Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Wisconsin State Winner

About this Item

1994 Wisconsin State Winner
Contributor Names
Fahl, Ann, 1947- (Creator)
Created / Published
Racine, Wisconsin, October, 1993 - December, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  income
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  machine quilting
-  commemorative quilts
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Wisconsin -- Racine
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 85" x 64.5"
-  Where did you learn the pattern? "This quilt is an original design using images from my childhood: fish, fan, cranes. It is a celebration of my renewed appreciation of life after a brief yet horrifying experience: receiving a questionable mammogram and biopsy."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Mostly hand dyed fabrics by Melody Johnson, Cary, IL." "I commissioned Melody Johnson to dye the yellow fabric for background. The remaining came from my personal collection of fabric. The whites are a collection of decorator, chintzes, dress goods and cotton."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "All of the above. Quilting is my career and life. I design and make quilts, teach, lecture and publish articles on the subject of quiltmaking. By entering shows and contests more people see my work, buy my quilts, and receive teaching jobs."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I began in 1978, so I had been designing and making quilts for 15 years. I consider myself an art quilter, I use traditional techniques, but I interpret my own designs using 1990's technology. I took a beginning class in quiltmaking offered by a local technical college."
-  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? "Being a state winner gave me an enormous amount of publicity. There were color photos of my quilt in the Wis. State Journal, Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal and the Journal-Times. This gives me more credibility as an artist and greater public awareness of art quilting as emerging art form."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9043 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:

Fahl, Ann. Wisconsin State Winner. Racine United States Wisconsin, 1994. Racine, Wisconsin, October, - December. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Fahl, A. (1994) Wisconsin State Winner. Racine United States Wisconsin, 1994. Racine, Wisconsin, October, - December. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Fahl, Ann. Wisconsin State Winner. Racine, Wisconsin, October, - December. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.