A Garden in the Storm


Quilt Index Record: 22-42-86

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
InstProjNameF003a
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9052 P1
InstInvContrNumF004a
afcqltle le131

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
IfOtherF007d
Quiltmaker submitted information with quilt.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
A Garden in the Storm
OverallWidthF12a
62 inches
OverallLengthF012b
62 inches
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateFinishF023b
1993

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Pictorial

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton or polyester blend
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Polyester

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker: Where did you learn the pattern? "My own design" How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I choose whatever works for the particular piece. I am not a purist by using only cotton for example. Just whatever color or texture or pattern works." Commemorates "Hurricane Andrew" How long have you been making quilts? "Since 1975 (23 years)." How did you learn to quilt? "Self-taught. I have an art background, plus I know how to sew quite well. In my artwork I always enjoyed working on a large scale. I began with the traditional patterns in order to master the techniques, then I began designing my own quilts." What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Competition is always a personal goal. (Yes, prize money is of course an added bonus) Not that I am a competitive person, but it's a challenge to put my work up against others." 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, it hasn't made a difference. I am certainly proud of my accomplishment, but it hasn't changed anything."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
McLennand, Sara Ann

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Wellington
ProvStateF057d
Florida (FL)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
Commemorative
Art or personal expression
QDesignF060b
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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