Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quilts, geometry, collaboration, history....

Here is a fairly new web site from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, an affiliate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. What can we learn and teach from this collection of quilts? The collection reflect a piece of American History as noted by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "Much of the Social History of early America has been lost to us precisely because women were expected to use needles rather than pens. Yet if textiles are in one sense an emblem of women's oppression, they have also been an almost universal medium of female expression."

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