The Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Quilt Collection is available as a traveling display to be used in the promotion of Texas natural fibers. The themes of the quilts highlight various aspects of Texas agriculture and promote Texas along with the quilting tradition in our state. The TDA Quilt Collection is as much art as craft, and the quilts have become more than heirlooms, they are emblematic of the rich Texas agricultural heritage that belongs to all Texans.
The TDA Quilt Competition
Every other year, the Texas Department of Agriculture invites quilters around the state to pick up their needles and accept a challenge: design a block adhering to a theme using Texas natural fibers. Without fail, talented participants answer the call, and TDA receives numerous worthy submissions. Contest participants use Texas natural fibers - cotton, wool and leather - to create a quilt block design. A panel of judges selects the winning entries, which are then combined to create the quilts that make up the TDA Quilt Collection and become part of TDA’s natural fiber exhibition.
Application to Display the TDA Quilt Collection
To host the TDA Quilt Collection, download the Quilt Collection Display Agreement and mail the agreement to the Texas Department of Agriculture.