Mary Perini

Photos

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Title

Mary Perini

Subject

Women’s history
Women in history
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
American women 1600-1900
Needlework
Crafts & decorating
Textile artists
Textile industry
September 11 Terrorist Attacks. 2001

Description

Quilt historian, textile dealer, quilt appraiser, and quilter Mary Perini is interviewed about quilts. She discusses the personal and emotional aspects of quilting, including the stories told by quilts which can be found in their stitching and fabrics. She talks about how she became a quilt historian and then a quilter. Perini also discusses the cultural aspects of quilting, particularly in regard to women's history and women's place in society prior to the feminist movements of the 1960s. Perini talks about how the quilts she is currently creating are influenced by her feelings about September 11, 2001, which occurred 32 days prior to this interview taking place.

Identifier

2019oh0217_qsosaqsg0003
AQSG-003

Interviewee

Mary Perini

Interviewer

Amy Henderson

Interview sponsor

Emily Klainberg

Interview Keyword

Vintage quilts
Quilt making
Antique quilts
Quilt tops
Cultural aspects of quilts
Women and quilts
Domestic crafts
Cult of domesticity
9/11


Citation

“Mary Perini,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed August 5, 2020, https://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2448.