Karey Bresenhan gives gallery talks on “Traditional Quilts” exhibit while Museum displays special Texas-themed quilt
LA GRANGE - February 12, 2015 – In two special events to celebrate its current exhibit, the Texas Quilt Museum announces that co-founder Karey Bresenhan will give two free gallery talks. Each will be about the display for “Selections from the Book 500 Traditional Quilts,” which Bresenhan also juried.
The talks will take place on Friday, February 27 (6 p.m.) and Saturday, February 28 (2 p.m.). Admission to the Museum will be free at 6 p.m. on Friday and from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday.
“Traditional quilts will always have a place in people’s hearts. Their beauty, their workmanship, their ability to evoke gentler times, the memories that they bring
to mind—these are integral to their tremendous appeal,” Bresenhan writes in the book’s introduction. “These quilts are the crème de la crème of traditional quiltmaking today.”
The current exhibit features 36 of the works from the book, which feature contemporary quilts made in traditional styles and patterns. The book will also be on sale at the gift shop, with all proceeds going to the non-profit Museum.
In addition, the Museum will have a very special limited-time display of the Yellow Rose of Texas large quilt by Arminda Lopez from February 26-March 1 in honor of Texas Independence Day.
Each block on the Baltimore Album-style quilt features some connection to Texas and Texas history including depictions of the State Capitol building, the Alamo, bluebonnet flowers, San Jacinto monument, and the “Come and Take It” Gonzales cannon battle flag.
Viewers will also see bluebonnets, a bowl of pecans, the Lone Star of the state, and all of the “six flags of Texas” among it. The whole work is bordered with yellow roses.
Lopez, a resident of San Antonio, hand quilted, hand appliquéd, and hand embroidered the quilt between 2011 and 2013.
The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas 78945. It opened in 2011 and is housed in two 19th-century buildings in the Historic District of La Grange. 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.
Upcoming Museum exhibits for 2015:
April 2-June 28, 2015
“Sue Benner: Circling the Square”
“Antique Log Cabin Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum”
“Vintage Apps: Block Quilts and Appliqué”
July 2-September 27, 2015
“Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content"
“Kimono Quilts and Kimonos”
“Antique Four-Poster Quilts”
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