Press Release: Texas Folklife Seeks Submission for New Online Quilt Exhibition, “Stitched Stories of Texas Quilters”
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Texas Folklife Seeks Submission for New Online Quilt Exhibition,
“Stitched Stories of Texas Quilters”
(APRIL 20, 2020) AUSTIN — Texas Folklife is seeking handmade quilts for their upcoming virtual exhibit, Stitched Stories of Texas Quilters. The curation team is seeking handmade quilts by Texans that tell a story. They may have been passed down through generations of Texans or quilts that have been previously exhibited. More than one quilt may be entered and collaborative quilts are allowed. Photo submissions are being accepted through May 8.
Quilting has long been a quintessential storytelling tool; a comforting means in which stories are created, shared and preserved through the textile arts. Texas Folklife is curating the exhibit to highlight the heritage, craftsmanship and lore of these cherished textiles and their long history with Texas culture.
Stitched Stories of Texas Quilters will launch Thursday, May 28 at texasfolklife.org. The virtual exhibit is free and accessible to all guests.
ABOUT TEXAS FOLKLIFE
Texas Folklife (TXF) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. Texas Folklife is designated by the National Endowment for the Arts as the official folk and traditional arts organization for the state. Since 1984, TXF has honored traditions passed down within communities, explored the importance of traditional arts in contemporary society and celebrated the state’s vibrant heritage by providing arts experiences enjoyable and accessible for all generations. For more information, visit texasfolklife.org.