Quilt Day


July 11, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm

Grab your favorite quilt and bring it to the Museum!

On this day to celebrate quilts and quilters, hear about Texas's quilting heritage, explore the many stories people tell by making quilts, and try your hand at creating a square of your own. Interested in bringing a quilt to display at the Museum during this event? Please email janene.pearson@thestoryoftexas.com to let us know. From 11 am to 1 pm, you can:

  • Visit with the Texas Quilt Museum and learn more about Texas quilters.
  • Enjoy quilts on display by local quilters
  • Share your quilting story with the Texas Story Project. If you've brought a quilt to display, we'll photograph it for you and will help you record your story.
  • Try your hand at making a yo-yo, a basic quilting piece. Or, for our tiniest Texans, design and quilt a square with yarn.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Preserving Your Quilts

Learn how to care for and preserve your special quilts, presented by Kerry Adams, Curator and Exhibits Director at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm: The Makings of a Modern Quilt

Discover what makes a quilt modern and how to design them with Shannon Page, Modern Quilt Guild board member, Region 2.

1:15 pm - 2 pm: Story Quilts and Human Rights

Explore the insection of quilting and human rights as seen in And Still We Rise with Lauren Austin, an art quilter and former civil rights lawyer whose art is featured in the exhibition.


La Croix de Guerre (2010), quilt by Dawn Williams Boyd. Image courtesy of the artist.