Line based on antique textile mill fabrics
Texas Quilt Museum named 2015 recipient
of Moda's “Collections for a Cause” fabrics
HOUSTON – January 26, 2015 – The Texas Quilt Museum and Moda Fabrics have announced that the non-profit institution will be this year’s beneficiary of the company’s “Collections for a Cause” program.
Over the years, Moda Fabrics CEO Mark Dunn has collected “mill books” – volumes of fabric samples woven by textile mills as a way to showcase their lines, popular in the 1700s and 1800s. He sometimes reproduces these fabrics.
Proceeds from the sale of Moda’s “Collections for a Cause, Mill Book Series circa 1892” fabric line will benefit the Museum and its display of stunning antique and contemporary quilts from around the world in changing exhibits, as well as its educational programs.
“We are honored that our good friend Mark Dunn has chosen the Museum as a recipient
in this program,” say Museum co-founders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant.
“It perfectly complements our mission to
bring together traditional and the
contemporary aspects of this wonderful art form.”
Above: A bundle of the "Mill Book Series circa 1892" fabric line.
Dunn chose the Museum because of his longstanding relationship with and support of Bresenhan’s efforts to promote and advance the quilting industry for more than 40 years as the founder of both the International Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival shows.
“I’m fascinated by the way that old quilts and fabrics document the time period and mood of the people,” Dunn adds. “Reproducing those fabrics gives me an opportunity to carry them forward to the next generation. At the same time, it enriches the lives of the current generation through our Collection for a Cause program.”
A quilt made to showcase reproduction fabrics was inspired by the design of an antique quilt shown at the Museum as well.
Above: A quilt made with the new "Collections for a Cause"
line of fabrics, based on the antique quilt Basket of Stars shown
at the Texas Quilt Museum.
Find out all about the Collection click here.
The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas 78945. It opened in 2011 and is housed in two 19th-century buildings in the Historic District of La Grange. Its restoration has won both Preservation Texas
and Main Street awards.
The Museum complex also includes a period Texas garden with a monumental 13’ x 85’ outdoor mural, Quilts: History in the Making, as its focal point.
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