Color, Couleur, Colore, Kulör

The finalists

More than 161 quilts were entered in the 2004 contest from 19 countries around the world.  The 50 finalist quilts will travel to venues on several continents, carrying with them the message that magnificent art can be created with stitches and thread on the sewing machine just as it can with paint on canvas or with a chisel and a block of marble.  The quilts were selected by a three-person jury, including Jacqueline Govin of France and Naomi Ichikawa of Japan.  Katie Pasquini-Masopust, one of the leading art quilters in the U.S., judged the competition.