Nancy Crow has been an influential force in the history of art quilting, and I have long been an admirer of her work. For many years I dreamt about having the chance to study with her. Last week that dream became a reality as I attended her Strip-Piecing and Restructuring art retreat at the Crow Timber Frame Barn in Baltimore, Ohio.
What a week it was! From the start, this retreat was so much more than sewing and quilting and creating art from fabric. It was at times exciting, nerve-wracking, fun, frustrating, emotional, physically and mentally exhausting, joyous, soul-searching and so much more.
The class is comprised of a series of design and composition exercises, each one to teach and challenge us as individual and as artists. Nancy asked us all to be sponges, to be flexible, and to not bring to the table any expectations or agendas. So it…
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