Thursday October 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT
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International Quilt Festival 
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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Emma Parker 
Quilt Alliance 

Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! Interviewee Registration 

Every quilt has a story and the Quilt Alliance's mission is to collect those stories--from you, the maker, the owner, the collector, the family member--who loves that quilt. Since the launch of "Go Tell It!" in 2012, our staff, volunteers and partners have collected more than 60 three-minute "Go Tell It!" videos with quilt lovers from around the country. Now it's your turn--we want to hear your story!

This year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, we will be interviewing quilters with work exhibited on the show floor in the “Quilts: A World of Beauty” annual Judged Show of the International Quilt Association and in special exhibits. We will also be conducting interviews in the Quilt Alliance booth, located at the far end of the Exhibit Hall (booth number to be announced). During the registration process you will be asked to indicate whether you would like to be interviewed with a quilt on exhibit on the show floor or whether you plan to bring a quilt to our booth for your intervew.

Click here to view the Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! interviewee packet that includes a welcome letter giving you information about what to expect in your interview as well as a release form to give us permission to videotape and use your interview. The packet also includes forms for recording information about your quilt if you decide to accept the option to document your quilt in The Quilt Index, an online repostitory of more than 56,000 historical and contemporary quilts. The Quilt Index is a joint project of the Quilt Alliance, Michigan State University Museum and MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences.

Please register by clicking on the blue Register Now! button below to show your interest in being interviewed at Festival 2014. Quilt Alliance staff will then follow up with you via email.

Watch Go Tell It! Interviews Rcorded at Festival 2013


To get an idea of what Go Tell It! interviews are like, visit the Quilt Alliance YouTube Channel to see interviews conducted at Festival 2013. Last year, we interviewed 21 quiltmakers and family members of quiltmakers, including the Handi Quilter Best of Show Award winner Melissa Sobotka (pictured at right). Watch this Go Tell It! interview.


Go Tell It! interviews are conducted with quiltmakers, but also with friends and family of quiltmakers, quilt collectors, curators, and anyone who owns a quilt they would like to share. At Festival 2013, Cathy Arnold, the sister of beloved quiltter Libby Lehman, talked about one of the quilts featured in a special exhibit of Libby's work. Watch this Go Tell It! interview.

Please share this email with friends who plan to come to Festival! We hope to be busy bees at the show this year, interviewing as many quiltmakers as possible for Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!