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Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Pennsylvania State Winner

About this Item


  • 1996 Pennsylvania State Winner


  • Benzo, Terry (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Pennsylvania, 1995 - 1996


  • -  Quilting
  • -  Quilt patterns
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  log cabin quilts
  • -  patchwork quilts
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  aesthetics
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  applique quilts
  • -  hand quilting
  • -  machine quilting
  • -  artistic hobbies
  • -  quilt blocks
  • -  art quilts
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  quilt art
  • -  stacked bricks quilts
  • -  wool
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- Pennsylvania


  • Photographs


  • -  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
  • -  Quilt size: 66" X 59"
  • -  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? "Log Cabin Center, Stacked Bricks inner border and applique on the final border. This was one of the first and favorite patterns when I first started quilting. I like to take traditional patterns and arrange them in new ways."
  • -  Other techniques used include: surface embellishment "with button hold stitch of black yarn."
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I love the deep, dark rich colors of folk art, so it was very easy to pick out my favorite colors of fabric. I just buy 'lots' ╝ yds (fats) of fabric, then try to put them all together. Folk art and scrap quilts are my favorite quilts. This helps justify my buying all that fabric -- HA."
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? "Ten wonderful years." / How did you learn to quilt? "Self taught. This is my passion. I now teach and lecture on quilting as well as wearable art garments. It is wonderful doing what you love!"
  • -  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "It was my daughter who gave me the information on the contest. 'Here Mom, enter this contest,' OK, I'll enter. But I know I will not win! I just wanted to see if I could do it."
  • -  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? "I still can not believe I'm PA state winner. Every time I look at my quilt, I get a deep satisfaction of a job well done, and that other people enjoy my work. I love to enter competitions, I think this helps you to grow as a quilter and person. Everyone should try -- whether you win or not -- you will enjoy the ride!"
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Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 9100 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

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Benzo, Terry. Pennsylvania State Winner. United States Pennsylvania, 1996. Pennsylvania, - 1996. Photograph.

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Benzo, T. (1996) Pennsylvania State Winner. United States Pennsylvania, 1996. Pennsylvania, - 1996. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Benzo, Terry. Pennsylvania State Winner. Pennsylvania, - 1996. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.