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Photos, Prints, Drawings 1992 Tennessee State Winner

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1992 Tennessee State Winner
Contributor Names
Shaw, Leslie B. (Creator)
Created / Published
Bartlett, Tennessee, March, 1986 - August, 1989
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  devil's puzzle quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Tennessee -- Bartlett
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 97.5" x 85.5"
-  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? "A 'Drunkard's Path' variation. I saw a picture of the quilt in a quilting book ('Scrap Quilts') and asked my quilting instructor how to put the two major pieces together."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I chose 100% cotton material from several places (quilting shop, regular fabric store, etc.) in a multitude of colors but with most of them being "cool" tone shades."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "I was tired of sewing garments for myself and thought it would be easier to piece geometric shapes together than fit pattern pieces on a body!"
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I guess I hoped for public recognition. I knew I wouldn't get much monetary reimbursement."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I only quilted between the years of 1986-1993. The births of three children between 1989 and 1993 halted quilting up through the present time. I took one quilting course at a local university (1986) while making this one. I took a subsequent shorter course in 1993 to make a smaller sampler."
-  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 realize I have the ability to do such work when and if I'm able to resume it. This quilt also won the blue ribbon at the Mid South Fair, Memphis, TN in September, 1989."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8977 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Shaw, Leslie B. 1992 Tennessee State Winner. Bartlett, Tennessee, March, - August, 1989, 1992. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed October 21, 2016.)

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