20th Anniversary Featured Interviews

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20th Anniversary Featured Interviews

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Kathi Babcock
Kathi Babcock learned how to quilt from a book she got when she was about 19 or 20 around the time of the bicentennial. Her mother taught her how to sew on and she views her quilting as an extension of that. She led the group that made the quilt she…

Carolyn Mazloomi
Carolyn Mazloomi talks about her quilt 'He Stands on the Shoulders of Many', a story quilt made for the 2009 exhibit "Quilts for Obama" at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, as well as the Women of Color Quilters' Network, which Mazloomi…

Barbara Brackman
Barbara Brackman is a quilt historian who specializes in designing reproduction prints for Moda. She maintains a internet presence through her blog, where she shares her knowledge of historic fabric and quilts. In this interview, she recounts to Meg…

Elsie Campbell
Karen Musgrave sits down for a phone interview with Elsie Campbell of Dodge City, Kansas. Musgrave and Campbell discuss Campbell's quilt entered for Ami Simms's "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit and how her son's time as a caretaker…

Anne Rolfe
Anne Rolfe was interviewed as part of the South Central Michigan QSOS. She shares her experience making quilts for friends and family and how she learned to quilt.

Norma Storm
Norma Storm was interviewed as part of the South Central Michigan QSOS. She shares why she loves quilts, how she learned to quilt, and her experience teaching. She also shares the experience of publishing articles about quiltmaking.

Rosemary Kimball
Rosemary Kimball was interviewed as part of the South Central Michigan QSOS. She shares her experience of making quilts for family and the excitement of discovering lost family quilts.

Estella Spates
Estella Spates was interviewed as part of the South Central Michigan QSOS. She shares the design process of her "Three Dancers" quilt, her experience as an African American quiltmaker, and the importance of quilts in women's history.

Carol Miller
Carol Miller was interviewed as part of the South Central Michigan QSOS. She shares the experience of making her first quilt, passing down quilts over generations, the time that goes into making a quilt, and commemorating her husband's Kilimanjaro…

Jean Sadowski PufPaff
In this interview, Jean PufPaff shares stories of her early quilting years, her favorite quilting tools, and her quilting community in South Central Michigan.

Mary Kay (Micki) Batte
Mary Kay Batte discusses a quilt she made for exhibition, completed while she was traveling in the Northwest of the United States. She goes on to discuss the meaning of the quilt for her, and she says that it provides a memory for her about the trip…
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