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Photo, Print, Drawing 1992 Nebraska State Winner

About this Item


  • 1992 Nebraska State Winner


  • Landkamer, Ginny (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, June, 1989 - June 28, 1990


  • -  Gifts
  • -  Quilting
  • -  Quilt patterns
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  aesthetics
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  applique quilts
  • -  hand quilting
  • -  artistic hobbies
  • -  quilt blocks
  • -  synthetic fabrics
  • -  art quilts
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  painted quilts
  • -  pictorial quilts
  • -  quilt art
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- Nebraska -- Lancaster County -- Lincoln


  • Photographs


  • -  Quilt size: 84" x 90"
  • -  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker: / "Original design--inspiration from cover photo by Don Cunningham in the August, 1984 issue of the NEBRASKAland magazine. Used applique, hand piecing and hand quilting. Also hand painted the sky background. 1990-first in the 'Pride of Nebraska' category at the Nebraska State Fair. Award given through the Nebraska State Quilt Guild. 1991--Second in the 22nd annual National Quilting Association Show in June. 1992--Best from Nebraska in the Land's End/Good Housedkeeping 'All American Quilt Contest.' 1992--On display at the 125th Birthday Bash for Nebraska, August 22. 1992--displayed in a special exhibit featuring the 50 state winning quilts and the three top prize quilts from the Land's End/Good Housekeeping competition at the International Quilt Festival and Market at Houston, Texas in November. This quilt is one of a trilogy, the other two being, 'Bicentennial Quilt' and 'A Tribute to Pioneer Women.'"
  • -  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? "This quilt is an original design, using the wild geese flying pattern for one border, and pinwheels for another." She learned the patterns "from quilt books."
  • -  "Just a note of explanation: The sky for this quilt was hand painted, using Rit dye."
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I just had fun choosing colors that played well with the gray background. Most of the fabrics were chosen from what I had on hand at the time."
  • -  Quiltmaker's motivation: "This quilt will be given to our 6th and last child."
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I've been making quilts for about 26 years. My mother-in-law came for a 2-week visit and worked on a quilt that I had embroidered. I learned from her while taking care of my family, so she did most of the quilting on that quilt. Most everything since then has been self taught. I've learned mostly by doing, with help from various people along the way. I do all my quilts entirely by hand. Applique is a favorite technique, creating my own templates for quilting designs usually. I get inspiration from nature, books, photos and other quilts I've seen."
  • -  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "The prize money was tempting, and I had just finished this quilt that looked so representative of Nebraska I thought. I have entered quilts in competition several times."
  • -  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? "Of course winning the state award in the Lands' End contest made a difference in my life. I think it gave me more self confidence that I had something to offer to the quilt world. I find that I definitely have my own way of accomplishing different techniques, possibly unique to me, but very satisfying."
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Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 8962 P1

Source Collection

  • Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)


  • American Folklife Center

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Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection, 1977-1981 (AFC 1982/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Landkamer, Ginny. Nebraska State Winner. United States Lancaster County Lincoln Nebraska, 1992. Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, June, 1989. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Landkamer, G. (1992) Nebraska State Winner. United States Lancaster County Lincoln Nebraska, 1992. Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, June, 1989. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Landkamer, Ginny. Nebraska State Winner. Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, June, 1989. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.