Peaceable Planet


Quilt Index Record: 22-42-89

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
InstProjNameF003a
Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
AFC 1997/011: Folder 9053 P1
InstInvContrNumF004a
afcqltle le134

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
IfOtherF007d
Quiltmaker submitted information with quilt.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Peaceable Planet
OverallWidthF12a
72 inches
OverallLengthF012b
72 inches
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
September, 1995
DateFinishF023b
May, 1996

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Pictorial

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Polyester

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker: "Hands of all sizes and colors stitched together The Peaceable Planet Quilt at Jacksonville Beach Elementary School. Our goal was to learn about major artists and their works through an integrated project which combined art lessons with quilting and the celebration of non-violence in our school. The quilt was fashioned after Ewa Zadrzynska's The Peaceable Kingdom. In this book the animals from Edward Hick's painting come alive to see if peace has come to earth. Students recreated the painting by drawing original pictures in art classes where they had studied the work of a major artist. These pictures were transferred to muslin and painted using Batikit dye. The students chose to docking of the Russian space station Mir with the US space shuttle and observing of the Olympics to remind them of peace in today's world. The quilt was stretched on a frame in the library were 109 individuals from the school and community joined with 496 students to handstitch the quilt. These volunteers included police officers, electricians, teachers, parents, custodians, mayors, politicians, and artists. The stitchers were all invited to speak with students and to document their thoughts and sign in a guest book. Many stories were shared by the differing groups as they quilted together. One bus driver came in 30 minutes early each day to take out mistakes in stitching and an older woman quilted every Thursday and helped children understand the history in quilts. Stitching became a sharing and quiet time which did reflect a wonderful spirit of cooperation and non-violence. Our quilt was entered in the All American Quilt contest offerred by Good Housekeeping magazine where it took a special cash award." 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? "The pattern was designed by children after Edward Hicks' painting of The Peaceable Kingdom. The 496 children (K-5) and 109 community members quilted together over one week to support peace in our schools." The quilt commemorates "Victory Over Violence Week." "The students of our school (496 grades K-5) learned to quilt on this quilt. The quilt was on a frame in the school library for several months and kids quilted every day."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Jacksonville Beach Elementary School/Lowey-Ball, Heidi B.

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Jacksonville Beach
ProvStateF057d
Florida (FL)
ProvCountryF057f
United States

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
Other
OtherF060a
social/political motivation
QDesignF060b
Artwork/wall hanging

Contests entered

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

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
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Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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