Margaret Docherty

Photos

QSOS_027_a.jpg

Title

Margaret Docherty

Subject

Fabrics
Fabric arts
Families
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Textile artists
Decorative arts
Crafts & decorating
Women
Women's history
Women’s voices
Sewing
Arts & crafts
Communities
Physicians
Great Britain

Description

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, including how she began quilting, how quilting impacts her family life, and how she uses quilting to relax from the stress of her job as a physician. She also discusses cultural aspects of quilting, such as quilting's impact on women's history, the quilting tradition of the United Kingdom, and the future of needle arts and quilting. Docherty talks about technical aspects of quilting, including her favorite quilting techniques, how she creates her quilting designs, and the style of quilts she creates.

Identifier

2019oh0543_qsosiqf0027
QSOS_027

Interviewee

Margaret Docherty

Interviewer

Jana Hawley

Interview sponsor

Pam Neil

Interview Keyword

Needle arts
United Kingdom
British quilts
American quilts
Baltimore quilts
Art quilts
Traditional quilts
Creative outlets
Creative processes
Machine quilting
Hand quilting
Quilting techniques
Relaxing activities


Citation

“Margaret Docherty,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 22, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2476.