Line based on
antique textile mill fabrics
Museum named 2015 recipient
of Moda’s “Collections for a Cause” fabrics
HOUSTON – January 26, 2015 – The Texas Quilt Museum and Moda Fabrics have announced that the non-profit
institution will be this year’s beneficiary of the company’s “Collections for a Cause” program.
Over the years, Moda Fabrics CEO Mark Dunn has collected “mill books” – volumes of
fabric samples woven by textile mills as a way to showcase their lines, popular
in the 1700s and 1800s. He sometimes reproduces these fabrics.
from the sale of Moda’s “Collections for a Cause, Mill Book Series
circa 1892” fabric line will benefit the Museum and its display of stunning
antique and contemporary quilts from around the world in changing exhibits, as
well as its educational programs.
are honored that our good friend Mark Dunn has chosen
the Museum as a recipient in this program,” say Museum co-founders Karey Bresenhan
and Nancy O’Bryant. “It perfectly complements our
mission to bring together traditional and the contemporary aspects of this
wonderful art form.”
Dunn chose the Museum because of his longstanding
relationship with and support of Bresenhan’s efforts
to promote and advance the quilting industry for more than 40 years as the
founder of both the International Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival
“I’m fascinated by the way that old quilts and fabrics
document the time period and mood of the people,” Dunn adds. “Reproducing those
fabrics gives me an opportunity to carry them forward to the next generation.
At the same time, it enriches the lives of the current generation through our Collection
for a Cause program.”
A quilt made to showcase reproduction fabrics was
inspired by the design of an antique quilt shown at the Museum as well.
Find out all about the Collection here: http://www.unitednotions.com/fcc_collections-mill-book-1892.pdf
Texas Quilt Museum is located at
W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas 78945. It
opened in 2011 and
is housed in two 19th-
century buildings in the Historic District of
Grange. Its restoration has won both
Preservation Texas and Main
The Museum complex also includes a period Texas garden
with a monumental 13’ x 85’ outdoor mural, Quilts: History in the Making, as
its focal point. Learn more at www.texasquiltmuseum.org