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Photos, Prints, Drawings 1996 Judges' Choice Winner

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1996 Judges' Choice Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: A Garden in the Storm
Contributor Names
McLennand, Sara Ann (Creator)
Created / Published
Wellington, Florida, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Florida -- Wellington
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 62" x 62"
-  Where did you learn the pattern? "My own design"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I choose whatever works for the particular piece. I am not a purist by using only cotton for example. Just whatever color or texture or pattern works."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: Commemorates "Hurricane Andrew"
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Competition is always a personal goal. (Yes, prize money is of course an added bonus) Not that I am a competitive person, but it's a challenge to put my work up against others."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "Since 1975 (23 years)." / How did you learn to quilt? "Self-taught. I have an art background, plus I know how to sew quite well. In my artwork I always enjoyed working on a large scale. I began with the traditional patterns in order to master the techniques, then I began designing my own quilts."
-  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, it hasn't made a difference. I am certainly proud of my accomplishment, but it hasn't changed anything."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9052 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Mclennand, Sara Ann. 1996 Judges' Choice Winner. Wellington, Florida, 1996. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed August 30, 2016.)

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