The Mathematics of Quilting: A Quilter's Tacit Knowledge of Symmetry, Tiling and Group Theory

Katrina Hebb
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 511–520


This paper discusses the mathematics of quilting-particularly symmetry, tilings, and group theory. Using Michael Polanyi's theory of tacit knowledge, it furthermore suggests how an average quilter has indwelt knowledge of these explicit forms of mathematics.