Quilt National 2017

Quilt National

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Time: Open hours – see website for details

Location: Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Ln., Athens

Phone: (740) 592-4981

This 20th biennial Quilt National Exhibition will be on view at the Dairy Barn Arts Center May 27 through September 4, 2017.

Quilt National – Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art Quilts

Quilt National is intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. 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 works in the 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.