Websites, On-line Articles, Videos, Blogs, and Podcasts

• Anne Kimzey Interviews National Heritage Fellow Bettye Kimbrell and Author Joyce Cauthen.

Bettye Kimbrell and Joyce Cauthen talk about their book for Arts Radio on March 9, 2015.

• “2008 National Heritage Fellow Bettye Kimbrell.” National Endowment for the Arts Lifetime Honors.

This site contains a biography, the transcription of an in-depth interview, and a photo of her stained-glass window quilt.

• Bettye Kimbrell interview videos. On-line educational supplement to Alabama Public Television original documentary, Alabama Craft:Tradition and Innovation, 2009.

This site contains four videos of Bettye Kimbrell talking about quilting history, quilting bees, leaf pounding, and making a stained glass quilt.

• “Bettye Kimbrell,” Wikipedia article, 2009.

A Wikipedia article about Bettye Kimbrell

• “Bettye Kimbrell Visits Stewart Perry Campus.” YouTube video,posted by Merrill Stewart, November 4, 2009.

This video shows Bettye and her grandson Brian pounding leaves for the quilt she made for Stewart Perry.

• “Bettye Kimbrell Unveils Quilt for Stewart Perry.” YouTube video, posted by Merrill Stewart, December 10, 2009.

This video was made when Bettye delivered the quilt that Merrill Stewart commissioned.

• Beverly S. Taylor. “Bettye Kimbrell’s students create lasting impressions in Cherokee leaf pounding class.” Birmingham News.Blog. May 23, 2010.

This blog site contains stories, photos, and a video.

• “Masters of Traditional Arts Education

This is a study guide about the National Heritage Fellowships (1982-2011)

• Merrill Stewart. “Quilting to the Power of Three.” Planting Acorns. Stewart Perry Company. Blog. August 8, 2013.

This blog by Merrill Stewart discusses a quilt by Bettye Kimbrell, Nina Harvey and Cindy Denton called “Tree-o Ta-li.”

• “Quilter Bettye Kimbrell.” Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, January 23, 2011.

 Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews Jefferson County quilter Bettye Kimbrell about her work with 4-H Club students and their quilt exhibit at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

• “Quilter Receives State Heritage Award.” Anne Kimzey,Alabama State Council on the Arts, 1995.

Press release issued when the Alabama State Council on the Arts recognized Betty Kimbrell as a State Heritage Award winner.

• Announcement of Bettye Kimbrell’s Death: