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Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange

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The Texas Quilt Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity. It is housed in two historic 1890s buildings, which provide a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art with their high ceilings, brick walls, and original hardwood floors.

Home for the new museum is the picturesque Central Texas town of La Grange, located on the winding Colorado River between two major highways, making it within easy driving distance of the state’s major cities and airline hubs.

History in the Making • • •

The Texas Quilt Museum was a dream and a goal for decades. As its founders brought thousands of great quilts to International Quilt Festival in Houston each year since 1974, they realized many people were unable to see them because they were on view a relatively short time. They wanted a place where even more people could discover and appreciate quilts as art in a setting that showcased them for longer periods.

In La Grange, a small town in the rolling hills of Central Texas, they discovered a wonderful 19th century building that had lost its luster over time. Over two years, with the help of skilled artisans guided by an architect well-known for re-purposing historically significant buildings, that luster has been restored. During the process, an allied building was acquired, increasing exhibition space to more than 10,000 square feet in three galleries. The museum officially opened on November 13, 2011. Since then, it has received a Main Street award, was a finalist for the Texas Downtown Association's Presidents Award, and won the prestigious 2012 Preservation Texas award for transforming its two buildings in the city's historic district. It was also voted Best Museum in Fayette County.

In Texas: International Reach • • •

And while the Texas Quilt Museum may be located in Texas, it’s a museum that features great quilt art, both traditional and contemporary, from all over the world...for visitors from all over the world.
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52 reviews
  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful display of quilts in a well-lit structure that formerly housed a furniture store. Some of the exhibits rotate - when we visited there was a display of quilts by African American artists and ...  more »
  • May 1, 2017
    A wonderful visit to the Texas Quilt Museum. Seeing the fantastic quilts made by Caryl Fallert-Gentry was absolutely thrilling. She is extremely creative and her quilts look like an amazing painting f...  more »
  • February 15, 2017
    This was the 4th time I've visited the museum and I've never been disappounted. They change out the exhibits every 3 months, so you don't see the same thing twice. It's always a treat to see the beaut...  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    My wife loved stopping at the Quilt Museum. Some of the exhibited quilts were fascinating. It is worth the stop if you are interested in quilts.
  • June 30, 2017
    Amazing. Set aside all the images you have of a quilt museum.
  • June 13, 2017
    Nice facility. Really great exhibits.
  • March 21, 2016
    Texas Quilt Museum is a small, yet beautiful museum. It features a wide variety of quilts of all styles and types with exhibits that change every couple of months. The space is a neat showcase for the art of quilting and the museum has done a lot to liven up downtown La Grange. I highly recommend visiting every time you are in the area.
  • June 13, 2016
    I went to see the modern quilt show. What a beautiful show! I think it is good to see something new in quilting that can inspire us to produce better quilts.

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