Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Gaudynski, Diane
Dates 1996
Location United States
Waukesha County
Language English
Subjects Artistic Hobbies
Batting (Textiles)
Cotton Fabrics
Hand Quilting
Machine Quilting
Octagon Star Quilts
Quilt Patterns
Quilt Piecing
Quilt Tops
Star Quilts
1996 Wisconsin State Winner
Contributor Names
Gaudynski, Diane (Creator)
Created / Published
Waukesha County, Wisconsin, February, 1995 - April, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  star quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  octagon star quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Wisconsin -- Waukesha County
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 85" x 98"
-  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? "Quilt pattern from Plum Creek Patterns 'Stellar Delight.'"
-  "Machine quilted on home sewing machine", also includes surface embellishment: "Trapunto"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Because of losing my old fabric collection from allergies, I had to buy these fabrics at my local shop -- I chose colors and prints that reminded me of quilts from the 1800's."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "For about 15. Self-taught from books and advice from my mother, also a quilter."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Completing this quilt was a strong personal achievement so I decided to enter the quilt for its beauty and story behind it. It was a personal goal achieved."
-  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? "This has made a huge difference -- it brought me recognition as a quiltmaker when I needed it the most and gave me the confidence to keep making quilts and to teach and lecture about my techniques."
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Call Number
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9111 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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