Quilters' Save Our Stories with Ted Storm van Weelden

This week's subject for the Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance is a master of quilting, Ted Storm van Weelden. Her quilt, Nocturnal Garden, was named a Masterpiece quilt in 2006 and is the work she is discussing here with Jana Hawley as part of her story, along with "her background as a textile teacher and her desire to know more about quilting."


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:


"Storm van Weelden talks about being depressed due to a health problem and deciding to make a black quilt. She talks about how this quilt, along with successful surgery, bought her joy. Storm van Weelden talks about owing to America everything that she knows about quilting. She references her background as a textile teacher and her desire to know more about quilting as well as organizations and individuals in the United States that taught her many techniques. Storm van Weelden talks about quilting in Holland and about her textile education. She mentions the importance in quilting of friends and sharing of knowledge."


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


Quilt Photo: Nocturnal Garden by Ted Storm van Weelden




Quilt Photo: Nocturnal Gardenby Ted Storm van Weelden - Detail (Photo from the Quilt Alliance)




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