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100 1  Douah, Remi Kouessi-Tanoh 
245 10 In her own words: Uncovering a life experience woven into 
       the African American quiltmaking tradition 
300    150 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-
       08, Section: A, page: 2793 
500    Advisers: Gloria Williams; Joanne Eicher 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Minnesota, 2006 
520    The purpose of this study is to conduct qualitative 
       research using a phenomenological method to examine the 
       significance of quiltmaking in the life of Mrs. Wilma Gary,
       an African American who has been quilting for the past 
       forty-seven years in Minnesota. Phenomenological method as
       a primary research method was used in this study to create
       a structure whereby Mrs. Gary spoke about her own life 
       experience in her own words 
520    Data in this study were collected via in-depth interviews 
       with Mrs. Gary. This approach gave me the chance to 
       collect data that are open-ended in order to find out what
       Mrs. Gary's life, experiences, and interaction with 
       African American quilting means to her. Additional data 
       were obtained from general literature dealing with African
       American history, African American quiltmaking, and black 
       women's historiography. Archives from the Minnesota 
       Historical Society were also a source of data 
520    Furthermore, a physical analysis of Mrs. Gary's quilts set
       the stage to discuss and compare her work in relation to 
       quilt scholars' perspectives with respect to African 
       American quiltmaking traditions. Thus, issues of the 
       Climbing Jacob's Ladder quilt and its relevance to the 
       Underground Railroad, strip quiltmaking and its affinity 
       with West African weaving traditions, and improvisation in
       African American quiltmaking were explored. Finally, this 
       study develops a framework to give credence to the work of
       ordinary African American women quilters whose views may 
       differ from those of academicians. Because this research 
       ventures into a new field of investigation in the state of
       Minnesota among African American women, it is my hope that
       ongoing scholarship in that field will challenge and 
       enrich this study 
590    School code: 0130 
590    DDC 
650  4 Biography 
650  4 Black Studies 
650  4 Design and Decorative Arts 
690    0304 
690    0325 
690    0389 
710 20 University of Minnesota 
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