Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Burrill, Jean F.
Dates 1992
Location Glocester
Rhode Island
United States
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Art Quilts
Batting (Textiles)
Cotton Fabrics
Et
Hand Quilting
Photographs
Quilt Art
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
Quilting
Trapunto
Title
1992 Rhode Island State Winner
Contributor Names
Burrill, Jean F. (Creator)
Created / Published
Glocester, Rhode Island, 1989 - 1990
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  ET
-  trapunto
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Rhode Island -- Glocester
Genre
Photographs
Notes
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 45" x 45"
-  If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? "This quilt is an original design. Variation of the 'Star' pattern."
-  Other techniques used include: "Pieced and trapunto quilting."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I chose cotton because I prefer natural fibers. To achieve dull, subdued, antique colors, I have always hand-dyed the material with 'Cushing' dyes."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I have only made two quilts. The first was a hand-quilted and hand sewn Bicentennial Quilt for National Grange competition in 1976. The second was 'Stardust. I taught myself from books on Quilting."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "My Bicentennial Quilt did well in Grange competition locally, statewide, and at the national level where it was judged 'Most Beautiful.' 'Stardust' was a much smaller quilt of very different design, although still hand-made. My personal goal was to produce another quality quilt."
-  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? "Having a winning entry again in a national contest has given me added confidence in my quilting ability and may encourage me to try a third quilt, although not necessarily for competition."
-  For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
Medium
35mm color slide
Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8974 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
Repository
American Folklife Center


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