Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 Minnesota State Winner

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Sells, Audree L.
Dates 1994
Location Chaska
United States
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Applique Quilts
Art Quilts
Artistic Hobbies
Batting (Textiles)
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Quilt Art
Quilt Tops
Recycled Fabrics
Silk Quilts
Synthetic Fabrics
1994 Minnesota State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: "...and Jack's mother threw the magic beans out of the window"
Contributor Names
Sells, Audree L. (Creator)
Created / Published
Chaska, Minnesota, January, 1993 - June, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  recycled fabrics
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  silk quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Minnesota -- Chaska
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  This quilt is an original design.
-  Quilt size: 70" x 70"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Some [fabrics] were left over from my earlier garment sewing days. Some were chosen for the texture and of course color is very important to me."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "It was a challenge. I quilt to please myself but it's gratifying to have others see my work and approve. I have entered only 5 competitions."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I started quilting in 1986 after retiring from teaching elementary school. Now I work on my quilting every day. My mother, grandmothers, and all my aunts quilted and did various needlework art. No one really taught me. I learned by observation. Now my quilting consumes the greater part of each day."
-  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? "I'm constantly striving to make a better quilt than the last one. Winning has made me less critical of my own work."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9017 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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