Marian-Ortolf Bagley, Professor Emerita of Design at the University of Minnesota, where

she developed foundational courses in color design, design, and drawing. Holding an MAT in

Fine Arts and Art History from Indiana University, she is a practicing artist who has had solo

exhibitions of her watercolors and drawings, and has received awards in juried

exhibitions.  Her work is held by the Detroit Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts,

University of Minnesota  and Tweed Museum in Duluth, plus numerous public and private

collections. She has completed commissions for the Goldstein Museum and the Minneapolis

Art Institute.  She was a guest professor at Humboldt Universität in Berlin and worked

at libraries and archives in the United Kingdom and Europe.  She is the author (with

Margaret Sathre Maxfield) of “Afterimage Color Perception for Designers” (Perceptual and

Motor Skills, October 1986).

Barbara Caron, Assistant Director of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum,

holds a Doctorate in Design History and a Master of Arts in Design Foundations from the

University of Minnesota, a Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University,

and a Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

She has worked as an exhibit developer at the Minnesota Historical Society; taught at colleges

and universities in Iowa and Minnesota; and served as a public library director in Kentucky,

West Virginia, and Minnesota. Barbara is also a quiltmaker, quilt teacher, quilt designer, and

the author of two books published by the American Quilter's Society, Tessellations and

Variation [1995] and Navigating Compass Design [1998].