Lori Lee Triplett



  • Quilt Historian
  • Fabric Thespian
  • Award-Winning Artist

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. As an award winning writer Lori has written more than 15 books and numerous magazine articles. Her most recent book written with her sister, Pioneer Quilts, examines the great western migration of the pioneers. The book uses 30 different quilts to tell the pioneer story through the eyes of Esther Heinzmann. Her previous book, Indigo Quilts, covers the history of indigo from Africa to America. Additionally, this award-winning book includes detailed photos of African textiles and antique quilts from the Poos Collection as well as five projects.

As an art quilter Lori prefers to work with hand dyed or hand painted fabric. Her artwork has been featured in multiple exhibitions, websites, publications, and books. She is an international award-winning artist including from the National Endowment for the Arts: American Masterpiece. She is currently creating quilts for two solo quilt exhibitions: Tree of Life and Indigo Images.