Photo, Print, Drawing 1992 Arkansas State Winner Title of Quilt: Country Lanes

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1992 Arkansas State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Country Lanes
Contributor Names
Hearst, Lavena (Creator)
Created / Published
Greers Ferry, Arkansas, 1990 - 1991
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  country lanes quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Arkansas -- Greers Ferry
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 81" x 94"
-  Where did you learn the pattern? "I ordered the pattern from the Mountain Mist Catalog."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "In 1990 my husband spent half the year in hospitals many miles from home. During the time I stayed in waiting rooms (to be near). I cut pieces and sewed blocks for the quilt top. A person my 83 year old friend had cut quilt pieces for gave her a piece of an unusual shade of green. I saw it and liked it and traded her darker green material for it. I took that green, off-white and green printed material (left over from another project) with me to hospital and cut pieces and sewed into blocks for this quilt top. At first I did not like the colors together. My daughter said, 'Mom are you sure these colors go together?' I said, 'That's all I have.' Finally I learned to like the looks of the quilt top."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I entered the Lands' End contest because I thought it interesting. I had won one second place cash prize and two first place cash prizes in small contests and just wanted to seen what might come of my entering the contest. I haven't entered a contest in a long time."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "The first quilt I pieced was when I was 25. I think my mother quilted it for me because I can't remember quilting it. In 1976 (when I was 47) I made a baby quilt for our first granddaughter. 19892, I made baby quilt for second granddaughter. At age 53, after 27 years of teaching in elementary schools, I quit. That's when I really started quilting and I haven't stopped since."
-  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 has made me proud of my work, has given me more confidence in what I am able to do with quilting. Since then I have made 7 quilts for other people besides what I've made for family members. Now I am making an Apple Blossom and a whole cloth Medallion Star for a person here."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8938 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Hearst, Lavena. 1992 Arkansas State Winner. Arkansas Greers Ferry United States, 1992. Greers Ferry, Arkansas, - 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed May 26, 2017.)

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