From time-to-time we may embark on a field trip to broaden our imaginations when creating new needlework projects. We try to keep the trips related to needlework, but we also find inspiration in other media as well so we never discount any ideas on a new place to visit!
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Chapter members love to take field trips whenever possible. Venues have varied from visiting some of our community outreach projects to a quilt display in area museums; anything to obtain needlepoint inspiration for projects.
As part of the year long 30th Anniversary Celebration, Lone Star traveled to Austin, Texas to visit a previous outreach project, our beautiful chair seats at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The chairs are in the Library/Board Room of the Wildflower Center. Each chair seat has a botanical design of wildflowers indigenous to various places in the nation. The background reflects the stonework found in the buildings at the Center.
After seeing the chair seats, we toured the grounds of the center. These are just a few of the gardens we discovered while exploring. Lunch was consumed at Threadgills, an historic Austin eatery, then a stop at The Needle Works for some shopping before returning to Houston.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is located in Southwest Austin, Texas off of Loop 1 South (also known as MOPAC Expressway). Continue south past the traffic light at Slaughter Lane. Turn left at the next traffic light at La Crosse Avenue. The Center is on the right near the end of La Crosse.