The Mathematics of Quilting: A Quilter's Tacit Knowledge of Symmetry, Tiling and Group Theory

Katrina Hebb
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 511–520

Abstract

This paper discusses the mathematics of quilting-particularly symmetry, tilings, and group theory. Using Michael Polanyi's theory of tacit knowledge, it furthermore suggests how an average quilter has indwelt knowledge of these explicit forms of mathematics.

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