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   from the issue of August 24, 2006

Research leads to 'Snail Tails, Broken Dishes, Streaks of Lightning'

The quilt exhibit "Snail Trails, Broken Dishes and a Streak of Lightning: Evidence of Research at IQSC" will be on display at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Sept. 11-29.

QUILT DESIGNS - Designs in the
 QUILT DESIGNS - Designs in the "Snail Tails, Broken Dishes, Streaks of Lightning" exhibit include "Crossing Flag" (left) and "Target Flag" (below).

The display is the result of research by artist Mary Anne Jordan, a professor of textile design at the University of Kansas, on selected African American and Amish quilts at UNL's International Quilt Study Center. It includes new work from Jordan along with quilts she examined while a visiting scholar at the IQSC in 2005-06. Jordan made her constructions out of fabric she dyed, printed and painted.

Visitors will have a chance to compare the work that Jordan studied and responded to, specifically what Jordan called the "bold visual elements and color of these two broad groupings of American quilts."

Jordan's work has been shown nationally and internationally in Japan, Poland, South America and Canada.



The Hillestad Gallery is on the second floor of the Home Economics Building.

Jordan will present a slide talk about her work at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building.

A reception, sponsored by the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences will follow the talk.



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