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Red, White, & Blue
On view through March 21, 2021
Texas Quilt Museum
La Grange, Texas

The Texas Quilt Museum salutes American patriotism with the rousing exhibition “Red, White, & Blue.” A total of 24 antique, vintage, and contemporary quilts from the Collection of International Quilt Festival celebrate our national flag.

While most people know that the stripes in the U.S. flag represent the 13 original Colonies and the stars the 50 states, the flag’s color symbolism is not common knowledge. White is meant to symbolize purity, with red symbolizing valor and hardiness, and blue symbolizing justice and perseverance—the last quality being tested for many months across America during the coronavirus pandemic.

Image: Stars and Stripes (73″ x 76″) c. 1900, artist unknown. From the exhibit Red, White, & Blue. Courtesy Texas Quilt Museum