"In the late 1700s and early 1800s, thousands of Blacks evaded American slavery and migrated north to Nova Scotia. With them they brought their songs, stories, language, customs, and crafts," explains the Dal art gallery. Amongst these crafts were quilts, richly patterned, "a refined practice passed down from generation to generation, woman to woman."
"Stitched Stories: The Family Quilts" is on display at the Dalhousie Art Gallery until November 27. Join Shauntay Grant (former NSTT scholarship recipient) as she invites her grandmother and other family members to consider the themes of the exhibit, and pay tribute to their matriarch (Simmonds) and the life-giving work she performed with her hands.
Dalhousie Art Gallery
Thursday, October 6, 2016
at 6:30 p.m.
For more information on the exhibit visit http://artgallery.dal.ca/stiched-stories-family-quilts