The Joy of Beauty: The Creative Life and Quilts of Rose Kretsinger


From Uncoverings 2007, Volume 28 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Gregory, Jonathan

Jonathan Gregory is a doctoral student in textile history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As a student, he serves as editorial assistant for the International Quilt Study Center's cataloging project funded by the John P. Getty Foundation and has contributed research and content to the volume; works as curatorial assistant for Quilting Across the Globe, a project that engages international audiences in learning about quilts as a worldwide art form; coordinated Give and Take, a national exhibition of studio art quilts; and researched quiltmaking for the families of American military personnel killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. His research continues to focus upon quilt­making that is associated with war and the social meanings and functions of quilts. Mr. Gregory learned to sew and quilt as a child but is a recent "convert" to quilt studies after completing a career in human resources and business management. He obtained a BS in human resources management from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and an MA in textile history/quilt stud­ies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.