Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Suzanne Staud, August 7, 2003

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Transcript
Toggle Index/Transcript View Switch.
Index
Search this Index
X
00:00:14 - Introduction

Play segment

Partial Transcript: This is Karen Musgrave, I’m conducting a Quilter’s S.O.S. Save our Stories interview with Suzanne Staud.

Segment Synopsis: The interviewer, Karen Musgrave, introduces the subject of her interview done for the Quilter’s S.O.S. (Save Our Stories) Project, Suzanne Staud. The interview takes place in San Francisco, California.

00:00:30 - Her contribution to the Quilt Alliance raffle quilt

Play segment

Partial Transcript: So tell me about your contribution to the Alliance raffle quilt.

Segment Synopsis: Staud discusses how she became involved with the Alliance raffle quilt project. She talks about her love of folk art, which led to her love of quilts and her quilting. She cites the quilts of Harriet Powers in particular as an inspiration for her participation in the Alliance raffle quilt and how she went about creating her contribution to the quilt. She describes various parts of the quilt and how she created them and what inspired each individual part. Staud talks about what she likes the most about the quilt.

Keywords: Creative processes; Creativity; Fabrics; Powers, Harriet; Quilt Alliance; Quilt inspirations; Quilt makers; Quilt making; Women in quilting

Subjects: Birds; Crafts & decorating; Creative ability; Decorative arts; Folk art; Quilting; Quilts; Textile artists; Textiles

00:08:05 - Personal feelings about the quilt

Play segment

Partial Transcript: How do you feel about the quilt?

Segment Synopsis: Staud discusses her personal feelings about the Alliance raffle quilt. She talks about the specific aspects of the quilt she enjoys.

Keywords: Artistic contributions; Artistry; Personal contributions; Personal enjoyment; Personal feelings; Quilt Alliance

Subjects: Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Quilting; Quilts; Textile artists; Textiles

00:09:51 - Inspirations for her contribution to the Quilt Alliance raffle quilt

Play segment

Partial Transcript: So tell me more about the, the quilt that you drew inspiration from.

Segment Synopsis: Staud describes how a quilt by the quilter Harriet Powers, a folk artist and slave from rural Georgia, influenced her design for the Alliance raffle quilt.

Keywords: Artistic influences; Artistry; Folk artists; Inspirations; Natural imagery; Powers, Harriet; Quilt Alliance; Quilt artists; Quilters

Subjects: Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Folk art; Powers, Harriet, 1837-1910; Quilting; Quilts; Textile artists; Textiles