Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 Judges' Choice Winner
Articles and Essays with this item:
- 1994 Judges' Choice Winner
- Contributor Names
- Denenberg, Rita (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Royal Palm Beach, Florida, July, 1989 - October, 1989
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt piecing
- - fan quilts
- - quilt tops
- - batting (textiles)
- - applique quilts
- - hand quilting
- - machine quilting
- - synthetic fabrics
- - art quilts
- - cotton fabrics
- - quilt art
- - grandmother's fan quilts
- - trailing vines quilts
- - Photographs
- - United States -- Florida -- Royal Palm Beach
- - The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
- - Quilt size: 81" x 81"
- - 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? "Looked at photo of quilt 'Trailing Vines' by Susan McCord circa 1800." "Drafted my own patterns based on the above."
- - How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Used scraps, when piecing, made sure that no 2 leaves were alike. Quilt contains over 3,000 pieces. Drafted pattern (original) by enlarging Grandmother's Fan and making adjustments."
- - Quiltmaker's motivation: "Loved Susan McCord's Trailing Vines quilt circa 1800. So made my own version (Fan) and dedicated it to her. Therefore the title "Susan's Fan."
- - What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Personal goal, prize money. All the time."
- - How long have you been making quilts? "At that time -- 6 yrs. Total 15 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? "Always try to excel in my work."
- - For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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- Call Number
- AFC 1997/011: Folder 8992 P1
- Source Collection
- Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
- American Folklife Center
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