The TDA Quilt Collection
About the TDA Quilt Collection
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.
Gifts of the Gulf Quilt - 2014
Texas pride runs deep, especially along the more than 360 miles that make up the state’s coastline. This year, the Texas Department of Agriculture is pleased to shine the spotlight on the Texas Gulf Coast
, as the theme for our 2014 Quilt Block Competition.
This year’s contest sponsors
include Hobbs Bonded Fibers
of Waco, “designs by tana”
of Crowley, Tandy Leather Factory
of Fort Worth and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association
. The final quilt will be designed and constructed by Terri Vogds
of Denton, Emily Provost Dobbs of Port Arthur,and quilted by Maria Hall
of Flower Mound.
The Gifts of the Gulf Quilt will be unveiled at the Food & Fiber Pavilion on September 26, 2014 and will be on display until October 19. After which, it will join the traveling quilt collection and visit fairs, festivals and museums all over the state.
For more information, contact Jessica Martini at (512) 463-2496 or GoTexanQuilts@TexasAgriculture.gov.
Agriculture is Your Culture Quilt - 2012
Congratulations to the 2012 Quilt Block Competition winners. The following contestants have their quilt blocks included in the Agriculture is Your Culture Quilt. The quilt was unveiled at the Food and Fiber Pavilion during the 2012 State Fair of Texas. The theme was chosen to spotlight TDA’s educational campaign of the same name that demonstrates how agriculture impacts the lives of all Americans. To learn more about the 2012 Quilt Block Competition, check out the press release
and the list of sponsors
Ms. Barbara Clifford, Fort Worth, Texas
Ms. Cindy Werkmeister, Fort Worth, Texas
Ms. Deeanna Hasten, Cumby, Texas
Ms. Faith Newcomb, Fort Worth, Texas
Ms. Jackie Thompson, Azle, Texas
Ms. Jody Price, Fort Worth, Texas
Ms. Joni Harrel, Kingsville, Texas
Ms. Joy Kelly, Granbury, Texas
Ms. Judy Kennedy, Fort Worth, Texas
Ms. Karen Forse, Pasadena, Texas
Ms. Kelly Loftice, Fort Worth, Texas
Ms. Kerry Fisher, Fredericksburg, Texas
Ms. Lee Ann McDowell, Shamrock, Texas
Ms. Lee Woods, Weatherford, Texas
Ms. Melba Goode, Damon, Texas
Ms. Melloniece Killings, Fort Worth, Texas
Ms. Nancy Bowlin, Snyder, Texas
Ms. Pam Hamilton, Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Wildlife: Adventure Awaits! Quilt - 2010
Quilted by Maria Davis of Lewisville. Piecing and
fabric selection by Terri Vogds of Denton.
The 2010 contest theme, "Texas Wildlife: Adventure Awaits," highlighted the state's diverse wildlife and activities related to it, from hunting and fishing to birdwatching. Quilters from across the state were called on to create a quilt block representing Texas wildlife for the Texas Department of Agriculture's Quilt Block Competition and shine a spotlight on the beauty of Texas natural fibers and the unique role wildlife plays in our great state.
Blocks and Artist
Additional Block Patterns
Toast a Rising Star Quilt - 2008
This quilt was proudly designed and constructed by Terri Vogds and quilted by Johanna Iaia, both of Denton.
The theme for the 2008 competition, "Toast a Rising Star," highlighted the state's burgeoning wine and grape-growing industry. The quilt focused on all elements of Texas wine, from the legendary history of wine in our state to the ideally suited grape-growing regions.
Blocks and Artists
Hobbs Bonded Fibers of Waco
Joy's Fabrics & Quilts in Godley
P&B Textiles of Dallas
Tandy Leather Factory in Fort Worth
The Legendary Ranches of Texas Quilt - 2006
Johanna Iaia of Denton quilted the "Legendary Ranches
of Texas" Quilt. It is designed and pieced by Terry Vogds
The theme for the 2006 competition, "The Legendary Ranches of Texas," spotlighted the state's long-standing tradition of ranching, focusing on all elements of ranching, from famous Texas ranches to livestock to the history of ranching families that settled the state. It pays homage to Texas ranching pioneers and the traditions that still exist as part of our proud ranching heritage.
Alvena Armstrong, Bowie; Betty Atkins, Wills Point; Frances Brackeen, Holliday; Ruth Davis, Midlothian; Mary Dennis, Olton; Molly Fryer, Fairfield; Melba Goode, Damon; Carla A. Hamm, Argyle; Cecile Harton, Richardson; Delores Holloway, Wylie; Iva Dell Miller, Mineola; Wilma Moss, Sulphur Springs; Alvin Noel, Kress; Sherry Shockley, Sulphur Springs; Sunny Stephens, Poteet; Judy Vanwinkle, Sulphur Springs; Dale Walker, Crystal City; Faith Younse, Allen; Carmen Zuniga, Sugar Land
Hobbs Bonded Fibers
Joy's Fabrics & Quilts
Mohair Council of America
Quilts by Marguerite in Terlingua
Tandy Leather Factory
in Fort Worth
The "Texas Yes!" Quilt was quilted by Joyce Cobb of Collinsville.
It was designed and pieced by Terri Vogds of Denton.
One of two themes for the 2004 competition, the ”Texas Yes!” quilt celebrates the growth and prosperity of rural Texas towns, cities and counties. This particular quilt was part of a dual quilt competition with the “Healthy Food for Healthy Kids” quilt, and the two were unveiled together in a ceremony at the 2004 State Fair of Texas.
Alvena Armstrong, Bowie; Ann W. Bailey, Sadler; Kay Hailey Cockerell, Abilene; Florence Hoffmann, Rio Medina; Teresa Loving, Colorado City; Nikki Mahaffey, Jacksboro; Iva Dell Miller, Mineola; Pat Nunley, Pleasanton; Debra Pittsinger, Aubrey; Nelda Wilcox, Holy Lake Ranch; Faith Younse, Allen
Hobbs Bonded Fibers
Suzy's Quilt Shop
Sonora Mohair & Company of Sonora
A Sewing Basket of Salado
TheTandy Leather Factory
of Fort Worth
Healthy Food for Healthy Kids Quilt - 2004
Lending their talents to completing the quilt were Terri Vogds of Denton and Linda Cagle of Denton
One of two themes for the 2004 competition, the “Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids“ quilt focuses on nutritious and delicious food choices, including fresh Texas-grown fruits and vegetables and other healthy Texas-produced food choices, as well as sensible school meals and other nutrition-related concepts.
Alvena Armstrong, Bowie; Ann W. Bailey, Sadler; Alpha Benton, San Antonio; Cecile Harton, Richardson; Delores Holloway, Wylie; Iva Dell Miller, Mineola; Debra Pittsinger, Aubrey; Diana M. Shenberger, Denton; Carlene Wright Tomlan, Bastrop; Nelda Wilcox, Holy Lake Ranch; Faith Younse, Allen
Hobbs Bonded Fibers of Waco
Joy's Fabrics & Quilts of Godley
Linda's Quilt Shop of Denton
Suzy's Quilt Shop of Garland
Sonora Mohair & Company of Sonora
The Sewing Basket of Salado
P&B Textiles of Dallas
TheTandy Leather Factory of Fort Worth
Texas Blooming Floral Quilt - 2002
The Texas Blooming Floral quilt celebrates the natural beauty and color Texas plants have to offer. Unveiled at the 2002 State Fair of Texas, the Texas Blooming Floral quilt uses Texas natural fibers to showcase Texas Superstars – floral plants identified by Texas A&M University Agricultural Program as specifically suited to the Texas environment.
Martha M. Lawton, Flower Mound; Lynn Allen, Palmer; Hildegard Allison, Sealy; Sofia Ayala, Gregory; Jane Cranford,Sherman; Diane P. Daniels, Lewisville; Ruth Davis, Midlothian; Marlene Dreyer, Frisco; Louetta Kitten, Slaton; Sam Lamoreaux, Carrollton; Mineola League of the Arts; Jo Helen McGee, Flint; Iva Dell Miller, Mineola; Melody Perez, Plano; Clara Sandback, Quitman; Joanna Shampine, Richardson; Joyce Spurlock, Canton; Windelyn Tharp, Caldwell; Debra Wendt, Nevada; and Faith Younse, Houston
The Millenium Quilt – Texas Then and Now – 2000
From cowboy beginnings to cyberspace future, the skill, dedication and expertise of Texas quilters brings to life the Texas experience to represent the interconnected legacy of Lone Star pride all Texans share. The Millennium Quilt – Texas Then and Now was unveiled at the 2000 State Fair of Texas in a celebration of the past, present and future of Texas.
Karen Arzamendi, Denton; Jackie D. Asbill, La Grange; Lynn Astumian, Rockwall; Betty Atkins, Wills Point; Barbara Baker, Luling; Concetta Boscardin, Grapevine; Carol Bryant, San Antonio; Peggy Ellison, Crosbyton; Billie Hall, Mountain Home; Carla A. Hamm, Argyle; Carolyn Hughes, Comfort; Linda Humphrey, Kerrville; Nelda Jones, Rosebud; Barbara A. Kauffman, Houston; Charlotte Maxwell, Mt. Home; Tammy Mendl, Abilene; Inez Montgomery, Waco; Sharon Rogers, Willis; Euel Spriggs, Dallas; Judy Summers, Palestine; Mary Tennant, Kerrville; Terri E. Vogds, Denton; Sharon G. Zeiner, Plano
The Common Threads of Texas Quilt – 1997
The quilt squares were hand-quilted by the Abilene Quilters Guild. P & B Textiles in Dallas donated material for the quilt blocks.
The Common Threads of Texas quilt from the Texas Department of Agriculture is symbolic of the rich cultural heritage enjoyed by the Lone Star State, while paying homage to agriculture by depicting farm and ranch life in Texas. Unveiled at the 1997 State Fair of Texas, the quilt’s theme shows how the world of Texas fiber surrounds us, comforts us and covers us.The Common Threads of Texas quilt from the Texas Department of Agriculture is symbolic of the rich cultural heritage enjoyed by the Lone Star State, while paying homage to agriculture by depicting farm and ranch life in Texas. Unveiled at the 1997 State Fair of Texas, the quilt’s theme shows how the world of Texas fiber surrounds us, comforts us and covers us.
Jackie Asbill, La Grange; Sara Lynn Astumian, Rockwall; Betty Atkins, Wills Point; Martha Brady, Tyler; Verna Brashear, Bowie; Bettie Castlebury, Ft. Worth; Jacquelin Cornelius, Kerrville; Loretta Dash, Lubbock; Betty Elder, Victoria; Sondra Gordon, Plano; Jamie Haid, Red Oak; Billie Hall, Mountain Home; Vicky Herberger, Denton; Denise Jeppson, Corinth; Gayla McFarland, Denton; Tammy Mendl, Abilene; Daniece Mulcahey, Georgetown; Judith Patricelli, Irving; Vicki Robinson, Kerrville; Sharon Rogers, Willis; Marilyn Roskey, Austin; Diana Stigleman, Conroe; Terri Vogds, Denton; Lois White, Victoria