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February 13, 2012

CFP: Influences on American Bed Quilts: Baltimore to Bengal

From November 8 through November 10, 2012, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia, will present a symposium exploring the influences on American bed quilts from the earliest periods of settlement to the present day. American bed quilts display a variety of design influences. These influences came from textiles imported from Asia, the Mediterranean, northern Europe, and the United Kingdom, as well as more directly, via the diverse groups of people who immigrated to the colonies and later to the United States. This symposium will explore these multifaceted influences through a series of formal lectures, juried papers, workshops, and tours.

Scholars are invited to submit 300-word abstract proposals for illustrated oral lectures 25 minutes in length. Paper proposals are due to Colonial Williamsburg for peer review by March 30, 2012; acceptances will be announced by May 1, 2012. Those whose abstracts are selected for presentation will receive free symposium registration. Submit abstracts to Quilt Abstracts, attention Linda Baumgarten, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 309 First Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or by e-mail at For general information about the symposium, contact Deb Chapman at 800-603-0948 or 757-220-7255 or via e-mail at

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  • Really nice to have the opportunity to meet so many interested people! by Ellen on this entry

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