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Textile Talks: QSOS (Quilters' Save Our Stories) Interview with Artist Dolores Vitero Presley​​​​, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"Join the Quilt Alliance for the second interview in our yearlong QSOS 25th Anniversary Impact series. Episode 2 features an interview with artist Dolores Vitero Presley conducted by fellow quiltmaker and historian A’donna Richardson for the Quilters’ Save Our Stories project (QSOS)." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

 

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"Dolores Vitero Presley never planned to be a fabric artist. She just wanted to make a quilt for her newborn granddaughter. “Quilting allows me to leave a part of me with my loved ones. Dolores is a charter member of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland and currently serves as the guild treasurer and historian.

 

A’donna Richardson is a quilter and quilt historian. She creates traditional and art quilts, along with historical replicas and quilts of African-American children’s stories. The quilts of Gee’s Bend were the greatest inspiration for her interest in African-American quilt history. When A’donna realized most African-American quilts had no recorded history about the quilt or the quiltmaker, she began documenting the history of African-American quilts to preserve their social and cultural significance. This eventually led her to establish a non-profit to document, research, and preserve African-American quilt stories and history. A’donna is the founder of the African American Quilt Documentation Study Group and serves as treasurer of the Quilt Alliance board.

 

The grassroots QSOS project has been documenting the lives of quiltmakers for more than two decades. QSOS is not only the largest collection of interviews with quilters, but also the largest grassroots oral history project of its kind in the world.

 

Dolores’s interview will be archived with the rest of the historic QSOS collection on the QSOS website and archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and also at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky."

 

This Textile Talk takes place, Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Future installments are held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) each Wednesday.

 

The video will be recorded and will be able to view later.

 

Click here, or the image below, to register for the Textile Talk.

 

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