Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Miller, Janice A.
Dates 1996
Location Jaffrey
New Hampshire
United States
Language English
Subjects Aesthetics
Applique Quilts
Art Quilts
Artistic Hobbies
Batting (Textiles)
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Pictorial Quilts
Quilt Art
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
Synthetic Fabrics
1996 New Hampshire State Winner
Contributor Names
Miller, Janice A. (Creator)
Created / Published
Jaffrey, New Hampshire, August, 1995 - August, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New Hampshire -- Jaffrey
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 76" x 60"
-  Where did you learn the pattern? "Created it -- drew buildings from original photos and drew line-drawing on monument."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I tried to find materials that resembled buildings. My husband purchased most of the fabrics, by himself."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "Since I was in grade school. My mother was determined to see that I could sew and cook, after she had been through the Depression and saw many families suffer because the women couldn't sew or cook. I taught my daughter the same." / How did you learn to quilt? "Through my mother and several friends."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I have only entered three contests and have won twice. All my friends tell me how well I can quilt, so I entered a couple to see if others thought the same way."
-  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? "The quilt hangs on the wall inside the Inn and it makes me very proud and happy when the citizens of Jaffrey stop by to see it. The quilt is now known as the 'Jaffrey Quilt,' has been written up twice in the newspapers, and our guests are in awe of it. It will probably, in the future, hang in our historical society."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9091 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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