In some Latin American countries, the Quinceañera is a coming of age ritual celebrated when a young lady reaches the age of 15. Similar to a "Sweet Sixteen" in many communities or a Bat Mitzvah in the Jewish religion, this rite of passage marks the time when a young lady puts away her childhood toys and becomes a young woman.

In the summer of 1995, Quiltart was started with a handful of followers as an internet listserv for art quilters. At that time there were almost no places online where art quilters could communicate with each other. Quiltart was started to give these artists a place to discuss their craft without moderation. Since that time, our numbers have grown to almost 3500. We have seen people come and go and return. Our subscribers have included beginning quilters and some of the most revered names in the quilting world. We have shown our work at a 10th Anniversary Exhibit in Houston at the International Quilt Festival and individually at almost every major quilt show in this country and abroad. Our quilts have been published in countless books and magazine articles, many of which have been written by Quiltart subscribers. We have shared ideas, techniques and thoughts, while honing our craft and producing some of the most outstanding quilts that have ever been made. As an added bonus, we have made friendships that will last a lifetime.

When Quiltart started, the contemporary art quilt was still on the fringes of being accepted at many shows around the country. As Quiltart celebrates our own Quinceañera, we recognize that we have matured together over these past 15 years and are no longer considered the newcomer in the world of quilting, but an established and vital part of it. For this fact, we celebrate! We've come a long way together and hope to be at it for many years to come.

A challenge was made to Quiltart subscribers to celebrate our Quinceañera. The only guidelines were that the quilt had to 15" square and had to incorporate some technique that had been learned since joining Quiltart. The resulting 80 quilts are a wonderful representation of how far we have come since 1995.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us all these years --our subscribers and our sponsors. I hope we're around for another 15 with results just as amazing!    Judy Smith  

Please note that this exhibit is very graphic intensive. Click on each quilt for an individual page for each artist.

Quiltart Quinceanero:  Pamela Allen
Quiltart Quinceanero:  Diane Becka
Quiltart Quinceanero:  Kris Bishop
Diane Becka
Kris Bishop
Sherry Boram
Quiltart Quinceanero: Allison Brown-Cestero
Quiltart Quinceanero: Sherry Buchler
Quiltart Quinceanero: Sonia Callahan
Allison Brown-Cestero
Sherry Buchler
Sonia Callahan
Trish Casey-Green
Quiltart Quinceanero: Laura Cater-Woods
Quiltart Quinceanero: Gerrie Congdon
Quiltart Quinceanero: Anne Copeland
Laura Cater-Woods
Gerrie Congdon
Anne Copeland
Phyllis Cullen
Mathea Daunheimer
Ronnie Doyal
Leigh Elking
Mathea Daunheimer
Ronnie Doyal
Leigh Elking
Wendy Ferguson
Jamie Fingal
Francie Gass
Jan Girod
A. Carole Grant
Jamie Fingal
Francie Gass
Jan Girod
A. Carole Grant
Terry Grant
Lyn Wolf Jackson
Leslie Jenison
Terry Grant
Lyn Wolf Jackson
Leslie Jenison
Crane Johnson
PeggySue King
Lynn Kunz
Heather Lair
PeggySue King
Lynn Kunz
Heather Lair
Eleanor Levie
Ebony Love
Heidi Lund
Felisa Lyons
Debbie Markowitz
Ebony Love
Heidi Lund
Felisa Lyons
Debbie Markowitz
Jeannelle McCall
Janice McKeehan
Anita McLarin
Jeannelle McCall
Janice McKeehan
Anita McLarin
Carol Mesimer
Roberta Chalfy Miller
Kathleen Molatch
patsy monk
Ann Louise Mullard-Pugh
Roberta Chalfy Miller
Kathleen Molatch
patsy monk
Ann Louise Mullard-Pugh
Gail Myrhorodsky
LynnDel Newbold
J. Marie Norris
Maria Victoria Novaro Hueyo
Gail Myrhorodsky
LynnDel Newbold
J. Marie Norris
Maria Victoria Novaro Hueyo
Hannelore Nunn
Liz Nutter
Carole O'Brien
Karen Steil Osborn
Hannelore Nunn
Liz Nutter
Carole O'Brien
Karen Stiehl Osborn
Janice Paine-Dawes
Jeri Pollack
Terry Pottmeyer
Janice Paine-Dawes
Jeri Pollack
Terry Pottmeyer
Ruthie Powers
Barb Pozek
Lisa Quintana
Sharon Richards
Suzanne Riggio
Barbara Pozek
Lisa Quintana
Sharon Richards
Suzanne Riggio
Kristen Rodriguez
Ann Ruthsdottir
Meena Schaldenbrand
Carol Schlegel
Kristen Rodriguez
Ann Ruthsdottir
Meena Schaldenbrand
Carol Schlegel
Linda Schmidt
Susan Shie
Janice Simpson
Susan Slesinger
Linda Schmidt
Susan Shie
Janice Simpson
Susan Slesinger
Sarah Smith
Sandy Snowden
Cynthia St. Charles
Wendy Starn
Sarah Smith
Sandy Snowden
Cynthia St. Charles
Wendy Starn
Carol Tackett
Joyce Teal
Jeanette Thompson
Carol Tackett
Joyce Teal
Jeanette Thompson
Gisela Towner
Ann Turley
Larkin Van Horn
Sylvia Weir
Cynthis Wensloe
Ann Turley
Larkin Van Horn
Sylvia Weir
Cynthia Wenslow
Kathy Zieben
     
Kathy Zieben
     

Quiltart Quinceanero

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