Copyright Susan Brubaker Knapp 2022
“Sproing” was just accepted to Quilt National ’23, and I am over the moon. I think this is the fourth time I have entered a piece, and the first time my work has been accepted. This year, there were 674 entries from 20 countries. “Sproing” is based on a line drawing I made of old bed springs discarded on a curb in my old neighborhood. This piece is 42.5” wide by 64.25 high, and is wholecloth painted and free-motion machine quilted. Many thanks to jurors Chiaki Dosho, Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, and Irene L. Roderick; and Quilt National Director Keri Wolfe.
The exhibition will be open to the public at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, May 27 through Sept. 4, 2023.
Information from the Quilt National website:
“Quilt National ’23 is the twenty-third in the series of international juried exhibitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW artwork (completed after September 8, 2020) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select artworks that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and variation of
contemporary expressions. Artwork will be judged on originality, design, technique, and craftsmanship.… Approximately 85 artworks will be selected for display.”