Susan Derkacz

Photos

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Title

Susan Derkacz

Subject

Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Textile artists
Decorative arts
Crafts & decorating
Women
Artists
Women’s voices
Creativity
American women, 1600-1900
Southwestern States.
Families
Gifts

Description

Sandy Mehall interviews Susan Derkacz, a quilt maker, for the Quilters' S.O.S. Oral History Project. Derkacz discusses many aspects of quilting, including technical aspects such as machine vs. hand quilting, the importance of craftsmanship in quilting, and the techniques she used in creating the quilt she brought to discuss in the interview. She also talks about the cultural aspects of quilting, including stories behind quilts, the importance of quilts in American women's history, and how quilts should be conserved for the future in museums and cultural exhibits. Derkacz talks about her personal experiences with quilting, like discussing the first quilt she created and how quilting has impacted and influenced her family life.

Identifier

2019oh0626_qsosiqf0110
QSOS_123

Interviewee

Susan Derkacz

Interviewer

Sandy Mehall

Interview sponsor

Pam Neil

Interview Keyword

Quilting techniques
Hand quilting
Machine quilting
Cultural history
Craft history
Women and quilting
Cultural aspects of quilting
Catharsis in crafting
Quilt stories
Quilting in American culture
Proper care of quilts


Citation

“Susan Derkacz,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed December 11, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2496.