Cynthia D. Friedman
A Man among Giants, 2012
39” x 53”
Silk, cotton batting and backing, silk thread on the surface and lingerie thread on the bobbin
Machine pieced, machine quilted, fused organza overlays and machine embroidered
May 3, 2014 – July 20, 2014
May 18: Member’s Walkthrough 1-2pm and Opening Reception 2-4pm
Quilt National 2013 – the 18th biennial juried exhibition – is the quintessential and much anticipated showcase of contemporary art quilts. It presents a current representation of the art quilt medium in all of its range of styles, techniques, and multi-faceted contemporary expressions. Its purpose 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.” The quilts selected for Quilt National have never been exhibited or published before their premier showing in 2013 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio.
The jurors for this exhibition are Linda Colsh, Judith Content, and Penny McMorris. They selected 87 works from 851 entries. A selection of 48 quilts will be on exhibit including juror Judith Content’s shibori dyed Cenote Azule and the quilts of three local artists Leslie Bixel, Sylvia Gegaregian, and Joan Schulze. Layered with felt and net, Dianne Firth’s Storm, casts a shadow on the wall creating a beautiful effect of multiple images. Texture, fusing, applique, dyeing and surface design, and embellishments are a few of the processes that stand out in this display.
On June 8, 2014, Inside Quilt National, a Fiber Talks program with juror Judith Content and Quilt National artists Leslie Bixel and Sylvia Gegaregian will run from 1:00–3pm. You can purchase tickets here.
|Cynthia D. Friedman
Mary Ann Tipple
Sandra van Velzen
This exhibit is produced and circulated by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, Ohio.
Sponsored by: Marvin Fletcher, Flying Geese Quilters Guild, Monterey Peninsula Quilt Guild, Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation, Contemporary Quilters and Fiber Artists (CQFA)