Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Connecticut State Winner

About this Item

About this Item

1994 Connecticut State Winner
Contributor Names
Smith, Sandra E., 1942- (Creator)
Created / Published
Killingworth, Connecticut, 1993 - 1994
Subject Headings
-  Gifts
-  Quilting
-  quilt tops
-  embroidery
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Connecticut -- Killingworth
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  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? "No."
-  This quilt is an original design.
-  Quilt size: 83" x 83"
-  Other techniques used include: "stuffed white work, three-dimensional leaves."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I am not a 'purple' person, but I wanted to challenge myself to do a quilt in purple. I worked for 2 long weeks on the first quilt. My neighbor dropped by; said he didn't like it/ I was so relieved that he said that because I hated it, also. I rolled it in a ball and ended up making 'Fruit on the Vine' from the first quilt's scraps."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: This quilt commemorates 25th wedding anniversary.
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Wanted to try for first prize - $10,000. Also, I learn a great deal from the judges comments. Judges don't know who you are, so they are very honest. Friends always say it's 'perfect.' In that way, you can't get better."
-  How long have you been making quilts? "1977." / How did you learn to quilt? "Self-taught."
-  For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9000 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
Online Format
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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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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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

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Chicago citation style:

Smith, Sandra E. Connecticut State Winner. United States Connecticut Killingworth, 1994. Killingworth, Connecticut, - 1994. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Smith, S. E. (1994) Connecticut State Winner. United States Connecticut Killingworth, 1994. Killingworth, Connecticut, - 1994. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Smith, Sandra E. Connecticut State Winner. Killingworth, Connecticut, - 1994. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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