Monday, October 22, 2007

"Quilting-Art or Craft"

The Contemporary Quiltart Association's exhibit, "The Evolution of The Art Quilt", was at the Washington State History Museum (photo below). The view from the entrance of the museum was of the fabulous Union Station - which is itself a work of art-adorned inside and out with MORE Chihuly glass (more on that in a later post).

The CQA exhibit was really wonderful. The best of the best I would venture say. Although photos were allowed without flash, and I did take photos, I won't show the quilts since I have no permission to do so. There have been too many discussions recently about copyright laws and art being "knocked off" from being shown on-line that I think it best to be cautious. I did, however, think that the statement regarding the art and the craft of quilting was very thought provoking. You can click on the photo to view it in a larger size. What do you think?????

3 comments:

Waltraud said...

I think quilting is a combination: craft and art. We definitely need the techniques of craft, but when I see all the wonderful works of quilting, I often can say, this is art.

Sue B said...

sounds like you had a great time away. Interesting commentary on art/craft.

Lorraine E. said...

Glad you enjoyed the show! The quilts can be seen online here:
http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/index.htm

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