Centennial to Bicentennial: Quilt Making in the United States, 1876 – 1976


Thursday, February 15, 2024

5:30 p.m. Lecture

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reception


Dr. Sandra Sider will present “Centennial to Bicentennial: Quilt Making in the United States, 1876-1976.” Dr. Sider, a past president of Studio Art Quilt Associates, recently retired after 10 years as Curator for the Texas Quilt Museum. She edited Art Quilt Quarterly for six years, and has published numerous articles and books on fiber and textile art for more than three decades. A studio quilt artist since the late 1970s, she focuses on photographic processes in her work, embellished with surface design techniques, including hand embroidery. Her art quilts have been acquired by several museums and corporate collections.  She studied photography and printmaking in workshops at the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and Manhattan Graphics Center, and has an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina.  From 2019 through 2022, she taught the History of Textiles course for the MFA Textiles program at Parsons School of Design.


For more information on the exhibit Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, click here.

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