Lori Lee Triplett

Lori Triplett

Lori Lee Triplett, Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, has successfully combined a variety of passions which include research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. As a lecturer and instructor she brings her experience from stage, screen, and radio to make the presentations fun yet educational. Depending on which program she is performing, you may meet one of her guests from abroad, sing-a-long with a song, or even participate in solving a mystery. She enjoys presenting at local quilt guilds, but also presents at national conferences and has made appearances internationally.
As an award winning writer Lori has written more than 14 books and numerous magazine articles. Her most recent book written with her sister, Indigo Quilts, covers the history of indigo from Africa to America. Additionally the book includes detailed photos of African textiles and antique quilts from the Poos Collection as well as five projects. The Indigo Quilts book received the Lucy Hilty Research Grant and the Meredith Scholar Award. The successful Chintz Quilts from the Poos Collection launched in the fall of 2013 and was co-written with Kay Triplett and Xenia Cord. Lori is a frequent writer for multiple quilt magazines and journals with more articles on the way. Research is complete for their next book, Prairie Quilts.
She is a member of the American Quilt Study Group, American Quilter’s Society, National Quilt Museum, Heartland Quilt Network, and The International Quilt Study Center & Museum. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts with honors, and a Masters of Arts from the UMKC Theatre Department. Additionally she has a law degree from UMKC School of Law where she received multiple awards.

Silk Scarf
Thursday, June 13, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Learn multiple indigo resist techniques: stitch resist, bean wrap and wood blocks. Then select which techniques to use on your scarves. Participants will leave with two complete indigo resist dyed 100% silk scarves.

Out of Africa Trunk Show
Thursday, June 13, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Meet Mary MacAlister, a missionary who went to Africa to teach only to become a student of the amazing Africans and their textiles. Mary will regale you with her tales of Africa while showing you a sampling of West African textiles featuring different methods of dyeing, weaving, and indigo resist.

Adire: African Indigo Resist and Dye Workshop
Saturday, June 15, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn 4 different indigo resist dyeing techniques: wrap, bean wrap, stitch, and hand painted resist. Participants will each receive a kit which allows them to leave with 1 yard of fabric dyed and ready for your next quilt.