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 a Masters degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in the History of Textiles/Quilt Studies emphasis. Her Masters thesis explores the origins and development of the art quilt in California.
Among the exhibitions she has curated are The World According to Joyce Gross (SJMQT, 2009), Jean Ray Laury: Getting It All Together (International Quilt Study Center & Museum, 2012) and Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin D. Bearley Collection (SJMQT, 2014). Her publications include articles in the American Quilt Study Group’s monograph Uncoverings and the Studio Art Quilt Associates’ Journal. Nancy also serves on the Board of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and is an American Quilter’s Society Certified Appraiser.