Quilters' Save Our Stories with Alex Anderson
That's right, our very own Alex Anderson has participated in the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program and talked about her history of being a quilter, along with sharing the story of her quilt Mud, all in front of a live audience at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2011.
What are Quilters' Save Our Stories interviews you ask? "Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (QSOS) is a project of the non-profit Quilt Alliance. The project creates, through recorded interviews, a broadly accessible body of information concerning quiltmaking, both present-day and in living memory. Our archive for the original audio recordings and photographs is the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. QSOS volunteers from across the country conduct and transcribe these interviews. We appreciate their generosity of time and dedication to the project!"
From Quilters' Save Our Stories and the Quilt Alliance:
"In this interview recorded live in front of an audience at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, journalist Meg Cox interviewed quilt teacher, author, fabric designer, and television star Alex Anderson about her history as a quiltmaker and quilt industry leader. Anderson shares the story about how she began making quilts and how her quiltmaking has evolved over time."
Click Here, or the image of Alex's quilt below, to hear her story.
Learn more from Alex, and see this quilt on the set, by watching her in How to Do Hand Quilting and How to Do Machine Quilting with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.
Click Here to see the Full Quilt, and detail photos, in the Quilt Gallery.
Quilt Photo: Mud by Alex Anderson