Unnatural Freedom in My Structured Mind


Quilt Index Record: 22-42-82

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
InstProjNameF003a
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9048 P1
InstInvContrNumF004a
afcqltle le127

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
IfOtherF007d
Quiltmaker submitted information with quilt.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Unnatural Freedom in My Structured Mind
AltNameF011
Log Cabin
OverallWidthF12a
96 inches
OverallLengthF012b
110 inches
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
October, 1995
DateFinishF023b
June, 1996

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery

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 learned this pattern along with two others in my first quilt class -- 'It's Okay to Sit on My Quilt,' based on book by the same title by Mary Ellen Hopkins." Other techniques used include: "Combination of silk ribbon, crewel embroidery and beading." How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "The quilt was based on an appealing piece of fabric purchased in CA while vacationing there. The fabric was an ethnic piece which contained the elements and colors of New Mexico's high desert landscape." "Part of collaboration of local artists called 'Art Throbs' including: pottery, glass beads, acrylics, furniture for exhibit installation." How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "The art of quilting is simply a patchwork of the thoughts and dreams of our ancestors which have been carried across all generations. Ten years ago, I began to access this creative ancestral gift through quilt making. As a fiber artist, I strive to find a balance between the traditional and the innovative. I am aware that my ancestors watch this continual process of presenting old ideas in new ways to the unresolved portions of my legacy. Perhaps they smile as the see me talking through my artwork. Just as in the layers of the quilts, so are there many layers of our creative selves. Being a winner in the Lands' End contest gave me the confidence to find yet another layer of expression in art quilting."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Averett, Linda

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Farmington
ProvCountyF057b
San Juan County
ProvStateF057d
New Mexico (NM)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
Personal enjoyment
QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use
Artwork/wall hanging

Contests entered

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