June Freeman: Would you want to disclaim quilting as a craft then and assert that quilting is an art?
Jinny Beyer: I consider myself an artist and craftsman because there's skill in the creation of a good quilt. But there's also a person's own expression coming out which I think is art. If someone buys a kit of a quilt and makes it and does an excellent job of the workmanship they’re a craftsman. It’s not art because that person has not put any of herself into it. But when someone takes an idea and expands upon it and puts their own self into it, it's art.