Marilyn Doheny

Photos

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Title

Marilyn Doheny

Subject

Fabrics
Fabric arts
Quilts
Quilting
Families
Communities
Sewing
Creativity
Artistry
Artists
Arts & crafts
Women
Women's history
Women's voices
Textiles
Textile arts
Divorce
Career changes

Description

Judy Holley interviews Marilyn Doheny, a quilter, quilt teacher, and quilt book author. Doheny discusses the quilt she has brought for the interview, which she was commissioned to create in order to showcase the fabrics in a new fabric line for the convention she is attending in Houston, Texas. Doheny talks about how she began quilting and teaching quilting 24 years prior to the interview, detailing her experience giving quilt lectures throughout Europe. She discusses quilting's impact on her family life, as it played a role in her divorce and has altered the lives of her children. She talks about her role in improving quilting techniques, particularly the rotary cutter. Doheny discusses broader opinions about quilting, including what makes a great quilt, how quilts should be used, and quilting's impact on the lives of women. Doheny gives quilters advice about the creative process and tells the interviewers anecdotes about her experiences as a quilt lecturer.

Identifier

2019oh0646_qsosiqf0130
QSOS_145

Interviewee

Marilyn Doheny

Interviewer

Judy Holley

Interview sponsor

Leslie Tucker Jenison

Interview Keyword

Fiber artists
Quilters
Uses for quilts
Utilitarian quilts
Fabric lines
Textile lines
Machine quilting
Book publishing
Promotional quilts
Creative outlets
Quilt lecturers
Art quilts
Traditional quilts
Quilt designs
Left-handed quilters


Citation

“Marilyn Doheny,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 22, 2019, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2500.