Carolyn Mazloomi Honored by The Quilters Hall of Fame


The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana, is pleased to honor and celebrate the art and career of Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi at Celebration 2016, July 14-16, 2016. Each day of the Celebration, Carolyn will be on hand for a walk-through of her exhibit, A Piece of My Mind. She will share her lecture, Quilting My Story, after a special luncheon, and on Saturday evening she will be inducted as the 2016 The Quilters Hall of Fame.

From the Celebration 2016 booklet:

MazloomiMany terms come to mind to describe Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi: master fiber artist, exhibitor, and curator; author, researcher, and quilt historian; mentor, groundbreaker, and former aerospace engineer.

Dr. Mazloomi’s fiber art/quilt making themes include family life, women’s rights, political freedom, and a musical legacy with particular emphasis in the historical and cultural significance of the African American community. Her quilts have been exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. Her quilts have been included in over 70 exhibits and she has curated 17 exhibits of quilts made by members of the Women of Color Quilters Network.

To date, Dr. Mazloomi has published nine books highlighting African American-made quilts. Her defense of solid research has disrupted long-standing myths about African American quilts.

Founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network in 1986, she was concerned that a traditional African American art form was dying out. Now over 1,700 members have brought quilts of African Americans, Native Americans and other cultures into the mainstream of quilting. Over the past 30 years, Carolyn has advanced the voice of quilt storytellers with a leadership style laced with innovation, enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, high expectations, and a keen sense of humor.

Dr. Mazloomi will have her quilts on display at the Marion Public Library in an exhibit titled A Piece of My Mind: The Narrative Quilts of Carolyn Mazloomi. She also has curated an exhibit for Celebration: Stitching Our Stories: Quilts by the Women of Color Quilters Network at the Marion Public Library.

Please join your fellow quilters in Marion, Indiana, July 14-16, 2016, to celebrate and honor the art and career of Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi!

For more information, check TQHF website, call the TQHF office at (765) 664-9333, or email

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