Photos, Prints, Drawings 1992 New Mexico State Winner

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Manzanares, Helen
Dates 1992
Location Chama
New Mexico
Rio Arriba County
United States
Language English
Subjects Batting (Textiles)
Commemorative Quilts
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Log Cabin Quilts
Machine Quilting
Patchwork Quilts
Quilt Patterns
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
Strip Quilts
Synthetic Fabrics
1992 New Mexico State Winner
Contributor Names
Manzanares, Helen (Creator)
Created / Published
Chama, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, January, 1989 - 1991
Subject Headings
-  Gifts
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  log cabin quilts
-  patchwork quilts
-  quilt tops
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  strip quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New Mexico -- Rio Arriba County -- Chama
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 106" X 66"
-  Where did you learn the pattern? "Class taken at 'Animas Quilts' in Durango, Colorado."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "School colors are red and black, reason for colors, Light color chosen with pattern to hide soiling."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I read about it in Lands' End catalog and just entered it. I thought I wouldn't have a chance but was thrilled to win. I guess I did think of the gift certificate."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "15 years." / How did you learn to quilt? "Taking classes, friends, family."
-  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? "Yes, I received public recognition and people looked up to my work. I think it has given me confidence and I have taught quilting classes since then. It gave me a reputation as a 'top notch' artisan."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8966 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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