mandy munroe

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Talking Quilts

Talking Quilts

Congratulations to the Quilters Guild for securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund!

Talking Quilts: History in the Making, the UK’s rich quilting heritage is being captured for posterity.

The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles has received £89,100 for an exciting three-­‐year oral history project. Talking Quilts: Saving Quilters’ Stories will be led by volunteers and aims to document, preserve and share the UK’s rich and diverse quilting heritage and the stories of quilters. Whilst there are excellent sources of published information about our textile history, we lack an archive that captures the  memories and stories of everyday quilters.

The project is inspired by the Save Our Stories (QSOS) project organised by Quilt Alliance in the USA, which, for 11 years has recorded more than 1,000 interviews across the country and archived these at the Library of Congress in Washington.

I know there have been a lot of people working very hard behind the scenes to make this happen, so WELL DONE!

Anyone interested in finding out more about the project or helping with the gathering and documentation click on this link


2 comments on “Talking Quilts

  1. cloudcoucou
    December 11, 2013

    Thanks for mentioning this Mandy it sounds really interesting. It’s so important to capture the stories of those who quilt/craft as part of their day to day lives and I’m sure there are plenty of great tales to be shared. I will be reading more 🙂

  2. mandymunroe
    December 18, 2013

    I agree!

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