltmaking workshops. Enjoy!

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