Scope and Contents
The papers of quiltmaker and curator Sue Pierce relating to the exhibition Full Deck Art Quilts measure 1.4 linear feet, date from 1988 to 2002, and comprise material Pierce collected as curator of the exhibition. The majority of the collection consists of files for each of the 54 participating artists containing correspondence, resumes, painted fabric samples, photographs, printed materials, questionnaires regarding participation in the exhibition, sketches, and artist statements. Other files contain correspondence, an exhibition proposal, photographs and captions, and printed materials. Printed materials include the exhibition catalog, Art Quilts: Playing with a Full Deck, 2 decks of playing cards featuring quilts from the exhibition, the calendar Face Cards from Art Quilts: Playing with a Full Deck, clippings, and other related material.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2002 by Sue Pierce as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2022.