International Quilt Festival QSOS

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International Quilt Festival QSOS

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Barbara Ann Bauer Barrett
Barbara Barrett is a quilter in Bastrop, Texas who began quilting in the mid 1990s. She's known how to sew since a young age, and moved to quilting when she took a class. She is an active member of many groups and guilds including the Austin Area…

Melanie Testa
In this interview recorded live in front of an audience at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, Amy Milne, executive director of the Quilt Alliance since 2006, interviewed artist, author, teacher, agent provocateur, and firebrand…

Venetta Morger
Venetta Morger discusses her quilt made to support cancer research for MD Anderson and its Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project. She shares how she began quilting and her experiences teaching techniques to fellow guild members. She has been a full time…

Marilyn Mowry
Marilyn Mowry talks about her love of antique quilts, including her membership in the “19th-century Patchwork Divas" group.

Barbara Oliver Hartman
Barbara Oliver Hartman shares her quilt, 'Autumn Leaves', which took more than 15 years to complete.

Alex Anderson
In this interview recorded live in front of an audience at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, journalist Meg Cox interviewed quilt teacher, author, fabric designer, and television star Alex Anderson about her history as a quiltmaker…

Andrea Brokenshire
In this interview, conducted at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, Andrea Brokenshire explains her quiltmaking process, as well as fiber art as a therapeutic practice.

Suzanne Marshall
Marshall discusses how she began quilting and her growth as a professional quilter. She discusses the various inspirations for quilts based off of her travels and books that she has read. Intermixed with her answering questions, she provides…

Judy Dales
Le Rowell interviews Judy Dales, a renowned quilter at a quilt convention. She discusses how she got involved in quilting from a young age and the first quilt she owned. She talks about the challenges she faces in quilting, from doing challenging…

Hollis Chatelain
Quilt artist and designer Hollis Chatelain, whose quilt "Sahel" is featured in the 100 Best Quilts Collection, is interviewed by Paula Bosselman for the Quilters' S.O.S. Oral History Project. She discusses her time living in Africa and its major…

Eleanor Burns
Eleanor Burns owns the company "Quilt in a Day" and was the star of the PBS show of the same name. In this interview, she talks about the influence of Ruby McKim on her work. Burns considers herself a quilt historian, and she highly values tradition…

Anita Murphy
Anita Murphy is an accomplished quilter and teacher. She began quilting because of an aunt who taught her, and she was given quilts from Dr. Ruth Hartgraves, who was held in high regard by the University of Texas.

Patty Cline
Patty Cline delves into her life as a quiltmaker. She talks about her design process as well as how she comes up with the ideas for her quilts. Her family's influence on her quiltmaking, her advice to novice quiltmakers, and the impact that quilting…

Paula Nadelstern
Nadelstern considers herself a professional quilter, and she is known for her kaleidoscope quilts and the technique she invented to create them. She talks about how quilting started as a hobby that grew into a career. At multiple points, she talks…

Yvonne Porcella
Porcella was originally a sewer and weaver before she got into quilting. This background helped her to focus on the colors and fabrics more. She is very traditional and consistent in her methods. She claims that her creativity stems from her…

Elly Sienkiewicz
Sienkiewicz is a quilter and an author. She teaches women how to quilt, specifically appliqué. She is responsible for the revival of the Baltimore Album style quilt, in which each quilting block is unique and brought together with others to create an…

Judy Murrah
Judy Murrah was the director of education for the International Quilt Festival. She talks about how she learned to sew as a child, and how she taught herself how to quilt as a young adult. She became known for her books on wearables (quilted fashion…

Shoko Ferguson
Ferguson discusses her interest in quilting through her mother-in-law, as well as balancing quilting as a mother of three children. She describes the two quilts that she brought to the Quilt Festival Houston. She talks about how quilting has helped…

Margaret Docherty
Jana Hawley interviews Margaret Docherty, a quilter from Durham, England. She talks about the quilt which she has brought for the interview, the prize-winning "Little Brown Birds" applique quilt. She talks about her personal life and quilting,…

Cynthia England
England is a quilter whose pictorial quilt was named in the 20th Century's Best American Quilts. She then began to teach and create patterns, which blossomed into her own business.
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