Variable Star/ Flying Circles


Quilt Index Record: 22-42-5B

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
InstProjNameF003a
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9026 P1
InstInvContrNumF004a
afcqltle le089

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
IfOtherF007d
Quiltmaker submitted information with quilt.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Variable Star/ Flying Circles
OverallWidthF12a
88 inches
OverallLengthF012b
70 inches
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
May, 1993
DateFinishF023b
October, 1993

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker: 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 used the basic pattern pieces from a traditional Drunkard's Path and re-configured. I referred to a book on historical American Quilts." How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I spend many months searching for specific fabrics for a quilt. I knew I wanted 1930's geometrics. There are about 50 different fabrics in this quilt that I found in NY, NJ, and PA. There are a few vintage fabrics in it. Finding fabrics is as much of a quest as making the quilt." "Quilting, for me, is more than a pleasurable hobby -- it's more like an historical compulsion. Having never been taught, it was as if I always knew how." How long have you been making quilts? "I've made about 30 full-size quilt in the past 20 years." How did you learn to quilt? "Self-taught."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Strasberg, Lois

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Brooklyn
ProvStateF057d
New York (NY)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
Personal enjoyment
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
This quilt was part of the Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest. 1994 New York State Winner

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a

a Essay Historical Background

description
This quilt is part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress "Quilts and Quiltmaking in American: 1978-1996 exhibit. It was winner in the Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest.

Image Information

ImageConF075a
whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
SourceSizeF078
35mm
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Email: folklife@loc.gov

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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