Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Rhode Island State Winner

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1996 Rhode Island State Winner
Contributor Names
Krauss, Joanne L. (Creator)
Created / Published
Rhode Island, December, 1995 - February, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  star quilts
-  quilt blocks
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  pictorial quilts
-  quilt art
-  evening star quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Rhode Island
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 69" 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? "One of the blocks used is a traditional 'Evening Star' block," learned "from books on quilting."
-  Other techniques used include: painted/stenciled design "using fabric washing machine-safe paints."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Some materials were leftover sewing scraps, a couple of the fabrics were purchased because I liked the rich, earthy colors (orange and deep brown fabrics), and the unbleached muslin was purchased for economic reasons -- especially for the printed 'moon' blocks and the backing, where a lot of fabric was needed, but where the fabric wouldn't be seen."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "About 4 years now. I'm self-taught (I started with a book on quilting by quilter Trudie Hughes), lots of trials and lots of errors!"
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "My primary purpose for entering the Lands' End contest was creative challenge, and the possibility of maybe winning one of the smaller prizes. I've only entered 2 contests, to date."
-  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? "It has given me more confidence -- much needed since I haven't been quilting very long and I don't have any close friends or family members with quilting experience to help me!"
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9101 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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