Photos, Prints, Drawings 1996 Hawaii State Winner

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About this Item

1996 Hawaii State Winner
Other Title
Title of Quilt: PILIALOHA/Love in Abundance
Contributor Names
Akana, Elizabeth A. (Creator)
Created / Published
Kaneohe, Hawaii, 1986 - 1987
Subject Headings
-  Gifts
-  Quilting
-  quilt tops
-  aesthetics
-  applique quilts
-  hand quilting
-  machine quilting
-  artistic hobbies
-  memory
-  synthetic fabrics
-  cotton fabrics
-  quilt backing
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Hawaii -- Kaneohe
-  The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
-  Quilt size: 95" x 95"
-  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? "I designed it. Hawaiian floral quilt. Style is lei with central medallion."
-  How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I love working with chintz. I like the way the applique looks - crisp and clean. Chintz also holds its color. A very important factor here in Hawaii."
-  Quiltmaker's motivation: Commemoration of "Life with my husband."
-  What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I had something to say that fit with their theme and wanted to share my statement. Besides I thought my quilt was very beautiful."
-  How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I have been making quilts since 1969. I started making pillows and smaller pieces. My neighbor Anita Henry taught me. I expanded my studies and also took classes from the quilting master Mealii Kalama."
-  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. Not even a little bit. Very few people know I even won anything."
-  For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at
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Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9073 P1
Source Collection
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
American Folklife Center
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Akana, Elizabeth A. 1996 Hawaii State Winner. Kaneohe, Hawaii, - 1987, 1996. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed February 21, 2017.)

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