Engineer featured in Quilt Center's 'Tuesday Talk'

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum will host a "Tuesday Talk" at noon to 1 p.m. today (May 24). The weekly lecture will feature the new exhibit, "The Engineer Who Could: Ernest Haight's Half-Century of Quiltmaking."

Jonathan Gregory, assistant curator of exhibits, will talk about the planning and design of the exhibit, which opens June 7.

Haight was a David City, Neb., farmer and a 1924 engineering graduate from the University of Nebraska. He was also a prolific quiltermaker, crafting quilts from 1935 to 1986. The exhibit presents Haight's quiltmaking as an extension of engineering processes.

"Tuesday Talk" lectures are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to the talks.

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