Lydia Neuman is an artist and writer, and Head of Exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Originally from New York City, Lydia has spent significant periods of time in Maine and New Mexico, and lived in Texas for six years without making the transition from "you guys" to "y'all." Lydia has worked as a textile designer, a production glassblower and weaver, a technical writer and editor, and in various soul-crushing cubicle jobs. She has taught Color Theory, American Literature, Applied Statistics, and Driver's Ed. Lydia has a master's in Textile Technology and Cultural Studies from UT Austin, and bachelor's degrees in Printmaking from RISD and English from Bucknell. Her non-marketable skills include tetrachromatic color vision (unverified), parallel parking, giftwrapping, and a savant-like ability to eyeball measurements. Lydia lives with her partner, Tim, who works for the U.S. Antarctic Program, and a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Temoku, whose vocation has yet to be determined.