Perspectives: Art, Craft, Design & the Studio Quilt

Perspectives: Art, Craft, Design & the Studio Quilt

Perspectives: Art, Craft, Design & the Studio Quilt

Quilts by 21 contemporary artists were assembled from the permanent collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum and complemented by several related works in various mediums owned by local collectors.

Michael James, internationally recognized quilt artist and chair of UNL's Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design and fellow fiber artist and New York City-based art critic Sandra Sider curated the exhibition and wrote the accompanying catalog (available at the museum kiosk or online) and audio tour. Works in the exhibition were from five countries and ranged from abstract to whimsically concrete.

The contemporary studio quilt evolved from earlier quilting traditions. This exhibition highlighted how today's innovators give quilts new meanings.

Featured Works

Featured Works

Number 47
Pamela Studstill
Pipe Creek, Texas 
1985
60.5 x 85 inches
Ardis and Robert James Collection, 1997.007.1061

PW Block #5
Ellen Oppenheimer
Oakland, California 
2003
65 x 65 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2004.022.0001

Colourwash Spillikins
Deirdre Amsden
Norfolk, England, U.K.
1998
62.5 x 80 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2005.038.0001

Dot Flag
Mary Anne Jordan
Lawrence, Kansas 
2006 
109 x 43 inches 
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2006.052.0001 

MOOG
Jan Myers-Newbury
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
2006
68 x 71.5 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2007.024.0001

Wind over Water
Pauline Burbidge
Allanton, Scotland, U.K.
2003
72 x 71.5 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2005.004.0001

A Lake/A Bowl
Dorothy Caldwell
Hastings, Ontario, Canada
2003
108 x 119.5 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2006.038.0001

Pantelleria
Teresina Gai
Pinerolo, Piedmont, Italy
c. 2006
56 x 52 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2007.019.0001

Oil Rig
Jo Budd
Bungay, Suffolk, U.K.
1996
98 x 125.5 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2007.039.0002

Lake Superior Quilt
Terrie Hancock Mangat
Taos, New Mexico 
77.5 x 63 inches (quilt)
Gift of Terrie Hancock Mangat, 2009.021.0001 

Sawblade
Therese May
San Jose, California 
1985
69 x 77 inches
Ardis and Robert James Collection, 1997.007.1079

The Men: Mask Face Quilt #2
Faith Ringgold
New York, New York 
1986
69.5 x 62 inches
Ardis and Robert James Collection, 1997.007.1083

Mums are Heroes
Lynn Setterington
Manchester, England, U.K.
2005
67.5 x 53 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2006.015.0001

The Sorrow of the Black Women
Ursula Rauch
Weingarten, Württemberg, Germany
1996
75 x 54 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2006.043.0012

Sock Monkey Jamboree
Mary Catherine Lamb
(b. Oakland, California 1949; d. Portland, Oregon, 2009)
Portland, Oregon 
2007
61.5 x 46 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2007.043.0001

The Calendar/Moon: Card #18 in the Kitchen Tarot
Susan Shie
Wooster, Ohio 
2007
89.5 x 69 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2008.002.0002

Caryatids
Emily Richardson
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
2004
64 x 15 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2005.025.0001

Le labyrinth des signes (Pictographic Maze)
Anne Woringer
Paris, France
2006
39 x 40.5 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2008.022.0001

Autumn 1
Barbara Watler
Hollywood, Florida 
2007
107 x 59 inches each, 107 x 254 inches overall
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2008.032.0002 

Autumn 2
Barbara Watler
Hollywood, Florida 
2007
107 x 59 inches each, 107 x 254 inches overall
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2008.032.0002 

Autumn 3
Barbara Watler
Hollywood, Florida 
2007
107 x 59 inches each, 107 x 254 inches overall
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2008.032.0002 

Autumn 4
Barbara Watler
Hollywood, Florida 
2007
107 x 59 inches each, 107 x 254 inches overall
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2008.032.0002 

Through the Trees: Solstice Moon
Chris Wolf Edmonds
Berryton, Kansas 
2001
67.5 x 39 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2005.005.0001

Through the Trees: Under The Storm
Chris Wolf Edmonds
Berryton, Kansas 
2001
66.5 x 41.5 inches
Purchase made possible through James Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2005.005.0002

Featured Works
Thank you to Friends of Fiber Art International and Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design for making this exhibition possible.
Event Date
Saturday, November 21, 2009 to Sunday, May 9, 2010