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Ardis James, Who Established Center on Quilts, Is Dead at 85

The New York Times - Margalit Fox

by AQS Staff

Ardis Butler James, a Nebraska-born philanthropist who with her husband established what is now the largest public collection of quilts in the world, encompassing humbly elegant bed coverings by anonymous 18th-century hands and avant-garde wall hangings by celebrated 21st-century artists, died on July 7, 2011, in Stamford, Conn. She was 85.

Click here for the complete obituary from The New York Times.