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Masters in Textile History

August 10, 2016

I am really excited to tell everyone about my new challenge! I am going to begin taking courses  at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln to obtain a Masters of Art in Textile History. It is a fantastic program. It will be done as a distance option program with the final semester, and several summer courses taken on campus.

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at Quilt House holds the largest publicly held collection of quilts in the world. The collection houses quilts from the early 1700’s to present day, and from 45 countries in the world.

The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare you for curating a collection, or working with textiles, and textile arts in an educational or research capacity. I have always loved history, and textiles, so this was a no-brainer. Even if I never work as a curator, I am very excited to help preserve the world of textiles, and to teach others about the importance of such preservation. Textiles and the types of textiles produced have been influenced by economics, world history, and women and their roles in society.

I will begin the coursework working on the Graduate Certificate in Quilt Studies, then possibly move into the Masters program in the Spring of 2017. My first course is Aesthetics and the Quilt.Books I have to admit, I am a little nervous about going studying. I received my Masters in Accounting and my CPA license back in 1990. That is 26 years ago! But, I made it through the GRE this summer, I guess I can do this too!

Happy quilting ….




3 Comments leave one →
  1. JoAnn Cunningham permalink
    August 10, 2016 5:01 pm

    I am so excited for you! Keep growing and exploring 🙂

  2. August 11, 2016 10:56 am

    Thanks JoAnn!

  3. globrister permalink
    August 12, 2016 7:51 am

    I’m so happy for you. I know you will do great! You inspire others to keep learning. Have fun on your journey!!

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