Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Wyoming State Winner

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1996 Wyoming State Winner
Contributor Names
Jones, Heather (Creator)
Created / Published
Laramie, Wyoming, December, 1995 - January, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  income
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  computer generated images
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Wyoming -- Laramie
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 58" 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? "I had my husband blow up, on the computer, a picture of a window -- Sarren House in Mich. -- the house was featured in House Beautiful. When it was big enough, I cut out pieces and with my past experience -- adding and allowing for seams -- log cabin principal (start in middle and work out of the square) I put it together. Oh, I forgot, I did a practice run of three squares the Aug. before I did the whole quilt. So to sum it all up, I guess you'd say I didn't learn the pattern, I made it up from the picture."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Mainly I was looking for golden colors to look like sunshine through a window -- but then even with sunlite there are dark shadows and leaves, etc. -- and so many wonderful materials available. Of course the outline part had to be black. I just like a lot of different materials so just looking at the material is interesting."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "I made it specifically to enter the contest -- in hopes of winning prize money -- and if I had done so thinking I would be able to sell other pieces I had made. People want to think what they buy is important."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "This quilt was made just for the Good Housekeeping Lands' End contest. I entered the contest to win the prize. From the time I heard about the contest I practiced making quilts -- as I was just finishing my first quilted piece when I found out about the contest. It was the only contest (quilt) I ever entered."
-  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? "Yes. After seeing the poster of all the quilts, I realized I was crazy to think I could have won and I was lucky to win Wyo. Extremely lucky. A month was an extremely long time for me to spend on a project -- I would not do that again. My projects are getting smaller and less complicated."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9112 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Jones, Heather. 1996 Wyoming State Winner. Laramie United States Wyoming, 1996. Laramie, Wyoming, December, - January, 1996. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed April 25, 2017.)

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