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"Quilt National 2001"
2003-07-12 until 2003-09-07
Fuller Museum of Art
USA United States of America
From July 12 through September 7, 2003 the Fuller Museum of Art will host Quilt National 2001 - a superb collection of some of the best and most exciting quilts being made today. Originally presented at the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, and now at the Fuller Museum of Art, Quilt National sets the standard, and serves as the model, for all other quilt art shows.
Quilt National 2001 is the twelfth in the series of international, juried, biennial competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt as an art form. For over 20 years, Quilt National has showcased the most exciting and innovative trends in the medium. Combining extraordinary craftsmanship with cutting-edge techniques these wonderful quilts are reflections of where quilting has been and where it is going.
The jury panel for Quilt National 2001 included internationally recognized artists Arturo Alonzo Sandoval (Lexington, Kentucky), Jane Sassaman (Chicago, Illinois) and Melissa Leventon, Textile Curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California. These very talented individuals brought with them a wealth of knowledge about traditional and contemporary textiles and decades of collective experience with the artistic and technical aspects of this most exciting art form. They reviewed more than 1,400 entries from around the United States and abroad and selected 88 works that represent a unique and fresh approach to the medium and the art form. The varied materials and techniques represented range from hand-dyed, hand-painted and screen-printed cotton fabrics to twist ties, silk-screened photos and glass beads.
Quilt National 2001 exhibits the work of contemporary artists who expand the boundaries of traditional quilt making, creating designs meant for display on walls rather than as bed covers. These contemporary quilts serve as a source of new ideas, interest and excitement for quilt makers, collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Cotton and cotton-blend fabrics; pellon batting.
Tearing and layering of fabrics, machine stitching and quilting.