Marcia Kaylakie is an author, quilt collector, teacher, judge and appraiser. In addition to exhibiting her quilts at the IQA Festival she has served as a consultant and liaison from her guild to the exhibit, Quilts: Storytelling One Stitch At A Time at the Texas Memorial Museum and has curated the quilt exhibit Eye of the Needle, at the Quattro Gallery in Austin. Her book, Texas Quilts and Quilters-A Lone Star Legacy, has received the Writers’ League of Texas Violet Crown Award in non-fiction for 2008.
Marcia's lectures and workshops on American Quilting and History often feature antique and vintage quilts from her own collection as she shows us how American quilts reflect the social, political and economic times in American history. She also teaches classes on quilt care, conservation, storage and documentation.
Marcia is a quilt and quilted textile appraiser certified by the American Quilter’s Society. She is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers– Quilted Textiles where she currently serves as 2nd vice President in charge of long range planning and education, the Austin Texas Area Quilt Guild, American Quilter’s Society, the International Quilt Association, the American Quilt Study Group where she currently serves as Central Texas Area Representative, and the Alliance for American Quilts.
American Quilter’s Society
Professional Association of Appraisers-Quilted Textiles
International Society of Appraisers
International Quilt Association
American Quilt Study Group
Austin Area Quilt Guild
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