Fall exhibits showcase an art quilt legend
and antique blue-and-white masterpieces
The seasons may change but one thing doesn’t – the Texas Quilt Museum will always have interesting and unique exhibits which change out quarterly! Our fall displays include Fascinating Rhythm: Art Quilts by Katie Pasquini Masopust and Mama’s Got the Blues. They will both be on display from October 3 through December 22, 2019.
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Katie Pasquini Masopust will give a free lecture/gallery walk on October 5 at 3 pm, with Museum admission free beginning at 2 pm.
Bouquet (55" x 53") by Katie Pasquini Masopust. From the exhibit Fascinating Rhythm: "A large bouquet of flowers—big, sweeping marks of the warm colors—create an explosion for the senses as the cool colors try to frame in the action.”
“With Fascinating Rhythm, we are delighted to host a major retrospective featuring 32 quilts that showcase the astonishing talent of Katie Pasquini Masopust. She has touched the creative lives of many hundreds of quilters around the globe,” Museum curator Dr. Sandra Sider says.
Trained as a painter, Pasquini Masopust thinks of her quilting as lines of drawing on a flexible surface, giving her greater artistic potential than would be possible with a stretched canvas. He very popular workshops feature the Log Cabin block, and the numerous floral quilts in this exhibit illustrate her love of nature.
Dr. Sider adds “Katie is deeply immersed in quilts as a contemporary art form, continuing to influence others with her generosity of spirit and amazingly original talent.”
The Museum will also offer a monograph about Katie’s life and work, featuring several of her quilts and their backgrounds.
Orange Peel (76" x 70"), c. 1870, found in Michigan. From the exhibit Mama's Got the Blues.
Our other fall exhibit, Mama’s Got the Blues, will feature 22 quilts (all blue-and-white) originally collected by Merry Silber, the mother of noted antique quilt collector and dealer Julie Silber. The exhibit is guest curated by Vicki Mangum, Museum Registrar and Exhibit Designer.
WCTU Sampler (76" x 88"), c. 1880, found in Illinois. From the exhibit Mama's Got the Blues.
“This collection is a loving and historical representation of the love of antique quilts shared by mother and daughter. Quilts on display include a very noteworthy WCTU (Women’s Christian Temperance Union) Sampler quilt, circa 1880,” Mangum says.
She adds that those who love blue-and-white quilts will be able to see hundreds of them suspended from the ceiling in a very special exhibit, “Sapphire Celebration,” at the upcoming International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 31-November 3.
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