Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 Nebraska State Winner Title of Quilt: Overall Bill / Matthew's Quilt

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1994 Nebraska State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Overall Bill / Matthew's Quilt
Contributor Names
Koehler, Fran (Creator)
Created / Published
Omaha, Nebraska, 1992 - 1993
Subject Headings
-  Gifts
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  commemorative quilts
-  quilt blocks
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  overall Bill quilts
-  overall Sam quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Nebraska -- Omaha
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 64.25" x 48"
-  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? "Overall Bill or Overall Sam, plus original additions." / Where did you learn the pattern? "Remembered having seen it someplace!"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "The blue color was chosen to harmonize with other dΘcor in boy's room. The cotton fabrics for durability. The patterned fabrics to emphasize denim overalls, straw hats, etc."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: Commemoration of "grandson's birth."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Personal goal, and at urging from family. This was my first 'competition' altho I have since entered two large quilts in the Nebraska State Fair."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "Since 1975, birth of first of nine grandchildren." / How did you learn to quilt? "From my mother; I embroidered quilt blocks from age 4."
-  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? "I want every quilt I work on to be 'better' than previous ones. Since winning, I have been encouraged to tackle more difficult projects."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9021 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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