Thirty-one quilts from the ninth biennial Quilt National Collection will be on display at the Riffe Gallery November 7 through January 4, 1997. This exhibition is produced and circulated by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center in Athens. Quilt National '95 is a juried international exhibition featuring the freshest, most innovative and exciting work done today in the quilt medium.
The works in Quilt National '95 were chosen from more than 1,232 entries submitted by 613 artists in 18 countries. Each quilt in the exhibition was selected for its maker's mastery of technique, overall design and concept. Jurors also looked for clarity and a sense of cohesiveness, as well as depth of style, content, technique or emotion. There is something unique and intriguing about each piece.
Featured artists include Elizabeth Barton, Peg Bird, Mary Allen Chaisson, Hollis Chatelain, Lisa Clark, Jane Burch Cochran, Suzanne Evenson, Joann Fitsell, Donna M. Fleming, Suzan Friedland, Leslie Gabrielse, Midge Hoffmann, Melissa Holzinger, Wendy Huhn, Marge Hurst, Susan Lee Webb, Linda Levin, Sara Long, Mckearn & Muse, Edith C. Mitchell, Clare Murray, Paula Nadelstern, New Image Group, Barbara Otto, Yvonne Porcella, Jane Sassaman, Joan Schulze, Robin Schwalb, Anne Smith, Petra Soesemann, and Diana Whitmer-Francko.