Two-time TQS guest and picturesque pictorial quilt maker Cynthia England is the subject of this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance. In it, she talks about not one, but two quilts, Piece and Quiet, one of her serene forest pictorial quilts, and Power of Houston, celebrating the city of Houston and the International Quilt Festival, which she made with Libby Lehman and Vicki Mangum.
We have another TQS Quilt Legend sharing her story for this week's interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In it, Georgia Bonesteel talks about her quilt, A Porsche Problem, "made for the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit, inspired by her aging father, and her early quiltmaking years."
Ricky Tims teaches us time and again every other week on The Quilt Show, but who taught Ricky Tims? That would be Suzanne Marshall, who is the subject of this week's interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In it, Suzanne discusses her quilt, Bed Bugs, and "how she began quilting and her growth as a professional quilter."
Three-time Quilt Show guest Paula Nadelstern just loves her kaleidoscope quilts and has an ongoing series of them. In this interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, Paula shares the story of kaleidoscope quilt number twenty, better known as Kaleidoscopic XX: Elegant after Maths, in her interview with QSOS from over twenty years ago (how appropriate).
Hollis Chatelain is very well known for her incredibly lifelike portrait quilts, with a focus on African American imagery. But how was she inspired to follow along this path? In our next interview from the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, Hollis talks about her quilt, A New Day, and how her time spent living in Africa had a "major influence on her art and artistic processes."
Quilters Hall of Famer and TQS Legend Yvonne Porcella is next on our continuing series spotlighting the Quilt Alliance's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In her interview, Yvonne speaks about the Quilt Alliance's 2003 raffle quilt, The Voice of You and Me, "discusses quilting as an art form and the importance of visual storytelling within the art of quilting."
Our next interview from the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program features the colorful Laura Wasilowski. In her talk with Jodie Davis at the Georgia Quilt Show in 2010, Laura talks about her quilt, On a Leaf and a Prayer, why quilting is important to her, and shares what she thinks is the biggest challenge confronting quilt makers today.
For today's interview from the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program, we are focusing on TQS guest Sherri Lynn Wood. In this conversation with Karen Musgrave, Sherri talks about her quilt, Linda Susan Wood (1943-2003) Passage Quilt, a bereavement quilt that Sherri made out of her mother's clothes after she passed away.
Becky Goldsmith, four time Quilt Show guest and our 2019 Block Of the Month designer, is next up on our series highlighting the Quilter's Save Our Stories (QSOS) program. In this interview, Becky talks her quilt, Trying to Hold On, about getting started making quilts and how it's grown into a quilting business, and offers advice for new quilters.
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 her 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.
Beginning today, we will begin featuring a series of Quilters' Save Our Stories interviews, or QSOS for short. 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!" First up, TQS friend and guest Susan Shie!