Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 South Dakota State Winner

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Sierra, Lois
Dates 1994
Location Fairfax
Sioux Falls
South Dakota
United States
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Applique Quilts
Artistic Hobbies
Batting (Textiles)
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Quilt Tops
Synthetic Fabrics
1994 South Dakota State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Yo-Yos, Posies and Lollipops
Contributor Names
Sierra, Lois (Creator)
Created / Published
Fairfax, VA and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1992 - 1994
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  Photographs
-  United States -- South Dakota -- Sioux Falls
-  United States -- Virginia -- Fairfax
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  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? "No."
-  Quilt size: 60" x 80"
-  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? "This quilt was inspired by an antique quilt, believed to have been made in Missouri in the 1930s. My quilt uses the idea of pastel floral applique in a framework on a black ground, but the floral patterns and quilting are much different."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I began by collecting vintage Depression-era fabric scraps for the applique. In the early 1990s fabric manufacturers began printing reproductions, so I blended new fabric with the old."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "As a personal challenge. I seldom enter competitions."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "Since about 1984. I took classes through quilt shops and self-taught."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9035 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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