The U.S. Constitution and Color take center stage in the Texas Quilt Museum’s winter exhibits Deeds Not Words: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage and Red, White, & Blue. Both exhibits will run January 7-March 21, 2021.
Deeds Not Words: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, and Pamela Weeks, Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum, collaborated to create a touring exhibition of studio art quilts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, through which women won the right to vote in national elections.
Twenty-nine award-winning artists from across the United States accepted the invitation to create 28 new works celebrating women’s suffrage, along with one artist whose 1995 quilt on the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments is included. Subjects include many of the women who are famous for their work in the century-old fight for the vote, but several of the women the artists chose to commemorate are less well known but equally deserving of recognition.
A companion book is available for purchase at the Museum Store. This exhibit is sponsored exclusively by eQuilter.com, with additional assistance from Museum co-founders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes.
Red, White, & Blue
A total of 24 antique, vintage, and contemporary quilts from the Collection of International Quilt Festival celebrate our national flag.
While most people know that the stripes in the U.S. flag represent the 13 original Colonies and the stars the 50 states, the flag’s color symbolism is not common knowledge. White is meant to symbolize purity, with red symbolizing valor and hardiness, and blue symbolizing justice and perseverance. This exhibition is supported by the Lucille Gaebler Klein Fund.
The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado Street in La Grange. Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more at www.texasquiltmuseum.org.
In accordance with coronavirus-related guidelines set by the city of La Grange and the state of Texas, masks will be required for all Museumgoers. The Museum will also have reduced visitor capacity, asks that guests observe social distancing in the galleries, and will have extra hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the building.
Photo 1: Federation Gertie (57” x 51”) by Hollis Chatelain. From the exhibit Deeds Not Words.
Photo 2: Stars & Stripes (73" x 76"), c. 1900, artist unknown. From the exhibit Red, White, & Blue.