Stars and Art come together in fabric
Texas Quilt Museum debuts two new exhibits for fall
October 1, 2013—La Grange, TX—The Texas Quilt Museum announces its next two featured exhibits, which will run concurrently: “My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico.”
The exhibits will run October 3-December 22, and Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), and Noon-4 p.m. (Sun.). The Museum, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity, opened in 2011.
“Quiltmakers in the U.S. were captivated by star quilts in the early 19th century,” says Museum curator Sandra Sider. “Their passion for working with these challenging, kaleidoscopic patterns continued into the 20th century, ranging from monumental Lone Star quilts to block quilts constructed in precise, repetitive grids that tested the skills of the most talented makers.”
Feathered Star & Redwork quilt, c. 1900, 88” x 90”, artist unknown.
From the exhibit “My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993”
A majority of the 38 quilts that make up “A Constellation of Stars” areantiques from the mid and late 19th century, while others are of a more recent creation, but still adhere to a traditional-looking style. They will be on display in Galleries I and III at the Museum.
On display in Gallery II will be “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico.” The 14 quilts in this exhibit were created by fiber artists from the state, also members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Many reflect themes and visuals that are representative of New Mexico.
“These quilts encompassed the many diverse aspects of our state in both abstract and representational forms,” says curator, exhibit artist, and SAQA member Betty Busby.
Aloft by Betty Busby (36” x 47”). From the exhibit “The Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico.”
The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas 78945 and is housed in two 19th-century buildings in the Historic District of La Grange. The Museum, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity, opened in 2011.
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. Learn more at www.texasquiltmuseum.org
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