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The Quilters Hall of Fame (TQHF) is pleased to announce the selection of Merikay Waldvogel of Knoxville, TN as the 39th honoree to be inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame, July 2009.
One of the key players in the late 20th century quilt history revival, Waldvogel has served on the board of directors of both the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) and the Alliance for American Quilts (AAQ). She has been a key player in building The Alliance's online Quilt Index and has also taken key roles in the Boxes Under the Bed and Quilt Treasures programs that are major contributions of the Alliance to the study of American cultural history. Waldvogel is a fellow of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has worked with graduate students and has built an important database of quilt kits. Her research into quilt history has led her to author several books and magazine articles. She also lectures frequently to quilt guilds, historical societies and museums as a nationally known quilt authority.
Merikay Waldvogel's induction celebration will take place July 16-19, 2009 at the Quilters Hall of Fame, located in Marion, IN. For more information on how you can join the celebration, click here or send a postcard or letter to CELEBRATION 2009, PO Box 681, Marion, IN 46952.
Congratulations Merikay from all of us at The Quilt Show!