Emily Parson

Photos

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Title

Emily Parson

Subject

Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Textile artists
Fabrics
Fabric arts
Families
Communities
American Folk Art Museum
Women
Women’s voices
Crafts & decorating
Sewing
Arts & crafts
Quilts--Design.
Women's history

Description

Patricia Plunk interviews Emily Parson, a quilter, at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Parson talks about the quilt she brought for the interview, which features a butterfly design. Parson talks about her process of hand dyeing fabrics, which feature heavily in the quilts she creates. She discusses personal aspects of quilting, including how she began quilting, the importance of the quilting community in her life, and how quilting impacts her family. She discusses technical facets of quilting, such as her preferred methods of quilting, how she believes quilts should be preserved, and her favorite and least favorite aspects of quilting. She talks about cultural and artistic aspects of quilting, women's history in relation to quilting, and how she is artistically inspired to create quilt designs. Parson also discusses the importance of art quilts to quilting history and their place in textile museums.

Identifier

2019oh0619_qsosiqf0103
QSOS_115

Interviewee

Emily Parson

Interviewer

Patricia Plunk

Interview sponsor

Adrienne Yorinks

Interview Keyword

Quilters
Quilt collecting
Quilting as art
Quilting techniques
Quilting communities
Textile arts
Creative processes
Hand dyed fabrics
Traditional quilts
Art quilts
Artistic inspirations
Quilt museums
Textile museums
Hand quilting
Machine quilting
Quilt designs
Quilt sleeves
Quilt binding


Citation

“Emily Parson,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed December 11, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2493.