Carolyn Ducey

Carolyn Ducey

Curator of Collections, International Quilt Study Center & Museum

PhD, Textile History with Quilt Studies Emphasis, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2010
MA, American Art History, Indiana University, 1998

Carolyn oversees new acquisitions and ongoing care of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s collection of nearly 4,000 quilts.

She has curated a number of exhibitions, including "Chintz Appliqué: From Imitation to Icon” and “The Collector’s Eye: Amish Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center Collections," and co-curated “Quilts in Common,” the inaugural exhibition of Center’s new museum. She is also author of the monograph Chintz Appliqué: from Imitation to Icon, (2008), co-author ofWhat’s in a Name: Inscribed Quilts (2012), and a contributing author of Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts(2003).

Her research focused on 1840s chintz applique signature quilts made in the Delaware River Valley.

Areas of Expertise:

    American chintz applique quilts from the 1840s

Professional Highlights

1998-present, Curator of Collections, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design
American Quilt Study GroupStudio Art Quilt Associates