Bell County Quilt Crawl wins Wilder Award
Sunday, 29 April 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The Great Bell County Quilt Crawl committee is pleased to announce that it has received a Wilder Award from the Texas Association of Museums for its Great Bell County Quilt Crawl promotional magnet project.
Committee members receiving the award are the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center , the Railroad and Heritage Museum and the Czech Heritage Museum, all of Temple; the UMHB Musick Alumni Center and Museum and the Bell County Museum from Belton; Central Texas Area Museum and Salado Historical Society of Salado; and Killeen Arts & Activities Center. Other partners are Killeen Civic and Conference Center, Salado Chamber of Commerce, Village of Salado Tourism Department, Belton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Central Texas Tourism Council, and Temple Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The promotional magnet consists of seven different pieces that combine to make a complete 4-by-6-inch magnet of a quilt design.
Each cultural institution gave out a single magnet to visitors that could only be acquired at that institution.
The magnet project's purpose was to encourage visits to all of the sites hosting a quilt exhibit to complete the magnet.
The Wilder Awards were created to recognize achievement in graphic design and media production and to encourage quality in public presentations.
The awards are named in honor of Mitchell A. Wilder (1913-1979), founding director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, and an advocate of excellence in museum publication.
This year, the competition drew 35 entries from museums of all sizes, regions, and disciplines throughout the state of Texas.
Nancy Glover, Director of Temple Convention and Visitors Bureau, said, "The Great Bell County Quilt Crawl was a huge success for the sites here in Temple! The project not only drew hundreds of people from around the state, but represented a wonderful partnership with the other communities in the County. We look forward to participating in the event again!"