Upcoming events

Oct 6, 2023: Opening of A New Deal for Quilts exhibition and book release, International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, First Friday, 5:30 pm.

Nov 16, 2023: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Past Events and Publicity

Guest, Know-it-Alls, “The OG Quilt Know-It-Alls: Home Economists,
FSA Supervisors, & Demonstration Agents,” Episode 21, “The Roosevelt Years.”

Smucker, Janneken. “Quilts, Social Engineering, and Black Power in the Tennessee Valley.” Southern Cultures, Spring 2022, 25–39.

Keynote, “Home Economics & History: How Understanding the Past Can Inform the Future,” International Federation of Home Economists World Congress, September 2022, Atlanta.

Lecture, “High Style Folk Art and New Deal Values: Quilts in the Index of American Design,” American Folk Art Museum, Objects of Inquiry: New Perspectives on American Folk Art, May 22, 2022. Stream here. 

Lecture, “TVA Quilts and Black Power in the Segregated South,” Project Threadways Symposium, Florence, Alabama, April 22, 2022.

“A New Deal for Quilts,” Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, “A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts,” symposium. November 15, 2019.