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00:00:04 - Description of the touchstone object that Nomura brought to the interview

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Partial Transcript: Good morning.

Segment Synopsis: Nomura talks about the patchwork quilt-based case she recently crafted for her MacBook computer. She has the case with her at the interview.

Keywords: Board meetings; Bright colors; Dark colors; Fabrics; Japan; MacBook cases; MacBooks; Matching; Patchworks; Quilts

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Craft and art; Crafts & decorating; Patchwork quilts; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.

00:02:45 - Discussion of Nomura's relationship to and history with different patchwork styles

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Partial Transcript: Since you're from Tokyo originally, um, do you consider this a Japanese-style patchwork?

Segment Synopsis: Nomura discusses the various styles of quilting she's been exposed to over the course of her life. This includes a quilt exhibition she attended while she was in college.

Keywords: American quilt making; American styles; Childhood; Colleges; Color combinations; Families; High schools; Indiana; Japanese styles; Libraries; Old quilts; Quilt Exhibitions; Quilt books

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Craft and art; Crafts & decorating; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts--United States--Exhibitions.; Quilts.

00:04:59 - Nomura's occupation at the International Quilt Studies Center and how she arrived there

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Partial Transcript: And now, what is your position?

Segment Synopsis: Nomura explains the nature of her occupation as the collections manager at the International Quilt Studies Center.

Keywords: American quilts; Antique quilts; Collections care; Collections managers; Exhibit in Japan; History of textiles; Influence; International Quilt Studies Center; Large quilt collections; Lincoln (Neb.); Nebraska; Research objects; Stitches; Study objects

Subjects: Art festivals.; Arts and crafts.; Craft and art; Craft festivals.; Crafts & decorating; Quilting arts workshop; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts--United States--Exhibitions.; Quilts--United States--History--20th century--Exhibitions.; Quilts--United States--History--20th century.; Quilts.

00:07:29 - Nomura's opinion on what makes a good quilt

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

Segment Synopsis: Nomura explains her view that a good quilt often features influences from one's social surroundings, geographical surroundings, some original contribution, and an artistic message.

Keywords: Antique quilts; Artistic messages; Artistic quilts; Artists; Designs; Geographic influences; Originality; Quilt makers; Societal influences; Societies

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Craft and art; Crafts & decorating; Quilting.; Quilts in art; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.

00:09:19 - Fate of the quilts she has made / More about aspects of quilts that interest her

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Partial Transcript: What has happened to the quilts that you have made?

Segment Synopsis: Nomura talks about giving quilts she has made to her loved ones. She states that she is happy to keep them in the family for as long as possible instead of giving them to a museum or some similar institution.

Keywords: American textiles; European textiles; Families; Family bonding; Family possession of quilts; Grandmothers; Homes; Interior decorations; Japanese textile traditions; Quilt history; Quilts and gender; Quilts as gifts; Quilts for family members; Quilts for loved ones; Scholarship

Subjects: Arts and crafts.; Craft and art; Crafts & decorating; Quilting.; Quilts in interior decoration.; Quilts--Design.; Quilts.