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Quilters from across the state are invited to join this exciting creative initiative to celebrate agriculture's vital role in our state. Participating quilters are asked to submit block patterns that draw inspiration from the diverse aspects of agriculture production in Texas, including crops, livestock, rural landscapes, and the hardworking individuals contributing to the state's agricultural prosperity.
“This year’s theme is especially meaningful to me,” Commissioner Miller said. “For as long as I have been Texas Agriculture Commissioner, I have vowed to educate the public on why “Texas Agriculture Matters.” It matters in every day of your life, from the food on your plate to the clothes on your back.”
As in previous years, participating quilters will create patterns from a selection of natural fibers provided by TDA and the participant will provide any additional cotton fabrics. Quilters are welcome to include one special piece of cotton fabric that personally represents family, history, or heritage in conjunction with the theme, Texas agriculture matters.
Once all the entries have been collected, a panel of independent judges will select the top blocks, which will be pieced together into a quilt and revealed this fall for the 50th Anniversary of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage Ceremony, which honors Texas farmers, ranchers, who have owned and run an agricultural operation for 100 years or more, at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas.
“Every two years, we host this competition, and every year, the designs get better and better,” Miller said. “It is an honor to showcase the artistic talents of our Texas quilters while emphasizing the significance of agriculture in Texas.”
The Texas Agriculture Matters Quilt Block Competition is an opportunity for the community to come together, showcase their appreciation of agriculture, and offer a platform for artists to express their creativity and passion for Texas farming and ranching.
For more information, including competition rules and updates, please visit https://gotexan.org/EXPERIENCE/TDA-Quilt-Competition-Collection.
If your block is selected, you will be embroidered in Texas quilting history.