The Art Quilt Network mission is to support individuals in their continuing creation of fiber art through semi-annual focused retreats for artistic and personal development.
Questions about membership should be addressed to the Membership Chair, Kate Gorman: firstname.lastname@example.org.
History and Purpose of Art Quilt Network
Art Quilt Network, founded by Nancy Crow and Linda Fowler in 1987, grew from a small core of highly creative artists to the present membership of over 50 active and life members from the United States and Canada. At semi-annual retreats members provide a supportive, non-competitive environment where ideas, information, and recent work are shared.
Members of the Art Quilt Network have been the recipients of international, national, state and local art grants and awards and have taught and exhibited throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Art Quilt Network is over twenty-five years strong and provides a supportive environment for art quilters who meet to share work, discuss inspiration, learn techniques, and consider issues relating to the art world. A compilation of informal procedures and of decisions made by vote at retreats helps members, retreat facilitators, and the Steering Committee chart decision making and action. Periodic updates of this document are made using minutes from semi-annual retreats.
The Art Quilt Network membership is limited to 60 active members, plus several life members. Active members must attend a retreat once every two years (once every four such meetings) or they will forfeit their membership. Because of the number of persons wishing to join AQN, newly accepted members must attend one of the next two retreats scheduled after acceptance. Attendance at a retreat is based on actual participation for most of the session and on paying the required registration fee. Active members must attend at least one retreat before being included in any AQN exhibit or show.
Prospective Art Quilt Network members are expected to have an existing body of fiber work, to have exhibited work and to be willing to share work and support others by par-ticipating in AQN retreats.
Individuals may subscribe to the newsletter without being a member.
Dues are payable the first of the year and MUST be paid by March 31st to maintain membership. Yearly dues are:
- $50 for active members and life members
- $30 for subscriber status