Exhibition Schedule

Gaudi Gaillardia, a knitted, embellished quilt by Suzann Thompson




Gaudi Gaillardia (at left) and Antelope Horns at the juried SAQA Today’s Quilts Show in Abilene, Texas:

September 20 – November 10, 2017
Opening Reception at the Gallery: September 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The Center for Contemporary Arts
220 Cypress
Abilene, Texas 79601
Telephone: 325 677 8389

Please telephone or visit www.center-arts.com/ for more information.




Afternoon, a quilted doily wall hanging by Suzann Thompson

Book Celebrate Doilies Now to Exhibit in Your Area

TheCelebrate Doilies exhibit will amaze you with the skill of crocheters of the past and present. You can read the stories, told by loving family members, about people who crocheted to create beauty for their homes, or to relax after a hard day’s work.

Created and curated by Suzann Thompson, the show also includes Suzann’s doily-themed quilts, like Afternoon at right.

Among the quilts and photos and stories about crocheters from local families and beyond, you will find the works of Texas poet Sandi Horton, who joins the mix with poetry inspired by needlework heirlooms passed down to her by family members.

Coats & Clark, a long-time manufacturer of crochet threads and publisher of doily patterns, presents a photo comparison of doilies of the past with doilies of the present.

Celebrate Doilies is available to travel to other venues beginning in October 2017. Related workshops, lectures, and poetry-readings are available. For more information, contact Suzann.

Suzann is still collecting stories about family heirloom doilies. If you would like to share stories and photos of doilies from your family or friends for future exhibits, please visit Doily Heritage Project.