As Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Museum of Texas Tech University, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery cares for over 350 quilts and 6000 pieces of feed sack materials among the more than 34,000 objects in the Museum’s Clothing and Textiles Collection. Dr. Montgomery is a quilter and a quilt historian having published papers in professional journals and in Guild newsletters. She is an entertaining speaker, bringing to life the stories behind the quilts. She is the author of Cotton and Thrift: Feed Sacks and the Fabric of America Households, and curator of a recent exhibit of the same name.
Dr. Montgomery enjoys making history come alive through the objects. She received the 2018 Bybee Scholar award for her work in promoting and preserving the art of quilting. Dr. Montgomery earned her Ph.D. in fashion and textile history/museum administration from New York University through studies in the Costume Institute and Textile Study Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.