My friends Jay, Rhonda, Linda and I headed to La Grange, Texas, last week to see the Sue Benner exhibit, "Circling the Square," at the Texas Quilt Museum. It had been a long time since I'd been on a road trip with the girls!
The weather was beautiful, and the drive south from Fort Worth was lovely. The bluebonnets were past their peak, but the indian paintbrush was in full bloom and the landscape was very lush. We've had a wet spring this year (thank goodness!) and the countryside is very green.
Our first stop was in Giddings. We spotted the 290 Coffee Shop and stopped for a tasty lunch, as well some really good coffee. Best I've had in a long while.
|Rhonda and Jay, with Linda in the background|
The exhibit was wonderful. It featured a range of Sue's quilts from 1993 to the present, and I found following the evolution of her work over time very interesting. Her current work was well represented, and it was lovely to have an opportunity to examine each piece up close. It was very exciting.
We spent the night in La Grange and headed home via Round Top and Brenham. First, pie for breakfast at Royer's in Round Top: