These talented individuals possess a wealth of knowledge about traditional and contemporary textiles and decades of collective experience with the artistic and technical aspects of this exciting art form.
Françoise Barnes is an artist, quilter, teacher and lecturer. After coming to Athens in 1970s, she took drawing classes at Ohio University. Shortly after, she discovered quilts and saw the possibilities of designing her own and not replicating the traditional ones. She was one of the co-founders of Quilt National in 1979. After twenty years making quilts, she began to move away from textiles and go back to painting and drawing. Her quilts are in many private and corporate collections.
Carolyn Ducey is an artist and, since 1998, has been Curator of Collections at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned a Ph.D. in Textiles, Clothing & Design, with an emphasis in Quilt Studies at the University of Nebraska in 2010.
Judy Kirpich is an Quilt National artist and teacher. She has studied with Nancy Crow and began displaying her own quilts in 2011. Her work has been shown in museums and quilt exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Australia, and in the United States. She is also founder of Grafik.
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