A new collection, "Quilts and Quiltmaking in America" is now available in
The collection can be viewed at:
From the home page:
Quilts and Quiltmaking in America showcases materials from two
American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife
Project Collection (1978) and the "All-American Quilt Contest"
sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands' End, and Good
Housekeeping. Together these collections provide a glimpse into
America's diverse quilting traditions. The quilt documentation from
the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project, an ethnographic field project
conducted by the American Folklife Center in cooperation with the
National Park Service, includes 229 photographs and 181 recorded
interviews with six quiltmakers in Appalachian North Carolina and
Virginia. These materials document quilts and quilting within the
context of daily life and reflect a range of backgrounds, motivations,
and aesthetic sensibilities. The materials presented from the Lands'
End All-American Quilt Contest collection include images of
approximately 180 winning quilts from across the United States. The
collection represents a wide range of quiltmaking, from highly
traditional to innovative, and the quilts pictured exhibit excellent
design and technical skill in a variety of styles and materials.
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information to other lists. Thanks.
Elizabeth L. Brown, Reference Librarian, etc.
National Digital Library Program, LIBN/NDL/VC(1330)
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-1330
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