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Patchwork souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair, Merikay Waldvogel, Barbara Brackman

Label
Patchwork souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair
Title
Patchwork souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair
Statement of responsibility
Merikay Waldvogel, Barbara Brackman
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair is the story of the largest quilt exhibition ever organized: the Sears National Quilt Contest held in 1933 during Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition. The result of several years' research, the book presents a thoughtful picture of quiltmaking in the early twentieth century and of what happened when the art of quiltmaking collided with commercial opportunism. Attracting quilters nationwide, the Sears contest offered a grand prize of $1,200 for what was to be America's champion quilt; total prize money would be $7,500. More than 25,000 quilts were entered in local and regional contests nationwide, and the 30 winners from those contents were put on public display in the Sears Pavilion at the fair
  • The contest was not without its controversy. When it was announced, rules stated that preference would be given to quilts which developed the Century of Progress theme. However, when the prizes were awarded, commemorative quilts were ignored in favor of traditional patterns. Disgruntled contestants complained to Sears that the judges were biased in favor of tradition. The winning quilt, called the Unknown Star, was entered by Margaret Rogers Caden of Lexington, Kentucky. Much of the work on Ms. Caden's quilt was done by seamstresses who sewed for hire, in violation of contest rules
  • Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair traces and beautifully illustrates the developments of the contest. Included are biographical sketches of the quiltmakers; interviews with several of the women who helped make the grand champion quilt; careful documentation of materials, method of construction, and history of each quilt in the book; illustrations from promotional materials for the fair, quilt owners, newspapers, books, and magazines of the period; and appendices listing contest winners at local, regional, and national levels. Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair is a remarkable work that shows the importance of quiltmaking in women's lives during the first third of the twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldvogel, Merikay
Dewey number
746.9/7/097307477311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TT835
LC item number
.W337 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brackman, Barbara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Century of Progress International Exposition
  • Patchwork quilts
  • Patchwork quilts
Label
Patchwork souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair, Merikay Waldvogel, Barbara Brackman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-120) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Rainbow City: Chicago and the Fair -- A Century of Progress in Quiltmaking: The Quilting Context -- America's Champion Quilter: The Contest and the Prize -- From Teepees to Temples: The Commemorative Quilts -- A Century Plus: The Contest's Aftermath
Control code
ocm28114713
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xviii, 123 pages
Isbn
9781558532564
Lccn
93022421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)28114713
Label
Patchwork souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair, Merikay Waldvogel, Barbara Brackman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-120) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Rainbow City: Chicago and the Fair -- A Century of Progress in Quiltmaking: The Quilting Context -- America's Champion Quilter: The Contest and the Prize -- From Teepees to Temples: The Commemorative Quilts -- A Century Plus: The Contest's Aftermath
Control code
ocm28114713
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xviii, 123 pages
Isbn
9781558532564
Lccn
93022421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)28114713

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