Prominent quilt expert Mary Worrall will talk about quilt history at The University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. Jill Blondin, UT Tyler assistant professor of art, announced.
Mary Worrall, the assistant curator at the Michigan State University’s museum, will present “Stories in the Stitches: The Historical, Cultural and Social Role of Quilts in America” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at UT Tyler’s Fine Art Center room 1009.
The talk is free and open to the public.
A published author and speaker, Worrall has traveled, giving presentations, workshops and talks, throughout the United States. Her research interests, aside from quilts and quilt makers, include historic clothing, textiles, women’s history and American art.
She holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Her memberships include the American Association of Museums, American Quilt Study Group and Michigan Museums Association. She also serves as a board member of the Alliance for American Quilts.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.