June 28-September 30, 2018
• Sue Garman: Traditional Masterworks
• Comfort and Glory
Free lecture by Kathy Moore on June 30 at 3 pm.
October 4-December 23, 2018
• Bold By Design: Kaffe Fassett Quilts
• Light Show from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association
• Dazzling Millefiore Quilts
Our summer exhibits sizzle!
LA GRANGE, TEXAS – June 19, 2018 – The summer exhibits at the Texas Quilt Museum will feature a retrospective from a late quilting superstar along with amazing antiques from a very special collection. “Sue Garman: Traditional Masterworks” and “Comfort and Glory: Selections from the Briscoe Center’s Winedale Quilt Collection” will run June 28-September 30, 2018.
Simply Baltimore by Sue Garman. From the exhibit "Sue Garman: Traditional Talent Extraordinaire.”
Bybee Scholar, quilt historian, and author Kathy Moore will give a free lecture on “Comfort and Glory” Saturday, June 30, at 3 pm with Museum admission free beginning at 2 pm.
Thanks to the generosity of Garman’s family, the Museum has filled two galleries with this master quilter’s original creations for “Sue Garman: Traditional Masterworks.”
Garman was widely known through her internet site ComeQuilt.com which has been continued by her two daughters since her 2017 passing. For four decades, Garman generously shared her techniques, innovative patterns, and advice with thousands of quilt enthusiasts. Her own quilts won numerous prizes and were recognized for their excellence. They’ve been published in many magazines as well as the book 500 Traditional Quilts.
Garman was gifted in mathematics, with a CPA degree and a lifelong career as
an executive at NASA. The attention to detail demanded by her job can be seen in
her quilts, with precision piecing as well as amazingly detailed appliqué in her inspiring compositions.
Tree of Life by Pine Eisfeller. From the exhibit "Comfort
and Glory: Selections from the Briscoe Center’s
Winedale Quilt Collection.”
“Sue Garman’s 32 quilts run the gamut from spectacular to witty and fun,” says Museum Curator Dr. Sandra Sider. “They reflect the genius of this very talented maker.” The exhibit is sponsored by The American Business Women's Association, Treaty Oak Chapter.
“Comfort and Glory” will showcase 14 quilt treasures from the Winedale Quilt Collection, a scholarly resource at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. The quilts on display date from the 1840s to 2009. These include The Garden (1938) and Tree of Life (1939) both named among the 100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century.
Kathy Moore, who will give a free lecture on “Comfort and Glory” June 30 at 3 pm.Also on display will be the Troutman Quilt (ca.1851-1877), an improvisational red and green appliqué quilt made by Joanne Troutman, the legendary “Betsy Ross of Texas”; and the heavily embellished A Nuestra Señora, La Virgen de Guadalupe (1990) by Beth Thomas Kennedy.
All of the quilts on display plus nearly 100 others are featured in the book Comfort and Glory: Two Centuries of American Quilts from the Briscoe Center, which will be for sale. “This is one of the most important historical quilt exhibits to come out of the state of Texas,” says guest curator Vicki Coody Mangum. Partial sponsorship of this exhibit is provided by Gene Reynolds and Associates, PLLC, CPA.
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