Thursday, June 20, 2013

Just because our research trip is over...

By Marin Hanson
Curator of Exhibitions 

... does not mean we won't be continuing this blog!

Researching and building a Chinese patchwork and quilt collection is a major focus at the IQSCM, so we intend to keep talking about everything we're doing related to China. In fact, on Monday, June 24, some of our Quilt Studies graduate students will begin blogging about our one-week summer seminar, "Asian Patchwork and Quilting: Folk Art/Religious Art."

In the meantime, you might want to check out my other blog: This is where I (periodically) write about my PhD research, which is focused on quilts being made today for children adopted from China (One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts). There are fascinating connections between what we're doing here on "Pieced in China" with One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts -- so go check it out!

Marin Hanson is the Curator of Exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She holds undergraduate degrees from Grinnell College and Northern Illinois University and earned her MA in museum studies and textile history with a quilt studies emphasis from UNL. She is currently pursuing doctoral research on cross-cultural quiltmaking practices, with particular emphasis on China and the United States.

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