Photos, Prints, Drawings 1992 New Jersey State Winner

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About this Item

1992 New Jersey State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Arabesque
Contributor Names
Inverso, Therese M. (Creator)
Created / Published
Camden, New Jersey, October - December, 1991
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  Quilt patterns
-  quilt piecing
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  quilt blocks
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Camden
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 50" x 60"
-  This quilt is an original design.
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "For years, people have been giving their scrap fabrics to me. I've been using the scraps to make quilts (the smaller the better!). This quilt was made from colorful scrap fabrics and purchased black material."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I started making 'patchwork blankets' in about 1970. I made all my own clothes then and used the resulting scraps to make 'crazy' type quilts (tied, not quilted). I joined a group of quilters in about 1991 and learned the actual quilting stitch. (Previous to learning this I was using the laborious 'punching' technique to quilt.)"
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Having worked out a template-free design that produced spiraling blocks, with scrap fabric, I wanted to see how the design would be viewed by judges. Otherwise, I don't bother with competitions."
-  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? "It is nice to have won the state prize for the first Lands' End quilt contest. THREADS magazine subsequently published an article I wrote about my construction techniques in issue #51 (March '94). I continue to do a lot of patchwork, but my medium is now felted wool (made from recycled sweaters) and had 2 more THREADS articles #61 and #73 published. I now make quilts from felted-wool scraps!"
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35mm color slide
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8965 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
Online Format

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Inverso, Therese M. 1992 New Jersey State Winner. Camden, New Jersey, October - December, 1992. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed February 25, 2017.)

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