Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Texas Quilt Museum field trip

I have made some wonderful friends since I joined the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston. I was invited to joint a great bee. These ladies are extremely talented and are very busy with their projects; but also equally busy with donation of their talents to the benefit of the community. I have been here for 2 months; and I am so glad they took me in. This is my first field trip with them.
We went to La Grange, Texas to visit the Texas Quilt Museum. The museum does not allow photography. But I can assure you, that it was worth the trip. Below are a couple of photos of the building with the mural on the wall and the grandmother garden on the side. This garden is a replica of the garden that would be here in the 1800's. The art work changes every quarter and a new show starts in October. The link below is to the museum website.
Texas Quilt Museum La Grange Texas

Next door to the museum is a great fabric and yarn store called The Quilted Skein. The store is beautiful and the people there are very friendly and ready to help.
I did resit the yarns; but had to buy some fabrics with Texas prints.
The Quilted Skein, La Grange Texas

Below is the City Hall building in the center of the square. If you see this building you are very close to the museum and quilt store. The city is really pretty with some great stores around here. We ate at Bistro 108 and the food was delicious.
Center Square of La Grange 

Wool BOM- Moon Garden

Lisa Bongean is starting a new BOM called Moon Garden. It will be 12 baskets. Block size about 16" -17" light wool on dark cotton ...