Mathematical Quilts

One Of A Kind...
Where you can see some of my work
Bridges Pécs 2010 - Math Art Gallery
Elaine Krajenke Ellison


B.A. Mathematics
Michigan State University 1967
M.A. Mathematics Education University of Colorado  1971

Ed.S. Administration
Central Michigan University 1985

Welcome to my home page! I am very pleased that I can share my mathematical quilts with you. Hopefully, after viewing the quilts, you will have a new way of looking at what my quilts are trying to communicate: a love of mathematics and quilting. I am a retired high school teacher of mathematics. Most of my career I taught at West Lafayette High School, West Lafayette, Indiana. I also taught a mathematics methods course for future high school teachers at Purdue. My classroom has changed since I retired. I now work mostly with quilters and pre-service teachers. I encourage the future teachers to try using quilts in their classroom. Quilts serve as a visual introduction to mathematical concepts that allows students to explore mathematics as they gain geometric insights. My quilts will engage the viewer in mathematical visualization, helping to further the role of problem solving. I have done workshops around the world. My talks include the London Science Museum, other science groups, art museums, various quilt groups, school groups, and mathematical groups. Along with co-author Dr.Diana Venters, I have written: Mathematical Quilts and More Mathematical Quilts. To find hands-on activities. and patterns for many of the quilts here, consult the above two books.

Some quilts are for sale - please contact Elaine at for more information and prices.