Fireweeds, Fiddleheads, and Fairies


Quilt Index Record: 22-42-6

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
InstProjNameF003a
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
AFC 1997/011: Folder 8934 P1
InstInvContrNumF004a
afcqltle le003

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
IfOtherF007d
Quiltmaker submitted information with quilt.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Fireweeds, Fiddleheads, and Fairies
AltNameF011
Feathered Star
OverallWidthF12a
66 inches
OverallLengthF012b
66 inches
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
1991
DateFinishF023b
1992

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Wholecloth

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Other Piecing
Machine Piecing

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Flannel

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker: Pattern learned from Quilt book. Other techniques used include: "All-over hand stitched background -- outline stitch, Feather stitch, Channel or Grid, Trapunto" How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Used traditional material, including flannel back which is more difficult to work on. She was told the traditional material and difficulty of the work" were some reasons for winning. How long have you been making quilts? "This was my first quilt." How did you learn to quilt? "Self taught from books." What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Personal goal -- prize money -- she had made a number of quilt blocks intending to make a quilt but they always ended up as throw pillows. Her sister gave her an entry form for the Lands' End contest and suggested 'go for it' -- she did."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Keehr, Brenda

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Fairbanks
ProvCountyF057b
North Star Borough
ProvStateF057d
Alaska (AK)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Personal enjoyment
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
Artwork/wall hanging

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
This quilt was part of the Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest. 1992 3rd Place National Winner

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
(http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/qlt:@FIELD(DOCID+@LIT(le003))

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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