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Pauline Macaulay

Pauline Macaulay

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 making quilts since the 1980s and is a long-time member of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and her local group, the London Quilters. She has lived and worked in Argentina, Tanzania, and Bangladesh where she became interested in kantha, its traditions and practices in quiltmaking. Pauline is particularly interested in the social and oral history of quilting and the meanings quiltmakers attach to their quilts. She strongly believes that we need to capture the stories of today’s quiltmakers and preserve them for future generations. Originally inspired by QSOS, she now leads the three year UK national oral history project called: Talking Quilts: Saving Quilters’ Stories (2014-2017). Pauline has been a Quilt Alliance Board Member since 2012.

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