Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Arkansas State Winner

About this Item


  • 1996 Arkansas State Winner

Contributor Names

  • Parks, Laura Bailey (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Cleburne County, Arkansas, Winter, 1992 - Spring, 1992

Subject Headings

  • -  Quilting
  • -  Quilt patterns
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  aesthetics
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  applique quilts
  • -  hand quilting
  • -  machine quilting
  • -  artistic hobbies
  • -  synthetic fabrics
  • -  art quilts
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  quilt art
  • -  medallion quilts
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- Arkansas -- Cleburne County


  • Photographs


  • -  Quilt size: 41.5" x 41.5"
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I attempted to choose colors that might have been used in the stained glass window from which the design came. After choosing the green, red and golds, I discovered the central fabric with the butterfly which picks up all the other colors."
  • -  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "The theme, 'If Quilts Could Talk,' inspired me to enter the Lands' End contest. My quilt had a great story to tell! Yes, I do frequently enter competitions."
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "Since 1985 when a friend suggested we make a quilt to raffle in order to raise money for a church-related school. Friends showed me as we quilted the raffle quilt mentioned above. Through the years I have taken lessons and workshops concerning various aspects of quilt construction. My favorite quilts are those in which the quilting stitches from the design, such as whole-cloth quilts. Many of my designs come from architectural details."
  • -  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? "While the Lands' End contest hasn't made a big difference in my life, it has been very gratifying to have been chosen a state winner. The greatest gratification, however, is knowing that the quilt's story is permanently recorded in the Library of Congress as part of Americana."
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  • Color transparency

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 9065 P1

Source Collection

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


  • American Folklife Center

Online Format

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This collection includes materials from the "All-American Quilt Contest" sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands' End and Good Housekeeping. The quilt contest winning entries from 1992 to 1996 are displayed with the permission of Coming Home which retains its rights.

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Credit line

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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

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Parks, Laura Bailey. Arkansas State Winner. United States Arkansas Cleburne County, 1996. Cleburne County, Arkansas, Winter, - Spring. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Parks, L. B. (1996) Arkansas State Winner. United States Arkansas Cleburne County, 1996. Cleburne County, Arkansas, Winter, - Spring. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Parks, Laura Bailey. Arkansas State Winner. Cleburne County, Arkansas, Winter, - Spring. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.