Form Not Function

The title of this post is the name of a contemporary art quilt show in New Albany, IN. It is held every year at the Carnegie Center of Art and History.

After my shopping spree and a short visit with friends who were attending a quilt retreat in Newburgh IN, I met up with my husband and we were off to New Albany.  The weather and the cold was not near as bad as had been predicted and anticipated.  I’m glad I didn’t let it stop me.  It was a wonderful experience.  316 entries were submitted to the show and the three jurors chose 31.  I was fortunate to have a piece juried in and this was my first time entering this show.  I haven’t entered a lot of quilt shows…well actually maybe none, come to think of it!  For the last couple of years I have been entering Arts Council shows and hanging out with the local art crowd.  This was a step out of the box and I felt “nudged” to enter something I had put in the Arts Council show last year.  Anyway, the reception was fun, I met some fun people, and I’m very glad I was there.  My friend Cynthia, along with her husband, drove down from the Indianapolis area.  They were brave too, to get out on the roads,  but I think she wanted to be there for me.  We ate at a pretty good Mexican restaurant before the reception.

So here I am with my piece, Weathered Places (and a shiny forehead!). Although I didn’t win a monetary award, I heard lots of good things about my work.


  1. I was thinking about you today! I’m glad it went well and you had a good time. Your piece looks great hanging there! Congratulations! ~Jaime

  2. I am glad the show went well and you had a good time!! You are so talented Kathy!! Congrats my friend!!

  3. Hi Jaime, thanks for thinking of me. We had a late night last night but got home safely and I am very glad I attended the opening. It gave me a chance to meet the jurors and other people, including fiber artists from the area.

  4. Paula France says

    Hi Kathy!
    Your work is so beauiful! I admire you for sticking with it and not being afraid to make mistakes, moving forward and finding new techniques by experimenting and learning from others. Pass it on!
    Is there any chance you might get to teach an art class at SIC? Your creativity and talent is an inspiration to many of us!
    Luv ya!
    Your friend, Paula

  5. Hi Paula, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I believe the colleges hire people with “degrees”…which would leave me out! lol…the only thing I can teach there would be the community ed classes. Harrisburg did contact me about dyeing t-shirts, but I was busy and never got back with them to schedule.

  6. What a wonderful piece, Kathy. Congrats, again, on getting in the show!

  7. Thanks, Connie!

  8. Congrats on getting a piece in the show. It is always a good show with wonderful work. We tried to go Monday, but the museum was closed. Will try again before too long. Looking forward to seeing your piece.
    Robin Walston

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