Quilt scholar Dr. Virginia Gunn to present public lecture Dec. 6

Princess Feather variation, Circa 1860. Linda Giesler Carlson and Dr. John V. Carlson Collection, IQSCM#2009.044.0003

Quilt scholar Dr. Virginia Gunn to present public lecture Dec. 6

11 Nov 2015    

Part English, Part German, Fully American:  Influences on Red & Green Appliqued Quilts, a free public lecture will be presented by Dr. Virginia Gunn a quilt scholar, author, and professor at the University of Akron on December 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., Human Sciences Building Room 31.

The lecture is in conjunction with the current exhibiton in The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery entitled Red, White & Green All Over:  Traditions & Variations of 19th-Century Applique.  Classic red and green applique quilts rose to the height of popularity during the mid-nineteenth century.  Variations of this quilt style were created as the genre was shared along migration paths south and west - variations that today aid in identifying a quilt's provenance.  This is a Graduate Student Option II Exhibition Project, curated by Holly Zemke from the permanent collections of the International Quilt Student Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE.  Exhibition Dates: November 23, 2015 - February 5, 2016. 

This exhibition and lecture is made possible through partial funding by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design.

Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design
College of Education and Human Sciences