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New exhibitors feature Redwork, Prizewinning Work, and Hand Work!
LA GRANGE, TEXAS—December 29, 2022—The Texas Quilt Museum will start off 2023 with three exciting new exhibits for the winter and spring.
Beginning on January 5 and running through April 29, are Red Work: The Collection of Rosie de Leon-McCrady (sponsored by the Lucille Gaebler Klein Fund); Places: A Celebration of the Human Hand…Works by Marilyn Henrion; and International Quilt Festival Prizewinners 2022.
Red Work: The Collection of Rosie de Leon-McCrady will feature 41 items including quilts, table runners, towels, and pillows. According to Museum Curator Vicki Mangum, Redwork embroidery became popular in the 1800’s when the dyeing process for Turkey Red Thread developed with colorfast techniques.
The Quilt Collection (57” x 81”) by Rosie de Leon-McCrady
Rosie de Leon-McCrady fell in love with the technique early on and began collecting antique and modern versions of the Redwork embroidery found in quilts. You will see quilts completed in the last quarter of the 19th century as well as her most recently designed and quilted quilt from 2022. We will also have several of Rosie’s Redwork patterns/designs for sale in the TQM store.
Houston International Quilt Festival Prizewinners 2022 will feature 15 selected quilts from the recent Judged Show in Houston. “It’s always a pleasure to see some of the Festival Judged Show Prizewinners up close and personal,” Mangum notes.
Dear Humans... (94” x 64”) by Sue Sherman
“You will see four of the Master Award Winners, including the Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry, Dear Humans... by Sue Sherman of Canada, and category winners such as the First Place in Miniature, Horseback Riding, by Chirahu Takahashi of Japan. The quilts are all outstanding regardless of their size.”
And finally, Places: A Celebration of the Human Hand…Works by Marilyn Henrion will feature 37 quilts from the now 90-year-old quilt artist who just relocated to Texas. She has seen many fascinating locations and recorded the sights in photographs which are stitched into works of art. You will be enthralled by what she has seen and what she has stitched.
Cape Cornwall 2 (18” x 24”) by Marilyn Henrion
“My aesthetic vision had always been deeply rooted in the urban geometry of my surroundings, from the earlier geometric abstractions to the more recent mixed media works,” Henrion offers.
“Whether at home or in my travels, I have been particularly interested in the co-existence of past and present, primarily in architecture and other man-made structures. The presence of the human hand upon the landscape expresses our eternal yearning for immortality, evidence that says 'I was once here.’”
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