Episode 26: Covid Conversations #3- Quilt Makers and Quilting Group Organizers – Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi (West Chester, Ohio) and Felicity Khan (South Africa)

This episode of Covid Conversations, a podcast series from the OSU Center of Folklore Studies, features a discussion between two quilters and quilting group organizers--one based in Southwest Ohio and the other outside Cape Town in South Africa.

Host Rachel Hopkin moderates a conversation between West Chester, Ohio-based quilter and scholar Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi and quilter Felicity Khan of South Africa.

Dr. Mazloomi is a quilter, quilt scholar, curator, and founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. In 2014, Mazloomi was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest award given in the United States for traditional arts. She is also an aerospace engineer. For more information, visit her website at www.carolynlmazloomi.com.

Khan is based close to Cape Town in South Africa. She has been sewing all her life, has formed several patchwork and quilting groups, and teaches her crafts to others. She was formerly a board member of the Good Hope Quilters Guild, the western cape of South Africa’s patchwork and quilting umbrella body, and served as its Outreach Liaison.

More information about the Unmask Your Creativity competition discussed in the podcast can be found at www.wcqn.org/unmask-your-creativity-contest.

Covid Conversations is a podcast series from the Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University in which artists and humanities professionals from Ohio and their counterparts elsewhere in the world discuss how their lives and work have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The series is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme grant and distributed by Ohio Humanities. It is produced and presented by radio producer and folklorist Rachel Hopkin and mastered by Paul Kotheimer at OSU.

Music for this podcast is provided by Pixabay.

For more about the Center for Folklore Studies, where the full recordings of each episode will be archived along with contextual information about each episode, please visit cfs.osu.edu.

To learn more about Ohio Humanities podcasts and other projects and programs, please visit ohiohumanities.org.

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