August, 2014


Nancy Crow

Dated 1976
Made in Baltimore, Ohio
Ardis and Robert James Collection, 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 Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Quilts in Common: Quilting Around the Globe and Across the Centuries.