Presentation June 12,2018
September 11, 2018 - Janneken Smucker, author, public historian, digital content specialist, teacher, will present a lecture on Amish Quilts. She recently authored Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), and lectures and writes widely on the topic of quilts for both popular and academic audiences. Janneken has been able to combine her worlds of quilts and digital history, serving as co-curator and lead content strategist and editor for World Quilts: The American Story, a project of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. She also works closely on the digital projects of the Quilt Alliance, a national non-profit dedicated to documenting, preserving, and sharing the stories of quilts and quiltmakers and has served as a board member of the Quilt Alliance since 2005, and is its current president.
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