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Crayola Quilt-detail
Period: 1976-1999
Date: donor dates quilt to 1925-1950
Location Made: United States
Project Name: Winedale Quilt Collection
Contributor: Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
ID Number: W2h108.06
Layout Format: Block pattern
Quilt Size: 70 in. x 84 in.
Fabrics: Cotton or polyester blend, Broadcloth, Muslin, Other, farm scenes, children, animals, birds drawn in each block with crayons on muslin
Colors: Cream, Lavender, Yellow
Construction: Machine Applique, Other embellishment technique, crayola drawings; drawings may be based on pictures in a children's coloring book
Quilting Techniques: Hand quilting
Other Notes: Kathleen McCrady, a life-long and award-winning quiltmaker and quilt historian from Austin, Texas, purchased this quilt in Houston, Texas, in 1998. Kathleen added this quilt to 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
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