Quiltmaker

  Plainsboro, New Jersey, United States    

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Meg Cox is a journalist and author well known for documenting American quilters and quilting trends during the end of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century. Born in Ohio in 1953, her writing career has included 17 years as a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal. Taught by her mother to quilt in 1988, she began to write and lecture about quilts after leaving the WSJ in 1994. Her books include a 600-page resource guide for quilters called The Quilter's Catalog, published by Workman Publishing in 2008. She has written for many quilting and craft publications and is currently a staff writer for the quarterly Quiltfolk. A past president of the Quilt Alliance, a national nonprofit dedicated to the oral history of quilters, she currently serves on the advisory board of the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. She lectures about quilts all over the country and publishes a monthly newsletter called Quilt Journalist Tells All! More information is available at www.megcox.com.

When was the quiltmaker born?

3-15-1953

Educational background:

College graduate

Religious affiliation:

Unitarian

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Journalist

Where was the quiltmaker born?

Cleveland, Ohio (OH), United States

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

From relative

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 30-39

Why does/did the quiltmaker quilt:

Pleasure, Therapy

Name of quilting group(s):

Manhattan Quilters Guild and Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

Estimate the number of quilts made by this maker:

20-50 quilts

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

no

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

only informally

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