If Quilts Could Talk


Quilt Index Record: 22-42-87

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
InstProjNameF003a
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9078 P1
InstInvContrNumF004a
afcqltle le132

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
IfOtherF007d
Quiltmaker submitted information with quilt.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
If Quilts Could Talk
OverallWidthF12a
52 inches
OverallLengthF012b
40 inches
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
September, 1995
DateFinishF023b
March, 1996

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Crazy

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Silk
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038g
Photography/ photo transfer
Embroidery

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
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? "It's a free form style of quilting (no pattern)." How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "After I had studied several antique crazy quilts I was inspired by their use of black, red, green and gold. The border material reminded me of a hand painted border I had seen on an antique quilt. I love silk ribbon embroidery, antique buttons and beads and my family I am so proud of. So they all had a place in my quilt." How long have you been making quilts? "I have been a serious quilter for 10 years." How did you learn to quilt? "Took classes and joined several quilt guilds -- I also read a lot of quilt magazines and books." What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "Personal challenge. I wanted to really put myself into a quilt that is very personal." 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? "Yes, I have received a lot of attention from this contest. Not really changed the way I look at myself as a quiltmaker. I know I could do better."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Scoggan, Pam

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Beloit
ProvStateF057d
Kansas (KS)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Memorial
Challenge or Contest entry
Art or personal expression
Personal enjoyment
QDesignF060b
Artwork/wall hanging

Contests entered

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