Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 New York State Winner

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Strasberg, Lois
Dates 1994
Location Brooklyn
New York
United States
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Applique Quilts
Artistic Hobbies
Batting (Textiles)
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Machine Quilting
Quilt Blocks
Quilt Patterns
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
1994 New York State Winner
Contributor Names
Strasberg, Lois (Creator)
Created / Published
Brooklyn, New York, May, 1993 - October, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  quilt blocks
-  cotton fabrics
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New York -- Brooklyn
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 70" x 88"
-  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? "I used the basic pattern pieces from a traditional Drunkard's Path and re-configured. I referred to a book on historical American Quilts."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I spend many months searching for specific fabrics for a quilt. I knew I wanted 1930's geometrics. There are about 50 different fabrics in this quilt that I found in NY, NJ, and PA. There are a few vintage fabrics in it. Finding fabrics is as much of a quest as making the quilt."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "Quilting, for me, is more than a pleasurable hobby -- it's more like an historical compulsion. Having never been taught, it was as if I always knew how."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "I've made about 30 full-size quilt in the past 20 years." / How did you learn to quilt? "Self-taught."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9026 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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