January 30, 2008

Postcards and Interviews

The Alliance for American Quilts is a tremendous and wide-ranging resource for all things quilt related. At one point several years ago, I methodically read through all the interviews documented at Quilters Save Our Stories, and learned so much from them, both about the quilts, traditional and contemporary, and about the lives of the quilters. There are now well over 600 interviews, and they are permanently archived at The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

So I am especially pleased and honored to have been interviewed by Karen Musgrave in conjunction with other artists involved in fiber postcard swaps. I was lucky enough to be there at the inception of Art2Mail, as well as Postmark'd Art. I have made hundreds of cards that I have swapped with artists all over the world, collected some astonishingly beautiful small works of art, and formed some wonderful friendships in the process. It's a phenomenon that has grown to become an established feature of the contemporary quilting landscape, and it's wonderful that Karen, who is a member of Postmark'd Art along with her many other accomplishments, is documenting it.

My interview is here; and don't miss the other postcard interviews to date with Franki Kohler, Lynn Chinnis, and Karin McElvein. Enjoy!

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