Glover, a quilt designer and teacher, has a degree in
Clothing, Textiles and Related Arts from Auburn
University. Innovative Log Cabin and geometric
patchwork quilts composed of many fabrics in vibrant colors
have become her trademark. She has created numerous
quilts inspired from landscapes and architecture.
Flavin’s Log Cabin Landscapes & Buildings quilts
are featured in her book, A
New Look at Log Cabin Quilts by C&T
Publishing. Her quilt “Row Houses” was selected one of
the 100 Best American Quilts of the 20th
Century. Row Houses and several of Flavin's Log Cabin
landscape quilts are featured in various television
programs, including HGTV's Simply Quilts.
Some of her new,
innovative designs are patterned
and available for order on her website. Flavin's Spring Star quilt is on the cover of Log Cabin Quilts
by Weiss and Causee.
Spring Star pattern is featured in the text.
Tuscan Village and Stepping Out in
Color are two of Flavin's designs featured in
Fons and Porter's Love of
one of 100
Quilts of the 20th Century
Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama featured an
exhibition in 2003 titled Flavin Glover: 25 Year
Retrospective of Patchwork Quilts. The gallery show
included 26 works by Flavin and two patchwork string
quilts from the Depression era made by Flavin’s mother,
Nonnie Hudson Williams. Flavin’s work has been selected
for Quilt National and the Tactile Architecture
Show. She has served on the Executive Boards of
the American Quilt Study Group and the International
Her patchwork quilts and original wearable fashions have
been exhibited and published extensively since 1979.
Flavin teaches workshops and gives lectures throughout
the U.S. Her patchwork and design workshops cater to
varied skill levels and cover a range of topics.
Flavin and her husband, Glenn, live in the college town
of Auburn, Alabama. Glenn is a Professor Emeritus in the School of
Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn
University. In a home they designed, Flavin's
patchwork quilts adorn the walls of almost every room.
Their love of Arts and Crafts period antique oak
furniture influences the home's interior design and
Glenn's passion for volunteer work has him planning and
leading construction work teams to remote villages in
the Central and South America (such as rebuilding
suspension bridges over rivers in the mountains of
Panama and building a solar/wind power generation system
for a medical clinic in the high Andes of
Bolivia). When possible, Flavin eagerly rolls up
her sleeves and joins the work teams. Their hobbies
include gardening, traveling and cross-country skiing,
to name a few.