Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Talented Kingsville quilters display work at Conner Museum

John E. Conner - 01/13/12 - 02/29/12

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The art of quilting is on display at the John E. Conner Museum at Texas A&M University-Kingsville thanks to an annual exhibit created by the Kingsville Saturday Quilters. A Celebration of Quilting 2012 will be up in the west wing of the museum through Wednesday, Feb. 29. 

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the museum. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. Dr. Christine Reiser Robbins, lecturer in anthropology, is the guest curator for this exhibit.

Now in its eighth year, this annual exhibition features a wide variety of quilts. Each of the 34 works of art was created with time and patience from different patterns. In addition to the quilts, displays showcase quilting and sewing related objects from the museum’s collection.

The Kingsville Saturday Quilters was established about 20 years ago by women who shared an interest in quilting. They meet the fourth Saturday of the month in the Kleberg County Extension Building on Yoakum Street in Kingsville. They currently have 31 active members, not counting Winter Texans who join the group during their stay in South Texas. Other interested quilters are invited.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission to the museum and the exhibit is free. For more information, call 361-593-2810.


This page was last updated on: January 13, 2012