Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt-detail


Quilt Index Record: 4F-88-198

Administrative Fields

InstProjNameF003a
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association, Texas Quilt Search
InstNameF003
Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
InstInvContrNumF004
tqs_0120

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
Other
SourceOtherF006a
This quilt was documented during the Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association's Phase II of the Texas Quilt Search, 1986-1989. Karey Bresenhan served as quilt historian.
DateDataF006b
1986-1989
RelnQuiltF007
Participated in design of the quilt
IfQmakerF007a
Participated in group quilting
PartDesF007c
Other
IfOtherF007d
Much of the information for this quilt comes from Shirley Ann Fowlkes, who spearheaded the Quilter's Guild of Dallas' creation of this quilt, which is now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Miller of Texas.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt-detail
OwnerNameF010
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt
OverallWidthF12a
100 in.
OverallLengthF012b
114 in.
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Cream
Red
White
OverallColorF14b
Bright or primary colors
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateFinishF023b
1985
FamDateF023c
1985

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Pictorial
SubjQuiltF025
Texas landmarks, symbols, scenes
NumBlockF026
26 blocks frame a large central pictorial medallion
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by inner and outer sashing (sashing surrounds all sides of all blocks)
NumBlockPatF030
26, plus larger central medallion
BlockStyleF030a
Sampler
Squares
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
solid red border

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
embroidered details on many blocks
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
DescBackF043
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Bias grain

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Polyester
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
red, white, blue
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
9
WidthF051a
1/2 - 1 in.
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
DesignF052d
grid crosshatch of about 1 inch in background; outline quilting in blocks and medallion buildings; chain quilting with Texas stars on sashing; shadow quilting

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
The red, white, and blue quilt was designed by Shirley Ann Fowlkes and pieced, appliqued, and quilted by fifty members of the Quilter's Guild of Dallas to commemorate Texas history and to celebrate the Texas Sesquicentennial. The center medallion features the Texas Lone Star, a Mariner's Compass adapted from one appear in 1955 in a Texas highway map, and four of Texas's most famous landmarks: the Alamo, the Governor's Mansion, the San Jacinto Monument, and the State Capitol. Twenty-six blocks pieced and appliqued blocks frame the central motifs. These feature the Texas Lone Star in each of the four corners, and Texas icons or scenes, including the armadillo, the Bluebonnet, an oil derrick, a shrimp boat, cattle, the Yellow Rose of Texas, the Johnson Space Center, cotton, and a Spanish mission.

Quiltmaker identification

MakerGroupNameF097
Quilter's Guild of Dallas (50 members)
QuiltTopF054
Cothrum, Margaret
Corbett, Paula
Copeland, Katie
Burchfield, Dorothy
Baker, Betty
Ashbacher, Sally Redman
Eubanks, Eleanor
Field, Ruth
Fowlkes, Shirley
Fugua, Susan
QuiltedByF055
O'Bannon, Margaret
Noullet, Margaret
Morris, Joanne
Mitchell, Jan
Meehan, Marcia
Lotman, Kaye
Leonard, Evelyn
Legett, Libby
Pearson, Darla
Read, Phyllis
OthPeopleF056
Kalmus, Margaret
Huddleston, Peggy
Howell, Betty
Hobby, Laura
Harkins, Lynn
Hanz, Jean
Garver, Virginia
Klein, Dana
Lee, Nona

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Dallas
ProvCountyF057b
Dallas
ProvStateF057d
Texas (TX)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Purchase
ProvenanceF058a
Besides celebrating the Texas Sesquicentennial, this quilt was created to help the Quilter's Guild of Dallas raise funds for the further development of quilt art through scholarships, grants, and museum endowments. It was offered for sale to the highest bidder. The starting price was $10,000.
QuiltHistF059
Other members of the Quilter's Guild of Dallas who worked on this project were Camille Reagan, Sandy Rex, Virginia Reynolds, Dorothy Richards, Karen Roossien, Polly Schafer, Susie Skelton, Jean Smith, Linda Smith, Mary Smith, La Relle Sommers, Sara Steel, Liz Tyler, Jo Valenti, Tricia Van Buskirk, Nancy Vencevich, Mary White, Marilou Wimmer, Ginny Wright, and Lynn Wright.

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Commemorative
OtherF060a
commemorate the Texas Sesquicentennial
QDesignF060b
Artwork/wall hanging
PresUseF062
Artwork/wall hanging
Exhibit

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps
TopSourceF064
Original to maker
OthTopSourceF064a
original design by Shirley Fowlkes based on real depictions of Texas landmarks, symbols, and scenes

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
American International Quilt Association show, 1985; Texas State Fair, 1986; “Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986,” 16th Annual International Quilt Festival, November, 1990, Houston, Texas.

Contests entered

ContestListF071a
American International Quilt Association show, 1985 (blue ribbon); Texas State Fair, 1986 (best of show)

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Miller
OwnerStateF086
Texas (TX)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association's Texas Quilt Search records
DateObtainedF088c
1989

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Bresenhan, Karoline Patterson and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1936-1986, Vol. II (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990), p. 140-141.

Quiltmakers Membership in quilting group

NameGroupF120
Quilter's Guild of Dallas
LocGroupF121
Dallas
SpecialGroupF122
meeting, lectures, shows, fundraising for grants

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Quilter's Guild of Dallas website; Texas Sesquicentennial Quilt Association’s Texas Quilt Search Archives

Image Information

InvenNumF075
tqs_0120a.jpg
ImageConF075a
close-up of Governor's Mansion
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
positive/transparency
DateF079
1988
CE
photocredit079a1
Sharon Risedorph
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Assistant Director Winedale
CreditLineF080b
Winedale
CopyRestF080c
Winedale P.O. Box 11 Round Top, TX 78954 (979) 278-3530

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jpeg
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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

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2008
CE

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