Nancy Crow, pioneer of the art quilt movement, teaching in NZ from 2nd - 13th January 2017
Two sequential five-day (Mon - Fri) courses run on a residential basis.
Location: Silverstream Retreat Centre in the Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand
Nancy Crow - Teaching Art Quilt Design
in New Zealand
from 2nd - 13th January 2017!
Join this leader of the modern art quilt movement in intensive and rewarding workshops.
Nancy has been to NZ to teach in Jan 2011 and Jan 2013. These were very challenging and rewarding sets of workshops.
In these previous workshops she taught her classes #1-6. The specific classes Nancy will teach in 2017 will be confirmed by the end of 2014. Possibilities are Improvisations #2 and Lines, Curves #2.
About the tutor, Nancy Crow
Nancy is a highly experienced and respected quilt artist, resident in Ohio, USA. As well as offering classes from her own venue, Nancy has travelled the world offering quilt design classes for many years.
Nancy was at Symposium in Dunedin in 1991. In 2002 NANZQ brought Nancy to New Zealand to run a five-day design class in three cities. She exhibited and lectured in three cities as part of the Auckland Symposium in 2005. Interviews of Kiwi quilters in NZQuilter magazine frequently cite attendance at a Nancy Crow course as significant in a quilter's development.
For a gallery of her work and a description of her courses see nancycrow.com.
A brief bio of Nancy
Nancy has been teaching quiltmaking as an art form for over 25 years; she finds teaching both a very creative experience and uplifting. One of her goals is to help students find a path through roadblocks to a more flexible way of approaching composition.
Composition is the focus of all of her 12 workshops in which she proceeds sequentially from beginning to very advanced composition while at the same time introducing many wonderful techniques which can be used in machine-piecing.
Nancy promotes machine-piecing as "THE" most important way to work for a quiltmaker, paralleling it to oil painting.
Nancy was selected for two national honors: Fellow of the American Craft Council and National Living Treasure by the Museum of World Cultures at the University of North Carolina. The National Living Treasure award honors Americans who work in traditional handicrafts. In addition, she has won many Individual Artist's Fellowships from The Ohio Arts Council.
She leads art tours to Mexico, South Africa, France, and Guatemala, and is the author of six books, including: NANCY CROW, CROSSROADS, Nancy Crow: Improvisational Quilts and Nancy Crow: Quilts and Influences.
Artist Nancy Crow has been making quilts for over 30 years and maintains a large studio and teaching facility on her 90 acre farm east of Columbus, Ohio. Nancy was named a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 1999 and in 1996 received two major awards: Individual Artist's Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council and The National Living Treasure Award from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
She has had major solo exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery/National Museum of American Art/Smithsonian Institution and at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City. In 1998, she had a one-person exhibition at the Cultural Arts Museum, Konstanz, Germany. In 2005, she had major solo exhibitions in New Zealand at the Auckland Art Museum and the Hawke's Bay Exhibition Centre. In 2008, she had a major solo exhibition at The International Quilt Study Center & Museum, The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and most recently, an exhibition of 55 quilts at Carnegie Mellon University's Regina Miller Gouger Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2009, she exhibited a new body of work at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, and in 2010, she had a solo show at The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, New York.
Nancy teaches quiltmaking as an art form using improvisational techniques that allow for enormous personal interpretations. She has taught in Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Austria, England, Germany Switzerland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, and South Africa. She is represented by the Snyderman Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Her new book, NANCY CROW, Breckling Press 2006, is currently available and covers the last 20 years of her work. A catalogue titled CROSSROADS: CONSTRUCTIONS, MARKINGS, AND STRUCTURES, was published in late September 2007 by Breckling Press for her solo exhibition (of brand new work produced from 2006-2007) at the Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, and is also available.
In addition, Nancy is the author of four other books:
- NANCY CROW: IMPROVISATIONAL QUILTS (1995, C & T Publishing)
- GRADATIONS: FROM THE STUDIO OF NANCY CROW (1955, Quilt House Publishing)
- NANCY CROW: WORK IN TRANSITION (1992, American Quilters' Society)
- NANCY CROW: QUILTS AND INFLUENCES (1992, American Quilters' Society)