Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 Kansas State Winner

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Singer, Vivian R.
Dates 1994
Location Iola
United States
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Applique Quilts
Batting (Textiles)
Commemorative Quilts
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Machine Quilting
Pictorial Quilts
Quilt Blocks
Quilt Patterns
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Templates
Quilt Tops
Star Quilts
Stars Over the Smokies Quilts
Synthetic Fabrics
Travelog Quilts
Wholecloth Quilts
1994 Kansas State Winner
Contributor Names
Singer, Vivian R. (Creator)
Created / Published
Iola, Kansas, December 1, 1992 - August 21, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Gifts
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  commemorative quilts
-  star quilts
-  travelog quilts
-  quilt blocks
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt templates
-  wholecloth quilts
-  stars over the Smokies quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Kansas -- Iola
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 100" x 100"
-  If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? "Only the Star pattern was provided. The maker was expected to design the scenes." / Where did you learn the pattern? "From Georgia Bonesteel's book MORE ABOUT LAP QUILTING."
-  "I used a Flexible Curvemaker tool to cut and place designs."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Some I had on hand; some was given to me; and I purchased a variety of colors and prints suitable for my designs."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: This quilt was made "to depict travel adventures of members of our family."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Family members urged me to enter the contest, for recognition of the quilt for its unique designàI have prepared a scrapbook, complete with a picture of each quilt block and the source picture for the design. It tells the story of which family member had that adventure. It was made to be a heritage quilt."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "I began in 1984 when I retired. This quilt was made in late '92 and 1993." / How did you learn to quilt? "Mostly from written instructions in books."
-  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? "It has given me the realization that I could create artistically. Design patterns selected were chosen from family photos, National Park brochures and books, magazine pictures. Many were created from just memory of the scene. The scenes, portraying family adventures, are machine stitched. All other piecing and quilting was handstitched."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9010 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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