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Thank you for this information.  I can't wait to share it with my sister (a
quilter) and our home ec. teacher.  We report back Aug. 9 and the kids
arrive on the 12.   Sybil Connolly
>Greetings:
>
>A new collection, "Quilts and Quiltmaking in America"  is now available in
>American Memory.
>
>The collection can be viewed at:
>http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/qlthtml/
>
>>From the home page:
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>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.
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>
>A formal press release will follow.  Please wait until then to re-post this
>information to other lists.  Thanks.
>
>Betty
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