Photos, Prints, Drawings 1996 Connecticut State Winner

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors McKie, Barbara Barrick
Dates 1996
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Art Quilts
Batting (Textiles)
Commemorative Quilts
Computer Generated Images
Cotton Fabrics
Machine Quilting
Photo Transfer Quilts
Pictorial Quilts
Quilt Art
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
Synthetic Fabrics
1996 Connecticut State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Memories of Dubrovnik #1
Contributor Names
McKie, Barbara Barrick (Creator)
Created / Published
Lyme, Connecticut and, Washington, DC, January, 1996 - April, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  income
-  batting (textiles)
-  machine quilting
-  commemorative quilts
-  memory
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  computer generated images
-  photo transfer quilts
-  Photographs
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 60" x 47.5"
-  Where did you learn the pattern? "Four integrated blocks of abstracted photographic images of Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, before the war. Photo transfers used with hand dyed fabrics by the artist."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I found photos of Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, taken by my husband in 1988, before the war, and thought that playing with the wonderful textures I saw in the tiles would make great patterns. I scanned the photos and manipulated them in the computer to form the images seen. Then printed them to fabric."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "Statement about how the war destroys beautiful architecture."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I frequently enter my quilts in competition and enjoy the public recognition and prize money but the latter is secondary. I also enjoy the challenge of meeting the goals of the contest."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "Since 1971. Self taught in the 70's, but attended many workshops in the 90's to re-learn easier and more complex methods in the 90's after not quilting in the 80's."
-  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? "It was my first prize-winning quilt and it encouraged and validated my work. I am a full time professional quilter now."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9068 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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