Recent articles for a popular audience, eg inPiecework magazine: “The Push/Pull of the Doily: Revered, Reviled, and Reconceived;” “Charity Fancywork of the Civil War Era;” “Deep-Seated Associations: Textile Threads in Language, Myths, Fairytales and Novels.”
Textiles: The Whole Story –Uses, Meanings, Significance. Thames & Hudson, 2011.
“Cloth and Consciousness: Our Deep Connections,” essay inArt and Textiles: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art From Klimt to the Present, Markus Bruderlin, ed.Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (Germany), 2013.
The Saturated World: Aesthetic Meaning, Intimate Objects, Women’s Lives,1890-1940. University of Tennessee Press, 2006.
“Showing the Colors: America,” essay in Wearing Propaganda: Civilian Textiles on the Home Front; America, Great Britain, and Japan 1931-1945, ed. Jacqueline Atkins. NY &New Haven: Bard Graduate Center with Yale University Press, 2005.
“Scrapbook Houses for Paper Dolls: Creative Expression, Aesthetic Elaboration and Bonding in the Female World,” in Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott and Patricia Buckler, eds., The Scrapbook in American Life. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006, 116-134.
“Embodiment, Community Building, and Aesthetic Saturation in ‘Restroom World,’ a Backstage Women’s Space,” Journal of American Folklore 462 (Fall 2003).
“The Hand of the Maker: The Importance of Understanding Textiles From the Inside Out,” in Silk Roads, Other Roads: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America, 2003.
Bazaars and Fair Ladies: The History of the American Fundraising Fair. U. Tenn. Press, 1998.
Shaker Textile Arts. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1980.
Feltmaking: Traditions, Techniques and Contemporary Explorations. New York: Watson Guptill, 1980.
“Deep-Seated Associations: Textile Threads in Language, Myths, Fairytales and Novels,” Piecework,September/October, 2018.
“Beading Culture: Raised Beadwork and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin,” (exhibition review)
Journal of American Folklore, Winter 2018.
“The Push/Pull of the Doily: Revered, Reviled, and Reconceived,” Piecework, Nov.- Dec., 2017.
“Charity Fancywork of the Civil War Era,”Piecework, Sept.-Oct, 2013.
“Holding On” outdoor sculpture featured in Sanctuary 2017: Environmental Art at the Farley Centerexhibit at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, Fall, 2018.
Featured artist, Tierra Figures, Capitol Lakes Center, Madison, WI, June-July, 2017.
Featured artist, Relief Collages,UW-Madison Continuing Studies gallery, Oct.-Nov. 2016.
Featured artist, Luminous Texture,(photographs) Capitol Lakes Center, Madison, WI, June-July, 2016
Featured artist in Strong Spirits: Art of Three Women, at Madison Senior Center, August 2-September 18, 2015.