Photos, Prints, Drawings 1996 Montana State Winner
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Photos, Prints, Drawings
- 1996 Montana State Winner
- Contributor Names
- Laceky, Carolyn (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Helena, Montana, October, 1994 - March, 1995
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt piecing
- - quilt tops
- - embroidery
- - aesthetics
- - batting (textiles)
- - applique quilts
- - hand quilting
- - machine quilting
- - artistic hobbies
- - commemorative quilts
- - memory
- - synthetic fabrics
- - cotton fabrics
- - pictorial quilts
- - crib quilts
- - Photographs
- - United States -- Montana -- Helena
- - The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
- - Quilt size: 31.5" x 44"
- - If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? "Crib quilt with appliqued and embroidered pictorial elements on 'watercolor' background and appliqued writing."
- - Other techniques used include: "Color wash or water color style."
- - How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? Batting is 80% cotton, 20% polyester, "warm and natural." "My grandmother left me a box of 2inch cotton squares she had saved for a quilt. When I saw a colorwash quilt I knew what to do with the squares and began collecting cotton fabrics to make more squares. My son suggested a method using very light fusible facing to make sewing the squares together easy, fast and accurate. Threads were recommended by fabric shop owner."
- - Quiltmaker's motivation: Commemorates her Grandmother. Also "in response to contest theme 'If My Quilt Could Talk.'"
- - How long have you been making quilts? "This was the second quilt I made. I began in 1994." / How did you learn to quilt? "Reading quilting books, taking a quiltmaking class at the fabric store and by trial and error."
- - What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "As soon as I read the theme of the contest, 'If My Quilt Could Talk,' I thought of Grandma's lullaby: My quilt could sing her lullaby to the baby it covered. I could immediately see the quilt in my mind. I was challenged to figure out how to realize the image. Also $10,000 is a good incentive."
- - Has being a winner in the Land's End contest made a difference in your life? Has it changed the way you look at your work as a quilt maker? "Winning gave me confidence that even though I'm a beginner I can make a successful quilt. As a painter (ex-painter) it has renewed my interest in image making. Placing little pieces of colored fabric in a design is very much like painting and I especially like the tactile quality of fabric. The pace of quilt making is soothing and has taught me that I have more patience than I realized."
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- Color transparency
- Call Number
- AFC 1997/011: Folder 9088 P1
- Source Collection
- Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
- American Folklife Center
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