Shirley Kelly

Photos

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Title

Shirley Kelly

Subject

Male quiltmakers
Quilts
Quilting
Families
Arts--Commissioning
Quilts--design
Fabrics
Fabric arts
Textiles
Quilting today
Arts & crafts
Decorative arts
Quilts in art
Quilts in interior decoration
Textile artists
Communities
Artists
Art teachers

Description

JoAnn Pospisil interviews Shirley Kelly, a former art educator and quilter, about her life and her quilting career. Kelly discusses the quilt she brought in for the interview, which features various family pets and other animals. She talks about her favorite aspect of quilting, applique, and how quilting and applique fit into her daily life. She discusses the artistic aspects of quilting as well, including what makes a great quilt and quilter. Kelly also speaks on art quilts and their importance in American life and women's history. She talks about the preservation of quilts, quilting guilds, and the impact of quilting on her own life.

Identifier

2019oh0620_qsosiqf0104
QSOS_116

Interviewee

Shirley Kelly

Interviewer

JoAnn Pospisil

Interview sponsor

Pam Neil

Interview Keyword

Quilts as art
Quilt guilds
Preservation of quilts
Museum quilts
Men in quilting
Women in quilting
Creative processes
Commissioned quilts
Quilting as a career
Art quilts
Traditional quilts
Daily routines
Art educators
Machine quilting
Hand quilting
Quilts in American life
Quilting culture
Horses in art
Family pets
Family quilts
Textile arts
Needle arts
Contemporary quilts
Utility quilts
Creativity
Artistic talents


Citation

“Shirley Kelly,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 22, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2494.