Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 Indiana State Winner

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1994 Indiana State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: The Charm of Impressionism
Contributor Names
Woodfield, Marlene Brown (Creator)
Created / Published
La Porte County, Indiana, January, 1992 - March, 1992
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Indiana -- La Porte County
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 69.5" x 51.5"
-  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? "This is my interpretation of Frederick Carl Frieseke's impressionistic oil painting 'Lady in a Garden.' It is currently located at the Terre Museum of American Art in Chicago."
-  "This is a contemporary charm quilt. This quilt has 906 different fabrics with no fabric used twice."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "Our guild presented a challenge to make a charm quilt. I chose not to do a traditional charm quilt, but a 'contemporary' one where no fabric is repeated twice."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I enjoy entering competition. I feel it me 'on my toes' to compete with other quilters. Also it presents a deadline which forces me to accomplish the quilt wihin that timeframe."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I have been making quilts since 1976. I have taken classes from both regional and nationally known quilters."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9008 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center

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Woodfield, Marlene Brown. 1994 Indiana State Winner. La Porte County, Indiana, January, - March, 1994. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed February 13, 2016.)

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Woodfield, M. B. (1994) 1994 Indiana State Winner. La Porte County, Indiana, January, - March. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Woodfield, Marlene Brown. 1994 Indiana State Winner. La Porte County, Indiana, January, - March, 1994. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.