Wrapped in Meanings: Quilts for Families of Soldiers Killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars


From Uncoverings 2010, Volume 31 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Gregory, Jonathan

Jonathan Gregory is pursuing a doctorate in human sciences with a specialization in textiles, clothing, and design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He serves as curatorial assistant at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, where he con­tributed to American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 and co­curated the accompanying exhibition. Gregory authored "The Joy of Beauty: The Creative Life and Quilts of Rose Kretsinger" in Uncoverings 2007 and a chapter on war-time quiltmaking in Speaking the Unspeakable: Maternal Experiences of Trauma (forthcoming). Gregory earned a master's degree in textile history with an empha­sis on quilt studies from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a bachelor's degree in human resources management from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas.