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Hilliker, Mar. Autumn Leaves. 1933. From Waldvogel Archival Collection, Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Published in The Quilt Index, http://quiltindex.org/2018/view/?type=fullrec&kid=24-76-38459. Accessed: 09/23/19

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24-76-38459

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

Merikay Waldvogel

CITY: Enter the city where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Carl Junction

STATE: Enter the state where the quilt maker lives/lived.

Missouri (MO)

COUNTRY: Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

United States

AVAILABLE SOURCES FOR QUILTMAKER: List other source materials about this quiltmaker such as photos, oral histories, book or newspaper publications, fame for some other reason or event.

Merikay Waldvogel and Barbara Brackman. Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair (Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1993), pg 44 and 108.

DATE BEGUN: Enter the date the quilt was started (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1933

DATE FINISHED: Enter the date the quilt was finished (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1933

LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Medallion or framed center

PHOTO CREDIT: Credit for photographer.

Gary Heatherly

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

IN WHICH KIND OF ENVIRONMENT DID THE QUILTMAKER GROW UP: Choose the kind of environment the quilt maker(s) are from. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Rural

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Light or pastel colors

PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Pink

COMMERCIAL SOURCE NAME(S): If you know the commercial name of the pattern used for this quilt, please enter it. This may include books, magazines, newsletters, pattern companies, computer software programs, and kits.

Autumn Leaves by Anne Orr Studios. The design was offered as a pattern and a kit.

QUILT IS PRESENTLY USED AS: Choose how the quilt is being used by the present owner. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Investment

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: PIECING TECHNIQUES: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears on the quilt.

Hand Piecing

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: APPLIQUE TECHNIQUES: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears on the quilt.

Hand Applique

COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

United States

HOW WAS QUILT ACQUIRED BY OWNER: Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if you don't know how the owner acquired the quilt.

Purchase

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: BACKGROUND FILL PATTERNS: Choose the background quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.

Grid/crosshatch

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Missouri (MO)

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.

022

FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Floral, Geometric, Solid/plain

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: DECORATIVE PATTERNS: Choose the decorative quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.

Cables

QUILTED BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who quilted the top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Hilliker, Mary

ESSAY: Essay about this quilt or image object.

The 1933 Sears National Quilt Contest was announced in January 1933 with a deadline of May 15, 1933. Over 24,000 quilts were entered at local Sears stores or sent to one of 10 regional mail order houses. Quilts were judged at each site with the top three winners moving onto the next round. Finally just 30 quilts reached the final judging held at the Sears Pavilion on the 1933 Chicago World's Fair site. This quilt by Mary Hilliker of Missouri won Honorable Mention (the equivalent of Fourth Prize) at the national judging. It was photographed by Sears in 1934 when the quilt was included in the smaller exhibit of regional winners at the Sears Pavilion. Waldvogel and Brackman tried diligently to locate the quilt for inclusion in the Patchwork Souvenirs book and exhibit, but were unsuccessful. Later, a quilt dealer purchased the quilt from the quilter's descendants and has since allowed it to be photographed and exhibited in Nashville. Interestingly, this Autumn Leaves pattern was designed by Anne Orr, who was one of the final round judges. Another quilt in the same pattern reached the final round, too. See #157.

QUILT TOP PATTERN SOURCE: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Commercial/Published source: Pattern, Commercial/Published source: Kit

QUILTMAKER'S MAIDEN NAME: Enter the maiden name of the quilt maker.

Hilliker

OTHER RELATED ITEMS SUCH AS IMAGE, ORAL HISTORY, OR EPHEMERA: Use this box to list other materials that exist about this quilt. This may include oral history, articles, additional photos or publications, etc.

B/W photo of the quilt is included in Patchwork Souvenirs, pg 44 (Permission Provided by Sears Archives). Sears Catalog page listing Regional Prize Winners - see pg 108 Patchwork Souvenirs.

OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Private

SOURCE OF QUILT'S MATERIALS: Choose how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Purchased new

CITY: Enter the name of the city where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Carl Junction

ANY OTHER FEATURES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S APPEARANCE, MATERIALS OR CONSTRUCTION: Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Prairie Points are added to the edges.

QUILTMAKER'S REASONS FOR MAKING THE QUILT: If the quilt was made for a specific purpose, choose the reason from the list. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Challenge or Contest entry

QUILTING TECHNIQUES USED: Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand quilting

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Finished quilt

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTION NAME: Choose the name of the contributing institution or organization from the list.

Waldvogel Archival Collection

DESCRIPTION OF QUILT: Paragraph length description of the object.

Appliqué Quilt in Anne Orr design that won Fourth Prize in National Round.

GENDER: Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s). Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Female

CONTESTS ENTERED (LIST ALL): List contest entered including: Contest Name, Location, Dates, Awards or Prizes, and Contest Catalog or Publications, if applicable. Use this field for all contests.

Kansas City regional contest and the national round judging of the Sears National Quilt Contest, 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Hilliker, Mary

QUILTING DESIGNS USED: MOTIFS/OVERALL PATTERNS: Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Grid diamond

QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE: Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.

Autumn Leaves

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTION'S COLLECTION OR PROJECT NAME: Enter the name of the collection or project from your contributing institution. For example, "Michigan Quilt Project" or "MSU Museum Permanent Collection".

Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair

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