Imaginative Quilted Geometric Assemblages

Elaine Krajenke Ellison
Bridges Donostia: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2007)
Pages 425–426


Quilts serve as a visual introduction to mathematical objects that allow students to explore mathematical art as they gain geometric insights. From Plato’s dissection in the fourth century and Leonardo da Vinci’s curvilinear shapes in the fifteenth century to Mascheroni constructions of the eighteenth century, these quilt designs and hands-on constructions will engage the viewer in mathematical visualization and problem solving. With each compass construction a corresponding completed quilt will be shown. No sewing is necessary.