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00:00:02 - "Piece and Quiet" quilt and new quilting techniques

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Partial Transcript: I'm JoAnn Musso.

Segment Synopsis: England created her quilt, entitled "Piece and Quiet," with a new take on the freezer-paper technique. She pieced this quilt from a photograph.

Keywords: "Piece and Quiet"; Children; Freezer paper; Houston (Tex.); Innovation; Photographs; Pieced quilts; Piecing; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Scenic quilts; Techniques

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.

00:01:28 - Pictorial quilting

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Partial Transcript: Now, this being a pictorial quilt, of, of a s--of a river, or stream, through the--like a forest. Where did you start?

Segment Synopsis: England based her quilt "Piece and Quiet" off of a picture, and she did not plan out the quilt ahead of time. Instead, she did it bit by bit.

Keywords: "Piece and Quiet"; Horizon lines; Outlines; Photographs; Pictorial quilts; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Realism; Realistic quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:02:18 - Machine quilting and stitching in the ditch

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Partial Transcript: Is this then quilted, uh, in the--is it hand quilted, machine quilted--

Segment Synopsis: Hall used a sewing machine to quilt "Piece and Quiet" because it was too large, with too much stitching to do by hand. This was her first large machine-quilted project.

Keywords: "Piece and Quiet"; Hand quilting; In-the-ditch quilting; Large quilts; Machine quilting; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Stitching in the ditch; Textures

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Sewing machines.; Textiles.

00:02:55 - One of 20th Century's Best American Quilts

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Partial Transcript: Well, now, one of our questions is how did you choose to--this quilt to bring, but obviously, we need to--need to have you talk about this being one of the hundred best.

Segment Synopsis: England's quilt "Piece and Quiet" was recognized as one of the 20th Century's Best American Quilts, which chose 100 of the best quilts. After that, she began to teach quilting.

Keywords: "Piece and Quiet"; 100 best quilts; 20th Century's Best American Quilts; Best quilts; Individuality; Lecturing; Painterliness; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Teaching

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:03:36 - Quilt uses in the home and in teaching

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Partial Transcript: So do you use this quilt in your--is this--

Segment Synopsis: England uses the quilt in her living room at home and in her lectures because she took progress pictures as she created it.

Keywords: Couches; In-progress slides; Lectures; Living rooms; Overwhelming; Progress photos; Progress pictures

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:04:07 - Teaching quilting and creating a pattern company

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Partial Transcript: Um, well, how long have you been teaching?

Segment Synopsis: England began teaching after making "Piece and Quiet," which led her to the creation of her pattern company, England Design Studios.

Keywords: England Design Studios; Pattern company; Patterns; Quilters; Quilting; Quilting classes; Quilts; Teaching

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:04:32 - Becoming a self-taught quilter

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Partial Transcript: What is your first memory of a quilt?

Segment Synopsis: England talks about teaching herself to quilt.

Keywords: Colors; Designs; Embroidery; Family; Fathers; Grandmothers; Quilt designs; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Self-taught quilters; Visual impacts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:05:21 - Piecing, blocking, and binding quilts

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Partial Transcript: What do you find most enjoyable about the process of quilting?

Segment Synopsis: England enjoys piecing quilts the most out of the quilting process, which parallels her love for jigsaw puzzles.

Keywords: Binding; Blocking; Guilty pleasures; Jigsaw puzzles; Piecing; Puzzles; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:05:59 - Realistic quilt design

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Partial Transcript: Well, what do you think makes this a great quilt?

Segment Synopsis: England thinks color is the component that makes her quilt "Piece and Quiet" great. She based some of the design off of her children's love for "Where's Waldo" books.

Keywords: "Piece and Quiet"; Animals; Children; Colors; Quilt designs; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Realistic quilts; Where's Waldo

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:06:42 - Impact of quilting on family

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Partial Transcript: What did they think about your, your quilting and about your success as a quilter?

Segment Synopsis: England's children didn't recognize her success as a quilter until her son's teacher mentioned he took a quilting class that England taught.

Keywords: Children; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Teachers; Teaching

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Family.; Quilting.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:07:22 - Time it takes to make a quilt

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Partial Transcript: What else would you like to tell us about making--what, what period of time do you suppose was involved in making--

Segment Synopsis: England's quilt "Piece and Quiet" took about six months to complete and was created to fill in for a fellow quilter at a lecture.

Keywords: "Piece and Quiet"; Arts and crafts.; Lectures; Progress pictures; Quilters; Quilting; Quilting guilds; Quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:08:11 - Variations in quilting

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Partial Transcript: What do you find--what do you think, I should say, um, makes quilting so appealing to so many women?

Segment Synopsis: England thinks quilting is interesting and complex enough to captivate wide ranges of women, more so than other crafts.

Keywords: Age groups; Boredom; Crafts; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Variations; Women

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:09:03 - The shift of quilting to art

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Partial Transcript: What do you think of the importance of quilts in American life today?

Segment Synopsis: England thinks the art form of quilting has shifted from being practical and utilitarian to being a form of artistic expression and creativity.

Keywords: Art forms; Changes; Creative outlets; Creativity; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Utilitarian

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:09:26 - Quilting as therapy

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Partial Transcript: There's a, a lot of, um, s, s--with the stitching and the piecing, there's an awful lot of, um, love, and, uh, reflection here, and it makes you think, uh--makes you wonder what was going on in your life at that time, and what you were thinking.

Segment Synopsis: England used quilting as a therapeutic agent during a difficult time in her life.

Keywords: Calming; Daughters; Heart surgery; Love; Piecing; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Reflection; Stitching; Therapy

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:10:27 - Traditional and art quilts

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Partial Transcript: Well now, how long had you been quilting before you made this particular quilt?

Segment Synopsis: England tried and failed with the freezer-paper technique, but she used it in the next quilt she made. She does both traditional and art quilts.

Keywords: Applique; Appliqué; Freedom; Handwork; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Realistic quilts; Reasons; Releases; Repetitiveness; Techniques; Traditional quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:11:46 - Making and using quilts

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Partial Transcript: How many quilts have you made?

Segment Synopsis: England has made a significant amount of quilts, some of which are hung in her house or placed on her children's beds.

Keywords: Beds; Children; Large quilts; Wall-hanging quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:12:28 - Historical perspective on quilts

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Partial Transcript: How do you think this will be seen a hundred years from now?

Segment Synopsis: England hopes that people will view her quilts the same in 100 years as they do now.

Keywords: Exhibits; Historical quilts; Perspectives; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; History.; Quilting.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:12:58 - "Power of Houston" quilt

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Partial Transcript: We are standing before the "Power of Houston" quilt that, uh, Cynthia made with Libby Lehman and Vicki Magnum--Mangum, 'scuse me.

Segment Synopsis: England took part in a group-project quilt, "Power of Houston," which was then given to the city of Houston.

Keywords: 2000; Dark colors; George R. Brown Convention Center; Gifts; Great Expectation; Group projects; Handwork; Houston (Tex.); International Quilt Association (IQA); Laser lights; Libby Lehman; Machine quilting; Mayors; Night time; Overlapping; Photographs; Piecing; Power of Houston; Quilt stores; Separation; Skylines; Vicki Mangum

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Houston (Tex.); Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Sewing machines.; Textiles.

00:18:11 - Realistic quilts and art quilts

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Partial Transcript: What else would you like to tell us about your life as a quilter?

Segment Synopsis: England currently runs a pattern company for quilting to support her family, but she would like to focus more on larger, art quilts later in life.

Keywords: Art quilts; Children; Colleges; Large quilts; Pattern companies; Patterns; Realistic quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.; Textiles.

00:18:45 - Advice on quilting for beginners

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Partial Transcript: What would be your advice to someone who is just beginning and doesn't have any idea which way they want to go?

Segment Synopsis: England encourages beginners to try out different techniques as often as they can to find out what they really like to do.

Keywords: Advice; Beginners; Differences; New things; Quilters; Quilting; Quilts; Techniques

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Quilting.; Quilts.; Textiles.