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Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie 2022

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States.

The 2022 exhibition will be on view May 19 – July 16, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Accepted artists will be eligible for cash awards, including a $1,000 Best of Show award.

See the 2021 Exhibit


2022 Judges


Tabitha Arnold is a visual artist and political organizer. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she now lives and works in Philadelphia. Her meticulous, tactile images speak to the radical past and ongoing struggle that threads all working people together.

Arnold’s textiles have traveled to exhibits in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, including the Woodmere Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Her work was recently profiled in Hyperallergic and Lux Magazine and featured on the cover of Dissent Magazine.

She is the 2021 Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd, where her work is now on view.


Rosy Petri is a mother, artist, and storyteller from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2021, Petri served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the bell hooks center at Berea College. In 2020, she was selected as a Mary L Nohl Emerging Artist Fellow and a Mildred L. Harpole Artist of the Year from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. In 2019, as the 11th Pfister Artist in Residence, Petri created a space to showcase her fabric portraits, record podcast interviews, and celebrate traditions of the African diaspora. Petri was a Milwaukee Artist Resource Network mentee under artist Della Wells.

Petri’s work can be viewed in several prominent Milwaukee locations, including the Pfister Hotel, Northwestern Mutual’s Giving Gallery, and the Milwaukee County Courthouse.


Daren Redman of Nashville, Indiana, uses her own mix of handmade dyes to make her works unique. A storyteller at heart, Daren discovered that her love of travel, and the desire to share these experiences with those around her became the seeds for her textile expressions. The endless colors in the leaves, grasses, tree trunks, and moss in the Indiana landscape and beyond serve as constant inspiration for the abstract landscapes represented in her textiles. Her process involves hand-dyeing cottons and silks in a low water dye bath, cutting intuitively, machine piecing the fabrics back together and finally machine quilting the compositions.

Daren’s artist residencies have been at The Grand Canyon National Park, Columbus Senior Center, Brown County State Park, and other various out of door locations, where she sets up an outdoor dye studio to dye silk and cotton to match the leaves, trees, grass, tree trunks and geological formations.

2022 Artists

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Linda Anderson | La Mesa, CA
Consuelo; 2019
47″ x 54″

*Suellen Wilkinson Best in Show Award, Presented by Carnegie Center for Art & History, Inc.*

Polly Bech | Swarthmore, PA
Black Hole; 2015
50″ x 50″

Emily Bellinger | Rochester, NY
As Above, So Below; 2022
Fiber Art Quilt
56″ x 33″ x 10″

Ellen Blalock | Syracuse, NY
River of Knowledge; 2020
Quilt, hand painted silk, cotton, and non-woven
46″ x 57″

*Marti Plager Memorial Award*

Shin-hee Chin | McPherson, KS
Gold Robe; 2020
Repurposed Korean Durumagi, quilted, stitched
72″ x 72″ x .35″

*Award of Excellence Presented by River City Fiber Artists*

Anna Chupa | Easton, PA
Avian Queen; 2019
37″ x 35″

Sara Drower | Boston, MA
Construction Site; 2021
Digitized photo printed on cotton, quilted and beaded
13″ x 11″ x 1″

Susan Else | Santa Cruz, CA
Offering; 2020

Collaged and quilted cloth over armature
19″ x 19″ x 3″

Cris Fee | Lebanon, OH
Fiona; 2017
Fabric, Paint and Thread
41.5″ x 33.5″ x 0.25″

Andrea Finch | Chambersburg, PA
Magnolia Grandiflora V – Fritz the Seed; 2019
26″ x 42″ x 42″

Helen Geglio | South Bend, IN
Apron Strings 3; 2022
Cotton, buttons, hand embroidered and stitched
36″ x 34″ x 2″

Cindy Houston | Bowling Green, KY
Water Goddess; 2021
Quilted dryer lint and paper; vintage textiles, natural dyes
6’ x 2’ x 6″

Jess Jones | Avondale Estates, GA
Weeping Quilt 2; 2020
Made, found, collected, and purchased fabric yo-yos; wood
72″ x 69″ x 2″

*Award of Excellence Presented by Schmitt Furniture*

Liz Kuny | Morristown, NJ
Coloring Outside the Lines; 2021

37″ x 17″

Susan Lapham | Vienna, VA
Playland #6; 2020
Commercial and hand-dyed cotton
79″ x 83″ x 1″

*Award of Excellence Presented by Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists*

Terrie Mangat | El Prado, NM
Climbing the Eternal Flame; 2022
Mixed Media Quilt
118″ x 75″ x .05″

*Honorable Mention*

Susie Monday | San Antonio, TX
Moonrise; 2020
38″ x 35″

Ahna Packard | Kearney, NE
Modern Cave Art Quilt; 2020
Mixed-media; embossed aluminum, bubble wrap, space blanket
41.75″ x 29″ x 1.75″

Michele Pollock | Columbus, IN
Against Forgetting What Has Been Lost; 2021
Machine and hand quilted eco-dyed fabric, hand embroidery
31″ x 12″ x 6″

*Honorable Mention*

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner | Red Lodge, MT
Superfun(d); 2021
Machine and handmade quilt
96″ x 144″ x 1″

*Honorable Mention*

Libby Williamson | Villa Park, CA
Burn Cycles; 2020
Fabric, paper, rope, zipper, measuring tape, wire, thread
100″ x 36″ x 2.5″

*Award for Creative Use of Stitching Presented by The Southern Indiana Quilt Guild*

Marianne Williamson | Mountain Brook, AL
Bahia Grass; 2021
Quilted Textile
55″ x 39″


Questions?  Contact Laura Wilkins at 812-944-7336 or

Pictured above: Jess Jones, Weeping Quilt 2 (detail), 2020. Made, found, collected, and purchased fabric yo-yos; wood. 72″ x 69″ x 2″.


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