PILIALOHA/Love in Abundance


Quilt Index Record: 22-42-7D

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
InstProjNameF003a
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9073 P1
InstInvContrNumF004a
afcqltle le122

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
IfOtherF007d
Quiltmaker submitted information with quilt.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
PILIALOHA/Love in Abundance
OverallWidthF12a
95 inches
OverallLengthF012b
95 inches
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
1986
DateFinishF023b
1987

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton or polyester blend
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
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 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." Commemoration of "Life with my husband." 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." 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." 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."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Akana, Elizabeth A.

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Kaneohe
ProvStateF057d
Hawaii (HI)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Memorial
Gift or presentation
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. 1996 Hawaii 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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