Quilt National ’23 opens Friday at the Dairy Barn Arts Center

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ATHENS, Ohio – Quilt National is not only one of the pre-eminent contemporary quilt exhibitions in the United States – it’s also one of the most recognized exhibitions of its kind internationally. The biennial event has been hosted and organized by the Dairy Barn Arts Center since its inception in 1979, making it the longest running contemporary quilt exhibition in the world.

The Quilt National ’23 exhibition opens at the Dairy Barn Arts Center (8000 Dairy Barn Lane) Friday and will be on display through September 11.

After the opening, the exhibition will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Find a schedule of Quilt National ’23 opening weekend events below:

4-6 p.m. Opening Reception
7-9 p.m. Artist Only Banquet

9 – 12 p.m. Artist Only Gallery Hours
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Art & Activism lecture by Luana Rubin from
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. SAQA Reception (for SAQA Members Only)

9 – 12 p.m. Artist Only Gallery Hours
10 – 5 p.m. Beautiful Stone Workshop with Carolina Oneto
2-5 p.m. Barn Quilt Mini Mural with Hillary Gattian

The promotional image for Quilt National 2023.

After leaving the Dairy Barn, the exhibition will travel to the following venues: European Patchwork Meeting on September 14 – 17, 2023
Holter Museum of Art on October 26, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Canton Museum of Art on November 22, 2023 – March 3, 2024
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County on July 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024