Part of the research project is experiencing, and part of experiencing quilting is the community that is created.  I interviewed Judy Walker, and her sister and their family have started a Family Guild (yes!).  SO, why not a research guild - a place to discuss all kinds of things, invite guests, and spend time building community.  

 

It's free and open to anyone interested in quilting, the role of community, history, economics, and of course, law.

Activities:  

  • Zoom online meeting once a month. (Wednesdays, 7:30-9 central.  See Schedule)

  • Forum discussions (see below)

  • Field Trips (hopefully)

  • Quilt Projects

  • And of course...research!

 

There are also research tasks -- areas that will help further understanding the research projects.  So many areas that are interesting, so little time!  And all of this relates to (for me) copyright, and intellectual property, in general.  The forums below are the beginning of thinking through areas of the project.  The Research Guild provides a place to gather links stories, leads, and everything else.

 

Interviews

The story of quilting through our stories.  Weekly podcast.  How do we understand the role of quilting in our lives and our history?

Watch the book being written.  In progress research and writing.

 The project began in Summer 2017,

and will likely continue for a couple of years.

Here's where to find topics on quilting and copyright

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Current Research/Drafts In Progress:  

Judy's Stash, or Fabric and Copyright

Polka Dots and Originality

 

Have questions or stories?  Email here!

(Not legal advice of course).

Practice Free Motion Quilting Continues

October 07, 2017

As we wait for Hurricane Nate (which did not come through New Orleans, thankfully, even though we prepared for it), I started to work on my FMQ practice quilt.  Judy Walker lent me a top to work with--something she had taught in a class.  And with the help of Rocky the Dog, I started to apply some of the lessons I learned from Angela Walker on a Craftsy.com class.  I started to look at different parts of the quilt, and think through what I wanted to highlight.  Still not great at FMQ, but super fun!  Hope Judy likes it.  Need more tops... (a reference to "Night of the Living Dead" and the zombies needing more brains...)  For more on my adventures in FMQ, here's a link.

Mes Amis Shop hosts us

September 28, 2017

We are starting our investigation of licensing on selvages, and we began at Mes Amis Quilt shop in New Orleans.  Denise (and Judy) were so kind to us.  I brought two law students, Corrie Dutton and Ricardo Gonzales, and we started to catalog what kind of writings are on the selvages.  Exciting to be beginning the research part of the project!

We are off to Houston Quilt Market and Festival

October 25, 2017

So, it's a big week.  I'll first to give a paper at University of Houston Law School on Thursday.  And then... It's Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in Houston.  Quilt Market is the b-to-b portion, and we've gotten press passes.  Judy Walker is joining me, and I'm bunking with Pam Weeks.  So this should be super fun.  I'm hoping we get lots of leads for interviews, learn more about the economics of quilting, and see cool stuff.  Then, Patty Cooper will be joining me for Quilt Festival, which is the general public festival.  1100+ booths and 1500+ quilts.  I can't even imagine.  We have been preparing for weeks.

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Gigi Baay

Quilter and Sewing Teacher, and Great Tool Experimenter

Gigi Baby taught ETG how to sew three cosplay jackets and a bond was formed.  She is positive, knowledgable, and kind.  She has owned her own sewing business, where she taught children and adults how to sew.  She now works at Uptown Needle and Craftworks.  But she is more than all this.  She is light, energy, an anchor.  Everyone knows Gigi and everyone loves Gigi.  We're so happy she is willing to be part of our Quilting Army

Patty Cooper

Quilter (prefers hand quilting)

Patty Cooper works at Tulane Law School, and has been a partner of crime on Just Wanna Quilt from the beginning.  She went to Quilt Festival in Houston with ETG.  She is awesome.  Her giggle and confidence are two of her best qualities.  And as a scout of new leads, they all remember and adore her.  We are thrilled that she is willing to be part of the Quilting Army

Julia Driscoll

Quilter, librarian, quilting and sewing teacher

Julia was one of our first interviews for JWQ, and it was her interview that convinced us that our stores -- regular quilters -- were just as interesting as famous, fancy quilters.  Julia is a librarian at a public library in the suburbs of Chicago.  She teaches sewing and quilting to kids, both and at the library and as a homeschooling program.  She is fun, willing to go on adventure, and insightful.  She also has a great recording voice from all of those years of reading aloud stories to kids.

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Quilter, philospher, friend

Cely is nationally recognized quilter, who also teaches quilting at a community center, and is the heart of the Beecher Memorial Quilt Group.  She has created hundreds of quilts.  Her quilts range from traditional to art quilts, and one of her subjects is interpretation of African-American history.  When ETG interviewed her, she asked why do you quilt, and she replied, "Why do I breathe?"  We've spent a lot of time with Cely.  Her philosophy -- that piecing doesn't have to be perfect guides this project.  Her quilts are gorgeous.   She and her works can be seen every year at Jazzfest in New Orleans.

Janice Sayas

Senior Program Director, JWQ

Janice Sayas is our Senior Program Director of the Tulane Center for IP Law and Culture, and by extension the Copyright Research Lab, and "Just Wanna Quilt" Project.  She keeps us organized and on schedule.  She in some ways began the "famous quilters" side of the project, when she gave ETG a Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr annual calendar.  ETG contacted them when she was in Chicago in June 2017, and they were willing to sit down for an interview at the studio.  They were so interesting, insightful and fun that the project of interviewing other famous quilters and industry insiders was born.  Janice is also the person you email if you are interested in joining the Quilting Army or have questions about the project.

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Judy belongs not only to a local quilt guild, but her family has created two family quilt guilds.  She's all things quilting.  Judy has been with the project since its inception.  She went to Quilt Market.  We've used her amazing collection of quilts as our first YouTube slideshow.  She has introduced us to quilters, taking ETG to her first quilt guild meeting.  She is a wealth of information.  And, she is fun.  She approaches things in a way that is inclusive, informative, and community building.  She is a amazing

Pamela Weeks

Curator, New England Quilt Museum

Pam knows soooo much.  She is a quilt historian, specializing in Civil War quilts.  She is the Curator at the New England Quilt Museum.  She also knows all about the industry, about quilts, trends, and of course, the historical context of quilting.   She was one of the first interviews I conducted.  She was also my roommate at Quilt Market 2017.  She is strong, creative, funny, generous, and suffers no fouls.  I aspire to be Pam in many ways.  -etg

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