Today's Quilts: Art in Stitch Opens in Abilene!

Jay and I drove to Abilene on Saturday for the opening of the new SAQA Texas show, Today's Quilts: Art in Stitch.  It was an adventure!

We stopped on the way at the Smokehouse Restaurant in the tiny town of Thurber, TX, population five.  The restaurant, which is known for chicken fried steak, was quaint.  The chicken fried steak was a little tough.  Oh well.
Jay at the Smokehouse
The artists met for dinner at a really lovely restaurant in downtown Abilene, Cypress Street Station.  It was a lovely meal, with delicious food and great company.
Barbara and Deborah at dinner
The show was held at the Center for Contemporary Arts.  It is a lovely space, and the show is fabulous!
Quite a few of the artists were able to attend the opening.  Gay Young, who curated the show, tried to herd us together for a group photo.  Well, most of us are in the picture.....
Jay with her quilt
A quilt by Gay Young.  I love her work!
 Jay and I had heard about a large statue, Jacob's Dream, that stands on the campus of Abilene Christian University.  We met the artist, Jack Maxwell, at the reception.  So of course on Sunday morning we stopped to see it.
Jacob's Dream by Jack Maxwell
 It was surrounded by blocks of limestone.  They were very cool.

Today's Quilts: Art in Stitch will be on exhibit until November 11 at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene.  If you get the chance, go see it.  It's wonderful!


Jaye Dodds said…
It was a fun weekend, wasn't it! I didn't know you were taking my picture at the Smokehouse! I thought you were taking an inside of the restaurant! You are a good roommate/traveling companion!
Maria Shell said…
What a great group of artists. The show looks fabulous. Congrats to all!