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Quilts and quilting

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Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1195. Student paper titled “Quilting for Frugality” in which Steve Powell interviews close family members and friends about their experiences with quilt making. Powell offers a brief biographical background on each informant along with individual motivations and inspirations for crafting quilts. The paper includes color photographs of various types of quilting patterns and one sample of a quilting square.


Jarvis, Brenda (Fa 1199), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Jarvis, Brenda (Fa 1199), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1199. Student paper titled “The Quilting Art” in which Brenda Jarvis interviews her mother, Jane Jarvis, about her experiences related to crafting quilts. The author provides a biographical summary of her mother and describes her early forays into quilt making. Jarvis also describes the social aspects of quilting, patterns as a reflection of certain lifestyles, the process of quilt construction, and the materials necessary to complete the final product. Included in the paper are color photographs of various quilting styles along with samples of quilting handiwork.


Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1166. Student paper titled “Quilting” in which Brenda Morris explains the process of piecing together a quilt. Morris, who worked directly with long-time quilter Oma Grant, includes step-by-step instructions along with photographs at various stages throughout the course of crafting. Also included are design patterns and completed samples of handiwork.


Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1132. Student paper titled “Quilting: Past and Present” in which Sarah Nicks details the components of traditional quilt making. Nicks discusses piecing together patterns and the various motivations behind quilting. Information was collected by Nicks from family and friends. The collection contains color photographs of handmade quilts, a questionnaire related to quilting practices, and a sample piece of a quilt patch.


Cederquist, Nancy (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Cederquist, Nancy (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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FFinding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 378. Multiple interviews with Mrs. James Hall conducted by Nancy Cederquist on 22 February 1985, 1 April 1985, and 22 April 1985. Hall, a resident of Bowling Green, discusses her passion for quilting, her preferred patterns, fabric care, and her experiences with a local quilting group.


Hager, Anne Rogers (Fa 1025), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Hager, Anne Rogers (Fa 1025), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1025. Folk studies student project titled: “The Art of Quilting,” which includes interviews and survey sheets about quilting in Edmonson County and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include brief descriptions of quilts, beliefs, informant’s name, and photos.


Druen, Sibyl Jean And Patricia Gilley (Fa 878), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Druen, Sibyl Jean And Patricia Gilley (Fa 878), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 878. Paper titled: “Quilt Patterns: The Jonesville and Wisdom Communities.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilt patterns, process and terms of quilters in Hart and Metcalfe Counties, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and a photo or drawing of the quilt and/or quilt pattern.


Callis, Susan (Fa 293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2008

Callis, Susan (Fa 293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 293. Paper: "An Index to Quilt Patterns in Western Kentucky University Archives" written by Susan Callis for a Western Kentucky University English class.


Pillow, Shirley (Fa 1348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1972

Pillow, Shirley (Fa 1348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1348. Student folk studies project titled “Quilting” which includes a description of the traditional folk art of quilting in Logan County, Kentucky. Survey sheets may include a brief description of traditional practice, tools, photos, quilt blocks, informant’s name, location, and text classification.


Newman, Janice (Fa 1367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1972

Newman, Janice (Fa 1367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1367. Student folk studies project titled “Quilting (Bertha Abney)” which includes information about traditional quilting practices in Jefferson County, Kentucky. All of the information comes from an interview with Newman’s family friend, Bertha Abney. Project includes a narrative paper about the experience and sheets that may include an illustration, photo, quilt pattern’s name, brief description of a traditional practice or quilt pattern.


Bradley, Margaret (Fa 1357), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1972

Bradley, Margaret (Fa 1357), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1357. Folklife project titled "Quilting" by Margaret Bradley for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Project includes a paper about quilting and quilt patterns in Hart County, Kentucky. Survey sheets may include a brief description of quilt pattern, origin, and informant’s name, age, and address.


Utley, Mary (Fa 1366), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1972

Utley, Mary (Fa 1366), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1366. Student folk studies project titled “Quilt Making” which includes information about traditional quilting practices in Henderson County, Kentucky. All of the information comes from an interview with Utley’s great grandmother, Mary Mathilda Bonnell. Project includes a narrative paper about the experience and survey sheets that may include a traditional belief, the informant’s name, location, birth month and year, and text classification. Other sheets include a photo, brief description of a quiltmaking process and/or a photo of a quilt or piece of quilt with the pattern’s name.