Lynne Edwards describes how she first learned to create cathedral window quilts under the tutelage of an embroiderer. She talks about her attitude about art quilts versus utilitarian quilts when she first began and how that attitude changed over time. She talks about "breaking the rules" of traditional styles, as well as the importance of learning the basic skills and techniques before breaking the rules. She talks about the first quilt she made, in the 1970s. She talks about visiting a museum in America and being inspired by the American quilts there. Edwards talks about the use of quilting to survive through difficult times, as well as the counseling and support among the members of quilting groups. Edwards talks about the differences between the role of quilting in American history versus English history. She talks about how quilting was an important part of American history but is rarely documented or referenced in works of the time. Edwards talks about the criteria for a museum-quality quilt versus an art gallery-quality quilt. She talks about how criteria for judging quilt shows can be a negative influence on quilters. She talks about her beliefs on the kinds of expectations quilters should have about the preservation of their quilts when giving them as gifts.
Arts and crafts.
Joyce Starr Johnson
Cathedral window (quilt pattern)
Quilts as gifts
Quilt purpose - Gift or presentation
“Lynne Edwards,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed September 29, 2023, https://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2492.