Meet the Guest Curator

Janneken Smucker, a 5th generation Mennonite quiltmaker, is author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

As Assistant Professor of History at West Chester University, she specializes in digital history and American material culture. She has served as a board member for the national non-profit Quilt Alliance,  since 2005 and is its current president.

A 2003 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s MA program in Textile History and Quilt Studies, she has continued to partner with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, serving as an Associate Fellow.