Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM

Have you ever wondered about the complex history of American patchwork quilts? In this in-person lecture, artist Nathan Ford will highlight a variety of quilt styles and the evolution of the quilt from colonial times to the present. Throughout the presentation, we will also explore the intersections of art vs. craft and quilts as art objects. After the lecture, we will discuss quilt research and how to properly identify a quilt’s age. We encourage you to bring your antique and vintage quilts. 

This program is organized in conjunction with the current exhibition Handiwork: Art, Craft, and the Space Between.

Masks required indoors. To learn more about our COVID-19 Protocol, visit


Nathan Ford is an improvisational quilter, soft historian, and overall tender maker currently living in Kansas City, MO. Ford’s practice revolves around queering his family’s history of labor in the rust belt. Ford received his BFA in Fiber from the Kansas City Art Institute.



Image Caption:  Nathan Ford, For Sam, 2021, mens’ undershirts, sweatshirt, cotton fabric
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Wednesday, August 31 from 6:00-7:00 PM


CSF Kemper Library @ 3333 Wyoming Ave


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