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Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories

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Find out more about the Ardis James Q.S.O.S. Scholars Program and how you can get involved with the Q.S.O.S. project:

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Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.) creates, through recorded interviews, a broadly accessible body of information concerning quiltmaking, both present-day and in living memory, for scholarship and exhibition. This grassroots project continually captures the voices and stories of quiltmakers and posts the transcribed interviews here. Our downloadable how-to Manual has everything you need to conduct your own Q.S.O.S. interviews. Our archive for the original audio recordings and photographs is the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Q.S.O.S. volunteers from across the country conduct and transcribe these interviews. We appreciate their generosity of time and dedication to the project. We are always looking for guilds, organizations and individuals to undertake their own Q.S.O.S. projects and join us. Find out how you can get involved with Q.S.O.S.

Recently Posted Interviews

Taylor, Eujane Interviewee: Taylor, Eujane
Interviewer: Davis, Jane
Project: The International Quilt Festival QSOS
Interview #: TX77010-007
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Beauchamp, Lois Interviewee: Beauchamp, Lois
Interviewer: McCarthy, Mary Ellen
Project: The Texas QSOS
Interview #: TX78230-001
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Dusty Sherrill, Alma Interviewee: Dusty Sherrill, Alma
Interviewer: Hernandez, Ellen L.
Project: The Texas QSOS
Interview #: TX78230-004
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Farris, Bernie Interviewee: Farris, Bernie
Interviewer: McCarthy, Mary Ellen
Project: The Texas QSOS
Interview #: TX78230-003
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Blankenship, Ida Tyson Interviewee: Blankenship, Ida Tyson
Interviewer: Hernandez, Ellen L.
Project: The Texas QSOS
Interview #: TX78230-002
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Rebelo, Gill Interviewee: Rebelo, Gill
Interviewer: Macaulay, Pauline
Project: The Africa QSOS
Interview #: Kenya-002
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Nall, Evelyn Ridgeway Interviewee: Nall, Evelyn Ridgeway
Interviewer: Carlton, Jean
Project: The Minnesota QSOS
Interview #: MN55044-001
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Bond, Leola Interviewee: Bond, Leola
Interviewer: Polay, Marge
Project: The Texas QSOS
Interview #: TX78130
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