Quilt National 2001 represents the twelfth in a series of biennial international juried competitions and exhibitions of the work of contemporary innovative quilt makers. These competitions demonstrate that quilts have matured into a fine art. Although heritage quiltmaking remains an honored craft, an increasing number of artists are producing art quilts that exhibit unique design, personal vision and technical excellence.
The works in Quilt National '01 were chosen from 1,411 entries submitted by 670 artists from the United States and abroad. Every work in the exhibition had to fulfill several criteria including mastery of technique, overall design and concept. Quilt National '01 is produced and circulated by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center in Athens.