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Each year The Carnegie Center salutes the art of quilting in our Form, Not Function exhibition and competition. The excellence of entries never fails to astound.
Judges award a variety of prizes throughout the exhibition, including:

• The Carnegie Center $1,000 Best of Show prize;
• a $500 Award of Excellence in memory of textile artist Alma Lesch, sponsored by the Development Foundation;
• a $500 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists;
• a $300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists.

2016 Accepted Artists

Naomi S. Adams, Pocatello, ID
Jill Ault, Ann Arbor, MI
Peggy Brown, Nashville, IN
Bonnie M. Bucknam, Vancouver, WA
Erika Carter, Renton, WA
Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Cincinnati, OH
Julia Graziano, Manlius, NY
Coco Hall, Joshua Tree, CA
Rosemary Hoffenberg, Wrentham, MA
Deborah Hyde, West Bloomfield, MI
Pat Kroth, Verona, WI
Liz Kuny, Morristown, NJ
Niraja Lorenz, Eugene, OR
Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Carlisle, MA
Colleen Merrill, Lexington, KY
Marti Plager, Louisville, KY
Denise L. Roberts, Albright, WV
Maria Shell, Anchorage, AK
Hope Wilmarth, Spring, TX
Charlotte Ziebarth, Boulder, CO

Meet the 2016 Jurors

Betty Busby received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1974 before moving to Los Angeles, California to found a ceramic tile manufacturing studio. She sold her company after 18 successful years and moved to New Mexico in 1994. She has been a frequent exhibitor in “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” and is a multi-time Best of Show award winner. Other select exhibitions and awards she has received include a 2008 American Quilter’s Society Paducah Judge’s Award; 2008 World Quilt Show XII Best of United States Award; 2008 National Quilting Association Judge’s Award; 2009 Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival Best Pictorial Award; 2009 Quiltscapes at the Whistler Best of Show Award; and 2009 American Quilter’s Society Quilt Expo First Place Award. Find Betty at

Heather Jones is the founder and former president of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild. Three of her original quilts were chosen as winners of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Project Modern Challenges, a year-long national quilting competition, and she is a two-time finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Heather’s first solo book, “Quilt Local” was released in the fall of 2015. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications, including in “Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilting” (2014), “Quilting the New Classics” by Michele Muska (2014), and magazines including Quilty, Quiltmaker, Modern Patchwork, Generation Q, and Love Patchwork and Quilting. Find Heather at

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval is an Endowed Alumni Professor of Art at the University of Kentucky. His award-winning fiber works have been juried into many international exhibitions including the 8th and 14th Biennial of Tapestry in Lausanne, Switzerland; the Textile Triennial in Lodz, Poland; and the International Textile Competition in Kyoto, Japan. Arturo’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Museum of Art and Design, NY; Smithsonian Museum of American Art; and the J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY. Find Arturo at


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