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Quilt Art

A Finely Stitched Line
Quilt Art at Temple Har Shalom
by Sheryl Gillilan

The line between art and craft may be no finer than when quilts are the topic of discussion. Quilts have resided happily in the craft category for centuries, but in the last 30 years or so, some quilts have made their way off of beds and on to walls. These are known as art quilts and are commanding high prices in the art market and providing cachet in museum collections.

All art quilts are not created equal, however. The relative novelty of a quilt on the wall doesn’t necessarily catapult it into fine art territory. As with all art, some people are just plain better at it than others, and a high quality art quilt demonstrates a mastery of subject, design and content – as well as technical ability…

Read the article in the November 2010 edition of 15 Bytes.

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