Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Illinois State Winner Title of Quilt: Breaking the Ice

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1994 Illinois State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Breaking the Ice
Contributor Names
Eddy, Ellen Anne, 1953- (Creator)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, February, 1993 - March, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  income
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  machine quilting
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  organza
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 66" x 35"
-  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? "The pattern for this quilt is my own. But it's based on remembrance of my father's field and stream magazine. The quilt is one of a series of 'In the Stream' quilts, described in my book 'Thread Magic: The Enchanted Work of Ellen Anne Eddy.'"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I chose the fabric from my own hand dyed fabric. The organzas were laid over the quilt top and chosen for a watery effect."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I quilt and teach quilting as my job. Contests make students aware of your work. I enter them often as advertisement of classes."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "25 years. I taught myself from books."
-  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? "Not particularly. You win a prize, you go back to the studio and work on more quilts."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9007 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Eddy, Ellen Anne. 1994 Illinois State Winner. Chicago Illinois United States, 1994. Chicago, Illinois, February, - March. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed March 28, 2017.)

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