The Persuasive Power of a Quilt: A Study of a Battered Women's Prison Project


From Uncoverings 2009, Volume 30 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Amelon, Jane

Jane Amelon is a doctoral student in English Rhetoric and Textual Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She received an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Missouri, and an M.A. from Old Dominion University. She retired in 2007 from Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where she taught English and served as department head. She made her first quilt in 1976, and is an active member of the Tidewater Quilters Guild. Amelon first developed an interest in the manner in which women use persuasion when she served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer.