Leadership & Advisors

The International Quilt Museum's leadership team is led by Executive Director Leslie Levy and includes members with skills and backgrounds in textile history, art, museum studies, design and other specialties. The leadership is complemented by the energy and efforts of several other individuals within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Foundation. Advisory groups include experts from around the world.

Leadership

Leadership
Leadership
Leslie Levy
Leslie Levy

Executive Director

Leslie C. Levy, J.D., was named the Ardis & Robert James director at the International Quilt Museum in 2014. Her leadership journey began early as a year-long Rotary scholar studying in Japan at the age of 18. This unique experience led to a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs from the University of Nebraska. After earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska's College of Law, Leslie worked in both private and public service. As Chief of the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division for the Nebraska Department of Justice, Leslie gained extensive legal and real-world experience as she honed the skills required to manage teams, work under deadline, balance budgets, and find creative solutions to diverse challenges. Extensive public speaking and building constituencies were skills Leslie developed as her career progressed. What started as a curiosity about one of America's iconic storytellers, manifested itself into the opportunity to lead the internationally acclaimed Willa Cather Foundation and provide the opportunity to grow an international organization as well as broaden Leslie's skillset in academia, networking, outreach and fundraising. Leslie's unique international and work experiences chartered the course towards the International Quilt Museum (IQM). An opportunity not-to-be-missed, Leslie jumped at the chance to lead the world's preeminent quilt museum. Quilts have enabled Leslie to experience many diverse cultures as she has traveled the world in service to the IQM, its members, scholars and visitors. The museum's advancing trajectory under her leadership is the result of focus on a myriad of inter-related goals: • Open the museum to a diverse spectrum of quilt artists and makers; quilt collectors and enthusiasts; scholars and historians; • Introduce the museum, its collection and programming to global audiences; • Build a world-renowned collection, along with the resources to properly steward it for generations; • Advance the mission and outreach of the Museum to inspire its future audience through partnerships and programs with public school K-12 students, varied disciplines on UNL’s campus and other regional universities. Leslie's leadership and work experiences dovetail with her dedication to volunteerism and involvement with organizations such as: • Member, First Plymouth Congregational Church, 1996 – Present; Diaconate Board, 2009-2012; 2014-2017; Sunday school teacher, 2008-2010; Named Notable Woman 2010 – First Plymouth Church • Member, Leadership Lincoln Executive Series XXXI • Member, Rotary Club 14, 2014 – Present; Chair, Member involvement, 2017; Chair, Salute to Business Committee 2017-18; Member Salute to Business Committee, 2016 – present; Board Member, 2018-2020; Member, P&E Committee, 2018-19. • Member, Junior League of Lincoln - Board of Directors: Marketing Vice President, 2003 – 2005, Scribbler Editor, 2002-2004; Sustainer Co-Chair, 2009-2011 • Member, Lincoln Tennis Association Board – President, 1998-1999; Committee Member, 1996 - 2002 • Member, Nebraska Bar Association, 1995 – 2014 • Appointed to Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Nebraska Supreme Court, 2008 - 2014; Voted Vice-Chair, 2010
Leslie Levy
Executive Director
Carly Kennedy portrait
Carly Kennedy portrait

Director of Development

Carly Kennedy manages fundraising programs at the International Quilt Museum, including individual giving, corporate sponsorship, grants and major gifts. While she began her career as a public school educator, teaching English and history, her professional path transitioned to program development and grant writing. However, she remains a history hobbiest and fan of the written word. At IQM these worlds merge where she implements an annual plan and long-term strategy to fund the exhibition and preservation of America’s and the world’s historical, cultural and artistic voice found in quilts and quiltmaking traditions. Kennedy graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a bachelor’s in English and history and has completed graduate studies in technical communications and Native American History at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Carly Kennedy
Director of Development
Carolyn Ducey portrait
Carolyn Ducey portrait

Curator of Collections

Carolyn Ducey is curator of collections at the International Quilt Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She oversees new acquisitions and ongoing care of the museum’s collection. She has curated a number of exhibitions, including "Chintz Appliqué: From Imitation to Icon” and “The Collector’s Eye: Amish Quilts from the International Quilt Museum Collections," and co-curated “Quilts in Common,” the inaugural exhibition of Center’s new museum. She is also author of the monograph Chintz Appliqué: from Imitation to Icon, (2008), co-author of What’s in a Name: Inscribed Quilts (2012), and a contributing author of Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts (2003). She co-edited American Quilts in the Industrial Age: 1760-1870, released by University of Nebraska Press in 2018. Ducey earned a Masters of Arts in American art history from Indiana University in 1998, and her doctorate in Textiles, Clothing & Design, with an emphasis in quilt studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. Her research focused on 1840s chintz appliqué signature quilts made in the Delaware River Valley.
Carolyn Ducey
Curator of Collections
Marin Hanson portrait
Marin Hanson portrait

Curator of International Collections

Marin F. Hanson is the IQM’s curator of international collections and is responsible for building and interpreting the museum’s non-Western collection. She has curated a variety of exhibitions, including Quilts in Common: Around the World and Across the Centuries, Reflections of the Exotic East in American Quilts, and Getting to Know You: Highlights from the IQM Collections. Hanson has been a curator at IQM since 2001 and served on the board of the non-profit Quilt Alliance from 2009-2017. She earned her Masters of Arts in museum studies and textile history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her doctorate in museum studies from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Her doctoral research focused on cross-cultural quiltmaking practices, with particular emphasis on China and the United States and more specifically, quilts made for Chinese adoptees. Hanson is co-editor of American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940, the first publication in the IQM’s comprehensive series of collections catalogs (University of Nebraska Press, 2009) and co-editor of the World Quilts website modules, including The American Story, The Amish Story and The Central Asian Story modules.
Marin Hanson
Curator of International Collections
Sarah Walcott portrait
Sarah Walcott portrait

Collections Manager

Sarah Walcott is the International Quilt Museum's collections manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in textile history with a concentration in quilt studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before joining the team full time, she interned at the museum in collections, exhibitions and education since 2014. As collections manager, her responsibilities include accessioning and deaccessioning objects, preparing objects for photography, preparing and receiving shipments, processing loan agreements and contracts, maintaining the IQM database and other functions to preserve the museum's collection. Walcott also curated "Hand and Mind in 19th Century Quiltmaking."
Sarah Walcott
Collections Manager
Jonathan Gregory portrait
Jonathan Gregory portrait

Assistant Curator of Exhibitions

Jonathan Gregory, assistant curator of exhibitions, guides development and production of exhibitions at the International Quilt Museum staff in 2010. He earned his master’s degree in textile history with an emphasis in quilt studies from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007 and his doctorate in human sciences with a specialization in Textiles, also from UNL, in 2015. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas. Gregory is co-editor of World Quilts: The American Story, and is a contributing author to various IQM publications including American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870-1940 (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), What’s In A Name(2012), and Pojagi: Patchwork from Korea (2008). He has curated IQM exhibitions including Covering the War: American Quilts in Times of Conflict and The Engineer Who Could: Ernest Haight’s Half Century of Quiltmaking.
Jonathan Gregory
Assistant Curator of Exhibitions
Laura Chapman portrait
Laura Chapman portrait

Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator Laura Chapman oversees advertising, media relations, public relations and marketing of programs and projects at the International Quilt Museum. She works closely with team members and others to document museum activities, events and research for print and online presentation. Chapman graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial and minors in English and history. While a student, she wrote articles for the college’s depth report publication Fabric as Narrative, a look at quilting’s global impact. Before joining the museum’s team, she reported at newspapers in Illinois and Nebraska and worked in corporate communications. She is also a published author of fiction and a past board member of the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association.
Laura Chapman
Communications Coordinator
Dean Young portrait
Dean Young portrait

Operations Manager

Dean Young serves as the operations manager, overseeing day-to-day operations of the museum to include special events within the facility. In this position he supervises retail and visitor operations, membership services and carries out human resources activities. Young received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with his masters focused on institutional administration and minors in adult education and business administration.
Dean Young
Operations Manager
Mary Ourecky portrait
Mary Ourecky portrait

Visitor Services Manager

Mary Ourecky
Visitor Services Manager
Joy Shalla Glenn portrait
Joy Shalla Glenn portrait

Public Programs / Membership Assistant

Joy Shalla Glenn, public programs/ membership assistant, provides assistance with membership services, facility rentals and special programming. Glenn has a bachelor’s degree in consumer sciences and business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Joy Shalla Glenn
Public Programs / Membership Assistant
Cheryl Whemhoff portrait
Cheryl Whemhoff portrait

Staff Assistant

Cheryl Wemhoff
Staff Assistant

NU Foundation Director of Development

Heather Lundine’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Sheldon Museum of Art and the International Quilt Museum. Heather has a longtime relationship with the arts in Nebraska and has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 10 years. Heather joined the foundation in 2016 and is passionate about her work, because scholarships helped her reach her own educational goals.
Heather Lundine
NU Foundation Director of Development


Jamie Swartz is the Collections Assistant at International Quilt Museum. He holds a Bachelors of Art in Art History from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and is currently completing a Master of Art in textile history with a concentration of quilt studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As the Collections Assistant, Jamie assists in the accessioning recent acquisitions, care of the collection and photography. Jamie holds the unique distinction of having worked in three different departments at IQM: Collections, Exhibitions and Operations. Before joining the IQM staff full-time as Collections Assistant, Jamie worked in Exhibitions where he assisted installation, built mounts and designed lighting.
Jamie Swartz

Advisory Board

Advisory Board
Advisory Board
Linda Colsh portrait
Linda Colsh portrait

Maryland

Linda Colsh builds her pieced, layered and stitched artworks from the images and ideas that she collects as photographs, drawings and writings. She is known for her images of elderly women and men. Anonymous and invisible to most others, her subjects come from the streets where she finds them. She strips away their context, and reworks them with new narratives and imagined scenarios. Each work begins with blank white or black cloth, which Linda alters with dye, discharge and paint. She works with design software to develop her images for printing by digital or traditional methods. Her process is weighted to designing and preparing content and cloth before the actual stitching together. An American artist newly returned to Maryland after many years abroad, Colsh has lived in America, Asia and Europe. A lifelong artist with two degrees in Art History, she exhibits in the US and internationally. Recent career highlights were selection to show in Fiber Philadelphia’s Inside/Outside the Box exhibition, the 4th Riga International Textile & Fibre Art Triennial; her Strassen Szenen solo show in Freiburg, Germany; and invitation to exhibit in 3 Artists at Galerie Holtop, Tilburg, the Netherlands and (On)Mogelijke Ontmoetingen at Galerie InVorm, Stevoort, Belgium. She has curated, juried and judged exhibitions throughout the world, including Quilt National 2013, Quilt Nihon 2014 and Visions 2010. Her work is published and in collections worldwide, including the Collection of John M. Walsh III and Germany’s Nordwolle Textile Museum. Among the awards her artwork has won are the European Quilt Triennial first prize, Nihon Vogue’s Quilts Japan Prize at Visions 2012 and top prize of the Fabric of Legacies Exhibition in Colorado. Colsh previously, she served two terms as board member and secretary of Studio Art Quilt Associates; and, in addition to her work on several SAQA committees; she was the organization’s first Representative for the Europe/Israel region.
Maryland
Meg Cox portrait
Meg Cox portrait

New York

Meg Cox is a journalist and thought leader on quilting and traditions who lectures at guilds, shows and museums. Her popular newsletter Quilt Journalist Tells All! features news, reviews and monthly giveaways. As a Wall Street Journal staff writer for 17 years, her beats included philanthropy, publishing and the business of the arts. She has contributed articles for many national magazines, and is the author of the bestselling resource guide The Quilter’s Catalog. She is past president of the Quilt Alliance, a national nonprofit established in 1993 with a mission to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation’s diverse peoples and their communities.
New York
Victoria Findlay Wolfe portrait
Victoria Findlay Wolfe portrait

New York

Victoria Findlay Wolfe is a New York City-based award winning quilter and designer. Founder of the New York City Modern Quilt Guild she also serves on the board of the International Quilt Association and Quilt Alliance. She runs several community drives through her work at BumbleBeansBASICS. Findlay Wolfe is the author of “15 Minutes of Play” and “Traditions Made Modern.” Visit her website at http://bumblebeansinc.com/.
New York
Mary Fons profile picture
Mary Fons profile picture

Illinois

Mary Fons is a writer and editor who specializes in the history of the American quilt and the life of quilts in popular culture. The current editorial director of Quiltfolk Magazine, Mary previously served as editor and creative director of Quilty magazine and from 2009 to 2015, produced and hosted nearly 250 episodes of Quilty, the online how-to show for beginner quilters. In that time, she also co-hosted Fons & Porter’s “Love of Quilting” how-to program on PBS. Mary is “The Quilt Scout” columnist for Quilts, Inc. (since 2015) and her articles on quilt history and culture in America have appeared in numerous periodicals, including Curated Quilts, Modern Patchwork, and Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, among others. In 2016, Mary made her curatorial debut with “Beauty In Pieces: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century,” for Quilts, Inc. at Spring International Quilt Festival. She is currently at work on “Patchwork/City,” a debut exhibit for the Chicago Design Museum connecting quilts and the urban environment. (Coming April 2019.) Mary currently serves on the board of the International Quilt Museum at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and is an in-demand lecturer and teacher. She has a significant social media presence and Mary is proud that her blog, PaperGirl, which she has faithfully maintained since 2005, has many thousands of fierce and loyal subscribers. Visit MaryFons.com and Quiltfolk.com.
Illinois

Massachusetts

Ralph James is Executive Director of External Relations at Harvard Business School. He is responsible for development and alumni relations activities for HBS. Prior to taking the External Relations role, Ralph was the Executive Director of Executive Education at Harvard Business School. He was responsible for the management of the School’s open enrollment and custom executive education programs. James attended the College of Wooster in Ohio and received his BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1977. He received his MBA from Harvard in 1982. Over the next 15 years, he held several different positions at HBS in the areas of Executive Education, MBA admissions, major gift fundraising, finally serving as Associate Dean and Senior Executive Officer under Deans McArthur and Clark. In 1996, James left HBS to join the First Marblehead Corporation, as Chief Marketing Officer, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and President in 2000 prior to the company going public in 2003. In 2005, Ralph stepped down from his role as Vice Chairman to return to Harvard Business School. James and his wife Janice have three children: Greg, Katie and Becca.
Massachusetts
Robert James portrait
Robert James portrait

Connecticut

Robert G. James is a founder of Enterprise Asset Management, Inc. which is involved in a wide range of US and foreign investments including oil and real estate as well as equity positions in various ventures. James's career started at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was an assistant professor. He then joined the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. In 1959 James joined Mobil Oil Company dealing with pipeline, marine, and exploration/production planning. In 1963 he became President of Mobil Marine Transportation Company which included domestic and foreign fleets and was later made Vice President of Supply, Distribution and Traffic. James served as Assistant to the Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam in 1967. He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Discussion Group on NATO defense strategy. He is a member of the Middle East and North Africa Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch. James retired from the US Naval Reserve as a Rear Admiral. His educational background includes an MBA from Harvard Business School and a doctorate from Harvard University. James and his wife Ardis were avid quilt collectors. They gave the lead donation on Quilt House, home of the International Quilt Museum, and more than 1,000 of their quilts to the museum.
Connecticut
Leslie Levy
Leslie Levy

Executive Director

Leslie C. Levy, J.D., was named the Ardis & Robert James director at the International Quilt Museum in 2014. Her leadership journey began early as a year-long Rotary scholar studying in Japan at the age of 18. This unique experience led to a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs from the University of Nebraska. After earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska's College of Law, Leslie worked in both private and public service. As Chief of the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division for the Nebraska Department of Justice, Leslie gained extensive legal and real-world experience as she honed the skills required to manage teams, work under deadline, balance budgets, and find creative solutions to diverse challenges. Extensive public speaking and building constituencies were skills Leslie developed as her career progressed. What started as a curiosity about one of America's iconic storytellers, manifested itself into the opportunity to lead the internationally acclaimed Willa Cather Foundation and provide the opportunity to grow an international organization as well as broaden Leslie's skillset in academia, networking, outreach and fundraising. Leslie's unique international and work experiences chartered the course towards the International Quilt Museum (IQM). An opportunity not-to-be-missed, Leslie jumped at the chance to lead the world's preeminent quilt museum. Quilts have enabled Leslie to experience many diverse cultures as she has traveled the world in service to the IQM, its members, scholars and visitors. The museum's advancing trajectory under her leadership is the result of focus on a myriad of inter-related goals: • Open the museum to a diverse spectrum of quilt artists and makers; quilt collectors and enthusiasts; scholars and historians; • Introduce the museum, its collection and programming to global audiences; • Build a world-renowned collection, along with the resources to properly steward it for generations; • Advance the mission and outreach of the Museum to inspire its future audience through partnerships and programs with public school K-12 students, varied disciplines on UNL’s campus and other regional universities. Leslie's leadership and work experiences dovetail with her dedication to volunteerism and involvement with organizations such as: • Member, First Plymouth Congregational Church, 1996 – Present; Diaconate Board, 2009-2012; 2014-2017; Sunday school teacher, 2008-2010; Named Notable Woman 2010 – First Plymouth Church • Member, Leadership Lincoln Executive Series XXXI • Member, Rotary Club 14, 2014 – Present; Chair, Member involvement, 2017; Chair, Salute to Business Committee 2017-18; Member Salute to Business Committee, 2016 – present; Board Member, 2018-2020; Member, P&E Committee, 2018-19. • Member, Junior League of Lincoln - Board of Directors: Marketing Vice President, 2003 – 2005, Scribbler Editor, 2002-2004; Sustainer Co-Chair, 2009-2011 • Member, Lincoln Tennis Association Board – President, 1998-1999; Committee Member, 1996 - 2002 • Member, Nebraska Bar Association, 1995 – 2014 • Appointed to Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Nebraska Supreme Court, 2008 - 2014; Voted Vice-Chair, 2010
Executive Director
Elisabeth Nacenta-de la Croix portrait
Elisabeth Nacenta-de la Croix portrait

Switzerland

Elisabeth Nacenta-de la Croix finds her inspiration in the images registered by her memory during her daily walks in parks or along the Leman’s lake, from images from TV programs or from magazines. It is not about reproducing a pattern, but it is a kind of personal and expressive language mixing sewing, embroidery, painting, collage… She focus since several years now on nature especially on the water, its movements and reflections which are always the same but every day different; the change in continuity is for her a continuous source of wonder. In her landscapes, she only uses squares and rectangles cut and settled in an intuitive way. The composition and the surface arrangement are the record of her daily mood and reflect her conscious and unconscious emotions. It is her fantasy which decides of the colors and the light which intensity and tone give life to the whole design. She mainly uses hand dyed or painted fabrics and batiks, so strong with their shapes, shades and so vivid colors; she adds details with screen printing or any other mixed media, then works on texture with threads, wool or whatever she has, and finally concentrate on the embroidery always done by machine. Born in France but living in Switzerland for many years now, she traveled to many countries for her studies or for holidays and got influenced by different atmospheres. She won the JHIA Price in 2013 as well as many others and her work is often selected for important shows; she was the coordinator in 2004 for a selection of works from the french part of Switzerland to be exhibited in Canada and in 2011 she was President of the Jury for the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork challenge "Tangled". Member of SAQA since 2001 she has been Rep for the Europe/Middle East Region and is now a member of the Exhibition Committee. Elisabeth also belongs to the Swiss Guild group PatCHquilt as well as to France Patchwork.
Switzerland

California

Deb Roberts serves as the International Advisory Board's American Quilt Study Group representative. Deb is an avid quilt enthusiast, collector, researcher and historian. As an international speaker, appraiser, judge, editor and writer, her quilt rich past spans more than four decades. Her many years of work in the industry has provided opportunities to work with noteworthy textile artists and both private and corporate collectors. With her passion for quilts and a love of travel, Deb founded World of Quilts Travel in 2004. Recognized as an international leader of quilt inspired travel, Debs goal is to allow others to experience various quilting cultures and to open doors to the global quilting community. Deb has been a long time member and has served on several committees of the American Quilt Study Group and is a member of the Textile Society of America.
California

Fellows

Fellows
Fellows

Fellows comprise the academic governing body for the International Quilt Museum. Fellows include scholars presently holding appointments at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are concerned with the past, the present, and the future of quiltmaking traditions worldwide and with those who have practiced the tradition. Candidates for this status must be nominated by a Fellow and must present evidence of a research, teaching, or public service commitment to the preservation of the tradition. Fellows are elected by a majority vote of the Fellows.

  • Patricia Crews, professor emeritus, Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design
  • Carolyn Ducey, curator of collections, International Quilt Museum
  • Mary Ellen Ducey, associate professor and Special Collections/Archives librarian
  • Marin Hanson, curator of exhibitions, International Quilt Museum
  • Mark Hinchman, professor of Interior Design
  • Margaret Jacobs, professor of History
  • Michael James, chairman and Ardis James professor, Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design
  • Jeannette Jones, associate professor of History
  • Wendy Katz, associate professor, Art and Art History
  • Kari Ronning, Research Associate Professor, English
  • Matthew Sontheimer, assistant professor of Art (Painting)
  • Alison Stewart, professor, Art and Art History
  • Kenneth Winkle, professor, History

Associate Fellows

Associate Fellows
Associate Fellows

Associate Fellows include persons not presently holding regular appointments at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who have a professional interest in the purposes and program of the Center. Associate Fellows are invited to attend all special programs and exhibitions sponsored by the Center, but are not expected to attend an annual meeting.

Associate Fellows may serve as internship supervisors for students and may serve as adjunct members of a graduate student's reading committee. Associate fellows must be nominated by a Fellow. The nominator must present evidence of a research, teaching or public service commitment to the mission of the International Quilt Museum. Associate Fellows are elected by a majority vote of the Fellows, but do not have voting privileges.

  • Katherine J. Adams, quilt curator, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Jacqueline Atkins, chief curator, Allentown Art Museum
  • Lynne Z. Bassett, independent curator and author, Ware, Massachusetts
  • Linda Baumgarten, retired curator of costume and textiles, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Nancy Bavor, curator of collections - San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
  • Kathryn Berenson, author, Paris, France
  • Janet Berlo, professor of art history, University of Rochester
  • Barbara Brackman, independent curator, author and scholar, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Linda Arthur Bradley, professor, Washington State University
  • Glen Brown, professor of art history, Kansas State University
  • Pauline Burbidge, artist, Allanbank Mill Steading
  • Dorothy Caldwell, artist, Hastings, Ontario
  • Denise Campbell, associate vice president for student affairs, ethnic studies faculty, Cal Poly State University
  • Xenia Cord, independent scholar, Kokomo, Indiana
  • Geraldine Craig, associate professor of art, Kansas State University
  • Raymond Dobard, professor of art, Howard College
  • Linda Eaton, director of collections and senior curator of textiles, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate
  • Judy Elsley, professor of English, Weber State University
  • Sandi Fox, independent curator/author/scholar, Los Angeles
  • Annette Gero, associate professor, University of New South Wales
  • Laurann Gilbertson, textile curator, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
  • Jennifer Goldsborough, museum curator and adjunct professor, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and The New School for Design
  • Beverly Gordon, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Virginia Gunn, professor, University of Akron, Ohio
  • Colleen Hall-Patton, lecturer, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Marilyn Henrion, artist, New York City
  • Bernard Herman, George B. Tindall professor of American studies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Jonathan Holstein, author/independent curator, Cazenovia, New York
  • Laurel Horton, folklorist/independent curator/author/consultant, Seneca, South Carolina
  • Mary Anne Jordan, professor, University of Kansas Lawrence
  • Stacy Kamehiro, assistant professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Lisa Kriner, associate professor of art, Berea College
  • Bridget Long, visiting research fellow in history at the University of Hertfordshire
  • Marsha MacDowell, curator of folk arts, Michigan State University Museum
  • Terrie Hancock Mangat, artist, Valdez, New Mexico
  • Susan Marks, independent scholar, England
  • Carolyn Mazloomi, artist/author, West Chester, Ohio
  • Ronald Naugle, professor emeritus of history, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Aimee Newell, director of collections,Scottish Rite Masonic Museum
  • Alden O’Brien, curator of costume, textiles and toys - DAR Museum
  • Thereza Oleinick, associate professor of theatre, Auburn University
  • Ellen Oppenheimer, artist, Oakland, California
  • Margaret Ordonez, professor, University of Rhode Island
  • Dorothy Osler, independent scholar and author, Northumberland, England
  • Rachel Pannabecker, director, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College,
  • Cynthia Prescott, assistant professor of history, University of North Dakota
  • Sue Prichard, curator of decorative arts, Royal Museums Greenwich
  • Jane Przybysz, director, McKissick Museum of Art
  • Clare Rose, lecturer, Royal School of Needlework
  • Joy Saville, artist, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Judy Schwender, retired curator of collections, National Quilt Museum
  • Marilyn Serraino, associate professor of humanities, College of Mount Saint Joseph
  • Lynn Setterington, artist and senior lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Robert Shaw, independent scholar/author, Shelburne, Vermont
  • Sandra Sider, consulting curator, Texas Quilt Museum
  • Janneken Smucker, assistant professor of History, West Chester University, PA
  • Marybeth Stalp, department head/ professor of Sociology, University of Northern Iowa
  • Patricia Stoddard, independent scholar, author, Provo, UT
  • Maude Wahlman, Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Merikay Waldvogel, Independent curator, author, lecturer, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Janice Wass, Curator (Retired), Illinois State Museum
  • Linda Welters, Professor of Textile and Costume History, University of Rhode Island
  • Jenny Yearous, Curator of Collections, North Dakota State Historical Society
  • Shelly Zegart, Author, collector, founding director of the Alliance for American Quilts