1996 New Mexico State Winner
The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
How long have you been making quilts? How did you learn to quilt? "I made my first quilt in 1977. I taught myself the basics from books and have been developing my own techniques in the last 8 years."
Quilt size: 48" x 76"
How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I wanted to use all 'shiny fabrics' for the snow and sky so they shimmer in the right light. I bleached the blue fabric of the tree shadows. Whenever I see a different shade or texture of a fabric I might use in a quilt, I but it to add to my inventory so I have lots of choices."
What was your primary reason for entering the Lands' End contest? Do you frequently enter your quilts in competition? "I try to enter two quilts per year into National/International competitions. As a member of AQS and IQA, I enter those shows especially. It's very exciting and satisfying for my work to be juried into major exhibits."
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? "It gave me even more confidence to be recognized on a national level and reinforces my belief that quiltmaking is more than what it is perceived to be. The public gives my work more value now that it has a major award."
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