Quilters' Save Our Stories with Eleanor Burns

Eleanor Burns is known as The Queen of Quilting, but here at The Quilt Show, she's just known as 2011 Quilt Legend Eleanor Burns. Okay, maybe we don't call her that, but she is a dear friend of the show and an important part of quilting history. So for this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance, we are shining the spotlight on Eleanor and her storied career as she talks about her quilts, her company, and so much more!


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:


"Eleanor Burns owns the company "Quilt in a Day" and was the star of the PBS show of the same name. In this interview, she talks about the influence of Ruby McKim on her work. Burns considers herself a quilt historian, and she highly values tradition and antiques. She talks about women's legacies within and outside of quilting."


Click Here, or the image below, to hear her story.


Learn more from Eleanor by watching her on The Quilt Show in:


 - How to Make Quilt Blocks with Eleanor Burns | How to Do Strip Piecing with Ricky Tims


 - 2011 Quilt Legend Eleanor Burns | Partial Seams


​​ - How to Precision Piece and Cut Log Cabin Strips with Eleanor Burns




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