Interview with quilter Lavinia Mathis

Type:

Sound

Date:

08/23/1988

Item:

Audio recording

Container:

4

Series:

S1618

Item ID:

Tape 6

General Note/Comment

  • One audio cassette. Jacksonville native and former teacher Mathis talks about quilting in her family. She discusses growing up in Jacksonvile; learning quilting from her grandmother, a dress maker for the Canova family; teaching quilting to others; volunteering; her grandmother's dress making techniques; technique and process for making quilts; her mother's quilting; sources of ideas for patterns; use of quilts; quilting groups; and publicity for her quilts. For an interview with Mathis, see S 1618, box 4, tape 6. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.

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