Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Conner Museum Displays Quilts

KINGSVILLE - January 26, 2009

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361.593.2590

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Texas A&M University Kingsville’s John E. Conner Museum “Celebration of Quilting 2009” allows the public to enjoy the history of quilting. The annual exhibition is on display until Wednesday, March 25. Members of the Kingsville Saturday Quilters (KSQ) made the quilts. Each year the museum and the KSQ collaborate to create an exhibit.

This year’s exhibition features a wide variety of quilts, from traditional to abstract. Each of the 27 quilts were created with time and patience from different patterns. A selected number of quilts on display will be donated to Ronald McDonald House. A quilt entitled Horses will be auctioned off later this year.

Shirley Jones created the quilt that was chosen to represent the exhibit called African Elephant Under His Five Suns. The color and design of the fabric inspired Jones to create this piece as it represents freedom of being in the African jungle. This is one of five quilts that Jones created for the exhibition. Most of the fabric that she used for the exhibition was imported from overseas.

The museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 361-593-2810.


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