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Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Minnesota State Winner

About this Item


  • 1996 Minnesota State Winner


  • Haglund, Joan R. (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Minnetonka, Hennepin County, Minnesota, September, 1994


  • -  Gifts
  • -  Quilting
  • -  Quilt patterns
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  aesthetics
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  hand quilting
  • -  machine quilting
  • -  synthetic fabrics
  • -  art quilts
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  pictorial quilts
  • -  quilt art
  • -  allover pattern quilts
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- Minnesota -- Hennepin County -- Minnetonka


  • Photographs


  • -  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
  • -  Quilt size: 96" x 84"
  • -  Where did you learn the pattern? "This design was a new idea in watercolor quilt. I wanted to use fabric to paint a picture a square at a time, much like 'pointalism.' It works, but the amount of one and a half inch square fabrics are more than 250 more like 500 different colors. You do get to love a few 50 color and use in difficult spots."
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Colors, texture, movement."
  • -  Quiltmaker's motivation: "The challenge: to make a picture like an impressionist painting. The goal was clearà paint a scene of a fall day on our lake. I needed to start about four times to get the use of fabric as paint correct. Looking at the fabric with a camera lense helped me to get far enough away to see it correctly."
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? "30 years." / How did you learn to quilt? "A group of retired ladies in my church. I learned by doing the most difficult quilt piece work I could find in the library."
  • -  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? "To show I could create a new quilt idea and win. Getting into the Library of Congress was the added benefit I'm very proud of."
  • -  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? "Noàbut others are happy to receive a quilt from me. Noàbut you can't be anything but proud that the Library of Congress has your quilt on file. Thank you!"
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  • Color transparency

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 9085 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

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Haglund, Joan R. Minnesota State Winner. United States Hennepin County Minnesota Minnetonka, 1996. Minnetonka, Hennepin County, Minnesota, September. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Haglund, J. R. (1996) Minnesota State Winner. United States Hennepin County Minnesota Minnetonka, 1996. Minnetonka, Hennepin County, Minnesota, September. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Haglund, Joan R. Minnesota State Winner. Minnetonka, Hennepin County, Minnesota, September. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.