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From Symbols to Text: The Language of Quilting

Aired on Fri, Feb 25 at 12:00pm

Feb 25, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Laura Brown

As one of the world's oldest forms of craft, quilting has shown up in garments and blankets throughout history and in all parts of the world. Aesthetics have been both specific to cultures and universally recognizable throughout history as quilting practices have evolved and spread. From common quilt block patterns to applique images to embroidered text, quilts hold stories and meaning both in the process of their creation and in the patterns and images they bear. We will explore the visual language of symbols, imagery, and text in quilts from a variety of places and moments in history.

For links and sources for the quilts mentioned in the webinar, please visit Laura Brown's website


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