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Shout out for volunteers...

If you’re headed down to Houston for the International Quilt Festival (Nov3-6,) the Alliance for American Quilts could use your help.  They’re looking for volunteers to help record oral histories for their Quilters’ Save Our Stories (QSOS) project.   

QSOS is a grassroots oral history project launched by the Alliance in 1999 to record, archive and present the stories of today's quilters.  Volunteers record quilters’ stories in "guided conversations" centered on a quilt chosen by the interviewee. The recordings are then shared on the Alliance's website and archived by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.  

Many volunteers are needed including—interviewers, scribes, registration desk attendants, photographers, and data entry/backup assistants. This is a grassroots effort so no professional experience is required.  

All volunteers will receive free admission to the show on the days that they work. Each Team QSOS volunteer will also receive a QSOS lapel pin and t-shirt, and a goody bag of fabric and notion treats (aka – swag!)  

For more information visit the Alliance for American Quilts website at
www.AllianceforAmericanQuilts.org/qsos/2011IQFinfo.php or email them at qsos@quiltalliance.org.

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 03:24PM by Registered CommenterQuiltology | CommentsPost a Comment

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