Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection

The quilts showcased here are drawn from the American Folklife Center's Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978).

The quilt documentation from the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, an ethnographic field project conducted by the American Folklife Center in cooperation with the National Park Service, includes 229 photographs and 181 recorded interviews with six quiltmakers in Appalachian North Carolina and Virginia. These materials document quilts and quilting within the context of daily life and reflect a range of backgrounds, motivations, and aesthetic sensibilities.

Credits and Acknowledgements:

LOC Work Team:
Project manager(s): Thea Austen, Stephanie Hall, Alan Jabbour, Nora Yeh
Fieldworkers: Geraldine N. Johnson, and Terry and Lyntha Eiler
Digitization: Thomas Brammel, Carl Fleischhauer, Andrea Greenwood, Christa Maher, Cynthia Zujko Miller
Data entry: Mary Ambrosio, Laurel Horton, Michelle Forner
Project consultants: Emily Lind Baker, James Hardin, Jurretta Jordan Heckscher, Melissa Smith Levine, Phil Michel, Carol Moran, Danna Bell-Russell
Quilt history consultant and essay author: Laurel Horton

Thanks and Acknowledgments: JJT Inc., Lands' End Inc., and National Park Service

Funding: Archival images and data on quilts from project documentation in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress were indexed in the Quilt Index through funding from IMLS.

Project description provided by the American Folklife Center.

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