Ohio University Press author Gayle Pritchard to appear on national NPR program
Ohio University Press author Gayle Pritchard will appear on "The Diane Rehm Show," a National Public Radio program with more than 1.4 million weekly listeners.
"The Diane Rehm Show," a nationally syndicated program, airs daily on numerous NPR stations at 10 a.m. daily. Pritchard will be interviewed on December 12.
"It's a national show, and they're looking for authors whose work is important. 'The Diane Rehm Show' gets some of the best political and cultural speakers who are often nationally known," said Jeff Kallet, Ohio University Press book publicist.
Ohio native Pritchard will discuss "Uncommon Threads: Ohio's Art Quilt Revolution." In her book, Pritchard explains the emergence of the art quilt and explains Ohio's pioneering involvement, including assistance from Athens' Quilt National at the Dairy Barn, on the international movement that led to a new quilting art form.
"It's a real achievement to have authors representing Ohio University and Ohio University Press on this national program. It's great exposure for both the authors and the school. We feel confident it will do positive things for the books' sales," Kallet said.
Pritchard is a fiber artist, lecturer, curator of the Artist as Quiltmaker exhibition (now in its 25th year)and teacher. She has created commissioned works for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Smithsonian Craft Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Peter B. Lewis building in Cleveland.
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