• Blue Ridge Quilters --                        Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996
  • About this Collection --                        Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

    About this Collection -- Quilts and Qu...

    Contains 181 segments from recorded interviews with quiltmakers and 410 graphic images (prints, positive transparencies, and negatives) from two collections in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/00) and the Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest Collection (AFC 1997/011). The images of the quilts convey the range of contemporary quiltmaking styles in the United ...

    • Date: 1978
  • The Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest --                        Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

    The Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest -- ...

    When people think about quilts, they often picture women sitting together around a quilt frame, enjoying a communal experience. Quilts are frequently used, both literally and metaphorically, to express a sense of community. However, there is another common thread that runs throughout the history of American quilts -- that of competition. 1996 Hawaii State Winner; PILIALOHA/Love in Abundance. "I designed it. Hawaiian floral quilt. ...

    • Date: 1978
  • Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Late 20th Century --                        Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996

    Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Late 20th Century -- ...

    Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection, clockwise from left: Portrait of Mamie and Leonard Bryan on porch in front of bedspread; Sixteen Patch quilt; Umbrella Girl quilt, detail; Quilt back, feed sack logo. Background quote: "This is just out of our old clothes." We Americans have adopted quilts as a symbol of what we value about ourselves and our national history. We speak of ...

    • Date: 1978