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00:00:20 - Quilt she brought for the interview

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Partial Transcript: Okay. This is Judy Holley.

Segment Synopsis: Doheny talks about the quilt she brought in for the interview, which she created as a “sell sheet” to demonstrate the fabrics in a fabric line being sold at the convention in Houston. She discusses the challenges of creating these promotional quilts. She then tells the interviewer details about the design of the quilt as well as her creative process, doing everything herself except for the machine quilting, which she hires someone else to do.

Keywords: Fabric lines; Machine quilting; Promotional quilts; Sell sheet quilts; Textile lines

Subjects: Artists; Arts & crafts; Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Fabric arts; Fabrics; Quilting; Quilts; Quilts--Design.; Sewing; Textile artists; Textiles; Women

00:06:22 - Beginnings in quilting / Quilting techniques

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Partial Transcript: How long have you been quilting?

Segment Synopsis: Doheny talks about how she has been quilting for 24 years and how she created her first quilt at a 6 week quilting course. She discusses how she began teaching quilting during the course and how she created her sample quilts needed in order to become a teacher.

Keywords: Art quilts; Left-handed quilters; Machine quilting; Pinwheel quilts; Quilt binding; Quilt designs; Quilt techniques; Rotary cutting; Teaching quilting

Subjects: Artists; Arts & crafts; Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Fabric arts; Fabrics; Quilting; Quilts; Quilts--Design.; Sewing; Textile artists; Textiles; Women

00:15:53 - European quilting tour

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Partial Transcript: And then, wh, uh--a few years later, about 9 or 10 or 12 years later...

Segment Synopsis: Doheny talks about her participation in a European teaching tour throughout the continent, as well as a European market as a way for the teachers to make a salary while on the tour.

Keywords: Belgium quilting; Quilt teachers; Quilting in Europe; Visiting Europe

Subjects: Artists; Arts & crafts; Belgium; Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Fabric arts; Fabrics; Quilting; Quilts; Quilts--Design.; Sewing; Textile artists; Textiles; Women

00:22:02 - Rewarding aspects of quilting / Impact of quilting on family

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Partial Transcript: What is the re--most rewarding part of all the things that you do in your quilting business?

Segment Synopsis: Doheny talks about how she feels most rewarded in her quilting when she is able to empower women and connect them to their creative spirit. She discusses men in the quilting market. Doheny also discusses the impact of quilting and her work on her family, talking about her daughter's involvement in her quilting. She tells a few anecdotes about her family's involvement in quilting. She talks about her quilting's impact on her divorce and her subsequent independence.

Keywords: Family quilts; Quilting and families; Teaching quilting; Utilitarian quilts

Subjects: Artists; Arts & crafts; Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Divorce; Fabric arts; Fabrics; Families; Quilting; Quilts; Quilts--Design.; Sewing; Textile artists; Textiles; Women

00:26:48 - Qualities of a great quilt / Uses for quilts

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Partial Transcript: What do you think makes a great quilt?

Segment Synopsis: Doheny believes the attitude of the quilter while they are making the quilt is what makes a "great quilt". She talks about how quilts should be used and enjoyed, not just hung up on the wall and enjoyed from afar. She believes her quilts are not "museum quality", but are special because they are being used and are a reflection of herself.

Keywords: Qualities of a great quilt; Quilt preservation; Uses for quilts; Utilitarian quilts

Subjects: Artists; Arts & crafts; Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Quilting; Quilts; Quilts--Design.; Sewing; Textile artists; Textiles; Women

00:28:46 - Travel time / Daily quilting and business activities

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Partial Transcript: So how many days a--of the year do you travel now?

Segment Synopsis: Doheny tells the interviewer her travel time has reduced significantly since her divorce, travelling at most 9 days out of the month. She discusses how much time per day she spends quilting and talks about her quilt book publishing business.

Keywords: Book publishing; Craft books; Quilting books; Quilting schedules; Self-owned businesses

Subjects: Artists; Arts & crafts; Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Publishers and publishing; Quilting; Quilts; Quilts--Design.; Sewing; Single mothers; Textile artists; Textiles; Women

00:30:21 - Women and quilting, past and future

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Partial Transcript: So that gives us an idea of how you think quilts have empowered women today. What about in the past and in the future?

Segment Synopsis: Doheny talks about the social aspect of quilting in women's lives historically, as she believes their involvement in quilting bees and circles were the most important social events in their lives. She discusses the growth of the quilting industry and its impact on women, providing them freedom and voices in society.

Keywords: Historical quilts; Traditional quilts; Utilitarian quilts

Subjects: Artists; Arts & crafts; Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Fabric arts; Fabrics; Quilting; Quilts; Quilts--Design.; Sewing; Textile artists; Textiles; Women; Women's history; Women's voices

00:32:22 - Advice for quilters / Quilt teaching anecdotes

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Partial Transcript: Wonderful. Is there anything we haven't covered that you would like to talk about?

Segment Synopsis: Doheny talks about how quilters should work to achieve their goals, no matter how impossible they seem or the excuses they have which bar them from being creative. She talks about how fabrics which catch a person's eye should be bought, and quilters should be open and receptive to creativity and their needs. Doheny tells the interviewers anecdotes from her quilt lectures, particularly her interactions with the husbands of quilters who come to her lectures.

Keywords: Art quilts; Artistic advice; Artistic expression; Creative advice; Creative processes; Fiber artists; Quilting advice; Quilting as an art form; Women in quilting

Subjects: Artists; Arts & crafts; Crafts & decorating; Decorative arts; Fabric arts; Fabrics; Quilting; Quilts; Quilts--Design.; Sewing; Textile artists; Textiles; Women