Upcoming Exhibits

Patchwork History:
Texas-Themed Quilts from the Winedale Quilt Collection

Eyes of Texas
Detail from Captain Tom, A Tall Texan, Shirley Stevenson


The Bryan Museum, proudly presents Patchwork History: Texas-Themed Quilts from the Winedale Quilt Collection on loan from the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin.

"Texas quiltmakers regularly honor the state by creating Texas-themed commemorative, patriotic and family quilts," said Kate Adams, quilt curator at the Briscoe Center. "Patchwork History showcases examples of these, many of which have only been displayed rarely.

Of special interest in this exhibit will be two quilts made by award-winning quiltmaker Shirley Stevenson of Sherman, Texas, who established a quilt collection at the Briscoe Center in 2014.

Also on view will be the award-winning Captain Tom, A Tall Texan, which has been called "a masterpiece of pictorial appliqué." and the Lone Star, made by Amanda Pairalee Hammonds of Rusk County in 1858, which is a masterful 19th century quilt and one of the earliest Texas quilts known.