Photo, Print, Drawing 1994 Minnesota State Winner

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About this Item

1994 Minnesota State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: "...and Jack's mother threw the magic beans out of the window"
Contributor Names
Sells, Audree L. (Creator)
Created / Published
Chaska, Minnesota, January, 1993 - June, 1993
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  recycled fabrics
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  silk quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Minnesota -- Chaska
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  This quilt is an original design.
-  Quilt size: 70" x 70"
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Some [fabrics] were left over from my earlier garment sewing days. Some were chosen for the texture and of course color is very important to me."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "It was a challenge. I quilt to please myself but it's gratifying to have others see my work and approve. I have entered only 5 competitions."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I started quilting in 1986 after retiring from teaching elementary school. Now I work on my quilting every day. My mother, grandmothers, and all my aunts quilted and did various needlework art. No one really taught me. I learned by observation. Now my quilting consumes the greater part of each day."
-  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'm constantly striving to make a better quilt than the last one. Winning has made me less critical of my own work."
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9017 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Sells, Audree L. 1994 Minnesota State Winner. Chaska Minnesota United States, 1994. Chaska, Minnesota, January, - June. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed March 23, 2017.)

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Sells, A. L. (1994) 1994 Minnesota State Winner. Chaska Minnesota United States, 1994. Chaska, Minnesota, January, - June. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Sells, Audree L. 1994 Minnesota State Winner. Chaska, Minnesota, January, - June. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.