Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Iowa State Winner

About this Item

1996 Iowa State Winner
Contributor Names
Jordan, Ethel Taylor (Creator)
Created / Published
Grand Junction, Green County and Corydon, Wayne Co, 1991 - 1994
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt templates
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Iowa -- Green County -- Grand Junction
-  United States -- Iowa -- Wayne County -- Corydon
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 88" x 72"
-  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? "Blocks were developed after a class with Elly Sienkiewica on Baltimore Album Quilts. I included two of her patterns. Other blocks developed from flowers in my flower beds, favorite greeting cards (adapted), the Iowa State flower; one block has my 25th wedding anniversary glass basket in it. One of my best ideas was to put a picket fence around for the border - with a gate, of course."
-  "Needle turned around freezer paper on top."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Material used was chosen for the colors in the print. I had not planned to make a large quilt so background was purchased at three different times - three different shades of cream."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I wanted to share a quilt I had so thoroughly enjoyed creating. It had been a viewer choice at Greater Des Moines Quilters Show."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I started working on a quilt for myself at age 15 but didn't do much until my children were grown. As a preschooler I would sit under mother's frame and watch her hands. By the time I was 6/7 I was making doll clothes - losing her needles - using up thread. My first doll bed had a quilt and pillow batting made from the cotton seeds on cottonwood trees in the milk cow pasture."
-  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 Lands' End winner helped influence the State Quilters to ask me to quilt the State's Sesqicentennial Quilt - and to share and learn from many quilters. I'm thrilled to have that experience lead to this one."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9077 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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Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project collection, 1977-1981 (AFC 1982/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Jordan, Ethel Taylor. Iowa State Winner. Corydon Grand Junction Green County Iowa United States Wayne County, 1996. Grand Junction, Green County and Corydon, Wayne Co, - 1994. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Jordan, E. T. (1996) Iowa State Winner. Corydon Grand Junction Green County Iowa United States Wayne County, 1996. Grand Junction, Green County and Corydon, Wayne Co, - 1994. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Jordan, Ethel Taylor. Iowa State Winner. Grand Junction, Green County and Corydon, Wayne Co, - 1994. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.