Roberta Horton

Photos

QSOS_045_a.jpg

Title

Roberta Horton

Subject

Quilts--Design.
Quilts
Quilting
Fabrics
Fabric arts
Textiles
Textile artists
Decorative arts
Crafts & decorating
Women
Artists
Women's history
Sewing
Arts & crafts
San Francisco (Calif.)
Families
Communities
Germany

Description

Marilyn Geary interviews Roberta Horton, a quilter and quilt teacher, about her quilts and her quilting career. Horton first talks about the quilt she brought to the interview, titled "Frau Horton." She discusses her experiences travelling to Germany and teaching quilting classes there, which inspired the creation of her quilt. She also talks about various fabrics from around the world and how she incorporates these fabrics into her quilts. She details her creative process in both choosing fabrics and turning these fabrics into quilts. Horton talks about her general attitudes towards quilting, including her favorite aspects of quilting, the proper preservation of quilts, the qualities of a great quilt and quilter, and the importance of quilting in women's history. She speaks on personal aspects of quilting, such as the future of her "Frau Horton" quilt, her hometown's influence on her quilt designs, and her relationship with her sister, who is also a quilter.

Identifier

2019oh0556_qsosiqf0040
QSOS_045

Interviewee

Roberta Horton

Interviewer

Marilyn Geary

Interview sponsor

Pam Neil

Interview Keyword

German quilts
Quilting in Europe
Cultural quilts
Cultural textiles
International quilts
Creative processes
Quilt teachers
Home economics teachers
Artistic passion
Quilt revivals
Creative choices
Personal opinions
Siblings
Quilters
Quilts and women's history
Quilting guilds
Machine piecing
Hand quilting
Art quilts
Traditional quilts
Quilt preservation
American quilts


Citation

“Roberta Horton,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed December 11, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2479.