Quilters' Save Our Stories with Denyse Schmidt
For our spotlight on the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance this week, we feature Denyse Schmidt being interviewed at their annual Quilters Take Manhattan event in 2012 in front of an audience by then president (and past guest of The Quilt Show) Meg Cox. In it, they discuss her quilt, One Big Square, "her background in graphic design and dance, her inspiration for her quilt design, her design process, and the role of quilts in American life."
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 in front of an audience at the Quilt Alliance's annual fundraiser, Quilters Take Manhattan, journalist and Quilt Alliance president interviews quilt designer Denyse Schmidt about her background in graphic design and dance, her inspiration for her quilt design, her design process, and the role of quilts in American life."
Click Here, or the images below, to hear Denyse's story.
Denyse Schmidt with her quilt One Big Square, (Photos from the Quilt Alliance)