Photo, Print, Drawing 1992 Texas State Winner

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1992 Texas State Winner
Contributor Names
Newman, Terrie (Creator)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  commemorative quilts
-  memory
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  allover pattern quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Arkansas
-  Quilt size: 52.75" x 43.75"
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker: / "As Children, my sisters and I had very good imaginations and a great deal of resourcefulness. One summer we built a 'town' in the woods and called it 'Crooked Lane'. In my quilt, the four colors represent us, four sisters. In the center medallion, the parallel bars are the outlines of 'streets' made from sticks and rocks; the checked areas where the bars cross are the multi-trunked 'trees' which were our houses and stores. This quilt is an original idea, hand-pieced and hand-quilted; it is made of 100% cotton fabric with a polyester batting. The quilting is done approximately one-half inch apart except for the leaf and vine borders and uses designs from nature such as birds, flowers, rainbows and ripples in a pond. There are also hearts representing sisterly love. Outside the medallion the design is enlarged to show grown-up sisters going off in their own directions as ripples in a pond echo out from their beginning." / Resume: "Terrie began teaching quilting in 1978 and has taught for the University of Wisconsin, Medford Extension; and at the Gallery of Arts and Crafts, So-Fro Fabrics, Museum of East Texas, first United Methodist Church, and Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, The Cozy Quilters quilt shop in Crockett, Texas, and Hobby Lobby in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In addition, she has given lectures and workshops for various guilds and organizations and teaches a variety of quilting classes in her home studio. / Terrie's original quilt, 'Crooked Lane' was chosen as the State winner from Texas in the Good Housekeeping/Lands' End 'All-American Quilt Contest' in 1992; and 'Bouquets' won a Judge's Choice award in the 'Salute to Quiltmakers of the Past' challenge sponsored by Lehman Publications, RJR Fashion Fabrics, and the Smithsonian Institution, 1995, and was published in the November 1995 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. It also appeared on the cover of the show program for the 1995 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. An original technique, 'Twinkling Star', using the Cathedral Window unit, was published in the 1996 Spring issue of American Quilter Magazine. 'Arbor Day' won first place in Creative Quilting magazine's small quilt contest and was published in the November/December 1997 issue. Her quilts are in private collections and an original commissioned quilt, 'Colorful Past/Bright Future' hangs in the education room at the Museum of East Texas. / She has studied with internationally-known fiber artists and is a member of the American Quilter's Society, International Quilt Association, Arkansas Quilters' Guile, of which she is the 1998 Chairperson of the Daytime Group, Hot Springs Area Quilting Guild in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Village Quilt Guild in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Conway Quilters Guild in Conway, Arkansas, Stitchers in Time, and a founding member and former board member of The Quilt Guild of the Pineywoods and Busy Bee Quilters in Lufkin, Texas."
-  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? "'Crooked Lane' was an original design."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "The three primary (red, yellow, blue) and one secondary (green) colors were used to represent four sisters and our adventures in an imaginary town we created in the woods near our childhood home. Cotton is my fabric of choice for traditional quilting projects."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "Inspired by the Bicentennial, I began quilting in 1976. I am mainly self-taught, learning in the beginning by trial and error."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "My main reason for entering the Lands' End contest was to see how my quilting would compare with other quilters' work. I occasionally enter my quilts in competition."
-  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? "The fact that my quilt was a state winner in the Lands' End competition validated my quiltmaking ability and encouraged me to continue creating original designs as well as making traditional patterns."
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35mm color slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8978 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
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Newman, Terrie. Texas State Winner. Arkansas United States, 1992. Arkansas. Photograph.

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Newman, T. (1992) Texas State Winner. Arkansas United States, 1992. Arkansas. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Newman, Terrie. Texas State Winner. Arkansas. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.