The Texas Quilt Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity. It is housed in two historic 1890s buildings, which provide a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art with their high ceilings, brick walls, and original hardwood floors.Use our La Grange route planning tool to arrange your visit to Texas Quilt Museum and other attractions in La Grange.
Home for the new museum is the picturesque Central Texas town of La Grange, located on the winding Colorado River between two major highways, making it within easy driving distance of the state’s major cities and airline hubs.
History in the Making • • •
The Texas Quilt Museum was a dream and a goal for decades. As its founders brought thousands of great quilts to International Quilt Festival in Houston each year since 1974, they realized many people were unable to see them because they were on view a relatively short time. They wanted a place where even more people could discover and appreciate quilts as art in a setting that showcased them for longer periods.
In La Grange, a small town in the rolling hills of Central Texas, they discovered a wonderful 19th century building that had lost its luster over time. Over two years, with the help of skilled artisans guided by an architect well-known for re-purposing historically significant buildings, that luster has been restored. During the process, an allied building was acquired, increasing exhibition space to more than 10,000 square feet in three galleries. The museum officially opened on November 13, 2011. Since then, it has received a Main Street award, was a finalist for the Texas Downtown Association's Presidents Award, and won the prestigious 2012 Preservation Texas award for transforming its two buildings in the city's historic district. It was also voted Best Museum in Fayette County.
In Texas: International Reach • • •
And while the Texas Quilt Museum may be located in Texas, it’s a museum that features great quilt art, both traditional and contemporary, from all over the world...for visitors from all over the world.
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As a quilter, I was very excited to visit this museum, and although it was smaller than I expected it to be, they had a lovely mix of antique quilts, modern SAQA exhibition, fabric, store area, and...
As a quilter, I was very excited to visit this museum, and although it was smaller than I expected it to be, they had a lovely mix of antique quilts, modern SAQA exhibition, fabric, store area, and... more »
The displays turn over quarterly so worth visiting often. All in one level but quite an array of quilts. They are very well done and the intricate designs are pretty amazing. Takes about 1 hour...
The displays turn over quarterly so worth visiting often. All in one level but quite an array of quilts. They are very well done and the intricate designs are pretty amazing. Takes about 1 hour... more »
This was a revelation and a wonderful artistic experience! They have numerous quilts, some up to a hundred and fifty years old or more... Very interesting and beautiful. The variety and incredible craftsmanship is breathtaking. Also, they have a small but charming gift shop and helpful docents on staff. There is an admission charge, and you are asked not to use your camera. There are clean restrooms on site. If you have an interest in art, American folk heritage, or just skill and beauty... You should stop in to this Hidden Gem. Next door is a lovely garden area and ample street parking nearby.
Very very beautiful quilts and display of quilts with the stories behind the quilts made. The 'No Photography' rule is dumb and definitely not followed by me or anyone else, as you can see by others pictures posted. The only reason someone would want to go is for the pictures to show off the beautiful quilts and tell the story behind them. Only museum I have been to that says no photography. I didn't follow the rules because I wanted a useable hard copy memory of my trip w my family. Just outside of the Museum is the "Grandmother's Flower Garden", that is nice to walk through or sit on the bench & just enjoy the beauty around you. Birds and butterflies around with benches and a gazebo to sit at.
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