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Quilters' Save Our Stories with Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto

Returning after a month's absence, the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance shines its light on Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto. Interviewed by Karen Musgrave of the Quilt Alliance, Donna talks about many things, including the creation of her quilt Cyclea Peltata"why quilting is so important to her," and "how positive women coming together to make quilts is, and the positive impact it has had on women throughout history."


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:


"DeSoto talks about the quilt she brought to the interview, its inspiration, and the materials and techniques she used. She talks about the quilting groups she belongs to as well as how quilting first interested her. DeSoto talks about the quilting classes she took, some of the quilters whose work she particularly is drawn to, and how her family reacts to her quilting. She talks about her creative process, what inspires her, and comments on quilting as an art or a craft. DeSoto talks about her involvement in the Healing Quilts In Medicine project, artist statements, and the great connection quilters have with one another. DeSoto talks about how quilting can reflect her community and why quilting is so important to her. DeSoto wraps up the interview by discussing how positive women coming together to make quilts is, and the positive impact it has had on women throughout history."


Click Here, or the images of Donna's quilt below, to hear her story.


Cyclea Peltata by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto (Photo from Quilt Alliance)




Cyclea Peltata by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto - Detail (Photo from Quilt Alliance)




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