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Interview Summary

Megan Dwyre interviews Cindy Friedman, a quilter and fiber artist based in Pennsylvania. She discusses personal aspects of quilting, including how she began to quilt, her style and creative processes, and her feelings on what makes a great quilt and quilter. She talks about her accomplishments as a quilter, including her charity work, commissioned pieces, and how her quilts have been received in the quilting and art worlds. She talks with Dwyre about the art form of creating art quilts, including how these quilts have transformed the art world in recent years. She talks about the various mediums quilts interact with, particularly wearable arts and other forms of textile arts. Friedman also discusses her personal feelings about quilting as an art form, its impact on American and women's history, as well as its impact on her life.

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2019oh0255_qsosart0013

Interviewee Name

Cindy Friedman

Interviewer Name

Megan Dwyre

Interview Date

2003-07-22

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Friedman, Cindy Interview by Megan Dwyre. 22 Jul. 2003. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Friedman, C. (2003, July 22). Interview by M. Dwyre. Quilt Alliance’s Quilters' S.O.S.- Save Our Stories Oral History Project: Art Quilts at the Sedgwick. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Friedman, Cindy, interview by Megan Dwyre. July 22, 2003, Quilt Alliance’s Quilters' S.O.S.- Save Our Stories Oral History Project: Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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