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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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
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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:

Elmer, Susan E. Utah State Winner. Pleasant Grove United States Utah, 1996. Pleasant Grove, Utah, - February 2, 1997. Photograph.

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,

MLA citation style:

Elmer, Susan E. Utah State Winner. Pleasant Grove, Utah, - February 2, 1997. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.