A Guide to the Pat Kyser Papers, 1972-2002
Pat Kyser was born in Port Arthur, Texas, and studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Kyser began quilting in 1968, and by the 1970s was publishing articles in quilting magazines. For 20 years she taught a correspondence course on quilting through the National Embroiderer’s Guild of America, as well as writing the “Pieces and Patches” column in Quilt World Magazine. Her quilts have been featured in quilt exhibitions all over the United States. Kyser currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama.
"Museum hosts quilt exhibit January 24," Beaumont Enterprise, January 18, 2006, http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Museum-hosts-quilt-exhibit-January-24-762024.php.
The Pat Kyser papers consist of correspondence, clippings and articles on the topic of American quilts and quilt history, with a particular emphasis on Texas publications.
This collection is open for research use.
Pat Kyser Papers, 1972-2002, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was assembled by Pat Kyser, who sent the items to quilt historian Merikay Waldvogel of Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2009. Waldvogel then donated the materials to the Briscoe Center in 2013.
This collection was processed by Esther Kirchner, June 2016.
Detailed Description of the Papers