nyquiltsmith.com – Quilt National ’11 Exhibit Opens on Valentine’s Day

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Pink Leaf 2
Pat Pauly

Quilt National '11 – Opens next Tuesday, Valentine's Day!


Exhibition Dates: February 14 – April 29, 2012

Click here to Download Exhibition Postcard


The 17th biennial juried exhibition of Quilt National returns to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for the first time since 2006. This quintessential exhibition of contemporary art quilts features 46 works by first time entrants and established artists. Juried by Eleanor McCain, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, and Nelda Warkentin in Ohio during the fall of 2010, the exhibit showcases state-of-the art contemporary quilting in all of its range of styles, techniques, and multi-faceted contemporary expressions. 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.”


Exhibit Sponsors: Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists
and Northern California Quilt Council


Click here for more information on Quilt National '11.


Mother Me Mother You
Anne Smith

Quilt National '11 Opening Reception (Free with Admission) & Members Only Walkthrough


Sunday, February 19, 2012
Members Only Walkthrough, 1 – 2pm
Opening Reception, 2 – 4pm


RSVP to kristen@sjquiltmuseum.org or call 408.971.0323 x14




Meadow Pine
Nelda Warkentin

Insights into Quilt National '11


Sunday, March 18, 2012
1 – 2:30pm


Nelda Warkentin, Quilt National '11 juror and artist, will offer information and observations about the exhibition and the jury process. As a way of introducing herself, Warkentin will also discuss her work, its evolution and where its headed. Following her presentation, a 'juror's walk' will highlight several of the quilts in the exhibition.


Warkentin is a fiber artist with gallery representation in Anchorage AK and Boston MA. Her quilts have been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, including the U.S. Embassies in Belgium, Russia and South Africa. Her work, featured in the book, 'Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2', has been juried 12 times into Quilt National and Visions. Warkentin is Treasurer of Studio Art Quilt Associates.


$10 students, $15 members, $25 non members. Purchase online.


San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, California 95113


Open Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm
and 7-11pm on the first Friday of every month

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose California 95113
United States

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