My Garden Album


Quilt Index Record: 22-42-81

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
InstProjNameF003a
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9077 P1
InstInvContrNumF004a
afcqltle le126

Information source fields

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Quiltmaker
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Quiltmaker submitted information with quilt.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
My Garden Album
OverallWidthF12a
72 inches
OverallLengthF012b
88 inches
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
1991
DateFinishF023b
1994

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing

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? "Blocks were developed after a class with Elly Sienkiewica on Baltimore Album Quilts. I included two of her patterns. Other blocks developed from flowers in my flower beds, favorite greeting cards (adapted), the Iowa State flower; one block has my 25th wedding anniversary glass basket in it. One of my best ideas was to put a picket fence around for the border - with a gate, of course." "Needle turned around freezer paper on top." How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "Material used was chosen for the colors in the print. I had not planned to make a large quilt so background was purchased at three different times - three different shades of cream." How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I started working on a quilt for myself at age 15 but didn't do much until my children were grown. As a preschooler I would sit under mother's frame and watch her hands. By the time I was 6/7 I was making doll clothes - losing her needles - using up thread. My first doll bed had a quilt and pillow batting made from the cotton seeds on cottonwood trees in the milk cow pasture." What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I wanted to share a quilt I had so thoroughly enjoyed creating. It had been a viewer choice at Greater Des Moines Quilters Show." 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? "Being a Lands' End winner helped influence the State Quilters to ask me to quilt the State's Sesqicentennial Quilt - and to share and learn from many quilters. I'm thrilled to have that experience lead to this one."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Jordan, Ethel Taylor

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Grand Junction and Corydon
ProvCountyF057b
Green County and Wayne County
ProvStateF057d
Iowa (IA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
Personal enjoyment

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
This quilt was part of the Lands' End All-American Quilt Contest. 1996 Iowa 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

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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
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Quilt Index
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