Lenna is a former professional dancer and choreographer, retired from 35 years as a professor of dance, teaching and performing both in AZ and nationally. She currently spends her time in researching and writing about quilt history as well as presenting lectures, workshops and trunk shows with her quilting partner Anne Hodgkins. Additionally she is busy as a quilt restorer repairing and conserving antique quilts for museums, dealers, designers and private collectors. She is a past national president of the American Quilt Study Group and has served on the executive board the Arizona Centennial Quilt Project. A past president of Phoenix Area Quilters Association, she currently holds board positions on the AZ Quilters Hall of Fame and the AZ Quilt Documentation Project. She is the founder and facilitator of the AZ Quilt Study Group. For three years she co-authored with Anne Hodgkins the column “Vintage Views” on antique quilts for Quilting Quarterly Magazine and currently writes a quilt history column for the AZ Quilters Hall of Fame Newsletter. Along with Anne Hodgkins and Lynn Miller, she co- authored “Follow The Thread – Quilts of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.” In 2016 she was inducted into the AZ Quilters Hall of Fame for her work in preserving and promoting quilt history both nationally and in Arizona. In 2017 she was featured in QUILTFOLK, a national quilt publication. She has an extensive collection of antique quilts and textiles that she loves to share.
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