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Photos, Prints, Drawings 1996 Indiana State Winner

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1996 Indiana State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: "Wild" Goose Chase
Contributor Names
Hague, Elizabeth A. (Creator)
Created / Published
Indianapolis, Indiana, January, 1994 - July, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  recycled fabrics
-  quilt tops
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  quilt blocks
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  goose quilts
-  silk quilts
-  linen
-  wild goose chase quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 84" x 66.5"
-  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? "Any book of quilt blocks will have the pattern/block, but my inspiration came from a Japanese quilt magazine."
-  "Quilted shapes, rather than straight lines (in places)."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Most were given to me by my mother, since they would be her quilts. I added some of my own fabrics. The fabrics were scraps we had from garment sewing and pieces from the fabric shop she owned."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: The motivation behind this quilt was "Barter -- My mom would give me a new, computerized sewing machine if I made 2 quilts for her guest room beds. It was her idea."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I was curious to see what would happen. The worst was that they would say 'no,' they didn't want it in the contest. What did I have to lose?"
-  How long have you been making quilts? "About 10 years, maybe less." / How did you learn to quilt? "From colleague at Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement (living history museum in Noblesville, IN)."
-  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? "I have been sewing garments for 25 years and by having my quilt in 2-3 contests I'm now suddenly a 'quiltmaker.' I'm not used to that title. After an article in the local paper, people at the drug store recognized me. That was different."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9076 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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