Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories

Postcard by Marjorie Lee Jin En DeQuincy

Postcard by Karin McElvein

Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.), is an oral history project of the Alliance for American Quilts. Q.S.O.S. creates, through recorded interviews, a broadly accessible body of information concerning quiltmaking, both present-day and in living memory, for scholarship and exhibition. This grassroots project continually captures the voices and stories of quiltmakers. Between November 17, 2007 and January 17, 2008, I interviewed five Postmark’d Art members (Lynn Chinnis, Marjorie Lee Jin En DeQuincy, Franki Kohler, Karin McElvein and Sue Reno) for the project. The interviews, which include photographs, are available online and archived with the Library of Congress. It was important to me that the fiber postcard phenomenon be captured as part of quilt history.

These interviews will give you a glimpse into the lives and art of the people interviewed. You will learn about techniques, inspirations, challenges, studio/create space and so much more.


Karen Musgrave

Postcard by Sue Reno

Postcard by Franki Kohler

Postcard by Lynn Chinnis

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