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Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Wyoming State Winner

About this Item


  • 1994 Wyoming State Winner


  • Ludwig, Janet, 1945- (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Story, Wyoming, 1993 - 1994


  • -  Quilting
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  aesthetics
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  applique quilts
  • -  hand quilting
  • -  machine quilting
  • -  artistic hobbies
  • -  synthetic fabrics
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  pictorial quilts
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- Wyoming -- Story


  • Photographs


  • -  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
  • -  This quilt is an original design.
  • -  Quilt size: 78.5" x 82"
  • -  Other techniques used include hand quilting; "snakes, wagon wheels and brand only" were appliqued.
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I begin by writing down my ideas. Then create an overall drawing and experiment with placement on paper. The next step is to draft on graph paper and finally to sew. My end product evolves as it is being created and rarely turns out the way I originally planned."
  • -  Quiltmaker's motivation: "To preserve and honor the lifestyle and heritage of the American West and that of my pioneering forebearers in Wyoming."
  • -  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "The contest challenged me to actually make the quilt which I had designed in my head. The first contest I entered was the Wyoming Centennial Quilt Contest. I designed and made a quilt that told Wyoming's history. It won 1st place."
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? "The last few years (~ 4), I have been working at it pretty regularly. Prior to that, family and work responsibilities prevented time availability. We have had five children (four living), two are still in grade school. I have a masters degree in Microbiology and have been teaching and working in medical labs." / How did you learn to quilt? "The first quilt was made from magazine instructions back in 1977. Years later I took some quilting classes. Now I design all my own patterns and have developed that into a small business. My personal favorites are pictorial quilts which tell stories or record history."
  • -  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, it has made a difference. It has given me more confidence to know that others approve of and appreciate my pictorial quilts and the designs I create."
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Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 9044 P1

Source Collection

  • Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)


  • American Folklife Center

Online Format

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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:

Ludwig, Janet. Wyoming State Winner. United States Story Wyoming, 1994. Story, Wyoming, - 1994. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Ludwig, J. (1994) Wyoming State Winner. United States Story Wyoming, 1994. Story, Wyoming, - 1994. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Ludwig, Janet. Wyoming State Winner. Story, Wyoming, - 1994. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.