Linda Lindstrom Freeman

Photos

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Title

Linda Lindstrom Freeman

Description

Linda Lindstrom Freeman talks about her personal background. Freeman says that when her kids were young, her aunt tried to get her to quilt. Her aunt, Beth Ford, would bring her quilt patterns to inspire Freeman and make a Sunbonnet baby's quilt for her daughter. She recalls being discouraged when she found out how long the quilting process would take. Freeman started quilting in the early 1980s with Cardinal Quilters after taking a beginning quilter's class. Freeman says that the quilt she has brought to the interview is the piece that she made in the beginning quilting class from Cardinal Quilters. She defines it as her most special piece because it is her first. Freeman says that the quilt represents her family, and each family member has a muslin block that represents their interests. Freeman says that she has not held positions in Cardinal Quilters, but she was the president of Virginia Star Quilters in 1989. Virginia Star Quilters is a Fredericksburg quilting chapter that is in the National Quilting Association. Freeman says she taught for the Quilt Block, a quilt shop in Stafford, Virginia. Freeman speaks on her involvement with the Virginia Consortium of Quilters' documentation project. Documentation Days would allow people to bring in old quilts and fill out forms documenting where it was made, what pattern it had, and what fabric and batting it consisted of.

Identifier

2019oh0372_qsoscar0010
VA22302-010

Subject

Quilting
Quilts
Quiltmakers
Quilt patterns
Families.
Quiltmaking process
Quilters
Quiltmaking

Interviewee

Linda Lindstrom Freeman

Interviewer

Ruth Duncan

Interview sponsor

Nancy O'Bryant Puentes

Location

Alexandria, Virginia

Transcriber

Ruth Duncan

Interview Keyword

Cardinal Quilters
Virginia Star Quilters
National Quilting Association
Quilting process
Quilt designs
Fabric
Patterns
Sewing machines
Machine quilting
Unfinished objects (UFO)
Quilting community
Guild leadership
Quilt guilds
Quilting communities
Virginia Consortium of Quilters
Documentation Days
Virginia Consortium of Quilters' documentation project
Quilt shows/exhibitions


Citation

“Linda Lindstrom Freeman,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 18, 2021, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2634.