Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 North Carolina State Winner Title of Quilt: Consider the Tulips
About this Item
- 1994 North Carolina State Winner
- Other Title
- Title of Quilt: Consider the Tulips
- Contributor Names
- Wortman, Penelope (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Candler, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 1991 - 1993
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt piecing
- - quilt tops
- - aesthetics
- - batting (textiles)
- - applique quilts
- - hand quilting
- - machine quilting
- - basket quilts
- - artistic hobbies
- - tulip quilts
- - quilt blocks
- - synthetic fabrics
- - cotton fabrics
- - tulip basket quilts
- - Photographs
- - United States -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Candler
- - The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
- - Quilt size: 88" x 72"
- - 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? "I saw a similar pattern in a Better Homes and Gardens craft book published in 1978. The idea grew and evolved until I began the quilt blocks in 1991 or so."
- - Other techniques used include: "machine piecing, hand applique and quilting."
- - How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I used scraps I had on hand for the baskets and the tulips; I allowed my fabric choices to be largely influenced and determined by what I already had, but I worked within a certain color scheme. I was just starting my 'scrap phase.' I hardly ever buy fabric anymore (except 'vintage' fabrics)."
- - Quiltmaker's motivation: "I designed and made this quilt because of my love for scrap quilts and traditional design. Its name came from a conversation with a friend who said, upon hearing me bemoan my perceived shortcomings, 'You can try to make perfect quilts, but you do not have to be perfect.' This reminded me of the passage of scripture which begins, 'Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.' But my quilt had tulips! And so I named it 'Consider the Tulips,' because in it is much of my striving for perfection."
- - What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "My mother sent me an entry blank and told me she thought I should enter. I entered a quilt in the 1st Lands' End contest; it was selected as a 'contender' but not as a winner. This quilt was my 2nd entry."
- - How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "Since about 1976. I took one class from Georgia Bonesteel, who lives nearby, and was beginning to be known as a 'famous quilter.' After that I 'learned by doing.'"
- - 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? "Of course I felt proud to be a winner in this contest, especially as I generally do not enter national competitions. I don't suppose it changed my view of myself as a quiltmaker, but it did lend some credibility to my reputation as a teacher of quilting."
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- Color transparency
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1997/011: Folder 9027 P1
- Source Collection
- Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
Tulip Basket Quilts
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Wortman, Penelope. 1994 North Carolina State Winner. Buncombe County Candler North Carolina United States, 1994. Candler, Buncombe County, North Carolina, - 1993. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000503/. (Accessed May 23, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Wortman, P. (1994) 1994 North Carolina State Winner. Buncombe County Candler North Carolina United States, 1994. Candler, Buncombe County, North Carolina, - 1993. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000503/.
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Wortman, Penelope. 1994 North Carolina State Winner. Candler, Buncombe County, North Carolina, - 1993. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000503/>.