Exhibition Schedule

Celebrate Doilies

The Celebrate Doilies exhibit will be at

Afternoon, a quilted doily wall hanging by Suzann Thompson

The W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas
65258 I-20
Mingus, TX 76463 (between Weatherford and Eastland)
February 6 through March 15, 2018
Telephone: 254 968 1886

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Adults (12 years and older): $5.00
Seniors and Military: $4.00
Children (5-12 years old): $2.50
Free Admission for Children 5 years & under and Tarleton State University Students, Staff and Faculty.

4 North Event Center
122 N. Austin Street
Comanche, Texas
March 19 through 25, 2018

Monday – Friday, 4 – 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Suzann and Sandi will present artist’s talk and poetry reading with Indian flute music on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

German Free School
507 East 10th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Telephone: 512-467-4569
May 2 – 31, 2018

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Suzann and Sandi will present “What to Do with Oma’s Doilies,” and a poetry reading with Indian flute music on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Doilies 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, above 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 in 2018. 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.

Celebrate Doilies has been at these venues:

The W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, Mingus, Texas, February-March 2018.
Pop-up exhibit at the Senior Citizens Center, Stephenville, Texas, December 2017- January 2018
Dora Lee Langdon Center, Granbury, Texas, September 2017
Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council Gallery, Stephenville, Texas, July-August 2017