It's about understanding and telling the story.
Quilters' S.O.S.—Save Our Stories
THE ALLIANCE FOR AMERICAN QUILTS In 2010, Keisha Roberts joined The Alliance for American Quilts Quilters' S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.) board task force. 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 and posts the transcribed interviews online.
HOW TO CONDUCT INTERVIEWS Our downloadable how-to manual has everything you need to conduct your own Q.S.O.S. interviews. Our archive for the original audio recordings and photographs is the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Q.S.O.S. volunteers from across the country conduct and transcribe these interviews. We appreciate their generosity of time and dedication to the project. We are always looking for guilds, organizations and individuals to undertake their own Q.S.O.S. projects and join us.
LEARN MORE To learn more about The Alliance for American Quilts and the Quilters' S.O.S.—Save Our Stories oral history project, please visit our site.
IMAGE Quilts by Q.S.O.S. interviewees Marjorie Diggs Freeman and Sauda Zahra (l to r).