"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 quilt making as what it always has been - an art form. The works in a Quilt National exhibit display a reverence for the lessons taught by the makers of the heritage quilts.
Shown here are: Cross Section by Diane Nunez of Southfield, Michigan who used fabric strips as her medium. The fabric strips create her line of drawing and geographically represent the bright texture of the earth's subgrade.
Maria Shell of Anchorage, Alaska stitched 900 quilt blocks - 6,300 pieces - together. She describes the making of this quilt as "a meditation on piecing, an exercise in tenacity, and a contemplation on process as art."