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Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Judges' Choice Winner

About this Item


  • 1996 Judges' Choice Winner


  • Averett, Linda (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, October, 1995 - June, 1996


  • -  Quilting
  • -  Quilt patterns
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  log cabin quilts
  • -  patchwork quilts
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  embroidery
  • -  aesthetics
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  hand quilting
  • -  machine quilting
  • -  artistic hobbies
  • -  quilt blocks
  • -  art quilts
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  quilt art
  • -  strip quilts
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- New Mexico -- San Juan County -- Farmington


  • Photographs


  • -  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
  • -  Quilt size: 110" x 96"
  • -  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? "I learned this pattern along with two others in my first quilt class -- 'It's Okay to Sit on My Quilt,' based on book by the same title by Mary Ellen Hopkins."
  • -  Other techniques used include: "Combination of silk ribbon, crewel embroidery and beading."
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "The quilt was based on an appealing piece of fabric purchased in CA while vacationing there. The fabric was an ethnic piece which contained the elements and colors of New Mexico's high desert landscape."
  • -  Quiltmaker's motivation: "Part of collaboration of local artists called 'Art Throbs' including: pottery, glass beads, acrylics, furniture for exhibit installation."
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "The art of quilting is simply a patchwork of the thoughts and dreams of our ancestors which have been carried across all generations. Ten years ago, I began to access this creative ancestral gift through quilt making. As a fiber artist, I strive to find a balance between the traditional and the innovative. I am aware that my ancestors watch this continual process of presenting old ideas in new ways to the unresolved portions of my legacy. Perhaps they smile as the see me talking through my artwork. Just as in the layers of the quilts, so are there many layers of our creative selves. Being a winner in the Lands' End contest gave me the confidence to find yet another layer of expression in art quilting."
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Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 9048 P1

Source Collection

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


  • American Folklife Center

Online Format

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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

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Chicago citation style:

Averett, Linda. Judges' Choice Winner. United States San Juan County New Mexico Farmington, 1996. Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, October, - June, 1996. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Averett, L. (1996) Judges' Choice Winner. United States San Juan County New Mexico Farmington, 1996. Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, October, - June, 1996. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Averett, Linda. Judges' Choice Winner. Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, October, - June, 1996. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.