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9241
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The 1960s saw a resurgence of interest in quilting, a tradition that has never faded from the Appalachian Mountains. The patchwork quilt is strictly a product of colonial America, and has spurred an interest in collecting quilts as a hobby. Not limited to the South, quilt enthusiasts can view collections all over the country.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 6, Nov 1979, p12-14, il
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9317
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Paul Green, native of Harnett County and Pulitzer Prize winner, turned eighty-five on March 17, 1979. To honor him, his assistant, Rhoda Wynn, gave him a quilt made of nine squares. Each square was made by a person connected with the dramas Green has written. The quilt hangs in Green's home library.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 11, Apr 1980, p24-26, il
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16264
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Horton explores the quilt patterns included in The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore.
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23279
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A Roxobel group of women of the Sandy Run Baptist Church Quilters, created a fundraiser to help raise money for local missions.
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4411
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Bold colors, strip construction, and improvisation are characteristics of quilts made by Afro-Americans. Colorful quilt materials are sewn together in strips; then the strips are sewn together to make the quilt. Quiltmakers may start with a pattern, but they often vary it to suit themselves. Scholars feel this Afro-American quiltmaking style is influenced by their African heritage.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 27 Issue 2, Spring 1988, p27-28, il, bibl
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29803
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The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild will host a two-day juried quilt show in Flat Rock this May. The show will display over one-hundred quilts from across the mountain region, and teach visitors about quilt styles and quilting techniques.
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31380
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For the past ten years, Georgia Bonesteel of Hendersonville has been practicing and teaching lap quilting, a method of making a quilt in small sections and assembling them for the finished product. Bonesteel says the method offers people a way of hanging on to an important part of our heritage and adapt it to today’s lifestyle. This article discusses Bonesteel’s lap quilting technique, and provides a sample of instructions.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Jan 1983, p8-9, il, por Periodical Website
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31374
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Jane Long of Cary has won the blue ribbon for best quilt in the show at the North Carolina State Fair for the fourth year in a row. Her latest winning entry, an original design, shows an Amish influence, with quilting done in black thread. This article discusses Long’s quilting techniques, patterns, and materials.
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36888
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Based on their shared belief that quilt making is one of the most widely known and personally experienced crafts for many North Carolinians, more than 20 men and women aged 14 to 82 have the mission to support, encourage, and document quilting traditions and activities as a part of the Heritage Quilters group.
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35848
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Was quilting’s comeback because, as Faulker speculated, of the current energy crisis or colder winters? Whatever the cause, the author was appreciative for the revival of interest that had also resurged warm memories.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 3, Apr 1980, p8
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35830
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Based on 16 interviews and informal discussions with quilters in the Blue Ridge region, the author sought to find a pattern in the techniques used to design the quilts, especially regarding the conceptual and behavioral processes shared by the women who make each type of quilt.
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35841
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Born and raised in Chatham County, Lillie Lee and Jennie Burnett both started making quilts when they were children.
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36016
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It was a lost art to America in general, perhaps. In Hatteras Island, Mrs. Brittie Burrus proved interest in quilting could be found in girls who were part of the Methodist Church’s Day Circle.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 1, Spring/Summer 1980, p62-63
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36008
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A fading art kept alive yet by quilters such as Mrs. Charlotte Balance. Tales told by Mrs. Nettie Gibson revealed changes in quilting standards. Decades ago, the summer and winter quilting parties noted by Mrs. Ballance made it a commonly collective activity. The experience, then, was quite different from the common contemporary practice of quilting as a solo project.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 5 Issue 1, Fall 1978, p41
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36022
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A library’s archives typically contain donations of letters and documents. For Hatteras Island’s Library, a 125 year old quilt reflected what the town’s culture perceived as preservation worthy. Current creators of these quilts, in discussing the tradition of quilt-making, also proved that the “Human Library” concept is not so new.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Fall/Winter 1982, p20-21