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16th Annual Island Quilters Guild Now On Display At Galveston Historical Foundation's U.S. Custom House
Galveston Island, Texas, Novemeber 2, 2012 Galveston’s own quilt guild members showcase their latest work at their 16th annual show, running through January 4, 2013 at Galveston Historical Foundation’s U.S. Custom House, 2nd floor, 502 20th Street. The collection can be viewed Monday through Friday, closed holidays, from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Galveston Historical Foundation will host a reception for the quilt exhibit during the November 24th ArtWalk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admittance is free for the reception and daily showings.
This year’s show features a record 56 quilts by numerous area quilters. Most of the quilts are machine made and quilted, but there are several made and quilted by hand, including two antique quilts made in the 1940’s. The guild is known for the quilts donated to charities, and this year’s show includes some of the quilts for dolls to be given away this Christmas as part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Trees project.
The poster quilt, “A Season of Color” by Denise Parsons, uses the “One-Block Wonder” technique of Maxine Rosenthal to blend brilliant reds and teals. Denise also inserted pinwheels inside hexagons extending into the border for the asymmetrical look she wanted. Numerous other quilts are beautiful examples of the art of appliqué, some by hand, some by machine.
For more information on Galveston Historical Foundation's quilt exhibit, please visit www.galvestonhistory.org or call 409-765-7834 or contact guest curator, Jenny Chiovaro at email@example.com.