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American Quilt Study Group

Taking Quilt Study into the Future


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American Quilt Study Group

Taking Quilt Study into the Future


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TAKING QUILT STUDY INTO THE FUTURE


The American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) connects quilt enthusiasts through research and community.
We study, collect, and enjoy textiles ranging from the earliest quilt fragments to studio art and modern quilts.
Join us in the discovery, the history, the story, and the meaning of quilts across time.



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Kristin Barrus

Member since 2019

Kristin Barrus, from Lehi, Utah remembers the quilt that hooked her into the quilting world. Her sister was visiting from California and brought with her a newly finished quilt top. The quilt, made from Amy Butler’s first fabric line, interested Kristin with the large floral prints and different color palette. The fabric designs felt familiar and yet original. As Kristin helped unfold the quilt, she was both enthralled and smitten by what she saw.

Kristin is a modern-traditional quilter and has been a member of AQSG since 2019. She began quilting in 2003 with her two sisters as her mentors. Kristin worked and taught at her local quilt shop for over 10 years. What Kristin loves about quilts and quiltmaking today is the artistry in the fabrics. Kristin was the co-founder and co-director of the Utah County Modern Quilt Group. Her current focus is on contemporary quiltmakers and the Modern Quilt Movement.

In 2021, Kristin received her MA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Material Culture and Textile Studies. Her graduate work pushed her out of her comfort zone and into a deeper understanding which continues to inspire her. She has recently been accepted into the University of Leicester PhD program in Museum Studies where she will continue her academic work with Dr. Sandra Dudley.

Her favorite hobbies and interests outside of quilting and academics are road biking in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains near her home and watching BBC mysteries.
 

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Uncoverings

Uncoverings, the annual peer-reviewed journal of AQSG, features papers that present the most recent advances in quilt-related research. The cover of Volume 42 (2021) is Glendora Hudson’s Friendship Quilt, 1979. Made in gratitude by her students. Photograph by Pamela Weeks, Courtesy of New England Quilt Museum, #2014.42.

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