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    Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996 Contains 181 segments from recorded interviews with quiltmakers and 410 graphic images (prints, positive transparencies, and negatives) from two collections in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/00) and the Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest Collection (AFC 1997/011). The images of the quilts convey the range of contemporary quiltmaking styles in the United...
    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1999

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    Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Late 20th Century - Quilt... Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection, clockwise from left: Portrait of Mamie and Leonard Bryan on porch in front of bedspread; Sixteen Patch quilt; Umbrella Girl quilt, detail; Quilt back, feed sack logo. Background quote:
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    The Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest - Quilts and Quiltm... When people think about quilts, they often picture women sitting together around a quilt frame, enjoying a communal experience. Quilts are frequently used, both literally and metaphorically, to express a sense of community. However, there is another common thread that runs throughout the history of American quilts -- that of competition. 1996 Hawaii State Winner; PILIALOHA/Love in Abundance.