Song Quilts: A Celebration of Stitch and Song
Eliza Hardy Jones
The “Song Quilts” project is a visual interpretation of folk songs from the American South and the Russian Arctic. Each quilt is an exact “color transcription” of songs sung to Eliza during her interviews with women across Russia and the US.
Eliza Hardy Jones is a musician and quilter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began her musical training as a classical pianist, and after graduating from Vassar College began playing professionally in folk and pop bands. She has performed internationally, on festival stages, and on radio and television with artists including grammy-nominated Grace Potter and Iron & Wine. She has also recorded 4 full-length albums of original music, including her most recent, Because Become, released in 2016. Since beginning the Song Quilts project, Eliza has lectured at the Music College of Arkhangelsk in Russia, the Barents Bird Fest (an international cultural festival in Murmansk, Russia), at local quilt guilds, and presented a MQG webinar.