The Texas Quilt Museum is celebrating the completion of Grandmother’s Flower Garden – a beautiful meditative space adjacent to the Museum, with their new exhibit “Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin”, in Galleries I & III with a selection of 38 quilts. Butterflies symbolize rebirth and metamorphosis and the Texas Quilt Museum is transforming downtown LaGrange, Texas, into a favorite destination for quilt lovers from around the world.
“This exhibit shows how modern artists are reworking, quiltmaking, contributing new techniques, processes, and concepts to the historical continuum of quilts,” said Dr. Sandra Sider, Museum Curator. Selected quilts from the butterfly exhibits will be on display at the National Butterfly Center in the exhibit “Butterfly Whirl: Contemporary Quilt Art,” with possible stops in other venues around the country.
Antique Quilts from the Gundersheimer Collection is featured in Gallery II. This exhibit features 8 incredible antique quilts in a wide variety of styles and genres from the personal collection of Karen and Werner Gundersheimer. The pair had a deep love of folk art, embroidery and quilts, and you will see it in the selections like a vibrant Amish Shadow and Sunshine, a red and white alphabet quilt, a triple Irish Chain, and a 19th century Crazy quilt. Karen went on to write and/or illustrate more than 30 children’s books, and Werner became Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library. They collected quilts for decades, seeking them out at antique shops, shows, fairs, and flea markets.
Enjoy Spring in Grandmother’s Flower Garden, and these spring exhibits on display April 3 thru June 29, 2014.