The Texas Quilt Museum has a few changes in its Docent line-up: Fran Kitterman and Judy Chovanec have traded days. Fran is now the first Friday of the month and Judy is the second Friday of the month. Gayle Jurica has joined the ranks of docents and she will take the fifth Thursdays of the month. This does require a little more attention to the calendar as not every month has those “fifth” days, although fifth Sun, Fri, and Sat. are still open; as are first, second, and third Saturdays, and first, fourth and fifth Sundays. Call Kay if you are interested.
17 volunteers changed out the exhibit on Jan 8 and 9 for a total of 109 volunteer hours.
The exhibits will be Antique indigo quilts from the Poos collection. Invite your antique, handquilting buddies for this one
Jane Dunnewold, a fiber artist specializing in surface design, has an exhibit, Inspired by Masters. She will be giving a free lecture on Sat, Feb 3 at 3:00 pm. Invite all your art quilter/surface design friends to this one. Free admission begins at 2:00. Jane has incorporated several kinds of needlework into her quilts. See how she does it!!
Barbara White, the front desk person at the quilt museum has resigned due to family health reasons. Carol Montgomery, who previously help that position, has resumed temporarily. Carol lost her home in the Harvey flooding. Madison Vrazel, a former intern at the museum and a frequent volunteer with the exhibit exchanges, will take over on Feb 8.
For the month of October, 12 volunteers spent 60 hours taking down the Summer exhibit and hanging the Autumn exhibit. 4 volunteers helped with docent duties for 10 hours during the open house on October 14th. 10 docents volunteered for 66 hours for the month of October. The total volunteer hours for October were 126.
6 docents helped at the museum during Market and Festival time. Nine buses visited the museum from October 27 through November 5. These docents served a total of 16 hours. 6 docents served their regular days in addition to the special tours bringing the total of November hours to 44.
6 guild members sold $192 in raffle tickets at the museum during the bus trips.
The current exhibit will remain in the Museum through the end of the year. The Museum will be closed from December 22nd through January 11th for the holidays. The Winter Exhibit will go up January 8th and 9th. It will be composed of Antique indigo quilts in Gallery I, quilts of Jane Dunnewold, a surface design and dyeing expert, in Gallery II, and prize winning quilts from Houston International Quilt Festival 2017. Anyone wishing to help either Monday or Tuesday should contact Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979)968-5971.
At the Texas Quilt Museum, the summer exhibit is up; will be up thru end of Sept. Next exhibit goes up the first week in October. It has 2 groups of quilts: Made in Texas in galleries I and II – quilts from members of Texas quilt guilds has 39 quilts from Texas quilt makers. 3 of those are from members of CVQG – from top to bottom above: Kay Marburger with her “Bluebonnet Kaleidoscope,” Margie Lawrence with her “My Flower Garden”, and Gwen Bundy with her “Sisters in the Sand@ Crystal Beach.” The second grouping is a solo exhibit, The narrative Art of Susan Shie (pronounced like “shy”) in Gallery III. When you see these quilts, you will recognize the style as she has had 2 quilts in the museum before. There is a lot of text in the background, painted or marked (not quilted) on.
Julie asked me when we wanted to schedule a guild tour for this year and I hesitated because the dates we had tried haven’t seemed to bring out the guild members, so she just said, tell members they can come for a free tour when it suits them since the museum is not open on guild days and just tell Barbara that you are a guild member or show her you card. So gather a group of your friends and bring them to the Museum for the lecture and to look at the quilts.
For 2017, a total of 22 guild members and 7 non-members volunteered 1245.5 hours at the Texas Quilt Museum. Those volunteers included: Kathi Babcock and granddaughter, Aiden Martin, Donna Bridwell, Gwen Bundy, Judy Chovanec, Sondra Cooper, Linda Eastin, Bobbie Elliott, Nancy Eitenmember, Debbie Gabler, Jo Ann Gore, Jo Anne Hill, Joan Ivy, Jo Knox, Kathy Mabry, Kay Marburger, Brigitte Mesecke, Vera Mohr, Glenda Price, Mary Margaret Read, Barbara Schellberg, Sue Shade, Kathy Theut, Madison Vrazel, and Cory Williams.
The guild also donated $750.00 to the museum, which is also a non-profit entity.
The Museum now has a total of 12 docents who serve 1 day a month each month. Docents include CVQG members: Kathi Babcock, Judy Chovanec, Debbi Gabler, Linda Eastin, Jo Anne Gore, Jo Anne Hill, Jo Knox, Kathy Mabry, Kay Marburger, Vera Mohr, Sue Shade, and non-member, Fran Kitterman.
During International Quilt Festival, the Museum is going to let us sell raffle tickets like we have done in the past 2 years. So, there will be a sign up for morning and afternoon volunteers to man the raffle table that will be in the back of Gallery II.
The next exhibit exchange is scheduled for the first week in October. If you would like to help, call or email Kay at 979-968-5971 or email@example.com.
Linda Eastin has joined the ranks of docents at the Museum. Linda has volunteered to take the 4th Fridays of the month. We now have 10 guild members serving as docents. Days available are the first and second Sat. of the month. Thur, Fri and Sat are from 10-4; Sun are 12-4 and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sun of the month are available. Also, the 5th day of the month is also available for Thur, Fri, and Sat. There are only 2 or 3 or 4 days a year in one of these positions. If you are interested, call Kay and she will be glad to give you more information. 979-968-5971 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Karey Bresenhan (l) and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes (r), co-founders of the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, TX, accept a $1,000.00 check from Kay Marburger (c), Colorado Valley Quilt Guild’s Museum Liaison on July 9, 2016. Colorado Valley Quilt Guild is the first Charter Sustaining Guild Member of the Museum and, with this check, has completed their 5 year pledge to the museum. 8 Guild members volunteer 1 day a month as docents at the museum and 17 guild members have participated in the hanging of the new exhibits quarterly for a total of 1008 volunteer hours so far this year.
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