Quilting

Jon Kay on April 8, 2013

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia601702.us.archive.org/7/items/Episode37.QuiltsInChina/Episode%2037.%20Quilts%20in%20China.mp3Podcast: Download (23.8MB) No cultural expression is more synonymous with American traditional arts than quilt making. In this episode, I talk with SouthArts folklorist and senior program director Teresa Hollingsworth  about The Sum of Many Parts, a large exhibit of quilts made by 25 contemporary America artisans. Katy Malone joins the interview and explains her […]

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I wanted to point folks toward my recent book review for Museum Anthropology Review of Philena’s Friendship Quilt by Lynda Salter Chenoweth. “The popular pastimes of quilt making and genealogical research have grown into multimilliondollar industries and the emergence of quilting retreats and scrap-booking classes complicate the stereotypical images of women gathering around a quilt frame […]

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Jon Kay on June 27, 2011

This is a traditional bed turning ceremony done by the Sisters of the Cloth of Fort Wayne Indiana. As part of an exhibition at the Indiana State Fair, Traditional Arts Indiana, invited them to be featured artists at the Home and Family arts stage. I really appreciated that they allowed me to video this presentation. […]

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