The QuiltArt email discussion list turned 15 this spring. I can’t believe it’s been around that long, although, come to think of it, I’ve been on other lists just as long, if not longer.
When it first started, QuiltArt was a pioneer. Not many people had heard of art quilts, and fewer knew what they were or were actively engaged in creating them. This has changed radically since then, with art quilts being featured in most major quilt exhibits, and many exhibits each year around the world dedicated solely to them.
The QA list has grown like topsy since then, too. It was started in 1995 by Judy Smith with a handful of subscribers and now has nearly 3500!
To celebrate the 15 year milestone, a challenge exhibit was mounted on the list and the resulting art quilts are now posted online. My entirely-stitched-by-hand piece, entitled “Space,” is below. You can see them all here: QuiltArt Quinceañera
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