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1996 Kids Quilt
Other Title
Title of Quilt: A Quilt of Childhood
Contributor Names
Jackson (Miss.) kindergarten class; Moss, Durden Pillow, teacher (Creator)
Created / Published
Jackson, Mississippi, 1993 - 1994
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  quilting bees
-  quilting groups
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  painted quilts
-  quilt art
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Mississippi -- Jackson
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 78" x 48"
-  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? "There is no traditional pattern because it is made up of a class of self portraits."
-  "Using fabric crayons, the pictures were drawn on paper then ironed to the cloth, pieced together and quilted."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I love cotton and use it in every quilt. In this quilt, I had to use cotton/polyester for the self portraits because of the fabric crayons. Colors turned out brighter with cotton polyester."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "This class of kindergartners were very artistic. I loved the way they expressed themselves and I wanted to remember this group of children."
-  "I love children's art and wanted a quilt done by my class. I make quilts by lap quilting. That is quilting pieces and putting them together into a large quilt."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I thought this kids quilt was unique. I thought I would win the prize. I had never entered into competition before."
-  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? "Not really. I loved the winners in the contest and decided to learn to applique. I am making an applique quilt now."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9057 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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