Quilt Tactics: Black Quilting as Method in Qualitative Research

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Quilting, the act of joining multiple layers of fabric together to create a three-dimensional padded artifact, has often been discussed as a metaphor for qualitative data analysis, but it has gained limited prominence in the field as an analytic method. In this chapter, however, Toliver centers her experiences as an artist and storyteller who uplifts Black methods of artistic creation to highlight the history of Black quilting methods and to explain how these methods could be used to extend theming processes. In doing so, Toliver explores how the act of theming can be broadened through an attention to Black aesthetic approaches.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExpanding Approaches to Thematic Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationCreative Engagements with Qualitative Data
EditorsJennifer R Wolgemuth, Kelly W Guyotte, Stephanie Anne Shelton
ISBN (Electronic)9781003389149
ISBN (Print)9781032484525, 9781032484532
StatePublished - Aug 2024


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