Monday, April 29, 2013

Form, Not Function celebrates number 10

I have been closely associated with the juried show Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie since it started -- and next week it will open its tenth annual exhibit.  The show is held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany IN, just across the river from Louisville.

To mark its tenth show, the Carnegie will be issuing a catalog, and in order to get the award winners into the book, they asked entrants to deliver their quilts a couple of weeks early for judging.  I had the pleasure of looking at all the entries on that day, since my small quilt support group gives an award every year and we choose the winner.

Here's the show -- spread out on tables and floor, since there's another show still up in the gallery.

It's always exciting to see the quilts come in for a show, perhaps even more so before they're hung.  At this stage you see them as individuals but it's still a mystery how they will play together on the wall.  I'm no longer on the hanging committee, so I'll be as surprised as anybody to see what it looks like on opening night.

Which is Friday, May 10, 6-8 pm.  If you're anywhere nearby, please come for the party!


  1. Sounds like fun, but a bit of a drive from Portland, OR. Take some event pics so I can pretend I'm there. :)