Xenia Cord is an independent scholar and past president of the American Quilt Study Group. She taught Folklore and American Studies at Indiana University for twenty-one years before turning her attention to the promotion of quilts and quiltmakers. She has been owner of Legacy Quilts, an antique quilts brokerage, since 1980, and from 1990 through 2001 she produced Quilt America!, a national convention for quilt enthusiasts, and its highly successful "Yes Mam!"® Mammogram Project, in Indianapolis. She has written for quilt magazines and other publications, including Uncoverings, the journal of the American Quilt Study Group, and lectures widely on aspects of quilt history. Her memberships include AQSG, the Midwest Fabric Study Group, and IQSCM, where she is an Associate Fellow. She is also a quiltmaker.

Antique quilts and American quilt history have been Xenia's passion for over 35 years, since she discovered the American Quilt Study Group. In her involvement with the more recent Midwest Fabric Study Group, she has researched and prepared PowerPoint programs for a variety of focused topics exploring nooks and crannies in that history.


19th Century Fabric Fads: Tobacco, Mourning, Garibaldi, Gaudy, & Gold Standard-

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm.   Then as now, specialty fabrics had brief periods of popularity in quiltmaking. This program looks at these fads and the history behind them. This lecture will be held in the Marion Public Library, Meeting Room B.

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Companies, Commerce, Kits: The Influence of Print Media on Early 20th Century Quiltmaking

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm.    Print was the social medium for quilters of the 1920s and 1930s. Today, "boxes under the bed”™ attest to the importance of print in promoting, popularizing and preserving the quiltmaking activities of the period. This lecture will be held at the Marion Public Library in Meeting Room B.

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