Quilt National 2007 :: Quilt National
- Quilt National 13 Exhibitors
- Quilt National 2013 Prize Winners
- Peoples Choice Voting at QN 2013
- Purpose and Philosophy
- Peoples Choice Voting for QN 2011
- QN 11 Exhibitors
October 18, December 8, 2013
Sunday December 8th from 1 - 4 PMread more
November 15 - January 18, 2013read more
New Year's Eve 100th Birthday of The Barn Kickoff
October 18, December 31, 2013
Kick off the New Year at the Dairy Barnread more
Show Us Your Barns Call for Entries
June 1 - July 27, July 29 - August 14, August 17-20, 21 - December 15, 2013read more
In & Around the Barn
July 6 - September 21, October 22 - December 31, 2013read more
December 5-7, 9-, 2013read more
Quilt National '07
The whole collection is documented in Quilt National '07: The Best of Contemporary Quilts published by Lark Books.
Kathleen Dawson became Project Director in 2006.
545 artists submitted 1151 works. Jurors Paula Nadelstern, Tim Harding and Robin Treen, selected 83 quilts by 84 artists. The exhibitors represented 28 states and 9 foreign countries. 45 works are by former exhibitors and 38 are by first-time Quilt National exhibitors. There were 13 awards granted. ;
|Best of Show
Artist's statement:This piece is part of a recent series of work that deals with landscapes. While walking in the woods, I have discovered a place chased by the light where pretty pink flowers are blooming. I felt nature kept some of her hidden secret. I am totally absorbed and fascinated by the beauty of nature.
|Award of Excellence
Artist's statement: There are times when sound and images envelop me; swelling, receding, growing, and diminishing. This work communicates that embrace, through the colorations, shirring, stitching, and dimensional construction, I am coaxing the viewers to share this space and feel their inner music.
|Most Innovative Use of the Medium
Friends of Fiber Art International
Julie John Upshaw
Artist's statement: I feel ambivalent about quilting. Does creative expression in cloth and stitch bring freedom or constraint?
|Cathy Rasmussen Emerging Artist Memorial Award
Studio Art Quilt Associates
Artist's statement: My work addresses aspects of the intersection between technology and art. By using the labor-intensive quilt medium, nostalgic materials, and the robot persona, the pieces have layers of meaning about time, personal and political conflict, and memory. The robot represents scientific and technological improvement resulting in change to the status quo. The Robo Sapien Agents series constitute a pantheon of characters questioning the direction of events pertinent to our environment and body politic.
|McCarthy Memorial Award
Artist's statement: My quilts are most typically images of Irish megalithic stones and landscapes -- dolmens, cairens, stone circles, standing stones, ancient stone forts, old stone churches, and the like. I love the mystery of the stones -- their textures and weathered age -- and all the associated questions of why they were built and what stories they were meant to tell. I find these landscapes to be the most spiritual places I have ever been.
| Quilts Japan Prize
Artist's statement: I love people and am trying to convey their passion and emotion. I also really am inspired by color. Color seems to make my quilts come alive.
|Lynn Goodwin Borgman Award for Surface Design
Artist's statement: My work as an engineer has prepared me for printmaking and fiber art in a unique way. My art begins with natural 100% silk or fine cotton, inks, dyes, paints, advanced intaglio and lithographic printmaking plates and processes. All of my materials are original and created specifically for expressing a feeling, time, or place within the context of my imagery and Buddhist philosophical beliefs. Maintaining simplicity in color choices and design creates a multi-layered surface that allows the viewer to see, and to feel, the beauty of a quiet, peaceful moment of discovery.
Artist's statement: The Mindscape series represents the fascinating progression of ideas and how they draw us in, until we're lost in the depths of our minds. The rhythm and flow of daydreams spring forth unexpectedly..how many are forgotten if not immediately captured? How do we hold on to all these inspirations of an active mind? Only a few are remembered..are they the ones that make the strongest impressions or only the most familiar or just a recurring theme?
|Hilary M. Fletcher "Persistence Pays" Award
Artist's statement: Are We Safer Now? Is my response to the ongoing war in Iraq and its effect on terrorism. On monoprinted black fabric, I discharge printed text and then overprinted in black, names of the dead. Bright red shapes, again with both type and script, portray the bloody images without being literally graphic. Red splatters of dye, and hand stitching representing razor wire, complete the shredded, bloodied and bullet-ridden imagery conveying the horrors of war.
| Brakensiek "Caught our Eye" Award
Artist's statement: That suit, that hair, that mole; you immediately recognize Chairman Mao. But who--or what--are those pouty women, with their Western features, retro hairdos, and dead-eyed stares? They're store mannequins, manufactured in China for the Chinese market, never appearing solo, but always arrayed in chorus lines. Perhaps the discordantly comical images have a darker point--if you have that system of government, you get this kind of dehumanized citizen.
|Juror's Award of Merit
Barbara J. Schneider
Artist's statement: This art quilt is part of a series based on photographs of moving water. The series explores the concept of reflection and how to capture the essence of images that are not physically there, images made of light and movement, images that are infinitely variable. What does the eye see? And lastly, reflection is what I do throughout my work process, as well as what I hope the viewers do as they look at the completed work.
|Juror's Award of Merit
Artist's statement: The natural environment informs much of my work, and Refracted Light is no exception. This piece illustrates how sunlight is affected when it passes through natural phenomena. As it penetrates water or clouds, the light bends, breaks apart, and scatters.
|Juror's Award of Merit
Mary Anne Jordan
Artist's statement: The fabrics and quilts I produce often allude to domesticity and domestic life. Using my eyes as the only measure, I am careful to show marks made by hand. I am not concerned with literal narratives; therefore, many "stories" can be layered, one on top of another. I am interested in magnifying everday life, using fabric, color, and pattern as a metaphor for the structure of our culture, our lives, and our bodies.
| People's Choice Award
Selected by QN '07 visitors