Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Splitt, Martha
Dates 1992
Location Michigan
United States
Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Art Quilts
Artistic Hobbies
Batting (Textiles)
Chain Quilts
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Irish Chain Quilts
Machine Quilting
Ohio Star Quilts
Quilt Art
Quilt Patterns
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
Star Quilts
Synthetic Fabrics
1992 Washington, District of Columbia, Winner
Contributor Names
Splitt, Martha (Creator)
Created / Published
Stockbridge, Michigan and Washington, District of , 1991
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  star quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  Ohio star quilts
-  chain quilts
-  Irish chain quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington
-  United States -- Michigan -- Stockbridge
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 52" x 52 "
-  If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? Where did you learn the pattern? "These are traditional patterns that I've long been familiar with."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "The traditional patterns signify my forebear in the Midwest. I used the colors of the American flag which unite and honor all Americans
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I was quite an inexperienced quilter, but I wanted to challenge myself to find out what my best work might be. I was intrigued by the thought of the All American Quilt, and the ideal of America as many places making one harmonious whole."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "Ten years." / How did you learn to quilt? "Self-taught."
-  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? "The recognition caused me to value my work more highly. It gave me courage to expand the limits of my imagination and to refine my skills."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8943 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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