New: Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange

January 21, 2012

A new quilt museum has opened in LaGrange, Texas: Texas Quilt Museum.

Their web site is:

The Museum states: It is housed in two historic 1890s buildings, which provide a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art .   You’ll find a wide range of quilt art on exhibit year-round at the Museum, from fine antique quilts in traditional patterns to contemporary works.

The opening exhibition is “Texas Quilts Today: Selections from the Book Lone Stars III,” a three-part showcase of the best in modern quilt making from the last quarter century by artists living in the Lone Star State. A wide variety of techniques, styles, and subject matter will be seen in three separate segments of the exhibit that will run through summer 2012.

At present, sixty-two quilts from the book, Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2012, written by Museum Co-Founders and Co-Directors Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes, and published by the University of Texas Press, are on view through mid-January 2012. The book, which serves as the catalogue for the exhibition, includes a total of 200 quilts. The second part of the exhibit will open in February 2012, and the third and final part in June 2012.

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  1. Wyolene Palmer Bivins

     /  June 7, 2013

    I would like for someone to c.ontact me concerning a quilt in my possession that was made
    by Joanna Troutman and her family. Joanna was a distant cousin, and her family presented
    this quilt as a gift to my maternal grandmother, Ellen Vinson Hartley


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