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--American Quilting in the 1930's


Full text article, prompted by a letter from Mrs. N., a quilter from Eclectic Alabama, gives brief history of quilting in the 1930's. Brief reference to the place of quilting in Appalachia. Page is sponsored by the Cranston Print Works Company, one of the oldest textile printing company in the United States.

--Ancestry: Religion, Death and Culture


This is a Master of Fine Arts Show from Spring of 1994 at the University of California, San Diego by Belinda Di Leo. It depicts native culture from Central Appalachia.

--Appalachian Big Circle Clog


This is the cue sheet for the Appalachian Big Circle ClogClog Dance in the Appalachians, J. Duke Publishing 1984.

--Appalachian Regional Studies at Radford University


A list of student projects written for Appalachian Folklore and Study of Appalachian Cultures about quilting. Available from the Radford University Folk life Archives.

--Artist Stays True to Appalachian Roots


01-03-02 article by Jerry Stein, Post staff reporter published in the Cincinnati Post. It features the thoughts and sentiments of artist Jeff Chapman-Crane.

--Back in Time


This article by Ruth Pershing, co-author of Talking Feet provides a speculative history of clogging seeking to map out the origin of the dance style.

-- Blue Ridge Quilters


Subsection of the Library of Congress American Memory Historical Collections which provides information about quilt making featuring 6 quilt makers from Virginia and North Carolina.

--Cloggers Shuffle and Skip to Save Appalachian Tradition


Associated Press Article from June 1997 by Angela Charlton provides an anecdotal overview about clogging. It is a mixture of definition, news, anecdote and history.

--ClogRing - Share a Routine!


This site is a list of routines for which the page author has cue sheets. The are available in pdf format from the page.

--Eugene Healan Thomason Past Exhibition at Sartansburg County Museum of Art


This site displays images of South Carolina born artist Eugene Healan Thomason, dubbed the Ashcan Artist of Appalachia. He spent most of his career painting the landscape and mountain people near his studio and home at the foot of the Appalachians near the village of Nebo.

--Harley Warrick, Painter of Signs


November 2000 article published in the online magazine Goodbye! The journal of Contemporary Obituaries, about Harley Warrick, painter of the Mail Pouch Tobacco ads on barns in Appalachia. The magazine is edited by the Obituaries editor of the New York Sun.

--Heath Claiborne Gallery of Landscapes


Heath Claiborne is both an artist from Appalachian and an artist who has some works that depict Appalachia. He is Tennessee born and raised and current resides east of Jefferson City in Tennessee. This site provides samples of his work.

--History of the Art Quilt


This is an excerpt from the book, The Art Quilt, by Robert Shaw, one of the country's leading authorities on American crafts and folk arts. He is the former curator of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont and is now a consultant to collectors and museums worldwide. Not specific to Appalachia. Links from article titles lead to additional information about quilts, quilters, and exhibits.

--Jeff Chapman-Crane Newly Discovered Appalachian Artist


Written by Bill Andy Farley for the 09/00 issue of Fine Arts Trader, a Catalog/news magazine, this article is a brief bio of Jeff Chapman-Crane.

--Last of an Era: Preserving Americana


Article by Ted Boscia - Herald-Standard correspondent published in the Evening Standard, Dec 15, 2000. This article is about a retired state policeman, resident of Uniontown, West Virginia, Jim Killinger, collector of Mail Pouch memorabilia and owner of a Warrick painted sign, displayed on the side of his barn. Killinger talks about his experience with Warrick.

--Quilt Patterns in Camden-Carroll Library


Listing of quilt patterns and images of the patterns held by the Camdon-Carroll Library, Morehead State University.

--Quilts and quiltmaking in America: 1978-1996


Presented by the Library of Congress American Folk life Center, this site includes 229 photographs and 181 recorded interviews with six quilt makers 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.