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Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 North Dakota State Winner

About this Item


  • 1996 North Dakota State Winner


  • Witteman, Lori (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Bottineau, North Dakota, September, 1994


  • -  Gifts
  • -  Quilting
  • -  Quilt patterns
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  recycled fabrics
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  hand quilting
  • -  machine quilting
  • -  artistic hobbies
  • -  quilt blocks
  • -  synthetic fabrics
  • -  art quilts
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  quilt art
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- North Dakota -- Bottineau


  • Photographs


  • -  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
  • -  Quilt size: 72" x 56"
  • -  Where did you learn the pattern? "I saw a photo of this pattern and I improvised and made the block through trial and error."
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I used pieces of every fabric I had in my collection at the time, some were scraps of old garments."
  • -  Quiltmaker's motivation: "My son Andrew wore out his baby blanket and needed a new one."
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? "This was my first quilt other than a small wall hanging. I believe I started becoming interested in quilting in 1994."
  • -  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I had just finished it for our county fair, that same week I received pictures of my quilt back, I saw the contest in Good Housekeeping so I thought I would send in a photo."
  • -  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? "Yes. It inspired me pursue this art form even more. It is easy to see that quilts are not only functional but truly an expressive art form."
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Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 9096 P1

Source Collection

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


  • American Folklife Center

Online Format

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This collection includes materials from the "All-American Quilt Contest" sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands' End and Good Housekeeping. The quilt contest winning entries from 1992 to 1996 are displayed with the permission of Coming Home which retains its rights.

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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:

Witteman, Lori. North Dakota State Winner. North Dakota Bottineau United States, 1996. Bottineau, North Dakota, September. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Witteman, L. (1996) North Dakota State Winner. North Dakota Bottineau United States, 1996. Bottineau, North Dakota, September. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Witteman, Lori. North Dakota State Winner. Bottineau, North Dakota, September. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.