Gabrielle Swain

Photos

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Title

Gabrielle Swain

Subject

Arts and crafts.
Quilting.
Quilts.
Quilts--Design.
Artists
Decorative arts
Textile artists
Textiles
Families.

Description

Gabrielle Swain talks about her quilt, "Maple Breaks," including its appearance and the techniques she used to create it, and the special meaning of the quilt and her focus on nature. She talks about how she began quilting, using quilting to survive through difficult times, and how her own quilting skills and techniques have changed since she first began in 1983. She talks about what makes a great quilt and what makes a great quilter. Swain talks about the book she wrote in 1994, which led to her teaching classes around the country. She talks about how quilting has impacted her family, American life, and women's history.

Identifier

2019oh0245_qsosart0003
AQATS19119-003

Interviewee

Gabrielle Swain

Interviewer

Amy Henderson

Interview sponsor

Le Rowell

Interview Keyword

Maple Breaks
Techniques
Teaching quiltmaking
Quiltmaking process
Appliqué


Citation

“Gabrielle Swain,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed September 19, 2020, https://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2454.