Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Alabama State Winner

About this Item

1994 Alabama State Winner
Contributor Names
Harshbarger, Linda (Creator)
Created / Published
Alabama, September, 1991 - June, 1992
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  crazy quilts
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Alabama
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 92" x 69"
-  Where did you learn the pattern? "This is an original pattern, which I designed and drafted myself."
-  "A small segment is crazy quilted."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Having quilted for many years, I prefer 100% cotton for most of my projects. I enjoy the natural quality of cotton, the ease of sewing with it, and the softness achieved over years of wear."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "For the appreciation of others who quilt. I used to enter contest frequently -- but not so much lately."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "I began quilting in the early 80's." / How did you learn to quilt? "Trial and error, and with a little help from my friends.'
-  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 always an honor when others enjoy and/or reward your work. However, I am my own toughest judge -- if I'm not pleased, it really doesn't matter if others like what I've done."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8994 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
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Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection, 1977-1981 (AFC 1982/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Harshbarger, Linda. Alabama State Winner. Alabama United States, 1994. Alabama, September, - June, 1992. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Harshbarger, L. (1994) Alabama State Winner. Alabama United States, 1994. Alabama, September, - June, 1992. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Harshbarger, Linda. Alabama State Winner. Alabama, September, - June, 1992. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.