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educator , Quiltmaker

Therese Louise May, American Quiltmaker, educator. Recipient Most Innovative Use of Medium award Quilt National, 1985, American Craft award Kraus Sikes, 1991, Quilts Japan award Quilt National, 1995. Board of directors American Museum Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, California, 1990-1992, member exhibition committee 1990-1996. Member Studio Art Quilt Association.

Background

May, Therese Louise was born on August 5, 1943 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Donald Joseph McMahan and Alice Emily Rowe.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1967; Master of Arts, San Jose State University, 1974.

Career

Instructor, Arrowmont School Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1991; instructor, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, 1992-1994; instructor, Cleveland Institute Art, 1992; instructor, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1997. Founder, board directors Works, San Jose (California), 1977-1980.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Works included in White House. Featured in documentary KTEH, San Jose, California, 1995.

Membership

Board of directors American Museum Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, California, 1990-1992, member exhibition committee 1990-1996. Member Studio Art Quilt Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: salt and pepper shaker collection, yoga, metaphysics.

Connections

Married Anthony May, August 29, 1964 (divorced March 10, 1988). Children: Ian, Bridget.

father:
Donald Joseph McMahan

mother:
Alice Emily Rowe

spouse:
Anthony May

children:
Ian May

Bridget May