Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Utah State Winner
About this Item
- 1996 Utah State Winner
- Contributor Names
- Elmer, Susan E. (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Pleasant Grove, Utah, January 10, 1996 - February 2, 1997
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt tops
- - aesthetics
- - batting (textiles)
- - applique quilts
- - hand quilting
- - synthetic fabrics
- - cotton fabrics
- - pictorial quilts
- - album quilts
- - sampler quilts
- - linen
- - Photographs
- - United States -- Utah -- Pleasant Grove
- - The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
- - Quilt size: 80" x 96"
- - How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Each fabric chosen for color, texture and emotional appeal. Over all colors chosen to draw the observer into the experience and find the deeper meanings and pictures incorporated within the quilt."
- - Quiltmaker's motivation: "Celebration of the divine nature of women"
- - How long have you been making quilts? "Thirty years." / How did you learn to quilt? "From my mother and grandmother as well as much exploring and adventuring on my own."
- - What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I feel that it is extremely important that women everywhere need reminding that we are unique, with god-given gifts and talents. This is my way of making that statement visually."
- - 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? "My life and my heart have changed as a result of creating this quilt. This contest was the catalyst that gave me the courage to attempt the project. My mind is now overflowing with ideas for future picture quilts."
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- Color transparency
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1997/011: Folder 9106 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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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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Chicago citation style:
Elmer, Susan E. Utah State Winner. Pleasant Grove United States Utah, 1996. Pleasant Grove, Utah, - February 2, 1997. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000579/.
APA citation style:
Elmer, S. E. (1996) Utah State Winner. Pleasant Grove United States Utah, 1996. Pleasant Grove, Utah, - February 2, 1997. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000579/.
MLA citation style:
Elmer, Susan E. Utah State Winner. Pleasant Grove, Utah, - February 2, 1997. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/qlt000579/>.