Barbara Ferguson Factor

Profile Updated: March 3, 2020
Barbara Ferguson
Residing In: Galesburg, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Lance Factor
Children: Abigail, born 1972, lives in Chicago, Il. where she has her own business teaching pilates and yoga.
Katherine, More…born 1975, is the Poet in Residence at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California
Occupation: artist/teacher
Yes! Attending Reunion
Education after Seaholm:

B.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art
M.F.A. University of Georgia
Post grad study at the School of the Chicago Art Institute
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Penland School

Where Have You Lived?

New York, New York
Athens, Georgia
Princeton, New Jersey
Honolulu, Hawaii
Chicago, Illinois
Interlochen, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan

Work History:

Textile Designer for Ria Herlinger, New York,N.Y.
Textile Designer for Deering Milliken, New York, N.Y.
Taught Grad and Undergrad Students, University of Georgia
Taught Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Il
Founded and taught in the Fiber Arts Dept.,
Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen,Mi
Fiber Arts workshops in Chicago, Atlanta, Georgia, Peoria,Il
Served on the Visual Arts Panel and other panels for the Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, Il

School Story:

Too many to fill this little box!!!


After graduating from Cranbrook Academy of Art, I worked as a textile designer in New York. Then I taught at the University of Georgia. I married and my husband has been a Professor of Philosophy at Knox College.... eeek for 42 years!! I have taught and given workshops around the country. One of my favorite jobs was creating the Fiberarts Program at Interlochen Arts Center in Michigan.
We have recently purchased a condo in Traverse City, Michigan and look forward to being back in my home state.

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Happy Birthday Greg, How great it is to be 75!! snd so wise and lively. Have a special birthday year (how often can we experience 3/4 of a century)and Hello to Patsy.

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