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OUR NIMBLE STAFF AND VOLUNTEER BOARD MAKE A LOT OUT OF A LITTLE

Amy Milne

Executive DIrector


Amy Milne has been the executive director of the Quilt Alliance since 2006. She has two decades of experience as a nonprofit administrator, educator and artist. Amy has overseen the...
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Emma Parker

Oral History Project Manager


Emma Parker has worked for the Quilt Alliance since 2012, and has helped to develop the Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! program and streamline and revise the QSOS...
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Debby Josephs

Office Manager


Debby Josephs, Office Manager, has worked in the nonprofit field for more than 15 years.  Before moving to Asheville in 2006, Debby worked as office manager for Partnership in Philanthropy...
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Janneken Smucker

President


Janneken Smucker—historian, author, and digital humanist—has served on the Alliance board since 2005.  A 5th generation Mennonite quiltmaker, Janneken is author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University...
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Mark Dunn

Vice President


Mark Dunn, president and owner of Moda Fabrics in Dallas, Texas, began his career in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1966 as a third generation thread and yarn sales representative. In...
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Lisa Ellis

Treasurer


Lisa Ellis is a quilt artist, teacher and lecturer. She is passionate about quilting and using quilts to make the world a better place. She frequently lectures on healing quilts...
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Nancy Bavor

Board Member


Nancy Bavor is Curator of Collections and Exhibits Coordinator at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. She holds a Bachelors degree in art history from Northwestern University and...
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Earamichia Brown

Board Member


Earamichia "Encyclopedia" Brown: My love of fiber arts and all things craft began as a child.  My family had a set of the World Book Encyclopedia series and the Childcraft...
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Suzan Ellis

Board Member


Suzan Ellis is a quilt maker who still prefers to make her quilts by hand.  She has worked in the quilting industry for over 30 years, starting her career at...
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Marin Hanson

Board Member


Marin F. Hanson is a curator at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum (IQSCM) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where she is responsible for building and interpreting the museum’s non-Western collection. She...
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Pauline Macaulay

Board Member


Pauline Macaulay had a long career in education in inner city schools in London and teacher education and subsequently achieved a PhD in social anthropology and education.  She has been...
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Carolyn L. Mazloomi

Board Member


Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi is a historian, curator, author, lecturer, artist, mentor, founder, and facilitator — and has left her mark on many lives. Trained as an aerospace engineer, Carolyn Mazloomi...
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Michael Newman

Board Member


Mike is the founder and president of stkr.it inc., the manufacturer of StoryPatches quilt labels.  Mike began his career in Washington, DC, working for the Sierra Club running their political...
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Dean Rehberger

Partner Representative


Dean Rehberger is the Director of MATRIX and also Associate Professor in the Department of History at MSU. Dean specializes in developing digital technologies for research and teaching. He has run numerous...
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Laurie Russman

Board Member


Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique."  A frequent teacher at International Quilt Festival's...
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Alex Veronelli

Board Member


I’m Alex Veronelli, 100% born and bred in Italy. My job is to manufacture threads for the quilting & sewing market. I act as CBDO for Aurifil, the Italian quilt...
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Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Board Member


Victoria Findlay Wolfe is a New York City based award-winning quilter, International teacher & lecturer, fabric designer for Marcus Fabrics, Aurifil thread and Sizzix designer, author of 15 Minutes of Play & Double Wedding Ring...
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Mary Worrall

Partner Representative


Mary Worrall is Curator of Cultural Heritage at the Michigan State University Museum. Her research interests include quilts and quiltmakers, object-based learning, museums and social justice, and traditional material culture. Worrall works with...
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