The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is pleased to announce that journalist and philanthropist Meg Cox will be joining its International Advisory Board.
“With her expertise and vast experiences in quilting, journalism, and advocacy Meg will be a wonderful ambassador for the International Quilt Study Center and Museum,” said Leslie Levy, Ardis and Robert James Executive Director of Quilt House.
Cox is a journalist and thought leader on quilting and traditions who lectures at guilds, shows and museums. Her popular newsletter Quilt Journalist Tells All! features news, reviews and monthly giveaways.
As a Wall Street Journal staff writer for 17 years, her beats included philanthropy, publishing and the business of the arts. She has contributed articles for many national magazines, and is the author of the bestselling resource guide The Quilter’s Catalog.
She is past president of the Quilt Alliance, a national nonprofit established in 1993 with a mission to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation’s diverse peoples and their communities.
The museum has asked Cox to serve a three-year term on its board. Among their responsibilities, IQSCM board members serve as advocates and provide suggestions and guidance to help the museum best achieve its mission and goals.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts. Established in 1997, the International Quilt Study Center is an academic program of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Visit www.quiltstudy.org for more information about the museum and to learn about current and upcoming exhibitions.