Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 Mississippi State Winner Title of Quilt: Childhood Enchanted

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1994 Mississippi State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Childhood Enchanted
Contributor Names
Schutt, Suzanne Peery (Creator)
Created / Published
Clinton, Mississippi, 1986 - 1988
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  recycled fabrics
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Mississippi -- Clinton
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 89" x 80"
-  If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? "I wanted to express my memory of growing up in a small town in Mississippi in the 1930s. Antique blocks make up the border and people and houses and animals are shown in the body of the quilt. A delight to make."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I used fabrics from the 30's to give the quilt an authentic look - and I found antique blocks in a shop that were perfect for the border. The green background was an old sheet that gave the quilt a pale, serene look of comfort and peace."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I was motivated to enter by my sister-in-law and it was nice to be recognized. It gave me an incentive to enter other contests where I won a Judges Choice Award at Quilt International and the Schaffer Award at Cultural Crossroads, Pt. Gibson, MS."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "Since 1983. I have studied with Martha Skelton, Vicksburg, MS. She is a wonderful lady who has participated in the Folklife Festival in Washington. She taught me that whatever I thought up in my head, I could transfer to fabric."
-  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? "Being a winner has given me confidence in knowing that my work is appreciated - though it is not the reason I quilt. Quilting is a personal expression that puts me in touch with an art world that centers me."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9018 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Schutt, Suzanne Peery. 1994 Mississippi State Winner. Clinton, Mississippi, - 1988, 1994. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed January 16, 2017.)

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Schutt, S. P. (1994) 1994 Mississippi State Winner. Clinton, Mississippi, - 1988. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Schutt, Suzanne Peery. 1994 Mississippi State Winner. Clinton, Mississippi, - 1988, 1994. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.