Softcover with flaps, 64 pages, 10" x 11"
65 color photographs
ISBN: 978-19333081-9-7 $22.95

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Constructions, Markings, and Structures

Crossroads designed to accompany a new exhibition of the art quilts of celebrated Nancy Crow, created during 2006 and 2007. This collection of 25 improvisational quilts represents work from three distinct series of quilts. Together, they mark a turning point in the career of one of the world's most admired textile artists, as she experiments with new techniques. All are photographed in beautiful detail. Work-in-progress photographs invite readers inside Nancy Crow's studio.

"This collection of quilts demonstrates the continuing vitality of Nancy Crow's creative output. Her strengths as a colorist, designer, craftsperson, and visual thinker are in clear evidence here. But beyond those abilities, it is Crow's willingness to take risks in the studio that has brought her to this compelling place in her career. She shows a kind of courage in her working procedures that few artists are able to sustain past youth or the first flush of recognition. That she still enters her workspace with her head full of questions and the nerve to keep experimenting and exposing herself to potential failure, marks her seriousness as an artist and her quality as an example."
David Hornung, Adelphi University, New York

NANCY CROW is considered the world's foremost art quilter, whose work has been instrumental in promoting quiltmaking from traditional craft to an art medium in its own right. Her quilts are on permanent display at several world-class art museums, including The Smithsonian Institute and The Museum of Arts & Design. She is a Fellow of the American Crafts Council, a member of the Quilters' Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the prestigious National Living Treasure Award. She is the author of NANCY CROW, an illustrated retrospective of her work.