Suzanne Yabsley documented the formation of Texas quilt guilds in her 1984 book Texas Quilts, Texas Women. Between 1979 and 1982 the number of guilds in Texas had almost quadrupled from four to 15. The Austin Area Quilt Guild was one of the original four. Yabsley argued that with their comprehensive emphasis and active promotion directed at the general public, guilds will likely do much to “eliminate the quilt’s musty image and ensure the quilt new status and recognition as a progressing art form.” 

Austin Area Quilt Guild
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