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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

KAREY BRESENHAN requests quilts for Texas Quilt Museum

The request below came from Karey via the online QUILTART LIST today and is so worthy I feel I want all of you to have the opportunity to consider a donation to the new Museum. Without the help and influence Karey has shared with quilters around the world, we would not have the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Chicago (now Cincinnati) and Long Beach, California. We would not have links to major quilt shows all around the world and a hugely wonderful network of quilters to which each of us can belong.... Please consider a donation if you can.

Message: 10
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 00:33:57 -0500
From: "Karey Bresenhan" <kareyb@quilts.com>
To: "QuiltArt" <quiltart@quilt.net>
Subject: [Quiltart] Call for small quilts

Dear friends, I have been fairly quiet on the QuiltArt list for almost a
year now, and during that year, I have focused almost entirely on creating
the new Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange. It is going to be fabulous--two
1893 handmade brick buildings containing three high-ceilinged galleries with
a terrific quilt mural on the exterior and a Grandmother's Flower Garden on
adjacent property. La Grange is a small Central Texas town that is almost
equi-distant from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, so it is in a perfect
crossroads position. We are opening officially on Sunday, Nov. 13, but we
have private tours and events scheduled at the Museum pre-opening, beginning
Oct. 20.
We have a small Museum Store and as a former quilt shop owner, it is falling
to me to stock this store.with the most limited budget imaginable! So I
thought I would turn to the QuiltArt list. I read all the time how y'all
don't know what you're going to do with all your quilts.perhaps you would
consider donating one or more to the Texas Quilt Museum that we could sell
in our Museum Store?

I'm looking for small quilts--either art or traditional or a
combination--that we can sell for between $100 and $200. (It's not that they
wouldn't be worth more than that, but that's about the outside limit of the
market here.) Because we are a museum, quality is important, as you might
imagine. But although I am a dreamer, I'm not unrealistic.I know we're not
likely to get top award winners donated to sell! (Then again, wouldn't that
be wonderful!) But I also know there's a lot of talent on this list, and
many of you are prolific quilt artists. I'm hoping many of you also have a
strong philanthropic streak and will want to help us get this new quilt
museum off to an outstanding start. I read the QuiltArt posts daily, and I
realize that you, along with many others today, are on tight budgets--that's
why we're not asking for monetary donations. By donating a quilt or two, you
will not only be helping us present fine quilts and spread the love of
quilting and the understanding of quilt art, you will also be getting good
exposure for your work and your own talents. In addition, any donations to
the museum are tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

If you're interested, please contact me off list at kareyb@quilts.com . I
do hope to hear from you! You'd be doing such a good deed!

Karey Bresenhan
Co-founder, Texas Quilt Museum
Director, International Quilt Festival--Houston, Long Beach, Cincinnati