Common Threads between Mathematics and Quilting

Elaine Ellison
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 361–364 Short Papers


Mathematicians and quilters share common contents, processes, and principles. The areas of overlap between these two disciplines include: number and operation; computation; algebra; geometry; measurement; problem solving; reasoning and proof; communication; connections; representation; and technology. This paper will illustrate many of the similarities between both areas of discipline, as both are concerned with patterns and relationships.