Marjorie Childress loves quilts. Her first collection was a stack of classic southern scrap quilts sitting on her grandmother’s bed in the 1980s. But it wasn’t until a decade or so later, with the advent of the internet, that she began collecting in earnest. Marjorie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she works as a public affairs journalist. When she’s not working or enjoying the great outdoors, she’s often hunting for her next great quilt. Since 2000, she’s assembled a collection of more than 300 quilts, spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, many made from clothing, wool and denim, often patched. Hallmarks of the collection are improvisation, texture and a narrative quality resonant of the history of their (often anonymous) makers. More about the collection can be found at www.anonymousquilt.com.
Thursday, February 21
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM