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   from the issue of February 15, 2007

Quilt symposium opens March 1


Every other year the International Quilt Study Center brings together 150 to 200 individuals interested in quilt design and quilting traditions. A worldwide audience has the opportunity to hear lectures, paper presentations and panel discussions and visit a variety of quilt exhibitions. The goal of this gathering is to celebrate quilts and quiltmaking.

The next IQSC symposium, "Traditions and Trajectories: Education and the Quiltmaker," is March 1-3. Scholars, artists, quilt makers and quilt enthusiasts are invited to attend to study and discuss how the quiltmaker's art is learned, studied, applied and handed on.

Symposium speakers include Jean Ray Laury, a California designer, quilter and writer; Stuart Kestenbaum, poet and director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine; and Paulette Peters, renowned Nebraska quilter and teacher.

Panel discussions on the impacts, challenges and future roles of quilt education will be moderated by Kestenbaum and UNL textiles, clothing and design professor Michael James. Twenty-eight papers will be presented addressing a broad range of topics from ethnicity and textile traditions to curriculum plans for interdisciplinary classrooms. For a complete listing of panel topics and participants go to

Several quilt exhibitions are in Lincoln at the same time.

At the Hillestad Gallery, "Give and Take" will feature quilts of artists who have been instructors or students at the annual Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Ohio. Other quilt exhibitions at local galleries and museums are: "European Art Quilts IV" at the Haydon Art Center, 335 N. Eighth St., Suite A; "Tactile Traces," featuring works of Katherine Allen, Eleanor McCain and Barbara Watler at the Lux Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th St.; "Doll Quilts from the Ghormley Collection of the IQSC" at the Great Plains Art Museum; and "Quilts A to Z," a collaboration between the IQSC and the Nebraska State Historical Society at the Museum of Nebraska History, 15th and P streets.

For more information on the symposium or the exhibition go online to or call 472-6549.



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