Photo, Print, Drawing 1996 Kids Quilt

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About this Item

1996 Kids Quilt
Other Title
Title of Quilt: Friends Will Be Friends
Contributor Names
Alpine Elementary School (Columbus, Ohio) 3rd and 4th grade students; Van Horn, Susannah, student te (Creator)
Created / Published
Columbus, Ohio, January, 1995 - March, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Quilting
-  recycled fabrics
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  batting (textiles)
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  quilting bees
-  quilting groups
-  commemorative quilts
-  synthetic fabrics
-  art quilts
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt art
-  friendship quilts
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Ohio -- Columbus
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 60" x 72"
-  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? "Students of Alpine Elementary drew a picture of themselves and a friend in an activity and then quilted their blocks (12 x 12). Blocks sewn together for wall hanging at their school."
-  "This was an art activity I had the students complete while I was student teaching. Each student selected the picture they wanted to draw."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "White cotton 12 inch squares were used so each student could have their own block to design."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: "Black History Project -- Border of quilt plaid because of influence of Harriet Powers."
-  Quilt was about "Students relating their feelings about their friends and the activities they enjoy together." It was the "1st one for these students."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? "I was proud of my student's work."
-  For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9055 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Alpine Elementary School. 1996 Kids Quilt. Columbus Ohio United States, 1996. Columbus, Ohio, January, - March. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed August 18, 2017.)

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