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JoAnn Pospisil interviews Shirley Kelly, a former art educator and quilter, about her life and her quilting career. Kelly discusses the quilt she brought in for the interview, which features various family pets and other animals. She talks about her favorite aspect of quilting, applique, and how quilting and applique fit into her daily life. She discusses the artistic aspects of quilting as well, including what makes a great quilt and quilter. Kelly also speaks on art quilts and their importance in American life and women's history. She talks about the preservation of quilts, quilting guilds, and the impact of quilting on her own life.

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2019oh0620_qsosiqf0104

Interviewee Name

Shirley Kelly

Interviewer Name

JoAnn Pospisil

Interview Date

2001-11-02

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All rights to the Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories (QSOS) oral history project, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred from the Quilt Alliance to the University of Kentucky Libraries. Please contact the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History regarding rights pertaining to individual interviews.

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Kelly, Shirley Interview by JoAnn Pospisil. 02 Nov. 2001. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kelly, S. (2001, November 02). Interview by J. Pospisil. Quilt Alliance’s Quilters' S.O.S.- Save Our Stories Oral History Project: International Quilt Festival. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Kelly, Shirley, interview by JoAnn Pospisil. November 02, 2001, Quilt Alliance’s Quilters' S.O.S.- Save Our Stories Oral History Project: International Quilt Festival, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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