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are such a valuable resource for us. Marta Brooks
At 02:34 PM 7/30/99 -0400, you wrote:
>A new collection, "Quilts and Quiltmaking in America" is now available in
>The collection can be viewed at:
>From the home page:
>Quilts and Quiltmaking in America showcases materials from two
>American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife
>Project Collection (1978) and the "All-American Quilt Contest"
>sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands' End, and Good
>Housekeeping. Together these collections provide a glimpse into
>America's diverse quilting traditions. 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. The materials presented from the Lands'
>End All-American Quilt Contest collection include images of
>approximately 180 winning quilts from across the United States. The
>collection represents a wide range of quiltmaking, from highly
>traditional to innovative, and the quilts pictured exhibit excellent
>design and technical skill in a variety of styles and materials.
>A formal press release will follow. Please wait until then to re-post this
>information to other lists. Thanks.
> Elizabeth L. Brown, Reference Librarian, etc.
> National Digital Library Program, LIBN/NDL/VC(1330)
> Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-1330
> [log in to unmask] telephone: 202/707-2235
> Library of Congress American Memory Home Page: