The Texas Quilt Museum and Moda Fabrics have announced that the non-profit Museum 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.
Proceeds 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.
Dunn chose the Museum because of his longstanding relationship with and support of Karey Bresenham’s efforts to promote and advance the quilting industry for more than 40 years. Karey is the founder of both the International Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival shows.
“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.”
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(Quilt: made from "Collections for a Cause" line of fabrics, based on the antique quilt "Basket of Stars" shown at the Texas Quilt Museum.)
The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140
W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas 78945. Learn more at www.texasquiltmuseum.org.