Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Georgia State Winner

About this Item

1994 Georgia State Winner
Contributor Names
Butler, Barbara, 1944- (Creator)
Created / Published
Marietta, Georgia, February, 1993 - December, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  quilt blocks
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  medallion quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Georgia -- Marietta
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 100" x 80"
-  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? "It is based on 2 traditional blocks put together in an innovative way. Blocks from pattern books, design (set arrangement) my own."
-  "Microwave dyed patriotic fabrics to give them a sky/cloud overall look so they would work well together."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "During Desert Storm a lot of patriotic fabric was available -- uniquely American in design -- I was working on a series of quilts using fabric from other countries. I.F. I was made using predominantly Japanese fabrics, I.F. II predominantly African. Deciding the patriotic was the perfect choice for I.F. III, American, I made it. Each quilt uses the same 2 blocks but vary in arrangement and size. Each maintains the integrity of the fabrics used.
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "One of 4 quilts in a series using international fabrics each having its own character." A statement "of strength of America in its liberty, freedom and responsibility."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I go to quilt shows frequently and enjoy seeing the wide variety of talent exhibited in the quilts. I enter shows, some with cash prizes, some with ribbons, some with no awards. I feel it is important to share my work with others as I have enjoyed and benefited from seeing many."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I started making quilts just before the bicentennial of the USA. Began making them on a regular basis in 1983. I taught myself at first. Then began taking classes from local and nationally known teachers. I have taught quilting and do lectures."
-  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's exciting to win. It gives a certain validation to my work. The face of a child, parent or friend who receives one as a gift is a validation as well. I make quilts because I love to make them, winning doesn't change that reason."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9004 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:

Butler, Barbara. GeorgiaState Winner. Georgia Marietta United States, 1994. Marietta, Georgia, February, - December. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Butler, B. (1994) GeorgiaState Winner. Georgia Marietta United States, 1994. Marietta, Georgia, February, - December. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Butler, Barbara. GeorgiaState Winner. Marietta, Georgia, February, - December. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.