Quilt Exhibit 2010
When: March 19 - 20, 2010
Where: First United Methodist Church Activity Center, Shiner, Texas. The Activity Center is the large building located behind the church, which is just off Hwy. 90A. If you are going from Shiner toward Hallettsville, the church is on your right on the outskirts of town. There are three large crosses on the lawn in front. Click here for a map.
What: A showing of The Supper, a magnificent interpretation of da Vinci's Last Supper made by Dr. Donald Locke, of Waxahachie, TX, along with two presentations by Dr. Locke at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 19th and 9:45 am on Saturday, March 20th.
The quilt is composed of 51,816 half-inch squares and is modeled after Leonardo da Vinci's famous work, The Last Supper. Dr. Locke worked on it for two and a half years, first creating a computer-generated image of the original, enlarged to show pixels. He then selected, cut and sorted by color the 350 different fabrics used, including some of his own hand-dyed fabric. Other hand-dyed fabrics are from Joy Press of Godley, TX. The pieces were arranged on a design wall and then sewn together in strips, using a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. It is 15.3 feet wide and 5.5 feet high. The Supper Quilt was finished in September, 1999. To date, it has been shown in 30 states in the US and also in Canada and Europe.
Hours: Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to noon.
Cost: No charge, but free will offerings are appreciated. We will also be delighted to sell you tickets for our donation quilt drawing!
Shiner Heritage Quilters is very grateful to the First United Methodist Church for offering the Activity Center for this exhibit.
We are delighted to be able to bring the Dr. Don Locke, D.D.S. and the Supper Quilt to Shiner.
Click here to download a printable poster.
For more information about this magnificent quilt,