Houck describes the quilt she has brought to the interview, which is a remake of a 1930s quilt. She discusses the use of feed sacks in quilting and sewing. She talks about how she originally became interested in quilting. Houck began a quilt magazine for the Ladies' Circle Patchwork Quilts and spent twenty years working for them. It is because of this experience that she often gets called an "expert" on quilting. She says that she became an expert by learning how to handle, photograph, and research quilts. Due to Houck's expertise in quilting, she became a judge for quilt shows. Houck says she is part of two guilds, the Charlottesville Guild and the Crotez Guild. She has also made a quilt book of art for the Quilt Encyclopedia Illustrated. She says that it is not a how-to-quilt book, but a book that focuses on the beauty of quilts she photographed. She discusses trends in quilting. She talks about the importance of quilts in America, quilting's impact on women's history, and how quilt preservation has changed over time.
Arts and crafts
Craft and art
Quilts--United States--History--20th century.
Nancy O'Bryant Puentes
Interview indexed by Ta'mya Ross with the support of the Virginia Quilt Museum
Fabric - Feedsack
Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts Magazine
Gender in quiltmaking
Quilt purpose - Artistic expression
“Carter Houck,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed March 1, 2024, https://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2645.