Quilts

Jon Kay on April 12, 2013

I will be teaching Indiana Folklore and Folklife this summer at Indiana University and am enjoying putting together the Syllabus for the course.  This course explores the folklore and traditional arts of Indiana. First,we survey the oral traditions of our state. From local legends and ghost stories to jokes and personal experience narratives, we probe […]

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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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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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