The Resource My voice on cloth : story quilters of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Susan Scott Hester

My voice on cloth : story quilters of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Susan Scott Hester

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My voice on cloth : story quilters of the South Carolina Lowcountry
Title
My voice on cloth
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story quilters of the South Carolina Lowcountry
Statement of responsibility
Susan Scott Hester
Title variation
Story quilters of the South Carolina Lowcountry
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eng
Summary
"Explores the lives and artistry of a group of African-American women art quilters based in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The thesis describes how art quilters use textiles to tell stories that challenge social constructs and negotiate identity, transforming a traditional medium into a contemporary art form. My research analyzes story or pictorial quilts as ethnographic narratives that serve to 're-tell' history, to reflect individual experience, to project the artist's voice, and to shape the creator's identity. I argue that story quilts are platforms for invention, re-interpretation, and cultural negotiation. By expanding the boundaries of her art each quiltmaker claims freedom of expression and the power to transform a practical skill into creative energy capable of pushing the world in a new direction."--Leaf iii
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Hester, Susan Scott
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010.
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  • African American quiltmakers
  • Quiltmakers
  • African American quilts
  • Art quilts
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My voice on cloth : story quilters of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Susan Scott Hester
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Publication
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Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- Genealogy of African-American quilt scholarship -- The wayshowers: profiles of ten story quilters -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: the gallery -- Appendix B: exhibition postcards
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 150 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Other physical details
col. ill
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
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My voice on cloth : story quilters of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Susan Scott Hester
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- Genealogy of African-American quilt scholarship -- The wayshowers: profiles of ten story quilters -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: the gallery -- Appendix B: exhibition postcards
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 150 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Other physical details
col. ill
Reproduction note
Photocopy.

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