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Marian-Ortolf Bagley, Professor Emerita of Design at the University of Minnesota, where she developed foundational courses in color design, design, and drawing. Holding an MAT in Fine Arts and Art History from Indiana University, she is a practicing artist who has had solo exhibitions of her watercolors and drawings, and has received awards in juried exhibitions. Her work is held by the Detroit Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, University of Minnesota and Tweed Museum in Duluth, plus numerous public and private collections. She has completed commissions for the Goldstein Museum and the Minneapolis Art Institute. She was a guest professor at Humboldt Universität in Berlin and worked at libraries and archives in the United Kingdom and Europe. She is the author (with Margaret Sathre Maxfield) of “Afterimage Color Perception for Designers” (Perceptual and Motor Skills, October 1986).


Barbara Caron, Assistant Director of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, holds a Doctorate in Design History and a Master of Arts in Design Foundations from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University, and a Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has worked as an exhibit developer at the Minnesota Historical Society; taught at colleges and universities in Iowa and Minnesota; and served as a public library director in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Minnesota. Barbara is also a quiltmaker, quilt teacher, quilt designer, and the author of two books published by the American Quilter's Society, Tessellations and Variation [1995] and Navigating Compass Design [1998].

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