Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 New Jersey State Winner

About this Item

1996 New Jersey State Winner
Contributor Names
Balunis, Evelyn F. (Creator)
Created / Published
Branchburg, New Jersey, 1994 - 1996
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  medallion quilts
-  wholecloth quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Branchburg
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 112" x 118"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I always wanted a white-on-white quilt because it is so elegant looking. Therefore, the fabric is 100% white cotton. I decided to create my own design because I wanted an original, one-of-a-kind quilt. Finally, I wanted it heavily quilted and planned the quilting as a challenge to my quilting skill and patience. (It took about 700 hours to quilt.)"
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "About 10 years. I took an eight (once a week) course at a local quilt shop. I made a 6 block lap quilt. The course taught me everything I needed to know to make a quilt. Just make more blocks and borders, etc. to the size of the quilt."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "The theme 'If Quilts Could Talk,' coupled with the amusing story about my father and this quilt inspired me to give this contest a try. This was the first contest I ever entered. I plan to enter more contests."
-  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? "Winning this contest has made a big difference in my life. First, I truly felt I was being recognized as an artist and I was promoting quilting as an art form. Personally, I enjoyed all the 'congratulations' from family and friends. Winning this contest has changed the way I look at my work as a quilt maker because I want to become even more skilled and proficient in both quilting and design. I want to teach my family the value of my quilts so that they may enjoy them and pass them down from generation to generation."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9092 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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Chicago citation style:

Balunis, Evelyn F. New Jersey State Winner. Branchburg New Jersey United States, 1996. Branchburg, New Jersey, - 1996. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Balunis, E. F. (1996) New Jersey State Winner. Branchburg New Jersey United States, 1996. Branchburg, New Jersey, - 1996. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Balunis, Evelyn F. New Jersey State Winner. Branchburg, New Jersey, - 1996. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.