Announcing the Lucille Gaebler Klein Fund!
Art quilt collector Frank Klein, a native Texan, has generously established
a fund at the Texas Quilt Museum to honor his mother, Lucille Gaebler Klein.
Lucille Gaebler Klein
This annual fund will help support our exhibition programs and publications.
Mrs. Klein, born in 1925, celebrated her 94th birthday this year. She was
raised on a ranch near Yorktown, Texas, that her family has owned since 1878. She and her sister, Irene Grote, rode one horse to school every day. Mrs. Klein and her husband, George Klein, raised three children: Sharon Kralj, Frank Klein, and Jan Strickler in Yorktown.
Mrs. Klein attended Texas Lutheran College and Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos, which was funded by “egg money” earned by her mother. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, worked as an accountant early in her career, and then was a vocational office education teacher, as well as a bookkeeper at the family hardware business. Mrs. Klein's sister, Irene, and daughters, Sharon and Jan, were enthusiasts of quilting.
Frank Klein presents Museum Manager Julie Maffei with the check to establish the Fund. They are in front of Katie Pasquini Masopust’s Humboldt Redwoods quilt.
After a few years of attending the Houston International Quilt Festival, Mrs. Klein also became enamored with quilting. Her favorite quilts are bright and happy, full of saturated color, usually with emerald green as the star performer! – Dr. Sandra Sider, Museum Curator
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