The winter exhibits at the Texas Quilt Museum will feature incredible art quilts, works with a higher purpose, and prizewinning quilts! They will run from January 5 to March 25, 2017. Museum co-founder Karey Bresenhan will also give a free lecture on Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m., with FREE admission to the museum beginning at 2 p.m.
SACRED THREADS 2015 explores themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace, grief, and healing in a beautiful collection of 20 art quilts. This biennial juried exhibition was established to provide a venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey. “I hope that the exhibition will resonate with the spirituality of our visitors and provide a healing environment following the recent period of intense societal divisiveness,” Museum Curator Dr. Sandra Sider offers.
“SAQA’s Tranquility Exhibition” will feature 26 works from members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates on the theme of tranquility. “These art quilts celebrate the gentle melding of thoughts and consciousness that many seek on the path of personal enlightenment,” Dr. Sider says. “They represent tranquility through color, line, and composition as each work sets a mood for the viewer.” The exhibition was juried by Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.
Finally, “Quilts: A World of Beauty Prizewinners 2016” features 32 award-winning quilts from the annual judged show of the International Quilt Association. More than 620 quilts were entered of which just over half were juried in for the competition. Judges then decided on the prizewinners.
The Texas Quilt Museum, housed in two adjacent, historic, and refurbished 1890s buildings, is also home to the Pearce Memorial Library and Material Culture Study Center, and a Museum store. On the grounds is “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” with flourishing native plants and flowers that sit beneath the massive mural Quilts…History in the Making.
The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado St., La Grange, TX 78945. It is open Thurs.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Sun. from
Noon-4 p.m. (but closed Dec. 23-Jan. 4). Learn more at www.texasquiltmuseum.org.