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Accession 1278

Inclusive Dates

1996-2004, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

3500 pieces, 1.75 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials related to Dottie Moore’s oral history project for the organization “Piecing a Quilt of Life.” Dottie Moore is a fiber artist from Rock Hill, SC. Mrs. Moore that specializes in quilt art. She has been featured in many art and craft shows and is the author of Lives in Process: Creativity in the Second Fifty Years and has been published in numerous magazines and newsletters. She is also the founder of Piecing a Quilt of Life, “an international project dedicated to empowering senior women by recognizing their creative abilities.” Through this project Mrs. Moore interviewed over a hundred women artists and the majority of this collection consists of materials related to this project. The collection includes audio cassette tapes of the interviews, transcriptions, correspondence, slides, brochures, forms, inventories, poems, a VHS tape of a South Carolina Educational Television show concerning the project, a DVD of containing her interactive book, Lives in Process: Creativity in the Second Fifty Years, and other materials related to the project. For more information about Dottie Moore and her work please visit her website.


The Quilter’s Oral History Project Collection was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by Dottie Moore on November 30, 2006.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Quilters's Oral History Project Collection - Accession 1278

LC Subject Headings

Moore, Dottie; Quiltmakers--South Carolina; Quiltmakers--United States--Interviews; Quiltmakers--Alberta--Interviews; Quiltmakers--Northern Ireland--Interviews; Arts and older people; Creative ability in old age; Textile crafts; Textile artists