Schweinfurths annual Quilts=Art=Quilts show to open Oct. 27


Quilts=Art=Quilts 2018, which opens Oct. 27, 2018, at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, features 73 artworks by 59 artists from around the world, including Canada, Northern Ireland, Germany, and Australia. The exhibit will run through Jan. 6, 2019.

The art center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since its opening in 1981, making this the 38th annual juried show. This year, jurors Gerri Spilka and Kit Vincent chose the winning pieces out of 266 submitted by 163 artists. Prize juror Bob Shaw will select prize winners after the show has been hung, and they will be announced during the opening.

The exhibition opens as part of Quilt Weekend activities at the Schweinfurth that include three-day workshops on traditional Nigerian fabric dyeing and mindful stitching Oct. 26 to 28, the opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27, and dinner and guest lecture by prize juror Bob Shaw at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

Other events include trunk shows on Nov. 4, Nov. 25, and Dec. 2; a Fall Fiber Retreat weekend Nov. 9 to 11; and a yarn/fiber event on Nov. 18. For details and to sign up for those events, link to the website at

Following is a list of artists participating in the show:
Margaret L. Abramshe, St. George, UT
Nancy Bardach, Berkeley, CA
Marina C. Baudoin, Silver Spring, MD
Deb Berkebile, Conneaut, OH
Margaret Black, Boswell, PA
Dawn W. Boyd, Atlanta, GA
Carol K. Boyer, Syracuse, NY
Anna Brown, Bungwahl, NSW, Australia
Marianne Burr, Coupeville, WA
Elizabeth A. Busch, Glenburn, ME
Erika Carter, Renton, WA
Holly L. Cole, Triangle, VA
Nancy M. Condon, Stillwater, MN
Alexis Deise, Newton, MA
Petra Fallaux, Pittsburgh, PA
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend, WA
Ann B. Feitelson, Montague, MA
Kathy Ford, Worthington, MA
Jan Frazer, Elwood, Victoria, Australia
Alice Gant, Trumansburg, NY
Helen Geglio, South Bend, IN
Julia C. Graziano, Manlius, NY
Anne S. Hammond, Silver Spring, MD
Ruby Horansky, Warminster, PA
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Murrysville, PA
Chawne M. Kimber, Easton, PA
Judy Kirpich, Takoma Park, MD
Elke Klein, Beckingen, Saarland, Germany
Colleen M. Kole, Grand Rapids, MI
Michele Lasker, Tulsa, OK
Jane Lloyd, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Viviana Lombrozo, San Diego, CA
Aryana B. Londir, Phoenix, AZ
Beth Markel, Rochester, MI
Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Carlisle, MA
Diane Melms, Anchorage, AK
Susan R. Michael, Tulsa, OK
Kathy Nida, El Cajon, CA
Bobbe S. Nolan, Eagle Lake, TX
Frauke Palmer, Columbus, OH
Pat Pauly, Rochester, NY
Julia E. Pfaff, Richmond, VA
Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX
Denise L. Roberts, Albright, WV
Lora A. Rocke, Lincoln, NE
Karen Schulz, Silver Spring, MD
Maria Shell, Anchorage, AK
Karen H. Sienk, Colden, NY
Janice Smyth, Newport, RI
Joan C. Sowada, Gillette, Wy
Christine Staver, Boalsburg, PA
Kim Svoboda, New York, NY
Paula J. Swett, Lewisburg, PA
Phyllis M. Tarrant, Matthews, NC
Melanie Tuazon, Livingston, NJ
Maggie Vanderweit, Fergus, ON
Vickie A. Wheatley, Louisville, KY
Hope Wilmarth, Spring, TX
Kathy York, Austin, TX