Photo, Print, Drawing 1992 Mississippi State Winner

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About this Item

1992 Mississippi State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Bird of Paradise
Contributor Names
Baggett, Gladys (Creator)
Created / Published
Pearl, Mississippi, June, 1991 - January, 1992
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  quilt blocks
-  synthetic fabrics
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Mississippi -- Pearl
-  Quilt size: 70" x 94"
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  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? "This pattern is my own design. I got the idea from looking at all the colorful tropical birds. I wanted to design a quilt to reflect this theme."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "for color and durability as well as ease of working."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "Off and on for years, more serious the past ten years." / How did you learn to quilt? "When I was a young girl, I used to card the cotton batts for my grandmother to put in her quilts. It was from her I learned the basic rules of quilt making."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "This is the only quilt I have ever entered in a contest. I thought the contest would be a good reason to get to work on my idea of a bird quilt."
-  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 quilt making was something I enjoyed doing for my family and friends. I never dreamed it would be something some one else would think worthy of recognition."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8959 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Baggett, Gladys. 1992 Mississippi State Winner. Mississippi Pearl United States, 1992. Pearl, Mississippi, June, - January, 1992. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed October 22, 2017.)

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Baggett, G. (1992) 1992 Mississippi State Winner. Mississippi Pearl United States, 1992. Pearl, Mississippi, June, - January, 1992. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Baggett, Gladys. 1992 Mississippi State Winner. Pearl, Mississippi, June, - January, 1992. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.