June Underwood

Photos

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Title

June Underwood

Subject

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

Description

June Underwood talks about her quilt, "Crow's Line," which is part of her series involving crows and dragons. She talks about the techniques she used to create the quilt, the types of cloth and thread, and the technique of dyeing with bleach or other chemicals. She talks about some of the poetry that inspired the quilts and her desire to convey a narrative through her quilt series. She talks about how she began quilting, her lack of background in sewing, and her early memories of quilts, which were mostly negative. She talks about her favorite aspects of quilting, where she quilts, and what happens to her quilts when they are finished. Underwood discusses the regional influences on her quilting and art. She talks about how she has been influenced by both the quilting community and the art community in Portland. She talks about her influences from the traditional art world. She talks about how to preserve quilts and the art of quilt-making for the future.

Identifier

2019oh0251_qsosart0009
AQATS19119-009

Interviewee

June Underwood

Interviewer

Amy Tetlow Smith
Bernie Herman

Interview sponsor

Le Rowell

Interview Keyword

Crow's Line
Crows
Dragons
Learning quiltmaking
Quilt purpose - Exhibition
Quilt shows/exhibitions
Techniques
Inspiration
Design process
Narratives
Art quiltmaking
Art quilts
Literature


Citation

“June Underwood,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed November 1, 2020, https://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2455.