Marlene Dorrington

Marlene Dorrington began quiltmaking after her retirement from the Michelin Tire plant in Stellarton in 1993.  Like her daughter Myla Borden (also in this exhibition), she was taught the basics of quiltmaking by Frances Dorrington (her sister).

Marlene Dorrington

Biography

In 1994 she joined the Northumberland Quilting Guild. Dorrington is a traditional quiltmaker known for her precise cutting and sewing and her mastery of traditional quilt patterns. Lately, she has been integrating African fabrics and using vibrant colour compositions in her quilts.

Her quilts were exhibited in When Black Women Useta Fly (2002) and Our Ancestor’s Garden (2007). She is a member of BANNS, Northumberland Quilters Guild and the Vale Road Quiltmakers Collective of New Glasgow.

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2015 The Secret Codes: Contemporary African Nova Scotian Narrative and Picture Quilts – Museum of Industry, Stellarton
2014 The Secret Codes: Contemporary African Nova Scotian Narrative and Picture Quilts – UNB Arts Centre, Fredericton, NB
2013 The Secret Codes: Contemporary African Nova Scotian Narrative and Picture Quilts – Snider Gallery, Nova Scotia Community College Waterfront Campus, Dartmouth  (BANNS)
2013 The Secret Codes: Contemporary African Nova Scotian Narrative and Picture Quilts – Art Gallery St FX University, Antigonish
2012 The Secret Codes: Contemporary African Nova Scotian Narrative and Picture Quilts – Chase Gallery, Nova Scotia Public Archives (BANNS)
2012 It Takes A Village – African Nova Scotian Art And Culture Exhibition – World Trade And Convention Ctr, Hfx. (BANNS)
2011 African Nova Scotian Quilts Exhibition – Highland Square Mall, New Glasgow  (BANNS)
2009 Learning To Fly Quilt – Mayflower Centre, Truro  (BANNS)
2007 Our Ancestor’s Garden Exhibition – Museum of Industry, Stellarton (BANNS)

Contact

New Glasgow, NS since the 1990s

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