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Photo, Print, Drawing 1992 Wyoming State Winner

About this Item


  • 1992 Wyoming State Winner


  • Ludwig, Janet, 1945- (Creator)

Created / Published

  • Story, Wyoming


  • -  Quilting
  • -  quilt piecing
  • -  quilt tops
  • -  aesthetics
  • -  batting (textiles)
  • -  artistic hobbies
  • -  synthetic fabrics
  • -  cotton fabrics
  • -  pictorial quilts
  • -  Photographs
  • -  United States -- Wyoming -- Story


  • Photographs


  • -  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker: / "An original design with a snappy medley of American signs and symbols, including the liberty bell surrounded by firecrackers, people of different ethnic groups holding hands, and an array of favored American foods. Eagles salute America the Beautiful at the top."
  • -  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? "All designs were developed by drawing on graph paper and experimenting to see if I could actually sew them. Some worked, others did not. It was trial and error."
  • -  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "After I create an overall drawing on graph paper, I sometimes use colored pencils to help me visualize color placement."
  • -  Quiltmaker's motivation: personal statement: "Pride in America"
  • -  How long have you been making quilts? "My first exposure to quilts was during the bicentennial celebration and its focus on native folk arts. I loved the colors and patterns I saw in magazines. I especially loved the pictorial quilts. They really touched my heart. They preserved and expressed events and parts of people's lives." / How did you learn to quilt? "Experimenting on my own, reading magazines and books for inspiration and techniques, taking a few classes when time allowed. I have developed my own folk art style - perhaps because I am somewhat isolated where I live and because I did not have the freedom of time to go to classes, etc., or the access."
  • -  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "It interested me because I need deadlines to actually complete projects. Otherwise other responsibilities take priority. It gave me a goal and a purpose and I was surprised at what I actually accomplished."
  • -  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 feel more like a professional. Perhaps it's like an artist entering work in an art show. Even if I had not won, I would feel pleased to have finished the quilt and recorded my ideas."
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  • 8x10 photographic print

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1997/011: Folder 8985 P1

Source Collection

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


  • American Folklife Center

Online Format

  • image

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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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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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:

Ludwig, Janet. Wyoming State Winner. United States Story Wyoming, 1992. Story, Wyoming. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Ludwig, J. (1992) Wyoming State Winner. United States Story Wyoming, 1992. Story, Wyoming. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Ludwig, Janet. Wyoming State Winner. Story, Wyoming. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.