ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / symposiums


Collectors, Collecting & Collections

Second Biennal Symposium, International Quilt Study Center
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

February 24-26, 2005


  The INTERNATIONAL QUILT STUDY CENTER at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

sponsors a biennial symposium to provide a forum for dialogue among a broad spectrum of individuals interested in quilt design, the social and cultural history of quiltmaking traditions and related international textile traditions.

A world-wide audience has the opportunity to hear keynote lectures, paper presentations and panel discussions and visit a variety of quilt exhibitions.


Thursday, February 24, 2005

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Behind-the-scenes tour of IQSC including storage facility, curator highlights of the collection, and a demonstration of the use of databases in quilt research

7:00-8:30 p.m. Opening Event
Guerrilla Girls 2005: Art Museums, Art History and Beyond Guerrilla Girls, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, 12 th and R Streets

8:30-9:30 p.m.
Reception and viewing of "The Collector's Eye: Amish Quilts from the IQSC", Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Friday, February 25, 2005

8:00-10:30 a.m. Registration
Concurrent Sessions

8:30-10:30 a.m. Session 1:
- Collecting Contexts: Contexts of Collecting Session Chair: Wendy Katz
- Memory and Meaning in a Family Quilt. Collection Laurel Horton Collecting Families, Collecting Quilts, Anne Lambert
- Confessions of a Textile Conservator, Harold Mailand
- Seeing, Believing, and Understanding: Documenting African American Quilting, Experiences
Rhonda Jones

Session 2:
- Wealth, Ambition & Decoration: Motivations for Collecting, Session Chair: Diane Vigna
- Decorating with Quilts: Fashionable Interiors in the Early 20 th Century, Linda Eaton
- Eloise Kruger: Documenting Textile History in Miniature, Susan Curtis
- Concentric Circles in Collections, Joan Major Ciolino
- Rivals, Enemies & Other Collectors: Collecting as Social Practice in Early Modern England
Kathryn James

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 Keynote Address
From Hand to Hand, From Time to Time: Creating, Collecting and Caring
Russell Belk, Eldon Tanner Professor of Business, University of Utah

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Session 1:
- Collectors as Outsiders: Cross-Cultural Collecting, Session Chair: Wendy Weiss
- Collecting Ethnographic Textiles: The Process and Meaning of Collecting, Sara Marcketti
- Ralli Quilts: Saga of a Collection, Patricia Stoddard
- I Didn't Set Out to Make a Collection: Shifting Relationships and Gendered Meanings in a Textile Collection, Susan Torntore
- Market Women and Carnival Ladies: Collecting Caribbean and New Orleans Dolls, Edythe Ann Quinn

Session 2: Institutional Collecting: Shaping Cultural Values
Session Chair: Marin Hanson
- The Production of Cultural Value: Implications of Collecting Quilts and Other Craft Forms, Karin Peterson
- From Shotgun Shacks to Gallery Walls: Issues in Collecting African American Quilts, Patricia Turner
- Collecting Collections: Trends Today in Quilt Acquisition, Laura Fisher
- In the Dealer's Footsteps: A Hunt for Quilt Documentation in Amish Country, Janneken Smucker

3:30 p.m. Break

4:00-5:00 p.m. Special Tour of "The Collector's Eye: Amish Quilts from IQSC Collections"
Exhibition tour led by collectors Jonathan Holstein and Henry Barber, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Dinner on Your Own

7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Artist, Collector, Institution: A Trilateral Synergy, Moderator: Michael James
Ursula Ilse-Neuman; Robert Duncan; Terrie Hancock Mangat; John M.Walsh, III

8:00-9:00 p.m. Reception and viewing of contemporary quilts from the John M. Walsh III Collection in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

Saturday, February 26, 2005

8:00-9:15 a.m. Registration
8:30-10:30 a.m. Paper Presentations
Session 1: Quiltmakers as Collectors: Quilts as Collections
Session Chair: Lynn White
- It's About the Stash: Quiltmalkers as Fabric Collectors Maybeth Stalp
- Quiltmaking as Collecting: A New Way to Look at Crazy Quilts-and at Collecting, Beverly Gordon
- Why Not Beg, Borrow, or Steal?: Tobacco Novelties, Collecting Women and Conspicuous Thrift
Rachel Pannabecker, Collecting the Cloth, Bridget Long

11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Collecting Antique Quilts - Issues and Perspectives, Moderator: Carolyn Ducey
Nancy Druckman; Jonathan Holstein; Shelly Zegart

12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

1:00 p.m. Post-conference Opportunities
- Browse local antiques shops.
- View "Patchwork Lives" quilt exhibition at the Museum of Nebraska History,15 th and P Streets.
- Tour the Nebraska State Capitol, at the intersection of K Street and 14 th, Street. Guided tours are provided on the hour M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

  To register for "Collectors, Collecting, & Collections," you can either
download the Adobe PDF document:

Complete registration forms, including full payment, must be received on or
before January 14, 2005, for early registration.

The fee includes all conference materials, refreshment breaks, symposium sessions, panel presentation, and luncheon.

Please return registration form and payment to:

Collectors, Collecting, and Collections Symposium
International Quilt Study Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
P.O. Box 830838
Lincoln, NE 68583-0838
Or FAX to: 402-472-0640

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Subject: IQSC symposium 2005
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