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Textile Odyssey at County Museum

An exhibition showcasing contemporary textile arts, entitled “A Textile Odyssey,” will open at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands on Saturday, August 5. The exhibit, free with museum admission, will run through Labor Day Monday, September 4.

The exhibit features striking hand-woven, beaded, and stitched works created by members of the Western Textile Center Association affiliates. These groups include the Bedazzled Beaders, the American Needlepoint Guild, the Embroidery Guild of America, and the Inland Empire Handweaver’s Guild.

“The Western Textile Center Association is an adjunct organization of the San Bernardino County Museum,” said Curator of History Michele Nielsen. “It sponsors public programming, exhibits, and projects that introduce museum visitors to the textile arts. The WTCA also supports museum preservation and storage activities related to our extensive textile and costume collections.”

Fiber artists and beaders represented in the exhibit are Michelle J. Lee, Marie Hartmann, Kathleen Waln, Pats Mundwiler, Karen Chalmers, Suzanne Chappell, Eugenia E. Thorp, June Adams, Sharyl Ewart, Rebecca Lorimer, Joe Kent, Mary Gould–De Mong, Liz Lennert, Sharon Quick, Laurie McLellan, Barbara Shively, Kathy Bergk, Eleanore Stone, Michele Brown, Carol Algie Higginbotham, Roberta Cook, and Pat Correz.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit

The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.


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