Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 New Jersey State Winner

About this Item

1994 New Jersey State Winner
Contributor Names
Thompson, Judith I. (Creator)
Created / Published
Wenonah, New Jersey, 1993 - 1994
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  log cabin quilts
-  recycled fabrics
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  commemorative quilts
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  silk quilts
-  linen
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Wenonah
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 59" x 59"
-  If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? "Quilt evolved from 5 antique log cabin blocks."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Silk background fabrics with 5 antique silk log cabin blocks and recycled necktie fabrics; silk quilting thread." "The 5 antique silk log cabin blocks were the inspiration to use necktie fabrics coordinated with the antique blocks and multi-generational silk ties."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I make quilts because I love the process and the challenge of artistic expression. Many of my quilts have been entered in competition because I like to have my work critiqued by expert judges. Occasionally I make a quilt for a specific competition theme, but if a quilt fits the theme then I enter it."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I tried making a quilt on the sewing machine during the Bicentennial year, 1976, with very poor results. Then in 1983 I tried hand piecing and hand quilting with much better results and have used those methods since that time. I am self-taught using books, magazine instructions and workshops with many expert quilt makers."
-  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? "The Lands' End contest was one of my early awards in quilting and that encouraged me to enter other national competitions."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9024 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

Lands' End all-American quilt collection, 1992-1997 (AFC 1997/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Thompson, Judith I. New Jersey State Winner. New Jersey United States Wenonah, 1994. Wenonah, New Jersey, - 1994. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Thompson, J. I. (1994) New Jersey State Winner. New Jersey United States Wenonah, 1994. Wenonah, New Jersey, - 1994. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Thompson, Judith I. New Jersey State Winner. Wenonah, New Jersey, - 1994. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.