Patterns, Please: A Walkthrough of Wall Power! with Mathematician Philip Ording


Sunday, September 19

3pm Where



There are many ways to look at a quilt but what often attracts our eyes first is the balance of repetition and variation, symmetry and informality, pattern and contrast. This gallery tour of Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum will look at these features of quilt design from a geometric point of view.

Join mathematician and author Philip Ording in an exploration of the structure of quilt patterns, from the simple to the complex. Ording is Professor of Mathematics at Sarah Lawrence College and has been a geometry consultant to New York-based artists for nearly two decades.


Sponsored by The Coby Foundation, Ltd.