Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Texas Quilt Museum.

 Yesterday we took a day bus trip to see some of the areas surrounding Houston. First we visited the Texas Quilt Museum at La Grange. The exhibits change every three months and the current exhibition consists of 45 quilts collected by Del Thomas. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos but the diverse type of quilts were stunning modern quilts. Next door to the museum lies a quilt shop - the Quilted Skein. They also sell lovely yarns too and they have a wonderful selection of batiks. Some retail therapy was indulged in before lunch.
  We ate a delicious fresh lunch in La Grange and then drove to Round Top to see some historic buildings. Sadly no quilts were involved. On our way back to Houston we stopped off at another quilt shop - Quilter's Emporium. We were warmly greeted and it is another lovely shop with a wide variety of fabric, including lots of civil war reproductions.
  It was a fun day but a long 12 hour day so I slept in until 9 am today. Now I'm enjoying some stitching time before going back to the Convention Centre for the announcement of the winners in the different quilt categories.
  Hugs, Jan Mac

1 comment:

Joy V said...

What a fabulous trip you are having Jan. Enjoy the Houston show - I was gobsmacked when I first walked in a couple of years ago.