Dr. Chawne Kimber

Dr. Kimber for Hall of Fame

Threads of Activism

"Never let anybody tell you what your limitations are."

Quick Facts

Featured in: Check My Patchwork (March 2022)

Current Role: Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University


  • Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. at University of Florida
  • Master of Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Quilting and mathematics

In our March 2022 – Check My Patchwork box, Dr. Chawne Kimber shares with us about growing up in the south during a time where gender was portrayed as, girls are pretty, and they don’t do math and science. She tells us how she got into quilting, specifically social justice quilts, and how math shows up in quilting.

Black Girl MATHgic Exclusive Interview Preview

“There is a lot of geometry involved in quilts. Understanding how shapes fit together is a huge thing.”

Check out our March 2022 – Check My Patchwork box to see Dr. Chawne Kimber’s FULL interview!

Dr. Kimber for Hall of Fame