Without a Word

A picture is worth a thousand words. Feelings, expression, history, landscape, emotion…a look, a familiar face, a door, a tree, parts of nature are all fodder for the artist’s eye to explore and interpret. What makes this collection distinctive? Art Quilt Network members are always telling stories “WITHOUT A WORD.” What story is being whispered in a breeze through birch trees, or behind a worn barn door? Who is in this portrait and where will that arch take you? Perhaps a secret of a hidden romance, a declaration of a lifetime friend, a longing for a new love, a hope to live one more year, the joy of a new child, the surprise of a bloom, experimenting with a technique or raising a traditional process. These stories and others will engage your thoughts. AQN members have found a plethora of topics to make statements “WITHOUT A WORD.” This collection of new works is our latest stories.

Art Quilt Network is a group of professional artists who use textiles as their medium. The multiplicity of their styles and techniques may catch you unaware that the work is made of fabric! The skill and diversity of this assembly of artists is vast. AQN was established by Nancy Crow in 1986. The membership consists of 80 active members. Although AQN originated in Columbus, Ohio, members are now from all points in the US and Canada. AQN members’ work has been recognized nationally and internationally.

We invite you to take that journey with us. Maybe you will find your own story within our work.