The Celebrate Doilies exhibit will be at
The W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas
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.
Suzann and Sandi will present “What to Do with Grandmother’s Doilies” along with doily-inspired poetry on Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 2:00-4:00 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:
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
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Today’s Quilts: Art in Stitch
Antelope Horns and Gaudi Gaillardia (at left) are on display through February 18, 2018, as part of Today’s Quilts: Art in Stitch, an exhibit by the Studio Art Quilt Associates at the Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. For details, visit the museum’s web page.
From there, Today’s Quilts travels to the Dallas Quilt Celebration, March 9-11, 2018, at the Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas. More information at the Quilters Guild of Dallas website.