Archive for the 'Old Voices' Category

Picturing The Past

Published on February 21, 2010

For the past year I have been teaching a class based on my Old Voices book, research, and unpublished patterns that are a part of my Old Voices project. Each month the students receive several patterns and a quote with each pattern from the Nineteenth Century. These quotes were written by women who experienced the [...]

A Visit to the Past

Published on September 23, 2009

Recently I have been reading letters and journals of women on the western frontier in the nineteenth century. One particular journal, kept by 22-year old Angie Mitchell, contains many lively narratives of her first-hand experiences while boarding with different families. Angie was hired as a school teacher and her living accommodations were provided by the local [...]