Nancy Woods Lyons

Photos

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Title

Nancy Woods Lyons

Description

Nancy Woods Lyons talks about her personal background. She says she was always surrounded by quilts growing up because her grandmother quilted. One of the quilts, the Snowball quilt, was featured in John Rice Irwin's "A People and Their Quilts" where it was labeled as unidentified. The pattern for the quilt came out in Charleston Daily Mail and was called Snowball. Lyons started her first quilt, The Roman Stripe, at 10 years old. Lyons says she heard about Cardinal Quilters through the "Quilter's Newsletter Magazine." She met the Cardinal Quilters in the 1970's and joined other groups like Hayfield and Springfield Quilters Unlimited and the Virginia Consortium of Quilters (VCQ).

Identifier

2019oh0374_qsoscar0012
VA22302-012

Subject

Quilting
Quiltmakers
Quilts
Quilt community
Virginia
Quilted goods
Quilt design
Childhood

Interviewee

Nancy Woods Lyons

Interviewer

Evelyn Salinger
Ruth Duncan

Interview sponsor

Nancy O'Bryant Puentes

Location

Fairfax, Virginia

Transcriber

Evelyn Salinger

Interview Keyword

Quilt shows/exhibitions
Quilting community
Women in quiltmaking
Family
Grandmothers
Generational quiltmaking
Virginia Consortium of Quilters (VCQ)
Quilt magazines
Quilt designs
Cardinal Quilters
Gender roles


Citation

“Nancy Woods Lyons,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 18, 2021, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2636.