The Secret Codes: African Nova Scotian Picture and Narrative Quilts

The secret codes

Presented by BANNS, Caribbean Cultural Festival

May – Jun, 2012

11 African Nova Scotian quilt artists (and members of Vale Quilters) create an exhibition on African Nova Scotian community with designs by artist curator David Woods
Included artist talks, quilt history lectures, film screenings, quiltmaking workshops

  • Museum of Industry, Stellarton Jan 29-Feb 27, 2015
  • UNB Arts Centre, Fredericton, NB Jan 17-Feb 28, 2014
  • St. FX Art Gallery, Antigonish Feb 12-Mar 8, 2012
  • Snider Gallery, NSCC Waterfront Campus, Dartmouth Jan 28-Feb 8, 2013
  • Chase Gallery, Public Archives of Nova Scotia May 22-Jun 4, 2011

Quilt artists: Marilyn Brannan, Myla Borden, Edith Colley, Heather Cromwell, Bolivia Czernon, Frances Dorrington, Marlene Dorrington, Laurel Francis, Connie Glasgow-White, Debra Jordan, Kathy Lusk, Shirley MacKenzie, Helen Morrison, Black Loyalist Heritage Quilters


Epilogue: History through quilting

Secret Codes Exhibit Marks African Heritage Month

Every quilt tells a story