Quilts=Art=Quilts 2023

October 28, 2023, to January 7, 2024

Laurie Paquin, Composition 2, 2023; Best In Show Winner

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981.  

Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.  Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.

This year’s show features 73 pieces from 69 fiber artists. The gallery will open at 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, with an opening reception.

Congratulations to our winners

Best in Show: Laurie Paquin, “Composition 2,” 2023
First Prize: Kim Eichler-Messmer, “Ice Palace,” 2022
Finger Lakes Fiber Artist’s Award for Surface Design: Shin-hee Chin, “Movement in Stillness,” 2023
Schweinfurth Award: Judith Martin, “Underfoot the Earth Divine,” 2020
Juror’s Choice: Jennifer Candon, Gratitude,” 2023
Juror’s Choice: Genevieve Attinger, “The Cinnabar Field,” 2023

Meet several exhibiting artists

Watch short videos of several Quilts=Art=Quilts 2023 artists who attended the opening reception talking about their works.


Chawne Kimber

Chawne Kimber is a textile artist who mainly stitches quilts and embroidery that are shown in museums, galleries, and festivals all over the United States. Through cultivation of cotton in rural Alabama, some of her ancestors (unwillingly) participated in building the nation. Inspired by quilts made by these ancestors in the late 1800s, Chawne interprets traditional patchwork forms in an improvisational style and indulges in social justice confrontations in quilt form.

When not manipulating cotton, Chawne is a professor of mathematics and an academic dean at a small liberal arts university in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Irene Roderick

Irene’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in private and museum collections.  In 2019, she received the Emerging Artist Award at Quilt National, 2nd place finishes at QuiltCon2019 in the Improv category and in the 2-Color Challenge Category. Roderick was awarded the first place award in the Improv category at QuiltCon 2020. In 2021, she was awarded a Juror’s Choice Award at the Quilts=Art=Quilts Exhibition at the Schweinfurth Arts Center and the “In The Abstract” award in Visions Museum’s Quilt Visions 2021. You can also find her quilts depicted in many issues of Curated Quilts magazine.

Participating Artists

Mary Alexander
Geneviève Attinger
Cassandra Beaver
Polly Bech
Astrid Hilger Bennett
Margaret Black
Arlinka Blair
Barbara Blanchard
Sharon M. Bottle Souva
Susan Braverman
Allegra Brelsford
Jen Broemel
Anna Brown
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Betty Busby
Susan Byrnes
Lisa Call
Susan Callahan
Jennifer Candon
Katie Chester
Shinhee Chin
Carson Converse
Barbara Danzi
Marcia DeCamp
Wanda Dotson
Kim Eichler-Messmer
Audrey Esarey
Petra Fallaux
Ann Feitelson
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Dianne Firth
Jennifer Fons
Melissa Frumin
Emma Goldstein
Debbie Grifka
Cindy Grisdela
Michele Hardy
Rosemary Hoffenberg
Judy Hooworth
Jean Howard
Leslie Tucker Jenison
Heather Kinion
Judy Kirpich
Lauren Klementz-Harte
Susan Lapham
Michelle Lipson
Pamela Loewen
Niraja Lorenz
Paola Machetta
Jeanne Marklin
Judith Martin
Diane Melms
Suzan Ann Morgan
Carolyn Murphy
Lela ODell
Carolina Oneto
Laurie Paquin
Pat Pauly
Julie Reuben
Ann Ribbens
Denise Roberts
Michael Ross
Karen Schulz
Kelly Spell
Janet Swigler
Dale Tomlinson
Abigail Vargas
Vickie Wheatley
Jessica Wheelahan