Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Anderson, Jennifer Jared
Dates 1996
Location Arizona
Cave Creek
United States
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Art Quilts
Batting (Textiles)
Commemorative Quilts
Cotton Fabrics
Crazy Quilts
Gifts
Hand Quilting
Log Cabin Quilts
Machine Quilting
Photographs
Quilt Art
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
Quilt Tying
Quilting
Silk Quilts
Synthetic Fabrics
Title
1996 Arizona State Winner
Contributor Names
Anderson, Jennifer Jared (Creator)
Created / Published
Cave Creek, Arizona, February, 1994 - April 26, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Gifts
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  log cabin quilts
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  crazy quilts
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  silk quilts
-  quilt tying
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Arizona -- Cave Creek
Genre
Photographs
Notes
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 66" x 66"
-  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 didn't use a pattern. This quilt idea came to me in a dream and evolved as it was being made. I thought that the crazy quilt style would allow me to tell the story of my father's life and career, and to use mementos to embellish it. The pattern and the quilt uses a lot of symbolism. The quilt is done primarily in orange and blue, the colors of the university where he taught for 40 years. Since he always wore a white shirt and tie to teach, the quilt contains a shirt placket complete with buttons and a shirt pocket with his name tag attached. The quilt border is representative of a bookshelf. The border is made of pieces of my father's old ties, cut into strips, along with the names of the classes he taught cross-stitched on Aida cloth."
-  Other techniques used include: embroidery, photo transfer, "beadworks, buttons, mementos, and counted cross-stitch"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "My quilt evolved. The only people aware of my project were my mother and husband. Mom was a very important part of my quilt as she was the one who secretly 'borrowed' the shirts, ties, fabrics and memorabilia for the quilt. Every couple of weeks I would receive a box in the mail with more 'treasures' for my quilt. Even the day before the retirement party we were busily sewing on last minute charms."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: Commemoration of retirement, achievement, memory/nostalgia
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "My quilt was already being made when my mother sent me the Lands' End contest brochure. I had never entered a major contest but decided to try. Previous competitions were local state fairs and quilt guild shows."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "Since 1984." / How did you learn to quilt? "At a class at a quilt shop in Massachusetts. (My maternal grandmother was a quilter at that time)."
-  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? "Being a winner was a truly exciting moment for me. As a quilter I always put a lot of thought and detail into my projects. I strive to do the best I can. Quiltmaking is a great medium to express your creativity. You can do anything that you dream."
-  For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
Medium
Color transparency
Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9064 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
Repository
American Folklife Center


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