Julie John Upshaw

Photos

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Title

Julie John Upshaw

Subject

Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Textile artists
Decorative arts
Crafts & decorating
Women
Women’s voices
Artists
Creativity
Fabrics
Fabric arts
Families
Communities
Gifts

Description

JoAnn Pospisil interviews Julie John Upshaw, an art quilt creator and winner of the best quilt award at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Upshaw discusses her background as a painter and how it influences the quilts she creates. She talks about her unorthodox methods of creating quilts, preferring to honor creativity over accuracy or tradition. She discusses the role of quilts in her family, community, and personal life.

Identifier

2019oh0637_qsosiqf0121
QSOS_136

Interviewee

Julie John Upshaw

Interviewer

JoAnn Pospisil

Interview sponsor

Pam Neil

Interview Keyword

Quilt techniques
Quilt designs
Machine quilting
Women and quilting
Hand quilting
Technical preferences
Traditional quilts
Art quilts
Parent involvement
Quilting in communities
Artistic influences
Home quilts
Bed quilts
Quilt preservation
Quilts as gifts
Creative processes
Quilting as art


Citation

“Julie John Upshaw,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed December 11, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2497.