Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Oklahoma State Winner

About this Item

1994 Oklahoma State Winner
Contributor Names
Alltizer, Leona (Creator)
Created / Published
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1990 - 1991
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  recycled fabrics
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  basket quilts
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 82" x 104"
-  Where did you learn the pattern? "Quilt World Omnibook (Spring 1982)."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "A friend gave me scraps from a clothing industry. Others I collected mostly from garage sales. I changed the patterns to fit my scraps. Then embellished the machine applique with rayon and gold metallic thread. I enlarged or shrank many old quilting designs to fit desired areas."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Encouraged by friends, I sent in a picture. I had entered it in County and State contest and it won. The money certainly would have been nice, but I felt highly honored to have it hang among so many beautiful quilts."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I made my first quilt at age 15. So, down through 42 years I've made 29 quilts and am working on two more at this time. It becomes an incurable disease. Always one more pattern. A picture of my Great-Grandmother taken on May 15, 1913 at a 'quilting bee' fascinated me so I always watched others, read books, and practiced. My favorite is a Crazy Quilt. With freedom to try old stitches, photo and crayon transfers, Brazilian embroidery and then bring it all into an organized pattern of beauty."
-  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? "Yes and No -- I still make quilts that I feel inspired to make. I really don't like to work under rules of how it must be constructed. Yes -- in that I've been interviewed by newspapers and asked to show my quilts. Even at a designers class at Houston Community College. It has raised my feeling of self worth and the value of my hobby."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9030 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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Chicago citation style:

Alltizer, Leona. Oklahoma State Winner. Oklahoma Tulsa United States, 1994. Tulsa, Oklahoma, - 1991. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Alltizer, L. (1994) Oklahoma State Winner. Oklahoma Tulsa United States, 1994. Tulsa, Oklahoma, - 1991. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Alltizer, Leona. Oklahoma State Winner. Tulsa, Oklahoma, - 1991. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.