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Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie


The Carnegie Center for Art and History presents Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, an annual exhibition of contemporary art quilts. The exhibition opens Friday, May 24, 2019 with a members-only gallery talk at 5:30 PM, and a public opening reception 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The exhibition continues through July 20, 2019.

Since its founding in 2004, the show has become one of the premiere exhibitions of contemporary art quilts in the nation. The exhibition is juried each year by a rotating panel of fiber artists & experts, who consider the originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship of the submitted works. This year, 18 art quilts were selected from hundreds of submissions by artists from across the United States.


Each year jurors award over $2000 in awards to artists in Form, Not Function. The 2019 award winners are:

  • Suellen Wilkinson Best in Show Award Presented by Carnegie Center for Art & History, Inc.:  Memory Loss No. 1 by Judy Kirpich
  • Award of Excellence Presented by Schmitt FurniturePattern Fusion No. 18: Motherboard 9 by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval
  • Award of Excellence Presented by Louisville Area Fiber and Textile ArtistsS h a t t e r e d by Emily Bellinger
  • Award of Excellence Presented by River City Fiber Artists: Curb Appeal 6 by Margaret Black
  • Inspired by Nature Award Presented by Juanita Yeager: Womanscape by Kathy Nida
  • Award for Creative Use of Stitching Presented by the Southern Indiana Quilt Guild: Persephone (Jenn) by Deborah Hyde
  • Honorable Mention Award: Mended Wedding Ring Quilt by Jeanne Bieri
  • Honorable Mention Award: Perennial by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner
  • A Visitor’s Choice Award: Persephone (Jenn) by Deborah Hyde


2019 Exhibiting Artists:

Andrea Alonge, Seattle, WA

Emily Bellinger, Rochester, NY

Jeanne Bieri, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Margaret Black, Boswell, PA

Jen Broemel, Indianapolis, IN

Jinn Bug and Ron Whitehead, Clarksville, IN

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Red Lodge, MT

Deborah Hyde, West Bloomfield, MI

Dong Kyu Kim, Fort Lee, NJ

Judy Kirpich, Takoma Park, MD

Paulette Landers, Rainier, OR

Susan Michael, Tulsa, OK

Kathy Nida, El Cajon, CA

Eden Quispe, Newton, KS

Frauke Palmer, Columbus, OH

Judith Plotner, Gloversville, NY

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Lexington, KY

Vickie Wheatley, Louisville, KY


Meet the jurors: 


Terry Jarrard-Dimond is an artist who lives and works in Seneca, South Carolina. She earned a BA from Winthrop University in Rock Hill and an MFA from Clemson University. After completion of her MFA she continued her studio work while teaching at a number of colleges and universities including Clemson University and The South Carolina Governor’s School for Art. Her work is represented in collections including Coca-Cola International, Atlanta, Georgia, The Federal Reserve Bank, Charlotte, North Carolina, and The State Museum of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina among others.

Jarrard-Dimond’s work has been included in numerous major competitive exhibitions including Color Improvisations, which toured across Europe for two years. Her artwork was featured in Wall Art, a book published by Schiffer Publishing and in 2017 The Florence County Museum presentedher work: EVIDENCE: The Art of Terry Jarrard-Dimond 1987-2017 in a solo exhibition. Most recently she and her husband presented 50/50 Gold which covers work produced during their 50 years together.


Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi is an artist, author, curator, and historian. She was a founder of the African-American Quilt Guild of Los Angles in 1981 and the Women of Color Quilters Network (WCQN) in 1985 to educate the public about the diversity of interpretation, styles and techniques among African American quilters and teach younger generations of African Americans about their own history through the quilts.

Dr. Mazloomi creates quilts based on themes of family life, women’s rights, political freedom, and musical legacy. Her work has been exhibited at the Mint Museum, American Folk Art Museum in New York City, National Civil Rights Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including an Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award and a Distinguished Scholar & Celebrated Artist Lifetime Achievement Award by Faith Ringgold’s Anyone Can Fly Foundation. She was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts and in 2016 she was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame Museum.


Colleen Merrill examines notions of motherhood, relationships, and sexuality through the reconfiguration of domestic textiles. Merrill obtained her MFA from the University of Kentucky and BFA from the University of Cincinnati. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Institute 193 in Lexington, Zephyr Gallery in Louisville, Arc Gallery in San Francisco, The Pittsburg Center for the Arts and at the International Textile Biennial in Haact, Belgium.

Merrill was recently awarded an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Federation for Women. She has received fellowships for attending artist residencies such as the Byrdcliffe Artist Residency in New York and the Pentaculum Textiles Residency at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Tennessee. Her work has been published most recently in the Australian book, “The Craft Companion” by Ramona Barry and in “Textiel Plus Magazine” printed in The Netherlands. She currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she teaches art and fiber at Bluegrass Community and Technical College and at the University of Kentucky.






Jeanne Bieri, Mended Wedding Ring Quilt

Paulette Landers, NUNAVUT VOICES 5

Judith Plotner, Annotated in Blue

Deborah Hyde, Persephone (Jenn)

Frauke Palmer, Avenging Angel

Jen Broemel, Blushin’ and Glowin’

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Perennial

Judy Kirpich, Memory Loss No. 1

Susan Michael, Circular Infinity

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Pattern Fusion No. 18: Motherboard 9

Jinn Bug and Ron Whitehead, Jinn & Ron’s Crazy Quilt Book of Love

Dong Kyu Kim, American Stitches #6

Margaret Black, Curb Appeal 6

Kathy Nida, Womanscape

Eden Quispe, Seared Mother

Emily Bellinger, S h a t t e r e d

Andrea Alonge, Infinite Rainbow Divided By Zero

Vickie Wheatley, Anxieties 4: The River Lethe


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