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 AQSG publications Uncoverings and Blanket Statements. She has also written for American Patchwork and Quilting, McCalls Quilting, The Professional Quilter Magazine and for The Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts. 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 an advisory board member of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. 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 would 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.
We extend congratulations to Xenia Cord on being chosen The Quilters Hall of Fame 2018 honoree!