Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 Alaska State Winner Title of Quilt: Water Meadow
About this Item
- 1994 Alaska State Winner
- Other Title
- Title of Quilt: Water Meadow
- Contributor Names
- Dubbs, Kathleen (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Fairbanks, Alaska, December, 1988 - May, 1990
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - quilt piecing
- - quilt tops
- - embroidery
- - aesthetics
- - batting (textiles)
- - applique quilts
- - hand quilting
- - machine quilting
- - artistic hobbies
- - synthetic fabrics
- - art quilts
- - cotton fabrics
- - pictorial quilts
- - quilt art
- - silk quilts
- - Photographs
- - United States -- Alaska -- Fairbanks
- - The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
- - This quilt is an original design.
- - Quilt size: 61" x 41"
- - How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I painted the background pieces of the applique blocks many years before with the idea of making an iris quilt. I then used any fabrics I had on hand which would be appropriate for the irises -- including silks and handpainted synthetics I had bought at an artisan's sale in Hawaii."
- - Quiltmaker's motivation: "Actually, I thought of the name first, and then made the quilt to fit."
- - How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "20 years. I first started quilting when I lived in Tanana, Alaska -- a village of 500 people on the Yukon River. The only book on quilting in the community/school library was 'The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt.' I made 2 quilts with limited resources and then I moved to Fairbanks, joined the Cabin Fever Quilters Guild and took quiltmaking classes from Linelle McEntire and Mary Beth Smetzer."
- - What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "It was really a whim; I came across the application and happened to have a professional photo of my "Watermeadow" quilt. I enter local juried shows often, and state and national shows occasionally. I try to enter contests and shows to promote my personal growth as a quilter, but I spend most of my time making quilts for gifts -- weddings, births, housewarmings, birthdays."
- - 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? "It is nice to know that people outside of my own community appreciate my work. It has boosted my self-confidence, although I have not followed up with entries in other contests or shows."
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- 35mm color slide
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1997/011: Folder 8995 P1
- Source Collection
- Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
FormatPhotos, Prints, Drawings
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Dubbs, Kathleen. 1994 Alaska State Winner. Fairbanks, Alaska, December, - May, 1990, 1994. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000441/. (Accessed January 24, 2017.)
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Dubbs, Kathleen. 1994 Alaska State Winner. Fairbanks, Alaska, December, - May, 1990, 1994. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000441/>.