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Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi, 2002 September 17-30

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn, 1948-  Search this
Mazloomi, Carolyn, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Subject:
Adkins, Minnie  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L.  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Baltimore album quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)240143
AAA_collcode_mazloo02
Theme:
African American
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_240143
Online Media:

1847 Rev. Nadal's "Baltimore Album" Quilt

Referenced:
Nadal, Bernard H.  Search this
Quilter:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton, silk, wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 105 in x 105 in; 267 cm x 267 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Object Type:
quilts
Date made:
1847
Subject:
Baskets  Search this
Quilting  Search this
Chronology: 1840-1849  Search this
Credit Line:
Miss Constance R. Dawson
ID Number:
1983.0866.01
Catalog number:
1983.0866.01
Accession number:
1983.0866
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c21b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556185

1845 - 1852 Baltimore Album Quilt

Quilter:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton, velvet, silk (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 87 in x 86 in; 222cm x 219 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1845-1852
Subject:
Quilting  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. C. D. Rhodes
ID Number:
TE.E363155
Accession number:
117457
Catalog number:
E363155
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-bb4b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556267

Oral history interview with Carolyn Mazloomi

Interviewee:
Mazloomi, Carolyn  Search this
Interviewer:
Cubbs, Joanne  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Women of Colour Quilters Network  Search this
Adkins, Minnie, 1934-  Search this
Benberry, Cuesta  Search this
Cargo, Robert T.  Search this
Connell, Martha Stamm  Search this
Freeman, Roland L., 1936-  Search this
Hill, Lauryn  Search this
Johnson, Nkosi, 1989-2001  Search this
Miller, Edjohnetta  Search this
Sisto, Penny  Search this
Wilson, Marie  Search this
Extent:
16 Items (Sound recording: 16 sound files (4 hr., 33 min.), digital, wav)
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 September 17-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carolyn Mazloomi conducted 2002 September 17 and 30, by Joanne Cubbs, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in West Chester, Ohio. Mazloomi speaks of growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a family of self-taught artists; the positive influence of her aunt and teacher Dr. Carter; the generation of African American quilt-makers who followed a gap in quilt-making post-slavery; she describes her previous career as an aeronautical engineer and her transition to quilt-making; how she identifies herself as a craftsperson, not an artist; her experience with Baltimore album and Appalachian quilts; learning to quilt; the Women of Color Quilter's Network and its economic and social development programs; her book, "Spirits of the Cloth"; the positive and negative aspects of travel; the false generalizations of African American quilts in academic circles; the importance of gender, race, and ethnicity in her work; her connection to "praise songs"; she discusses functional vs. nonfunctional quilts; the market for "hand-crafted" quilts; agents and galleries; she describes her working environment; adopting the use of a sewing machine in her work; the importance of community; her technique; her accomplishment of placing African-American quilts in the Renwick Gallery; the influence of magazines, including "Raw Vision;" her aversion to commissions; expanding her use of materials and technology; her exhibitions; her role as an advocate and dealer; finding inspiration in black and white linocuts and her use of color in quilts; and making a connection with her audience. Mazloomi also recalls Marie Wilson, Cuesta Benberry, Edjohnetta Miller, Roland Freeman, Robert Cargo, Martha Connell, Penny Sisto, Minnie Adkins, Nkosi Johnson, and Lauryn Hill.
Biographical / Historical:
Carolyn Mazloomi (1948- ) is a quilt maker from West Chester, Ohio.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 16 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 33 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Quiltmakers -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Quilting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Quilting -- Technique  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Baltimore album quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mazloo02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mazloo02

Negative Log Book Number 19, (88-15271 to 89-23594)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1988
1988-1989
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB19]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367116
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The Baltimore album quilt tradition : Maryland Historical Society / Nancy E. Davis

Title:
Borutimoa arubamu kiruto ten
Author:
Davis, Nancy E  Search this
Maryland Historical Society  Search this
Subject:
Maryland Historical Society  Search this
Physical description:
131 p. : col. ill., map ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
United States
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
1999
C1999
19th century
Topic:
Album quilts  Search this
Quilts  Search this
Quilts--History  Search this
Call number:
TT835 .D38 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_627232

Miniature Baltimore album quilts / Jenifer Buechel

Author:
Buechel, Jenifer 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Patterns
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Patchwork  Search this
Appliqué  Search this
Album quilts  Search this
Miniature quilts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528334

The making of a Baltimore Album quilt / text by Frances Benton ; introduction by Margaret Ramsey ; preface by Elly Sienkiewicz ; photography by Ben Thornal

Author:
Benton, Frances 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Benton, Frances 1922- Correspondence  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Maryland
Baltimore
Date:
1995
Topic:
Quilting  Search this
Album quilts--History  Search this
Quiltmakers--Correspondence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547376

Baltimore album quilts : historic notes and antique patterns / by Elly Sienkiewicz

Author:
Sienkiewicz, Elly  Search this
Physical description:
183 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Patterns
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Appliqué  Search this
Album quilts  Search this
Patchwork  Search this
Call number:
TT779 .S54b 1990
TT779.S54b 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408713

Baltimore album quilts / Dena S. Katzenberg

Author:
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Katzenberg, Dena S  Search this
Subject:
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
1981
C1981
19th century
Topic:
Coverlets--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Baltimore (Md.) in art--Exhibitions  Search this
History  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK9112 .B35 1981X
NK9112.B35 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143942

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