Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Georgia State Winner

About this Item

1996 Georgia State Winner
Contributor Names
Butler, Barbara, 1944- (Creator)
Created / Published
Marietta, Georgia, October, 1992 - September, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  quilt blocks
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Georgia -- Marietta
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 60" x 60"
-  If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? Where did you learn the pattern? "It is based on 2 traditional blocks put together in an innovative way. Blocks from pattern books. Design (set arrangement) my own."
-  Other techniques used include: "Some fabric microwave dyed."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I chose solid and hand dyed fabrics to accent the beauty of the oriental fabric that inspired the quilt design --I chose cotton batting to avoid bearding."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "One of 4 quilts in a series using international fabrics each having its own character."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Because I enjoy shows and get inspiration by seeing the work of others, I feel it is important to exhibit my work, as well. I enter shows with or without prizes."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I began making quilts just before the bicentennial of the USA. After 1983 I worked on a regular basis. The have become an integral part of my life. I was self taught at first --then began taking classes from local and nationally known teachers. Then I began to teach and lecture."
-  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's fun to win -- it gives a certain validation to my work. So does the look on the face of friends or family who receives one as a gift. I quilt because I love the process -- winning doesn't change that reason. But it is nice to receive recognition for what you do."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9072 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
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Chicago citation style:

Butler, Barbara. Georgia State Winner. Georgia Marietta United States, 1996. Marietta, Georgia, October, - September, 1993. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Butler, B. (1996) Georgia State Winner. Georgia Marietta United States, 1996. Marietta, Georgia, October, - September, 1993. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Butler, Barbara. Georgia State Winner. Marietta, Georgia, October, - September, 1993. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.