Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild members Deanna Hasten, Wilma Moss and Dianna McGregor deserve a special toast for having their quilt blocks selected for the 2008 Texas Department of Agriculture Quilt Block Competition, “Toast a Rising Star.” Quilters from across the state were called on to create blocks representing the growing Texas Wine Industry and the unique role wine-making plays. The quilt focused on all elements of Texas wine, from its legendary history to the ideally suited grape-growing regions throughout the state.
Twenty-four quilt blocks were selected from more than 100 blocks created for the competition.
Deanna Hasten of Cumby created her block displaying various Texas wine country regions with beads designating each of the Texas wineries listed in the Texas wine brochure. Additionally, leather grapes depicting the 220 family-owned vineyards celebrate the Texas grape-growing industry are also featured.
Wilma Moss said her quilt block was inspired by the great taste of a glass of Texas wine.
“From the rich bounty of the soil to the perfect grape-growing climate to the superb sip of an award-winning Texas vintage, the Texas wine industry is truly a rising star,” she stated on the website, www.gotexan.org, explaining her vision behind her quilt block.
Local vineyard and winery LouViney was the inspiration for Dianna McGregor’s quilt block design. Using labels from the winery, she was able to use the materials to honor the winemakers and the Texas Wine Industry.
The “Toast a Rising Star” quilt will be on display at LouViney’s, 206 Main Street, through Saturday, March 14.
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