October 28 through December 6, 2014Fountain Gallery, Lafayette
Quilt National is a biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt, produced and circulated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio. It is a showcase for new work produced in the two-year span prior to the exhibition. Its focus is to provide the viewer with a visual presentation of innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric.
The works in a 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 quiltmaking 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.
This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Center for Families at Purdue University, in celebration of its 20th anniversary.