In Gallery III, Ricky Tims: A Rhapsody of Quilts presents 11 pieces highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilt art with traditional appeal. Tims is also a renowned musician, and many of his quilts have musical references. As he was working on Bohemian Rhapsody using hand-dyed fabrics, the composition developed with a very Eastern European flare. The rhythmic movement and harmonious shapes in this quilt encouraged the artist to design and make an entire series of Rhapsody Quilts, which resulted in his book of the same title.
Our exhibition also includes his Lifelines III: Can Something Come from Nothing?, awarded first place category prize at an International Quilt Association judged show. Museum Curator, Dr. Sandra Sider, comments, “If you have missed seeing the amazing quilts by Ricky Tims at Houston, this is your chance to see an astonishing collection!” A special Museum-produced monograph will also be available for purchase.
Ricky Tims - Bohemian Rhapsody
Texas Quilt Museum
140 W. Colorado St.
La Grange, TX 78945