Photo, Print, Drawing 1992 Rhode Island State Winner Title of Quilt: Stardust
About this Item
- 1992 Rhode Island State Winner
- Other Title
- Title of Quilt: Stardust
- Contributor Names
- Burrill, Jean F. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Glocester, Rhode Island, 1989 - 1990
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt piecing
- - quilt tops
- - aesthetics
- - batting (textiles)
- - hand quilting
- - art quilts
- - cotton fabrics
- - quilt art
- - ET
- - trapunto
- - Photographs
- - United States -- Rhode Island -- Glocester
- - The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
- - Quilt size: 45" x 45"
- - If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? "This quilt is an original design. Variation of the 'Star' pattern."
- - Other techniques used include: "Pieced and trapunto quilting."
- - How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I chose cotton because I prefer natural fibers. To achieve dull, subdued, antique colors, I have always hand-dyed the material with 'Cushing' dyes."
- - How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I have only made two quilts. The first was a hand-quilted and hand sewn Bicentennial Quilt for National Grange competition in 1976. The second was 'Stardust. I taught myself from books on Quilting."
- - What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "My Bicentennial Quilt did well in Grange competition locally, statewide, and at the national level where it was judged 'Most Beautiful.' 'Stardust' was a much smaller quilt of very different design, although still hand-made. My personal goal was to produce another quality quilt."
- - 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? "Having a winning entry again in a national contest has given me added confidence in my quilting ability and may encourage me to try a third quilt, although not necessarily for competition."
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- 35mm color slide
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1997/011: Folder 8974 P1
- Source Collection
- Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
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Burrill, Jean F. 1992 Rhode Island State Winner. Glocester Rhode Island United States, 1992. Glocester, Rhode Island, - 1990. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000438/. (Accessed December 18, 2017.)
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Burrill, J. F. (1992) 1992 Rhode Island State Winner. Glocester Rhode Island United States, 1992. Glocester, Rhode Island, - 1990. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000438/.
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Burrill, Jean F. 1992 Rhode Island State Winner. Glocester, Rhode Island, - 1990. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000438/>.