Winedale Hosts McCrady Quilt Exhibit Oct. 27 – Nov. 8, 2011
Made by Kathleen McCrady, Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, 1963, 1975
Cotton: 72 x 94 in.
Kathleen McCrady Quilt History Collection, W2h92.06, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
Round Top, TX. – The Winedale Historical Complex hosts “Honoring Her Legacy: Kathleen McCrady’s Quilt History Collection,” October 27 – Nov. 8, 2011. This exhibition showcases 14 selections from the Kathleen H. McCrady Quilt History Collection, including three quilts recently donated by Mrs. McCrady. The exhibition is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Winedale Historical Complex, located near Round Top, Texas, is a division of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin. All quilts on display are part of the Briscoe Center’s Winedale Quilt Collection, a premier scholarly resource that supports research on American quilts and quilt history.
In addition to the McCrady exhibit at Winedale, the Briscoe Center will host two quilt exhibits at this year’s International Quilt Festival, held in Houston November 3–6. This year’s Festival celebrates Texas quilts in honor of the 175th anniversary of Texas Independence, and both Briscoe Center exhibitions reflect this theme.
• “Quilts That Helped Us Heal” will present 40 quilts from the Center’s Reflections on 9/11 Quilt Collection. These quilts began as 139 blocks made by quilters in Japan immediately after 9/11. Quilt makers from the San Antonio area finished the blocks into 40 quilts. The three-year collaborative project was a healing experience for all participants.
• “Made in Texas: Lone Star Treasures from the Briscoe Center’s Winedale Quilt Collection” will showcase 13 of the Briscoe Center’s most important Texas-made quilts. The quilts span nearly 150 years and include both traditional patterns and original designs.
For more information about the Winedale quilt exhibit, please call 979-278-3530. For more information about the Briscoe Center’s quilt collections, please contact quilt curator Kate Adams. For more information on the International Quilt Festival, please visit www.quilts.com.