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Patricia J. Keller
University of Delaware
Current research interests: material culture pedagogy and digital media; production and consumption of household textiles in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia backcountry, 1750 - 1900; material culture of the mid-Atlantic region.
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Ph.D., History of American Civilization Program, Department of History, University
of Delaware/Winterthur Museum
M.A., Early American Culture, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture/University of Delaware
Selected Professional Experience
Adjunct Instructor, Department of History and Women's Studies, Millersville University
Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Guest Curator, "‘Of the Best Sort, but Plain:' Delaware Valley Quaker Quilts."
Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Director/Curator
"The Lancaster County Quilt Harvest," Heritage Center of Lancaster County, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Project Director.
"Taking Inventory: Quilts and Quiltmaking in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1725-1860," in Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts (West Chester, Pa.: Chester County Historical Society, 2009), 52-77.
Dissertation: "The Quilts of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Production, Context, and Meaning, 1750-1884" (Ph.D. diss., University of Delaware, 2007)
"Quaker Quilts From the Delaware River Valley, 1760 - 1890," _The Magazine Antiques_, August 1999, 184-193.
"Of the Best Sort but Plain:" Quaker Quilts From the Delaware Valley, 1760 - 1890 Chadds Ford: Brandywine River Museum, 1997. (Exhibition Catalogue)
Approaching Analysis: The Lancaster County Quilt Harvest," The Quilt Journal: An International Review: 1(1994):10-13.
"Methodology and Meaning: Strategies for Quilt Study," The Quilt Journal: An International Review: 1(1993): 1-5
"Decorative Graining in Oil and Distemper: Instructions to the Trade," The Decorator: Journal of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration (1991-1992): 6-23.
"The Black Unicorn Chests of Berks County, Pennsylvania," The Magazine Antiques, October 1991, 592-605.
"To Go To Housekeeping: Quilts Made for Marriage in Lancaster County," Bits and Pieces: Textile Traditions. Oral Traditions Project, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania,(1991): 56-63.