Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 North Dakota State Winner

About this Item

1994 North Dakota State Winner
Contributor Names
Zocher, Judie (Creator)
Created / Published
Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1986 - 1987
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  corduroy
-  Photographs
-  United States -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 85" x 80"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "The materials were chosen based on their color and texture rather than on a fiber type -- I used many different fibers, not just cotton. The colors and textures were to suggest Red River Valley farm land at harvest time."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Only occasionally. My daughter saw the contest theme and encouraged me to have this quilt entered."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "35 years." / How did you learn to quilt? "Self-taught."
-  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 was surprised and happy to have won for North Dakota because it is a state with a strong quilting history and many, many excellent contemporary quilters, but it hasn't made a difference in my life or my quilt making. My neighbors thought of me as a celbrity for a short while."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9028 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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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:

Zocher, Judie. North Dakota State Winner. Grand Forks North Dakota United States, 1994. Grand Forks, North Dakota, - 1987. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Zocher, J. (1994) North Dakota State Winner. Grand Forks North Dakota United States, 1994. Grand Forks, North Dakota, - 1987. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Zocher, Judie. North Dakota State Winner. Grand Forks, North Dakota, - 1987. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.