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Quilt artist and designer Hollis Chatelain, whose quilt "Sahel" is featured in the 100 Best Quilts Collection, is interviewed by Paula Bosselman for the Quilters' S.O.S. Oral History Project. She discusses her time living in Africa and its major influence on her art and artistic processes. She describes how she dyes her own fabrics and paints her quilts, preferring to paint quilts over sewing them. Chatelain goes into great detail about differing cultural aspects between African and American cultures and why she is drawn to African imagery in her art. She discusses the technical aspects of quilt making and her other influences, such as color and nature.

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2019oh0519_qsosiqf0003

Interviewee Name

Hollis Chatelain

Interviewer Name

Paula Bosselman

Interview Date

1999-10-22

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Chatelain, Hollis Interview by Paula Bosselman. 22 Oct. 1999. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Chatelain, H. (1999, October 22). Interview by P. Bosselman. 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.

Chatelain, Hollis, interview by Paula Bosselman. October 22, 1999, 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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