This exhibit will showcase the almost 6,000 examples of printed cotton sacks, likely the largest at a public institution, in the collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University. This "free fabric" that held flour, sugar, chicken feed and other household staples was important to those during the difficult times of the early 20th century. The exhibit will feature swatches, embroidered pieces, quilts, clothing and other household items made from cotton sacks and accompanies a book published by Texas Tech University Press of the same name. The book "Cotton and Thrift" was written by the Museum Costume Collection Curator, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery. I was invited by Marian Ann to create a dress specifically for this exhibition inspired by the museums feed sack collection.
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