More About the Author
Merikay Waldvogel was born in St. Louis, MO. She studied languages in college and taught ESL in Chicago before moving to Knoxville, TN in the late 1970s. Her first book "Quilts of Tennessee" resulted from the state quilt survey she and Bets Ramsey conducted in the 1980s. Her next books "Soft Covers for Hard Times" and "Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair" focused on quiltmaking in the Great Depression in the USA. "Childhood Treasures: Quilts Made By and For Children" is her latest. In 2009, she was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame.