Top of page

Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Washington State Winner

About this Item


  • 1996 Washington State Winner


  • Gillihan, Anne (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Seattle, Washington, 1993 - 1995


  • -  Gifts
  • -  Quilting
  • -  Quilt patterns
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  applique quilts
  • -  hand quilting
  • -  machine quilting
  • -  commemorative quilts
  • -  synthetic fabrics
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  medallion quilts
  • -  mariner's compass quilts
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- Washington -- Seattle


  • Photographs


  • -  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
  • -  Quilt size: 96" x 108"
  • -  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? "The Mariner's Compass in the medallion was drafted from information gleaned from compass patterns in magazine. Quilt is an original design."
  • -  Other techniques used include: "Foundation paper piecing."
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Since I planned to make a quilt with a nautical theme, I bought fabric that caught my eye for a couple years before I started the quilt. My daughter and I picked out the fabric for the compass medallion together, as well as many of the blues used in the ocean waves design. Other fabric was purchased as the quilt evolved."
  • -  Quiltmaker's motivation: This quilt commemorates "Daughter's college graduation."
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? "Seriously, for the last six years. The first quilts I made were in the early 70's, however." / How did you learn to quilt? "Mostly self taught, have taken a few classes and read lots of books and magazines."
  • -  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Contest entered at the urging of a co-worker. I had never entered a competition before and would not have entered this contest without the encouragement and prodding from my co-worker."
  • -  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 have enjoyed sharing my success in the contest with others. The co-worker who all but entered in the contest for me was ecstatic when I won, more excited than I was I think. It has given me more confidence in my work, particularly when I look at the other winning quilts. I will enter more contests!"
  • -  For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at


  • Color transparency

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 9109 P1

Source Collection

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


  • American Folklife Center

Online Format

  • image

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.

The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.

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.

Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance. 

Credit line

Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository, for example:

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

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Gillihan, Anne. Washington State Winner. United States Washington Seattle, 1996. Seattle, Washington, - 1995. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Gillihan, A. (1996) Washington State Winner. United States Washington Seattle, 1996. Seattle, Washington, - 1995. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Gillihan, Anne. Washington State Winner. Seattle, Washington, - 1995. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.