Scraps of Life: A story of Elizabeth and Colonel David Crockett and their connection to Texas history was presented by Helen Ogden Widener, who had researched a quilt made of fabric from family clothing by Elizabeth Patton Crockett. The quilt pattern used is the “postage stamp” pattern. This design came about as a political protest of the Postage Stamp Act of 1847. Mrs. Widener obtained vintage fabric to duplicate the exact patterns of the material. Additionally, Mrs. Widener compiled photographs and history of the project to be used in a descriptive companion book of the quilt and the Patton Crockett family. Three of Mrs. Widener’s children are descendants of Elizabeth Patton Crockett. While the original Crockett quilt top is in the Alamo Archives in San Antonio, program attendees were able to visualize the quilt with the display of an exact replica made by Mrs. Widener.
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