Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Ohio State Winner Title of Quilt: Thanks for the Memories
About this Item
- 1996 Ohio State Winner
- Other Title
- Title of Quilt: Thanks for the Memories
- Contributor Names
- Millward, Hazel I. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Columbia Station, Lorain County, Ohio, 1991 - 1996
- Subject Headings
- - Gifts
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt piecing
- - recycled fabrics
- - quilt tops
- - embroidery
- - aesthetics
- - batting (textiles)
- - applique quilts
- - hand quilting
- - artistic hobbies
- - commemorative quilts
- - quilt blocks
- - synthetic fabrics
- - art quilts
- - cotton fabrics
- - painted quilts
- - pictorial quilts
- - quilt art
- - album quilts
- - sampler quilts
- - linen
- - Photographs
- - United States -- Ohio -- Lorain County -- Columbia Station
- - The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
- - Quilt size: 86" x 72"
- - Where did you learn the pattern? "No pattern -- all quilt blocks are original. Each one is my cloth interpretation of a greeting card."
- - "A home made design that uses every technique I've ever seen used in a quilt. Many blocks are hand painted."
- - How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Most of the materials used were from my 'stash' -- others picked up when needed. I love using ultra suede (for cats paws, pussy willows, parts of birds, etc.)"
- - Quiltmaker's motivation: This quilt is a gift "to my daughter"; it commemorates wedding, anniversary, birthday, illness, achievement, travel, memory/nostalgia. "Each block represents a greeting card sent to me by family, friends, and my god child -- all making 'memories.'"
- - What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "My almost finished quilt fit right into 'If Quilts Could Talk' theme. I never expected to win. It was a wonderful surprise."
- - How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "About 16 years. I started a quilt for my husband, but he passed on before it was finished. It takes me forever to finish a quilt -- too many other interests. I've always sewn (learned from my mother). Pauline Bryant (my neighbor) got me into quilting -- taught me many techniques, took me to shows and encouraged me."
- - 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? "No, no change. I'm 78 years old now, still gardening, playing golf, bowling, and try to finish another quilt. It's a 'Feathered Star' and I hate piecing -- and time is short."
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- Color transparency
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1997/011: Folder 9097 P1
- Source Collection
- Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
ContributorsMillward, Hazel I.
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Millward, Hazel I. 1996 Ohio State Winner. Columbia Station Lorain County Ohio United States, 1996. Columbia Station, Lorain County, Ohio, - 1996. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000540/. (Accessed December 15, 2017.)
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Millward, H. I. (1996) 1996 Ohio State Winner. Columbia Station Lorain County Ohio United States, 1996. Columbia Station, Lorain County, Ohio, - 1996. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000540/.
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Millward, Hazel I. 1996 Ohio State Winner. Columbia Station, Lorain County, Ohio, - 1996. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000540/>.