I would seriously hate to see the world of art quilts separated from the world of traditional quilts. If the first judging of a quilt were to be one that decided if it qualified to be in a show for art quilts or in a show for traditional quilts then I think the whole quilting world would be the loser. And I would equally hate to see the definition of art quilt broadened to include almost any sandwiched fiber art installation. I think that the way our quilt shows are administrated right now are exactly right.
Hopefully all discussion about art or traditional is merely academic.