The Palladian Quilt: Exploring the Possibilities


From Uncoverings 2012, Volume 33 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Laughlin, Joan ; Ducey, Mary Ellen

Joan Laughlin, Professor Emerita, Textiles, Clothing and Design, retired from the University of Nebraska a decade ago. Prior to her retirement, she held an appointment as research scientist in the Agricultural Research Division, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is a volunteer genealogist for the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, and has served as a volunteer docent and gallery host. She holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University (PhD), Iowa State University (MS) and the College of St. Mary, Omaha (BS). Although she has published and presented papers in textile science and in distance education, this is her first endeavor in quilt history. Mary Ellen Ducey is University Archivist, Special Collections Librarian, and Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, where she manages and promotes the use of materials in the Archives & Special Collections. Her work allows her to focus on both traditional archival skills and new technology in order to develop access to unique and rare materials. Mary Ellen has a master's degree in library science from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a master's degree in history from the University of South Dakota. Her current research interests are closely tied with the UNL collections.