"This exhibition uses quilts made from 1848 to 1976 to explore the role of African Canadian women in reinforcing community ties in new and unfamiliar settings. It addresses the notion of developing social and familial ties through quilts while mainly focusing on the African Canadian community in North Buxton, a community whose foundation owes much to the freed slaves who settled in Canada, the land of freedom.
The exhibition is comprised of artifacts loaned from the Buxton Museum and items from the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS), including quilts, photographs, tools of the trade, and a variety of black cloth dolls." Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
African Canadian Quilts on exhibit in Toronto
Stitching Community: African Canadian Quilts From Southern Ontario in Toronto is on exhibit until September 6, 2010 at the Royal Ontario Museum. According to the museum's website: