Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Washington State Winner

About this Item

1994 Washington State Winner
Contributor Names
Lee, Kathy A. (Creator)
Created / Published
Bothell, Washington, January, 1990 - September, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Washington -- Bothell
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 70" x 51.5"
-  If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? "It evolved as I went along. I had an image in my mind of the overall theme and design."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "My quilt represented animals in a marsh or swamp. I chose fabric that came as close as possible to the color or texture of the animal or plant I was working on. My only disappointment is the fabric used in the sky. It is not holding its color. Eventually it will lose the color contrast and it will not have as much visual impact. This is due to the fabric itself and not to direct contact with sunlight. It was purchased on the bolt at a quilt shop so I had no reason to suspect it was inferior."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "For fun, to see the judges response, prize money."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "About 15 years, mainly 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? "It was exciting to be included among the state winners. I would consider entering a similar contest in the future."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9041 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:

Lee, Kathy A. Washington State Winner. Bothell United States Washington, 1994. Bothell, Washington, January, - September, 1993. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Lee, K. A. (1994) Washington State Winner. Bothell United States Washington, 1994. Bothell, Washington, January, - September, 1993. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Lee, Kathy A. Washington State Winner. Bothell, Washington, January, - September, 1993. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.