Quilts=Art=Quilts 2018

Oct 27, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

Annual Juried Quilt Exhibition featuring 59 artists from around the world

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. This year's exhibit features quilts by 59 artists from across the US and around the world. The exhibit is on view from October 27, 2018, through January 6, 2019.  Click here to see a video of the exibit, created by our volunteer Stephen Achimore.
This year's exhibit was juried by Gerri Spilka and Kit Vincent. Prizes were chosen by Prize Juror Robert Shaw. Here are the winning artists:
Juror’s Choice Awards 
•    Margaret Abramshe, of St. George, UT; “Nan,” 2017
•    Petra Fallaux, of Pittsburgh, PA; “Broken Horizon,” 2018
•    Helen Geglio, of South Bend, IN; “So Much Slipping Through Our Fingers,” 2018
Catherine Hastedt Award for Hand Worksmanship 
•    Marianne Burr, of Coupeville, WA; “Fragments,” 2018
Shirley Hastedt Award 
•    Maggie Vanderweit, of Fergus, Ontario, Canada; “All of Us and Aliens, Too,” 2017
Finger Lakes Fiber Artists’ Award for Surface Design 
•    Julia Pfaff, of Richmond VA; “Repeat V,” 2017
Schweinfurth Award for Excellence 
•    July Kirpich, of Takoma Park, MD; “Memory Loss No. 1,” 2018
Second Prize 
•    Elizabeth Busch, of Glenburn, ME; “Enigma 2,” 2017
First Prize 
•    Elke Klein, of Beckingen, Saarland, Germany; “Tiles #13: Rainbow,” 2017
Best of Show 
•    Karen Schulz, of Silver Spring, MD; “The Way You Occupy Space,” 2017
Thank you to our Quilts=Art=Quilts 2018 sponsors:
•   Davis Family Trust
•   Tompkins Financial
•   WRVO Public Radio
The Schweinfurth has planned several fiber-related events during QAQ. We encourage weekend visitors to plan their visits around three trunk shows, where presenting artists bring a wide variety of their work and describe their process and approach to quilting. Trunk shows are 2pm Sundays and included with admission. Here is the schedule:
•   Nov. 4: Alice Gant of Trumansburg, NY
•   Nov. 25: Maggie Vanderweit of Fergus, Ontario, Canada
•   Dec. 2: Gerri Spilka of Philadelphia, PA
On Sunday, Nov. 18, The SDchweinfurth is hosting a Local Fiber Market featuring local yarn producers and vendors, plus a lecture by indie dyer Carrie Drake. The event is 1 to 5 p.m. and included with the cost of admission. Click here for more information about the market.
This year’s QAQ artists are:
Margaret Abramshe- Saint George, UT
Nancy Bardach- Berkeley, CA
Marina Baudoin- Silver Spring, MD
Deb Berkebile- Conneaut, OH
Margaret Black- Boswell, PA
Dawn Boyd- Atlanta, GA
Carol Boyer- Syracuse, NY
Anna Brown- Bungwahl, Australia
Marianne Burr- Coupeville, WA
Elizabeth Busch- Glenburn, ME
Erika Carter- Renton, WA
Holly Cole- Triangle, VA
Nancy Condon- Stillwater, MN
Alexis Deise- Newton, MA
Petra Fallaux- Pittsburgh, PA
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry- Port Townsend, WA
Ann Feitelson- Montague, MA
Kathy Ford- Worthington, MA
Jan Frazer, Elwood, Australia
Alice Gant- Trumansburg, NY
Helen Geglio- South Bend, IN
Julia Graziano- Manlius, NY
Anne Hammond- Silver Spring, MD
Ruby Horansky- Warminster, PA
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred- Murrysville, PA
Chawne Kimber- Easton, PA
Judy Kirpich- Takoma Park, MD
Elke Klein- Beckingen, Germany
Colleen Kole- Grand Rapids, MI
Michele Lasker- Tulsa, OK
Jane Lloyd- Ballymena, Ireland
Viviana Lombrozo- San Diego, CA
Aryana Londir- Phoenix, AZ
Beth Markel- Rochester, MI
Valerie Maser-Flanagan- Carlisle, MA
Diane Melms- Anchorage, AK
Susan Michael- Tulsa, OK
Kathy Nida- El Cajon, CA
Bobbe Nolan- Eagle Lake, TX
Frauke Palmer- Columbus, OH
Pat Pauly- Rochester, NY
Julia Pfaff- Richmond, VA
Heather Pregger- Fort Worth, TX
Denise Roberts- Albright, WV
Lora Rocke- Lincoln, NE
Karen Schulz- Silver Spring, MD
Maria Shell- Anchorage, AK
Karen Sienk- Colden, NY
Janice Smyth- Newport, RI
Joan Sowada- Gillette, WY
Christine Staver- Boalsburg, PA
Kim Svoboda- New York, NY
Paula Swett- Lewisburg, PA
Phyllis Tarrant- Matthews, NC
Melanie Tuazon- Livingston, NJ
Maggie Vanderweit- Fergus, Canada
Vickie Wheatle- Louisville, KY
Hope Wilmarth- Spring, TX
Kathy York- Austin, TX
Image Credits:
Top Horizontal: Denise Roberts, MITOTE #4, 2016. 
Middle: Margaret Abramshe, Nan, 2017.
Bottom: Chawne Kimber, Get Woke, 2017. 
The exhibit will be on view through Sunday, January 6, 2019. Note that the Art Center is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and we close at 2pm on November 21.