"Our members are continually expanding the definition of quilting as a fine art medium," explained Exhibition Chair Christina Fairley Erickson. "'Motion' includes everything from abstract and expressionist designs to fully representation imagery of people, creatures and objects. The thread tying the exhibition together is the notion of movement."
The quilts comprising "Motion" adopt a variety of strategies in communicating the idea and feeling of movement or the passage of time. With some of the quilts, carefully arranged lines, textures and shapes draw the eye across the fabric. Others feature deliberate repetition, gestural lines and strategic placement of objects to evoke motion. Likewise, scale, proportion and subject matter, when skillfully incorporated into the quilt's design, can convey movement through space or time.
"This exhibit will challenge people's perceptions of quilting as an art form," explained National Quilt Museum CEO Frank Bennett. "We hope that everyone who experiences 'Motion' leaves with a sense of amazement at what's possible in fiber."
The CQA has exhibited the work of its members in galleries, libraries, churches and other public venues across the nation and even internationally. "Motion" is the association's first exhibition at the National Quilt Museum.
Bennett added: "Some believe that quilting is a medium locked in time. The National Quilt Museum aims to challenge that perception by featuring the work of today's quilt and fiber artist. We are proud to have this exhibit at The National Quilt Museum."
Based in Seattle, Washington, the CQA is a non-profit organization composed of artists, writers, teachers and collectors, all committed to the promotion of quilting as an exciting and evolving contemporary art form. The association will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016.
About the National Quilt Museum
The Museum is the world's largest museum devoted to quilts and fiber art. A destination for art enthusiasts worldwide, annually the Museum welcomes visitors from all 50 U.S. states and over 40 foreign countries from all corners of the globe. The Museum's onsite and traveling exhibits are viewed by over 120,000 people per year. In addition, over 4,000 youth and adults participate in the Museum's educational opportunities on an annual basis.
The Museum is located in a 27,000-square-foot facility in historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky. The Museum's mission is to, "Advance the art of today's quilters and fiber artists by making it accessible to new and expanding audiences worldwide." As their CEO Frank Bennett often states, "These are some of the most talented artists in the world and I want everyone to experience their work first-hand." The National Quilt Museum is a three-time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. It is located in Historic Downtown Paducah Kentucky, which was recently recognized as a UNESCO Creative City.
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