Elsie Campbell

Photos

QSOS_035_a.jpg

Title

Elsie Campbell

Subject

Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Textile artists
Decorative arts
Crafts & decorating
Women
Women's history
Artists
Families
Communities
Creativity
Teachers
Periodical editors
Mennonites
Amish
National Quilt Museum

Description

Karen Bennick interviews Elsie Campbell, an award-winning quilter and former educator. Campbell discusses a quilt she created for her son, called "World Peace", which she created to commemorate his world travels. She recalls how she first became interested in quilting and her extensive interest in fabric arts from a young age. Campbell talks about her quilting influences, particularly Mennonite and Amish patterns from her childhood as a Mennonite. She talks about her creative processes in creating quilt designs and executing the designs. Campbell also details her job as an editor and writer for the "Quilting Today" magazine, in which she has been published several times. Campbell discusses her personal beliefs about quilting, including preferred design and sewing methods, how to teach quilting to future generations, and the importance of proper care and conservation of quilts by the public.

Identifier

2019oh0549_qsosiqf0033
QSOS_035

Interviewee

Elsie Campbell

Interviewer

Karen Bennick

Interview sponsor

Pam Neil

Interview Keyword

Traditional quilts
Art quilts
Magazine editors
Quilt designs
Amish quilts
Mennonite quilts
Creative processes
Older women
Women and quilting
Quilting Today (Magazine)
Quilting publications
Museum quilts


Citation

“Elsie Campbell,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 22, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2478.