The selection committee has chosen Xenia Cord to be inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in July of 2018. With her nomination came many glowing recommendations.
Her nominators wrote of her as a natural teacher. Xenia taught Folklore and American Studies at Indiana University for over twenty years. She is well known for encouraging beginning and experienced scholars alike. She is generous with her time and expertise. Even when not officially teaching she is a mentor to many quilt historians and researchers. She has a wealth of knowledge and she encourages ongoing exploration and research of quilt history.
Xenia is a prolific author having written articles for the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) publications Uncoverings and Blanket Statements. She has also written for American Patchwork and Quilting, McCalls Quilting, and Quiltmania. She was a contributor to The Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts: Celebrating 100 Years of the Art of Quiltmaking and Century of Quilts. She also co-authored the book Chintz Quilts from the Poos Collection.
Xenia is an active leader. She was partner and producer of Quilt America, a national quilt convention held in Indianapolis for eleven years. She is a past president and board member of AQSG, a past board member of The Quilters Hall of Fame and a past board member and past acquisitions coordinator at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum (IQSCM). She is currently an Associate Fellow for IQSCM. She is the founder of Midwest Fabric Study Group and is known within the group as a guiding leader and mentor. Her research and diligence in identifying fabrics and styles of the past has enhanced our quilt heritage and encouraged others in their research.
Xenia is the owner of Legacy Quilts, an antique quilt brokerage and is known as a trusted dealer. At a time when most dealers did not keep or pass on information on the quilts they were dealing, Xenia kept as complete history as possible and passed it on to the buyers. Visit Xenia's website at https://antiquequilts.net/
We extend congratulations to Xenia Cord on being chosen The Quilters Hall of Fame 2018 honoree!
Enrolled Upon the Bed: 200 Years of American Name-inscribed Quilts
Thursday, July 19, 9:30- 10:30am- We like leaving our names where future generations may see them. Since the 1820s in this country, quilts with names, messages, and significant fabrics have been used as ways of connecting friends and family, as financial and emotional support for causes and social needs, as a way of making memories. Although quilt fads have come and gone, the idea of using name-inscribed quilts as a focus for personal, family, and community involvement has endured for nearly 200 years. This lecture will be held at Marion Public Library, Meeting Room B. The cost is $20 for non-members/$15 for members.
A walk-thru of the exhibit Enrolled upon the Bed: 200 Years of American Name-enscribed Quilts will follow at 10:45 in the Carnegie Room.
My Family and Friends Quilt Album luncheon
Friday, July 20, 2018, 12:30pm. Inductee Xenia Cord will share with us a look at some of the people, places and events that have contributed to her quilt life after a delicious luncheon at Gunner's Restaurant at Meshingomesia Golf Club. The cost is $40 for nonmembers/$35 for members.
Xenia Cord Induction Dinner
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:30pm, Gunner's Restaurant at Meshingomesia Golf Club, Marion, IN. Xenia will be inducted as the 2018 Honoree to The Quilters Hall of Fame. The cost is $40 for nonmembers/$35 for members.
Enrolled Upon the Bed: 200 Years of Name-inscribed Quilts Exhibit
This exhibit, located in the Carnegie Room at The Marion Public Library, will be open Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20, 9:00am - 5:00 pm and Saturday, July 21, 9:00am - 3pm. Xenia will walk-thru the exhibit on Thursday 10:45 - 11:30, and share her thoughts on the quilts. Admission to the walk-thru is free and no registration is required.
Confessions of a Closet Quilter
This exhibit, located in the Forrest Room at The Marion Public Library, will be open Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday July 21, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Xenia will walk-thru the exhibit and share her thoughts on the quilts on Thursday, 4:00pm -4:45pm; Friday, 4:00pm -4:45pm; and Saturday 9:30am - 10:15am. Admission to the walk-thru is free and no registration is required.