I-69: Allen County Survey


This collection is comprised of interviews and photographs of Indiana artisans from Allen County, created from February 8 to April 26 of 2006. The Allen County Survey covers cultural groups and movements such as the Old Fort Settlers of Fort Wayne and the Miami Nation of Indiana, as well as many other diverse individuals. The topics of this collection revolve mostly around material culture and range from fiber arts to metalsmithing and doll-making. The Allen County Survey was part of the I-69 Heritage Corridor project, an initiative designed to bring increased public awareness to folklife and folk arts along Interstate 69 and surrounding communities.

Artists Featured: Bozarth, Judy; Cynar, Kari; Dornbush, Gen; Evans, Diana; Fuelling, Lori A.; Gorman, Katrina; Hollman, Michael; Hollman Ziegler, Ann; Lengacher, Kathryn; Motz, John; Nagy Mowry, Kathy; Myers, Penny; Rugsaken, Pitak; Anderson, Letha; Saunders, Betty; Smith, Patria; Zehner, Jim; Willett, Larry


  • James A. DeVinney

Items in the I-69: Allen County Survey Collection

Judy Bozarth spreads out sample of scherenschnitte, the German art of paper cutting.

She especially enjoys cutting out hearts and therefore finds that Valentine Day is her busiest time of year, although Christmas decorations may be a close second.

Bozarth uses tracing paper to make a copy of the pattern she wants to use.

She copies only half the pattern because it will be transferred to a folded piece of paper. She uses a very soft, #1 pencil.

Next Bozarth turns the tracing paper over and aligns the design with the fold on the heavier paper that she will cut.


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