October 4 - December 6, 2019


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Quilt National 2019

This internationally-juried exhibition, juried by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, joins the Foundry Art Centre once again for its renowned biennial collection of Art Quilts by contemporary fiber artists. This year’s collection includes quilts from eight-four artists from twenty-six states and six countries. The Foundry Art Centre is the only venue that will host the exhibition in its entirety aside from its original run at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Quilt National was intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. Its purpose was then, and still is, to carry the definition of quilting far beyond its traditional parameters and to promote quiltmaking as what it always has been — an art form. For the full history of Quilt National, please click here.

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.

Opening Reception

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The Foundry Art Centre is one of many local sites participating in IT19. Created to investigate the state of contemporary textile arts, IT19 is comprised of over 45 regional nonprofit & commercial art galleries, organizations and museums that have joined forces to present innovative exhibitions that explore fiber art, textiles and fashion created by local, regional, national, and international artists. Explore this map to find other participating sites in the St. Louis region.


Françoise Barnes is an artist, quilter, teacher and lecturer. After coming to Athens in 1970s, she took drawing classes at Ohio University. Shortly after, she discovered quilts and saw the possibilities of designing her own and not replicating the traditional ones. She was one of the co-founders of Quilt National in 1979. After twenty years making quilts, she began to move away from textiles and go back to painting and drawing. Her quilts are in many private and corporate collections.

Carolyn Ducey is an artist and, since 1998, has been Curator of Collections at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned a Ph.D. in Textiles, Clothing & Design, with an emphasis in Quilt Studies at the University of Nebraska in 2010.

Judy Kirpich is an Quilt National artist and teacher. She has studied with Nancy Crow and began displaying her own quilts in 2011. Her work has been shown in museums and quilt exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Australia, and in the United States. She is also founder of Grafik.

Pat Kroth
Verona, WI

Russ Little
College Park, MD

Pamela Loewen
Williamston, MI

Viviana Lombrozo
San Diego, CA

Terrie Mangat
El Prado, NM

Valerie Maser-Flanagan
Carlisle, MA

Penny Mateer
Pittsburgh, PA

Mary Mattimoe
Newmarket, Suffolk, UK

Eleanor McCain
Shalimar, FL

Alison Muir

Barbara Nepom
Lopez Island, WA

Ellen Oppenheimer
Oakland, CA

Gabrielle Paquin
Orleans, Loiret, FRANCE

Anne Parker
Silver City, NM

Pat Pauly
Rochester, NY

Elizabeth F Pekins
Lampasas, TX

Julia Pfaff
Richmond, VA

Margaret Phillips
Cos Cob, CT

Ann Rebele
Columbus, OH

Daren Redman
Nashville, IN

Martha Ressler
Hamburg, PA

Denise Roberts
Albright, WV

Irene Roderick
Austin, TX

Michael Ross
New Hope, PA

Arturo Sandoval
Lexington, KY

Dinah Sargeant
Newhall, CA

Karen Schulz
Silver Spring, MD

Joan Schulze
Sunnyvale, CA

Sally Sellers
Vancouver, WA

Diane Siebels
Charlottesville, VA

Janet Steadman
Langley, WA

Andrew Steinbrecher
Cincinnati, OH

Mary Ann Tipple
Elyria, OH

Cécile Trentini

Erica Waaser

Isabelle Wiessler
Gundelfingen, GERMANY

Marianne Williamson
Miami, FL

Barb Wills
Prescott, AZ

Hope Wilmarth
Spring, TX

Ellen Wong
Oakland, CA

Anne Wu
Miami, NM

Dana Ziesemer
Silverdale, WA

Ludmila Aristova
Brooklyn, NY

Jill Ault
Ann Arbor, MI

Patricia Autenrieth
Hyattsville, MD

Liz Axford
Clinton, WA

Astrid Bennett
Iowa City IA

Susan Bianchi
Saratoga, CA

Margaret Black
Boswell, PA

Jen Broemel
Indianapolis, IN

Peggy Brown
Nashville, IN

Anna Brown

Pat Budge
Garden Valley, ID

Betty Busby
Albuquerque, NM

Susan Callahan
Silver Spring, MD

Benedicte Caneill
Larchmont, NY

Beth Carney
Yonkers, NY

Sandra Champion
Battery Point, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

Sandra Palmer Ciolino
Cincinnati, OH

Carson Converse
Shelburne Falls, MA

Stefani Danes
Pittsburgh, PA

Yael David-Cohen

Chiaki Dosho
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken, JAPAN

Chris Edmonds
Berryton, KS

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Port Townsend, WA

Kathy Ford
Worthington, MA

Pat Forster
Mount Pleasant, WA, AUSTRALIA

Sheila Frampton Cooper
Martigues, FRANCE

Randy Frost
Bronxville, NY

Sylvia Gegaregian
Portola Valley, CA

Helen Geglio
South Bend, IN

Sandy Gregg
Cambridge, MA

Anne Hammond
Silver Spring, MD

Barbara Oliver Hartman
Flower Mound, TX

Marla Hattabaugh
Scottsdale, AZ

Susann Heyman
Kneese, Mecklenburg Vorpommen, GERMANY

Jean Howard
Auxvasse, MO

Sara Impey
Colchester, Essex, UK

Maren Johnston
Santa Barbara, CA

Jean Keenan
Sisters, OR

Jill Kerttula
Charlottesville, VA

Harue Konishi
Wakamiya Nakano-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

Margarita Korioth
Colliersville, TN

Paula Kovarik
Memphis, TN

This exhibit is produced and circulated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio.

This exhibit is produced and circulated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio.