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Behind The Stitches: The Fabric Of Nebraska, Elizabeth Ingraham Dr. Jan 2017

Behind The Stitches: The Fabric Of Nebraska, Elizabeth Ingraham Dr.

Faculty Publications and Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

Works from my project, Mapping Nebraska, a drawn, stitched and digitally imaged cartography of the state (physical and psychological) where I live were exhibited in 2017 at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska in an exhibition, Regarding Nebraska, coinciding with the sesquicentennial of Nebraska statehood. As stated in the exhibition:

“I map the state where I live and document an internal and external landscape. I work with cloth and with piecing and quilting because of their references to human scale, human touch and human occupation. With image and stitch I communicate the beauty and diversity of Nebraska ...


Stitching As Knowing: Mapping Nebraska With Textiles And Thread, Elizabeth Ingraham Jan 2012

Stitching As Knowing: Mapping Nebraska With Textiles And Thread, Elizabeth Ingraham

Faculty Publications and Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

Mapping Nebraska is a drawn, stitched and digitally imaged cartography of the state (physical, social, cultural, sociological) where I live. The interrelated components of this on-going project are:

  • A 15 foot wide hand-drawn “Locator Map” of Nebraska, with every city, town, park, railroad, river, lake and creek drawn to scale on 95 Tyvek sections which were then stitched together.
  • Terrain Squares, quilted and embroidered fabric relief forms of the physical topography of selected locations, using software to be able to see the terrain at a much larger scale (1 inch = 596 feet) than the Locator Map.
  • Surveys, or on-the-ground documentation ...