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Teresa Horsburgh interviewed by Sally Grant in the Tradition bearers oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 3071998
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Horsburgh, Teresa, 1956-, Interviewee
Access Conditions Open access for research use and personal copies; written permission required for public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 2004 
2 sound files (107 min.) 

Tradition bearers oral history project.


Horsburgh speaks about her work as a qualified primary teacher, who taught for years before having children; having worked as a relief teacher before opening her own business in Hamilton Park near Glenrowan, Vic.; 'Teresa's Crafts and Cane' (shop) in Wangaratta, Vic.; buying another shop in Benalla, Vic.; her husband Barry had worked for Australian Woollen Mills, took package and the family moved to Canberra.; when she started making quilts at 16 years of age, being self taught; reasons for quilting; differences between contemporary-interpretive quilts and traditional quilts; cost of quilting; Rosemont business (established 1999)

Horsburgh speaks about Quilts for Comfort Project ; quilting projects, such as Canberra bushfires 2003. As a retailer with industry contacts, Teresa coordinated the project, resulting with a display of 450 quilts to thank the contributors held in Great Hall in Parliament House; unclaimed quilts being retrieved from the Recovery Centre for people effected by the Californian fires of 2003; future projects; social history of quilting; patchwork and quilting differences; passing on tradition; male quilters; the future of quilting.


Recorded on Jan. 13, 2004 at Canberra, A.C.T.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Related Material Collection of photographs of Teresa Horsburgh during an oral history interview by Sally Grant at the National Library of Australia, 13 January 2004; located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC Online access #NL39283 
Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) 
Subjects Horsburgh, Teresa, 1956- -- Interviews.  |  Quilts for Comfort project ( 2003: Canberra, A.C.T.)  |  Quiltmakers -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Interviews.  |  Business professionals -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra -- Interviews.  |  Quilts -- Australia -- Themes, motives.
Occupation Quiltmakers  |  Business professionals
Other authors/contributors Grant, Sally, Interviewer


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