Rita's Quilt Talk Featuring Shannon Downey

by Neill-Cochran House Museum Contact

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 5:00am - 7:00am

Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel Street
Austin, Texas


What's happening?

Come learn the compelling story of Rita’s Quilt.

When craftivist Shannon Downey, aka Badass Cross Stitch, stumbled upon an unfinished quilt at an estate sale in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, she knew she had to finish it in honor of the original artist who had passed on. She also knew that she could not do it alone. Hear the story of what happened when 150 artists from across the country worked together to finish #RitasQuilt.

Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible work of art and to learn the full story!

Shannon will take over our front lawn to safely tell this uplifting story. The in-person crowd will be kept small to ensure we can socially distance all chairs for everyone’s safety. We also request that all guests, speakers, and staff remain masked to ensure everyone’s safety, except when in their seats enjoying their drinks!

Additionally, Still Austin will be onsite serving their delicious Bourbon to keep everyone warm!

We will also be presenting this spectacular event virtually the day of the talk! Register for the special zoom meeting to learn more about Rita’s Quilt.

Doors open at 5:00PM the Talk will being at 5:30.


About the organization

The Neill-Cochran House Museum is located in the heart of Austin, TX, just a few minutes walk from the UT-Austin campus. We steward the city's 10th oldest historic site (1856), including Austin's only intact slave quarters. We share our site, Austin, and Texas history from the city's birth in 1839 up to 1930 through historically furnished spaces as well as numerous rotating art and history exhibitions. The Neill-Cochran House Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the museum office at 512.478.2335 or info@nchmuseum.org.

What to expect

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Other Arts and Culture

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Free Alcohol

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Kid Friendly

Date Night

Special Instructions

Free parking behind the Museum!


2310 San Gabriel Street Austin, Texas 78705