Friday, September 1, 2023

What a Doll! Texas Quilt Museum

 A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, TX for an art doll exhibit.  This is a permanent collection of dolls to be shown periodically.  It was the brainchild of the late elinor peace bailey.  She asked cloth doll artists around the country to donate a doll to the museum and this was the first showing.

The Material Girls of Houston cloth doll club was instrumental in organizing and setting up the exhibit.  Laura Smith and some of the members gave a presentation.

I donated two dolls.

This is "A Mother's Treasure is Her Daughter".  I didn't notice until I got home and looked at my photos but mother's & daughter's hands should be clasped.  Oh well.....

Here's my second one:  "The Tumbler".  His unitard features the tumbling blocks quilt pattern.

There are some wonderful dolls by some of my favorite artists in this exhibit!

Here is a vintage Akira Blount doll

Doll by Amy Kuo
This piece by Barbara Willis is one doll, front and back.

Christine Shively Benjamin

Dell Jones
Dolls by Joyce Patterson and Deb Shattil

Doll by Laura Smith
Lise Peeples

Patti Culea

Front and back of doll by Charlie Patricolo

Marlene Slobin

And last but not least, a doll by the late great epb: