Hollis Chatelain

Photos

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Title

Hollis Chatelain

Description

Quilt artist and designer Hollis Chatelain, whose quilt "Sahel" is featured in the 100 Best Quilts Collection, is interviewed by Paula Bosselman for the Quilters' S.O.S. Oral History Project. She discusses her time living in Africa and its major influence on her art and artistic processes. She describes how she dyes her own fabrics and paints her quilts, preferring to paint quilts over sewing them. Chatelain goes into great detail about differing cultural aspects between African and American cultures and why she is drawn to African imagery in her art. She discusses the technical aspects of quilt making and her other influences, such as color and nature.

Identifier

2019oh0519_qsosiqf0003
QSOS_003

Subject

Quilts
Quilting
Women
Textiles
Crafts & decorating
Textile artists
Decorative arts
Women in art
Africans in art
Artists
Designers
Textile designers
Family
Africa
Sahel

Interviewee

Hollis Chatelain

Interviewer

Paula Bosselman

Interview sponsor

Frances McGuire

Interview Keyword

African inspired art
African inspired quilts
African fabrics
Fabrics
Fabric arts
African imagery
Americans in Africa
Artistry
Perceptions of Africa
Fabric dying
Artistic processes
Creative processes
Technical aspects of art
African women
Baobab trees
Artistic inspirations
Influences


Citation

“Hollis Chatelain,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed December 3, 2022, https://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2467.