Carolyn Dahl

Photos

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Title

Carolyn Dahl

Subject

Artists
Textiles
Decorative arts
Textile artists
Quilts--Design.
Quilts.
Quilting.
Arts and crafts.

Description

Carolyn Dahl describes the quilt she brought for the interview, which she titled "Don't Throw Away My Dolls." She says it is a memory quilt based on memories and objects from her childhood and family traditions. She describes her exact process of creating unique fabric stamps using those special objects from her childhood. Dahl talks about how she began her interest in quilting via her career in teaching fabric dyeing and painting. Dahl describes her first memory of a quilt, which was one made by her grandmother for one of her dolls. She talks about how her own quilting impacts her immediate family and more about her quilting schedule. Dahl talks about quilting during a difficult time in her life during a health issue, and how her work was affected. She talks about what she thinks makes a great quilt and what makes a great quilter. Dahl talks about why it is an exciting time in the world of quilting.

Identifier

2019oh0640_qsosiqf0124
QSOS_139

Interviewee

Carolyn Dahl

Interviewer

JoAnn Pospisil

Interview sponsor

Jeri Riggs

Interview Keyword

Don't Throw Away My Dolls
Memory quilts
Design process
Quiltmaking process
Techniques
Quilt purpose - Utilitarian
Quilting as therapy
Quilt purpose - Comfort
Art movements


Citation

“Carolyn Dahl,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 22, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2498.