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Trip Around the World-detail
Period: 1976-1999
Date: donor dates quilt to ca. 1990s
Location Made: China
Project Name: Winedale Quilt Collection
Contributor: Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
ID Number: W2h110.06
Layout Format: One patch or allover
Quilt Size: 60 in. x 64 in.
Fabrics: Cotton or polyester blend, Broadcloth, Multiple scrap, Solid/plain
Colors: Blue or Navy, Cream, Green, Pink
Construction: Machine Piecing
Quilting Techniques: Machine quilting
Other Notes: Kathleen McCrady, a life-long and award-winning quiltmaker and quilt historian from Austin, Texas, received this quilt and its accompanying pillow sham (see W2h110a.06) as gifts in 1999. Kathleen added the quilt and sham to her collection of 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 she 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 www.centerforthequilt.org/qsos/qsos/html.
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