Maria Shell, To Agnes Martin, With Color
“Quilt National was intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. Its purpose was then, and still is, to carry the definition of quilting far beyond its traditional parameters and to promote quilt making as what it always has been — an art form.
Kate Gorman, A Keeper of Secrets and Parakets
The works in a Quilt National exhibit display a reverence for the lessons taught by the makers of the heritage quilts. Many of the works hold fast to the traditional methods of piecing and patching. At the same time, however, the Quilt National artist is intrigued by the challenge of expanding the boundaries of traditional quilt making by utilizing the newest materials and technologies. These innovative works generate strong emotional responses in the viewer while at the same time fulfilling the creative need of the artist to make a totally individual statement.”
Source: Dairy Barn Museum Website
Exhibit is Produced and Circulated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio
Exhibit Sponsored by The Maihaugen Foundation