Quilts and Quiltmaking

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023

Are quilts the great American (folk) art? From intricately stitched whole-cloth quilts, to the improvisational patchworks of Gee's Bend; from the graphic simplicity of Amish quilts to the cozy pastels of depression-era quilts; from the Aids Quilt to art quilts; quilts have taken on extraordinary significance in American culture. This class surveys the evolution of quilt-making as a social practice, considering the role of quilts in articulations of gender, ethnic, class and religious identities, and their positions within discourses of domesticity, technology, consumerism, and cultural hierarchy.

Additional Information:
Faculty: Felicity Lufkin
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: Tuesday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
FOLKMYTH 172