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26th Annual Juried Quilt Exhibit

On View: November 4, 2007 - January 6, 2008

This year's exhibition will feature 89 contemporary quilts

by 80 artists from around the country, Canada, Ireland & Japan. Our 2007 jurors Liz Axford, Nancy Halpern & Jonathan Holstein reviewed 331 quilts by 194 artists.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm

CLOSED: Mondays & major holidays.
Closing@3pm Thanksgiving Eve.

Admission : $5/person and $4 for groups of 20+

Call (315)255-1553 to book your group tour today!

Exhibtiing quilters, members & Kids under 12 free.

Special Events:

Quilts=Art=Quilts Preview Reception with Award Presentation & Silent Quilt Auction

Saturday, November 3, 6 – 8pm

Open House & Walk-About Tours

Sunday, November 4, 1pm & 3:30pm

Lecture “Looking at American Quilts”

by Jonathan Holstein

Sunday, November 4, 2:30pm

Sunday Trunk Shows, 2pm

11/11 Mary Diamond

11/18 Caren Betlinski

11/25 Janet Root

12/2 Bette Rogers

12/9 Tompkins County Quilter’s Guild

Scroll down for more details about Quilts=Art=Quilts Programs

Emily Richardson

Spooky Woods

Ellin Larimer

Transition Four

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2007 Award Winners

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Best of Show

Astrid Hilger Bennett, Iowa City, Iowa

Balances

Best Tradition Design

Jean Biddick & Jo Cady-Bull, Tuscon, Arizona

Osgoode Hall

Best Innovative Design

Bob Adams, LaFayette, Indiana

Subdued Interplay #3

Schweinfurth Award for Design Excellence

Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Clemson, SC

The Big Red Dog

Catherine Hastedt Award for Hand Workmanship

Jean M. Evans, Medina, Ohio

Painters' Gallery II

Prize for Innovative Interpretation of Traditional Design

Leslie Joan Riley, Skokie, Illinois

Green Brown Construction

Gail van der hoof Award

Janet Steadman, Langley, Washington

Road Signs

Jurors' Choice Award

Christine Lacki, Wellesley, Massachusetts

All Boxed In

Jurors' Choice Award

Judi Blaydon, Milford, Michigan

Sub Rosa Plateau

Jurors' Choice Award

Rachel Brumer, Seattle, Washington

Long Time Passing III

Honorable Mentions

Ann Baddely Keister, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Now, About Our Trip to Italy

Bette Rogers, Honeoye Falls, New York

Ikebana Recollections

Paula Chung, Zephyr Cove, Neveda

Pink Rose Abstraction I

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2007 Exhibiting Artists

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Lenni Abel

Brooklyn, NY

Virginia Abrams

Hockessin, DE 

Bob Adams

LaFayette, IN

Margaret Anderson

Sedona, AZ

Karen Asherman

Saratoga Springs, NY

Jill Ault

Ann Arbor, MI

Madeleine Bajracharya

Glendale, CA

Nancy M. Bales

Skaneateles, NY

Jeanne R. Beck

Canandaigua, NY

Astrid Hilger Bennett

Iowa City, IA

Liz Berg

Castro Valley, CA

Jean Biddick & Jo Cady-Bull

Tucson, AZ

Ann Bird

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Judi Blaydon

Milford, MI

Mary Jo Bowers

Chicago, IL

Leslie Bowman-Friedlander

Reisterstown, MD

Beth Brady

Marietta, GA

Jean Brueggenjohann

Columbia, MO

Rachel Brumer

Seattle, WA

Paula Chung

Zephyr Cove, NV

Cynthia Corbin

Woodinville, WA

Tricia Coulson

LeClaire, IA

Nancy Crasco

Brighton, MA

Martha Bruin Degen

Staunton, VA

Joan Lockburner Deuel

Richford, NY

Mary Diamond

Interlaken, NY

Nancy DiDonato

Diamond Point, NY

 

Susan Else

Santa Cruz, CA

Nancy N. Erickson

Missoula, MT

Jean M. Evans

Medina, OH 

Beatriz Grayson

Winchester, MA

Deborah Gregory

Bellevue, WA

Leslie Hall

Longboat Key, FL

Lynne G. Harrill

Greenville, SC

Borg Hendrickson

Kooskia, ID

Anna Hergert

Moose Jaw, SK, Canada

Beverly Hertler

Red Bank, NJ

Wendy Hill

Sunriver, OR

Terry Jarrard-Dimond

Clemson, SC

Brenda Tower Jennings

Columbus, OH

Julia Karll

St. Peters, MO

Ann Baddeley Keister

Grand Rapids, MI

Pamela Kirch

Cazenovia, NY

Harue Konishi

Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Susan Krueger

Bowling Green, OH

Deborah Lacativa

Lawrenceville, GA

Christine Lacki

Wellesley, MA

Ellin Larimer

Pt Ludlow, WA

Eileen Lauterborn

Farmingdale, NY

Denise Linet

Center Harbor, NH

Jane Lloyd

Ballymena Co., Northern Ireland

Meta MacLean

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Joyce Martelli

Rochester, NY

Barbara Martinson

Roseville, MN

 

Barbara Barrick McKie

Lyme, CT

Nana Montgomery

Santa Cruz, CA

Dominie Nash

Bethesda, MD

Ruth Ohol

Lockport, NY

Out of Towners

Knoxville, TN

Pat Owoc

St. Louis, MO

Pat Pauly

Pittsford, NY

Marti Plager

Louisville, KY

Judith Plotner

Gloversville, NY

Kay Preston

Deep Gap, NC

Wen Redmond

Strafford, NH

Emily Richardson

Philadelphia, PA

Leslie Joan Riley

Skokie, IL

Bette Rogers

Honeoye Falls, NY

Nancy Schlegel

Castleton, NY

Sandy Shelenberger

Conneaut, OH

Mary Ruth Smith

Waco, TX

Joan Sowada

Gillette, WY

Janet Steadman

Langley, WA

Andrea Stewart

Scituate, MA

Paula Swett

Lewisburg, PA

Mary Vaneecke

Tucson, AZ

Desiree Vaughn

Suttons Bay, MI

Jenny Williams

Lexington, NC

Jeanne Williamson

Natick, MA

Sandra L.H. Woock

Bethesda, MD

Terry Jarrard-Dimond

The Big Red Dog

 

Cynthia Corbin

Red Ground

 

Jean Evans

Painter's Gallery II

 

Barbara Barrick McKie

Preening Pelican

 

Denise Linet

Remnants of Autumn

 

Barbara Martinson

Greenspace=Bluespace

 

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Quilts=Art=Quilts 2007 Events & Programs

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Quilts=Art=Quilts Preview Reception with Award Presentation & Silent Auction

Saturday, November 3, 6 – 8pm

Be among the first to see our 26th annual juried Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit, meet exhibiting quilters and bid on quilts donated by quilter's from the 2007 Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit.   Free and open to the public.

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Silent Auction Artists

Madeleine Bajracharya

Glendale, CA

Judi Blaydon

Milford, MI

Mary Jo Bowers

Chicago, IL

Cynthia Corbin

Woodinville, WA

Mary Diamond

Interlaken, NY

Nancy DiDonato

Diamond Point, NY

Jean M. Evans

Medina, OH 

Beverly Hertler

Red Bank, NJ

Wendy Hill

Sunriver, OR

Terry Jarrard-Dimond

Clemson, SC

Harue Konishi

Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Eileen Lauterborn

Farmingdale, NY

Denise Linet

Center Harbor, NH

Ruth Ohol

Lockport, NY

Pat Pauly

Pittsford, NY

Wen Redmond

Strafford, NH

Leslie Joan Riley

Skokie, IL

Desiree Vaughn

Suttons Bay, MI

Jenny Williams

Lexington, NC

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Open House & Walk-About Tours

Sunday, November 4, 1pm & 3:30pm

Join us for the opening day of Quilts=Art=Quilts.  Meet some of this year’s exhibiting quilters and enjoy a walk about tour guided by Executive Director Donna Lamb & Executive Consultant Eugenia Barnes.  Admission fee: $5.  Members and children under 12 free.

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Lecture “Looking at American Quilts” by Jonathan Holstein

Sunday, November 4, 2:30pm

Jonathan Holstein is a collector, whose gift of over 400 quilts and related materials to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2003 helped to establish the International Quilt Study Center. The quilts he assembled for the 1971 exhibition “Abstract Design in American Quilts” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York is regarded by scholars as instrumental in igniting the quilt renaissance of the 20th and 21st centuries and elevating quilts to the level of “high” art by presenting them on the walls of a prestigious art museum.

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Trunk Show by Mary Diamond

Sunday, November 11, 2pm

Inspired by nature and its limitless palette, Mary fashions art quilts, wearable art and soft sculpture.  Presently she enjoys working with African prints, once having lived in Kenya, and also focuses on experimentation in cloth portraiture.  She loves to share her joy of working with color and fiber with others and has had the pleasure of having her work on national and international tour. 

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Trunk Show by Caren Betlinski

Sunday, November 18, 2pm

Caren Betlinski’s has taken a 10 year journey in the quilt world from a Special Education Teacher who couldn't sew to a Fiber Artist who creates art quilts and has a growing passion for thread painting. With the use of thread, she is able to add color, create details and even create entire pictorial quilts.

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Trunk Show by Janet Root

Sunday, November 25, 2pm

Janet Root has only been quilting since 1989, but sewing forever. She teaches traditional quilting classes in several Rochester area quilt shops, and was nominated for The Professional Quilter's Teacher of the Year award for 2005. Janet is also am a member of Genesee Valley Quilt Club and RAFA (Rochester Area Fiber Artists).

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Trunk Show by Bette Rogers

Sunday, December 2, 2pm

Bette Rogers is a quilt artist from Honeoye Falls who has been attracted to fiber since she was a small child learning to knit, crochet and embroider. She went on to study textiles in college and started to make functional quilts while living in Japan. Bette was also studying ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arranging) at that same time and decided to combine her interests by making ikebana quilts.

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Trunk Show by Tompkins County Quilter’s Guild

Sunday, December 9, 2pm

The Tompkins County Quilters Guild is a non-profit educational organization which encourages interest in quiltmaking by sharing and increasing knowledge of the mechanics of quiltmaking and by studying quilt making as an art form.  The guild presents a show every two years, and participates in many community service projects including ABC quilts provide for at-risk babies at birth. 

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Quilts=Art=Quilts 2007 Jurors

Liz Azford • Nancy Halpern • Jonathan Holstein

Executive Consultant: Eugenia Barnes

Liz Axford           Houston, TX

Liz Axford is an artist whose work includes an increasing variety of fiber techniques including quilt-making, surface design, handmade felt and embroidery. A former architect, she teaches quilt-making design and fabric dyeing nationally. Her work has been included in Quilt National, Crafts National, Fiberarts International, CraftHouston and Materials: Hard and Soft. She was the
1998 recipient of the QuiltVisions Quilt Japan Prize, and in 2005 received an Individual Artists Fellowship Grant from the Cultural Arts Center of Houston.


Nancy Halpern            Natick, MA

Nancy Halpern has been one of the leading exponents of the American “art quilt” for nearly two decades, and she has taught quilt making for over thirty years. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. She received the visual artist’s fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Domini McCarthy Award for Exceptional Craftsmanship at the 1985 Quilt National. She has
a BA from the University of California, Berkley, and has studied at Radcliff and the Boston Architectural Center.

 

Jonathan Holstein           Cazenovia, NY

Jonathan Holstein is a collector, whose gift of over 400 quilts and related materials to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2003 helped to establish the International Quilt Study Center. The quilts he assembled for the 1971 exhibition “Abstract
Design in American Quilts” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York is regarded by scholars as instrumental in igniting the quilt renaissance of the 20th and 21st centuries and elevating quilts to the level of “high” art by presenting them on the walls of a prestigious art museum.

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