Quilt of the Month

August 2014

August 2014

Nancy Crow
Dated 1976
Made in Baltimore, Ohio
93 x 94 inches
Ardis and Robert James Collection
IQSCM 1997.007.1088

Nancy Crow’s early quilts, like Crosses, reflect the symmetrical design of traditional quilts combined with her use of color theory, which created a new, contemporary look.

Crosses appeared the Ohio Patchwork ’76 show organized by Penny McMorris. Ohio Patchwork was one of the first shows to exhibit art quilts and traditional quilts in the same venue.

This quilt, along with other pieces of Crow’s work, appeared in the International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Quilts in Common: Quilting Around the Globe and Across the Centuries.

View a high resolution image on the Google Art Project.

Read more about the quilt on The American Story.