Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Timby, Deborah Bird
Dates 1994
Location California
Rhode Island
San Diego
United States
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Art Quilts
Artistic Hobbies
Batting (Textiles)
Commemorative Quilts
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Machine Quilting
Pictorial Quilts
Quilt Art
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
Travelog Quilts
1994 Rhode Island State Winner
Contributor Names
Timby, Deborah Bird (Creator)
Created / Published
San Diego, California and Newport, Rhode Island, 1992 - 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  commemorative quilts
-  travelog quilts
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Rhode Island -- Newport
-  United States -- California -- San Diego
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 65" x 63"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I selected fabrics that were blue, red, green and tan to represent blue sky and the colors of the Italian flag, Also I wanted prints that were similar to marble patterns."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Public recognition was nice, but since I have no public ambitions, it was a private reward. I felt I could win at a state level, especially a small state like Rhode Island. I rarely enter quilts in competiton."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "Since 1978." / How did you learn to quilt? "Self taught plus classes."
-  Has being a winner in the Lands' End contest made a difference in your life? Has it changed the way you look at your work as a quiltmaker? "It made a difference for a little while with local publicity that mistakenly got picked up by the AP wire with an article in a Maine paper that my parents happened to read one morning at breakfast. I can now refer to myself as 'award winning quilter' and now do things that appeal to me instead of considering the taste of judges."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9033 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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