Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 New Mexico State Winner

About this Item

1994 New Mexico State Winner
Contributor Names
Gould, Patricia (Creator)
Created / Published
Santa Barbara, California, January, 1991 - August, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- California -- Santa Barbara
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 78" x 52"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I searched for months to find fabrics which would help to suggest the colors and textures of the scenes represented. Certain fabrics, such as for the rhinos and giraffes, were good backgrounds for painting the actual animals' characteristics onto the fabric. Upholstery fabrics are also wonderful for the colors and textures. I find good fabric pieces in clothing at thrift stores as well."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I try to enter two quilts per year into National/International competitions. It gives me great satisfaction and confidence to be juried into these major exhibits."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I made my first quilt in 1977. I taught myself the basics from books and have been developing my own techniques in the last 8 years."
-  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? "It was the first time my work has won any prize recognition and to see my work published in the Lands' End address book is a thrill. It reinforces for me and for all quilters that our work has value beyond the established notion of quilts as bed coverings. Other people give more recognition and value to my work as well."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9025 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:

Gould, Patricia. New Mexico State Winner. California Santa Barbara United States, 1994. Santa Barbara, California, January, - August, 1993. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Gould, P. (1994) New Mexico State Winner. California Santa Barbara United States, 1994. Santa Barbara, California, January, - August, 1993. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Gould, Patricia. New Mexico State Winner. Santa Barbara, California, January, - August, 1993. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.