2016 Quilts Unlimited

October 15 - November 12, 2016

Quilts Unlimited is an exhibition that demonstrates the depth and breadth of the quilting art form.

Participating Artists

Barbara Ackley Cortland, NY
Ruth Baker Lake Pleasant, NY
Emily Bellinger Rochester, NY
Donnie Brownsey Stillwater Resevoir, NY
Mary Coonradt Ludlow, VT
Judith Craddock Prattsville, NY
Connie Danko Niskayuna, NY
Marcia DeCamp Palmyra, NY
Nancy DiDonato Diamond Point, NY
Tamar Drucker Ossining, NY
MaryHelen Foster Cicero, NY
Judy Gignesi Katonah, NY
Kathryn Greenwold Niskayuna, NY
Kathleen Hart-Zavoli Syracuse, NY
Sandy Jones Holland Patent, NY
Marsha Kistner Clinton, NY
Joan Klossner Clinton, NY
Beverly Kondolf Victor, NY
Bethany Krawiec Upper Jay, NY
Joyce Martelli Rochester, NY
Nancy Mirman Somers, NY
Joanna Monroe Hudson Falls, NY
Kathleen Nathan Las Vegas, NV
Margaret Niper Camden, NY
Claire Oehler Old Forge, NY
Sue Ellen Romanowski East Syracuse, NY
Janet Root Kendall, NY
Elaine Ross Batavia, NY
Barbara Sferra Katonah, NY
Frances Sienkiewicz Webster, NY
Patricia Spillane East Greenbush, NY
Kathleen Towers Wells, NY
Ann Tucker Westdale, NY
Sherrie L. Turkheimer Saratoga Springs, NY
Ellen Walker Westdale, NY
Sandra White Thendara, NY
Marilyn Zimber Cranberry Lake, NY



Juror of Selection: Kathie Beltz

I bought a sewing machine at age 15 with money from my first job, and made clothes and home decor items early on. When the quilting bug bit me later in life, it was a great reason to bring that old Singer sewing machine out of retirement.

I am totally addicted to quilting, and enjoy associating with other quilters who are equally addicted. I’ve been quilting since 1995, teaching since 2004, and judging quilts since 2007. I concentrate on machine piecing and quilting, and I’m always trying new techniques, gadgets and patterns.

I love quilting because it is my therapy. “Me” time in my sewing room is my favorite thing. But on the flip side, I also love the socialization involved in quilt guilds, quilt shows, and quilting retreats. I try to attend quilt retreats twice a year – what a joy to have uninterrupted sewing time!

As a member of the Monadnock Quilters Guild and the Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild, I’ve held many leadership positions including Secretary, Member-at-Large, Program and Workshop Coordinator, and Block of the Month Coordinator. I’ve served on various committees and been involved in each guild’s quilt show. Luckily these shows occur in alternating years, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep up!

I have been fortunate that some of my quilts have won awards across the country, including at A Quilter’s Gathering, Home Machine Quilting Show, Images at the Lowell Quilt Festival, Machine Quilters Exposition, Machine Quilting Today Upper Midwest Show, Maine Quilts, Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, Milwaukee Machine Quilting Show, MQX Quilt Festivals, National Quilting Association, Quilting With Machines, Quiltweek Lancaster, Quiltweek Paducah, Road to California, Southern New Hampshire Quilt Festival, Vermont Quilt Festival, and the World Quilt Show – New England. I was delighted that several of my quilts were juried into the AQS show in Paducah in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

As an award-winning quilter, I lecture, teach workshops, and give demonstrations at guilds, quilt shops, and quilt shows across the country. I enjoy teaching, especially to beginners.

My latest adventure was to become a Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker’s tool and technique company.  This certification provides me with the opportunity to continue Deb Tucker’s tradition of excellent instruction combined with fun. Deb’s efficient techniques and her accurate tools make it easy to create beautiful quilts without a lot of fuss.

I live in Southern New Hampshire with my husband, Randy, and two English Cocker Spaniels. For more on Kathie Beltz click here.

Juror of Awards: Kathryn Greenwold

Kathryn Greenwold has been quilting for over 30 years. Her quilting and needlework began with her grandmothers as a child, but it was a town sesquicentennial celebration in 1978 that began her serious quilting adventure. A friend recruited her to help design and create a quilt as part of the celebration. It was a success, and a life-long interest began. Kathryn has qualified as a quilt appraiser, offers a variety of instruction and design coaching, lectures, and is a quilt show judge. Her quilting classes include quilt repair and restoration, antique reproduction, ethnic piecing techniques, various appliqué techniques, and art quilt treatments such as fabric manipulation and surface alteration. Her lectures appeal to general audiences as well as quilting groups and guilds. She has been teaching for 16 years, and has been providing appraisal services for 12 years. For more information on Kathryn Greenwold click here.


Through the generous donation of our supporters View was able to offer the following awards in 2015, totaling over $2000 in awards.

  • Best in Show: $500
  • Art Quilt First Place: $250
  • Art Quilt Second Place: $100
  • Bed Quilt First Place: $250
  • Bed Quilt Second Place: $100
  • Wall Quilt First Place: $250
  • Wall Quilts Second Place: $100
  • Best Traditional Quilt: $100
  • The Silver Needle Award: $100
  • Best Adirondack Themed Award: $100
  • Judges Choice: $100
  • People's Choice Award: $100


  • The exhibition is open to all quilters working in Art, Bed or Wall quilts.
  • All submissions must contain 3 layers and quilting.
  • For each work entered please include:
    • title
    • category(Art, Bed, Wall)
    • original or pattern
    • source of design
    • primary techniques
    • quilted by
    • dimensions (length by width for 2d work)
    • price (if the work is not for sale, NFS)
    • a high resolution digital image of your work in Jpeg format  (300 dpi, 7" on the long side, CMYK color space)
  • Kit quilts and hand tied quilts are not eligible.
  • Quilts shown previously at View are not eligible.

Category Definitions

  • Bed Quilt: Design to be used as a bed quilt, measuring at least 61”x61”.
  • Wall Quilt: Smaller than a bed quilt and design to be hung on the wall, measuring 60”x60” or less.
  • Art Quilt: Original design, reflecting innovative construction and design techniques, theme subject.


A non-refundable entry fee of $20.00/$15.00 for members of View enables the quilter to submit up to 2 works.


  • View reserves the right to utilize all images submitted to Quilts Unlimited in promotion of the exhibition and for the general promotion of View.
  • View may rescind the right of hanging any work unsuitably presented or misrepresented.

Selected Works

  • Selection notification will be sent by September 15, 2016.
  • Selected quilts must be received at View no later than October 3, 2016.
  • View will retain a 35% Commission on all works sold.
  • Selected artwork must be suitably prepared for exhibition and must include the following:
    • A 4”  sleeve sewn on the upper back of the quilt. Please leave a 1” space between the side edge of the sleeve.
    • A cloth label with quilter’s name and quilt title sewn to the back lower left hand corner of the quilt for identification purposes.
  • Work may be either hand delivered  (no fee) or shipped (see below) to View.
  • All shipping is at the expense of the artist. There will be a $10 handling fee for each package shipped to View. The handling fee covers condition reporting and photographing of the work as it arrives, and follow up conditioning and repacking at the conclusion of the exhibition.  You must include a prepaid shipping label for the return of the work. Accepted artists will receive detailed information regarding shipping and handling requirements.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: August 15, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: September 9, 2016
  • Work to be received at View by: October 3, 2016
  • Judging of Awards: October 12 or 13, 2016
  • Notification of Awards: October 14, 2016
  • Opening Day Ceremonies: October 15, 2015, 10am-4pm
  • Exhibition Closes: November 12, 2016

Image Requirements

all submissions should adhere to following image requirements

  • File type: Jpeg
  • Resolution: 300dpi or higher
  • Image Size: 7" on the long side
  • Color Space: CMYK

If you need assistance with your images, please feel free to contact View Curator Cory E. Card at ccard@viewarts.org.

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