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Quilt Stories from the Museum of Texas Tech University

Quilt Stories from the Museum of Texas Tech University

Dr. Marian Ann J. Montgomery, Ph.D., Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Museum of Texas Tech University shares images of vintage quilts from their collection and tells their fascinating stories.

Sunflowers in the Waning Days of Summer

Sunflowers in the Waning Days of Summer

Despite the drought in West Texas, sunflowers continue to bloom for farmers and along the roadways as wildflowers. Their beauty is enjoyed by many, as is evident by the sunflower motif that adorns many decorative items for the home. There are currently three quilts with a sunflower motif in the museum’s collections.

Taylor, Texas Batting and Quilts

Taylor, Texas, Batting and Quilts

Many are familiar with the quilts made from the patterns printed on the inside of the Mountain Mist Batting wrappers, but few know that the Taylor Bedding Company of Taylor, Texas, participated in a similar promotional scheme.

The Green of the Times

The Green of the Times

Learn about Apple Green, the "hot" color of the 1930s. The quilts featured here in the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University document that color.

The Importance of Finishing a Quilt

The Importance of Finishing a Quilt

Sometimes we get a quilt top done and just don’t have the energy, creativity or stamina to quilt it. Does it matter if we leave it as a top?  From a museum curator’s point of view, it does matter if the quilt is finished. 

Thoughts Turning to Spring

Thoughts Turning to Spring

Look for springtime inspiration with this beautiful flower garden quilt designed by Ruby Short McKim.

Tiny Treasures

Tiny Treasures

New quilting tools are fun to share with quilting friends. Remember how they oohed and ahhed when you trotted out your new pincushion, pretty scissors, sewing machine or other gadgets at the last retreat? Well, we have nothing on the stitchers from the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Two Similar But Different 19th Century Quilts

Two Similar But Different 19th Century Quilts

In reviewing images of the quilts in the Museum’s collection, two striking quilts caught the attention of Dr. Montgomery.
 

Valentine Quilt

Valentine Quilt

Learn about a Valentine Quilt from the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Why Was there a Thinly Batted Quilt from Canada?

Why Was there a Thinly Batted Quilt from Canada?

Learn why a quilt submitted for donation to the Museum of Texas Tech University was thinly batted, even though it was assumed to be from Canada.

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