Kelsey Boes

Kelsey Boes Profile

Growing up among quilters, world travelers, photographers, and engineers, Kelsey was encouraged to make and explore. Sometimes this meant sketching as she ogled Notre Dame, and other times it meant mapping the shapes of bubbles between plexiglass.

Passionate about both the arts and the sciences, Kelsey has found that her dichotomous interests inform one another and allow her to grow as both a scientist and an artist. To this end, she scientifically experiments with her quilts: pushing the aesthetics, investigating new processes, and methodically considering the impacts of individual components. Although there’s not much intersection between deconstructive quilting and renewable additives for diesel fuel (her current PhD work), the disparate pursuits provide for energizing design breaks in the middle of research and productive time in the lab as she ponders her next quilt direction 

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