Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Maine State Winner

About this Item

1994 Maine State Winner
Contributor Names
Hire, Dianne S. (Creator)
Created / Published
Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, February, 1987 - January 8, 1989
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  quilt blocks
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Maine -- Waldo County -- Belfast
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 79.5" x 98"
-  If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? "The block is an original block, designed to depict the alpine flower, primula."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Note: borders were hand-dyed muslins; at the time, the right shades were unavailable otherwise (commercially)."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "Began in 1985; thus: 13 yrs." / How did you learn to quilt? "My grandmother, Pearl Whitaker, taught me to piece in 1985 -- in Cookeville, TN (my hometown). I learned how to quilt in the Fall of '85 from Joan Herrick, teacher of quilting in Waldo County, Maine's Adult Ed. Program (Belfast)."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Public recognition and prize money. Yes, I exhibit many of my quilts."
-  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? "I was pleased 'Primula' was selected by Lands' End; it had basically retired from competition, having been completed in '89. Therefore, to have it awarded in '94 after so long, was especially exciting."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9013 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
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Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection, 1977-1981 (AFC 1982/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Lands' End all-American quilt collection, 1992-1997 (AFC 1997/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Hire, Dianne S. Maine State Winner. Belfast Maine United States Waldo County, 1994. Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, February, - January 8, 1989. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Hire, D. S. (1994) Maine State Winner. Belfast Maine United States Waldo County, 1994. Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, February, - January 8, 1989. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Hire, Dianne S. Maine State Winner. Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, February, - January 8, 1989. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.