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Pennsylvanian quilter and Jewell Pearce Patterson Scholarship recipient, Bonnie McCaffery, discusses her career as a quilting instructor. She talks about all the different places that quilting has taken her, as well as the different workshops that she has taught all over the world. There is an in-depth discussion about her inventive concept of fantasy fabrics, a concept about which she has written a book ("Fantasy Fabrics: Techniques for Layered Surface Design"). She delves into the different aspects of quilting, such as quilting as self care, museums quilts, her definition of a "great" quilt, etc. She discusses a two year lapse in quilting that she had and how she dealt with the absence of what makes her who she is. The time she spent utilizing the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship is also explored as she talks about what was required of her and what she did during the scholarship period.

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2019oh0567_qsosiqf0051

Interviewee Name

Bonnie McCaffery

Interviewer Name

Gloria Answell

Interview Date

2000-11-03

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McCaffery, Bonnie Interview by Gloria Answell. 03 Nov. 2000. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McCaffery, B. (2000, November 03). Interview by G. Answell. 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.

McCaffery, Bonnie, interview by Gloria Answell. November 03, 2000, 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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