Quilted Symmetry

Daniel F. Daniel, Slavik Jablan and Deb Schmidt
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2001)
Pages 283–298


We have done a three part, symbolic trace of quilting in the new world. The first by Dan Daniel considers traditional quilts using fundamental geometric forms. The perspective is that of a humanist considering a personal relationship with quilts. The second is from a quilter's point of view, that of Deb Schmidt, and offers commentary on the use of computer software developed specifically for quilt-making. The third perspective is that of mathematician and artist Slavik Jablan who considers the principle of modularity as it applies to contemporary as well as ancient design.