James Herriot was the pen name for the real-life British country veterinary surgeon James Wight (1916-1995). He wrote a series of best-selling books about his experiences in the field, as well as short stories for adults and children. They’ve been adapted into several TV shows and films, including the most recent All Creature Great and Small series that began in 2020 and runs on PBS in the United States.
The Museum put out a call for quilts inspired by the theme in this juried show, with 59 works chosen. “These quilts run the gamut of animals portrayed and loved,” says Vicki Mangum, Museum Curator. “You will enjoy the many cats and dogs, as well as the infamous Texas Horny Toad Lizard. Look for swans, butterflies, and even a mouse. There are also quilts on endangered species that will raise your awareness of their plight."
Laurie Mutalipassi - Red Panda
Texas Quilt Museum
140 W. Colorado St.
La Grange TX 78945