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Period: 1876-1900
Date: donor dates quilt to 1890s, states that oral history from relative of maker indicates quilt was entered in St. Louis World's Fair 1893
Location Made: United States
Project Name: Winedale Quilt Collection
Contributor: Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
ID Number: W2h95.06
Layout Format: Block pattern
Quilt Size: 70 in. x 70 in.
Fabrics: Silk, Satin, Velvet, Multiple scrap, Plaid, Solid/plain, Striped
Colors: Beige or Tan, Brown
Construction: Foundation Piecing, Hand Piecing, Blanket, buttonhole, or other decorative applique stitch, Embroidery, Painting
Quilting Techniques: Not quilted
Purpose or Function: Autograph or friendship
Other Notes: Kathleen McCrady, a life-long and award-winning quiltmaker and quilt historian from Austin, Texas, received this quilt as a gift in 1990. Ultimately it joined her many other quilts, quilt blocks, feedsacks, patterns, quilt publications, and other quilt ephemera to form the inventory of her Quilt History Study Hall in Austin, where Kathleen taught quilt history and dating from 1996 to about 2001. She donated this quilt and the contents of her extraordinary Quilt History Study Hall to the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, beginning in 2002. Her collection, the Kathleen H. McCrady Quilt History Collection, 1890-2001, is available for research at the Center for American History. Additional information about Kathleen McCrady can be found in Kathleen H. McCrady, My Journey with Quilts: Over 70 Years of Quiltmaking 1932-2003 (Austin: 2005). The transcript of an interview with Kathleen McCrady is available at
Inscription: S.K., N.T. D.P1869, SWP92, World's Fair 1893, WN, JW, LK, J.W.W., Ruth, MW, B, Zoday, L.P., FWS, M, CH, BH, AT, FIC, TS, Christmas 1892 Mr. Bledsoe
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