Christine Bradford

Photos

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Title

Christine Bradford

Description

Evelyn Salinger interviews Christine Bradford, a quilter a seamstress, for the Quilters' S.O.S. Oral History Project. Bradford first talks about the quilt she brought in for the interview, which is inspired by her enjoyment of Starbucks' caramel macchiato drink. She then talks about her first experiences with quilting, including quilters in her family and how she learned to sew as a young girl. She talks about different aspects of quilting, including sewing groups, designing quilt patterns, and her preference of contemporary designs over traditional designs. She tells Salinger about quilts she has created as commissioned pieces. Bradford talks about the impact of quilting on her family life and why she does not enter her quilts into shows, since most of her quilts are personal creations for family members. She discusses quilting's impact on American women, gives advice to new quilters, and discusses other aspects of quilting which impact her life.

Identifier

2019oh0395_qsosdd0011
DC20002-010

Subject

Quilts
Quilting
Women
Textiles
Crafts & decorating
Textile artists
Decorative arts
Gifts
Family
Embroidery
Needlework
American women, 1600-1900
Musicians
Artists
Nigeria
United States

Interviewee

Christine Bradford

Interviewer

Evelyn Salinger

Interview sponsor

Janneken Smucker

Interview Keyword

Starbucks drinks
Creative inspirations
Cherokee women
Family quilts
Quilt patterns
Seamstresses
Homemade clothing
Daughters of Dorcas
Quilting groups
Sewing circles
Hand quilting
Machine quilting
Piecing
Contemporary quilting
Traditional quilting
Fabrics
T-shirt quilts
Photo quilts
Quilters
Quilting shows
Women and quilting
Novice quilters
Quilting advice
Rotary cutters
Computers in quilting


Citation

“Christine Bradford,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed June 23, 2024, https://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2463.