Fabric Art by Lenore

About Lenore


After working in a medical laboratory and chemical research lab for many years,
I decided to pursue art as a full-time endeavor. Creating art is my dream job.

I now walk up to my attic studio, and play with fabric and fabric paint as a "job"!
Currently I am teaching my fusing/fabric painting technique, using my patterns, plus other techniques.

Go to the Patterns page to see patterns available for creating your own art quilt, plus fabric kits for some of them.
You may also purchase CDs and DVDs on three of my techniques, such as the Fusing/Fabric Painting Technique
I use to create my work on the Patterns page. Check it out!

Take a look at some of my past artwork and available pieces.
You may also see all available work on my Etsy site.
Prints of some of my work can be purchased on the Fine Art America Website.

Visit my blog to stay current with my projects and workshops.


2017 International Quilt Festival

2017 Art Quilting Studio, Winter, A Passion for Fusing

2016 SAQA Art Quilt Collector Issue #6, Artist to Watch article

2016 Art Quilting Studio, Winter 2016, Fusing to Create Realistic Art Quilts

2013 Art Quilting Studio, Winter 2014, Impressionistic Fabric Blended Art Quilts

2013 Australian Patchwork & Quilting, Monet's Lily Pond, Vol. 22, No. 12

2012 Nov/Dec Machine Quilting Magazine, "Springtime in the Rockies" in Mountain Inspired Quilts Exhibit section

2012 Patchwork Professional Germany, article "Lenore Crawford"

2012 Summer Issue Art Quilting Studio, article "Fused Art Quilts"

2012 October Issue, The Quilt Life Magazine, Centerfold and Article "Fuse and Paint"

2012 Quilters' Digest, quarterly publication, contributing editor

2012 Quilt Magazine, Aug/Sept, The Last Stitch Profile Page, Afternoon Delight

2012 Summer Issue Art Quilting Studio COVER PHOTO and story

2012 IQF Award-Winning Quilts Calendar, Port of Cassis included

2012 AQS Wall Calendar, Port of Cassis included

2012 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar, Afternoon Delight included

2011 The Art of Quilts Postcard Collection, Architecture, C & T Publishing, four pieces

2011 Adventures in Design by Joen Wolfrom, several pieces included

2010/2011 International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene, Port of Cassis included

2010 Nov. Issue Machine Quilting Unlimited, In the Studio article

2010 500 Art Quilts, Lark Books, three quilts included

2008 Winter Issue American Quilter Magazine COVER PHOTO Pont en Royans

2007 Spring Issue American Quilter Magazine COVER PHOTO Bronwyn’s Garden

2007 Spring Issue American Quilter Magazine, “Beautiful Blending for Impressionistic Art Quilts”

2006 April, Magic Patch Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, Article on Lenore’s Technique

2003 April- wrote and produced CD-ROM electronic book, “Impressionistic Fabric Blending - Create Your Own Art Quilt”

2003 May, Quilters Newsletter Magazine Issue #352, p. 66, “Blended Impressions in Fabric”

2002 November, Quilters Newsletter Magazine Issue #347, p. 62, “Meetin’ Place”


October 2018, American Quilters' Society Show, Virginia Beach, VA, Solo Show

February 2013, Art Reach Center, Mt. Pleasant, MI

November 2012, Healing Arts Gallery, Mid-Michigan Medical Center, Midland, MI

May 14 - June 23:  Solo Exhibition at the ArtQuilt Gallery: NYC

Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2011:  University Hospital, Taubman Gallery B, Ann Arbor, MI, Large Exhibit of Work

July 1 - Aug 15, 2011:  Brigham City Museum, UT, Featured Artist Exhibit

April 2011, Quilting Expo, Lyon, France, Large Exhibit of Work

March 2011, International Patchwork Festive, Sitges, Spain, Large Exhibit of Work

February - March 2010:  Healing Arts Gallery, Mid-Michigan Medical Center, Midland, MI

June - July 2009:  Solo Show at Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, MI

Sept - Dec, 2008:  Art Quilts at Gallery Fifty Exhibition “Breaking Boundaries:  The Art of the Quilt”

November 2008 - February 2009:  Art Quilts at Visions Art Quilt Gallery, San Diego, CA

May - June 2008:  Solo Show, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

October 2006:  Solo Show at Oleum Gallery, Yvoire, France

 Special Workshops:

October 2017 New Zealand Quilt Festival, Christchurch, NZ

March 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Empty Spools Seminars, Asilomar, Monterey, CA

Sept 1 - 9, 2013, Multi-Day Workshops, Madrid & Girona, Spain

July 18 - 23, 2013, Taupo Symposium, North Island, New Zealand

May 30 - June 1, 2013, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY

April 2013, Empty Spools Seminars, Asilomar, Monterey, CA

February 2013, Quilting in the Desert, Scottsdale, AZ

November 4 - 10, 2012, Art Quilt Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove, NV

August 2012, American Quilters Society, Grand Rapids , MI

July 2012, Tennessee Quilt Festival, Jonesborough, TN

March 2012, Mountain Quiltfest, Pigeon Forge, TN

March 2012, Quilting Adventures, New Braunfels , TX

April 8-13, 2012, Empty Spools Seminar, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA

May 1-4, 2011, Out of Hand and Heart Retreat, Cambria, CA

May 27-June 1, 2011, Empty Spools Seminar, Asilomar, Monterey, California

March 2011, Int. Patchwork Festival, Sitges (Barcelona), Spain

Oct. 2010, Quilting in the Tetons, Jackson, WY

Oct. 2010, Rare Threads Workshops, Charlevoix, MI

Sept. 2010, European Patchwork Meeting, Ste. Marie aux Mines, France

October 2008, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

May 2008, Quilters’ Escape, Eureka, California

October 2007, International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

March 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012 Empty Spools Seminar, Asilomar, Monterey, CA

April 2005, International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL

November 2004, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

September, 2003 – European Patchwork Meeting; taught Impressionistic Fabric Blending Classes in French and English

 Award-Winning Art Quilts:


Pinecones, 2017 Quilt Odyssey, Hersey, PA, 2nd Place Innovative; 2017 International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, 2nd Place Naturescapes; juried into Art Quilt Elements 2018, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA; 2018 Road to California, Outstanding Artistry Award

Emma in the Looking Glass, 2016, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, 1st Place Innovative; 2017 Road to California Outstanding Art Quilt; 2017 AQS Show Daytona Beach, FL 1st Place Wall Quilt; 2017 AQS Show Grand Rapids, MI, 1st Place Wall Quilt

Spanish Arches, 2014, Minnesota Quilt Festival 2015, 1st Place Pictorial Art Quilt, 2016 Road to California, 1st Place Art Pictorial, 2016 AQS Show Lancaster, PA, 3rd Place Art Pictorial

Capturing Brittany, 2013, Road to California 2014, Outstanding Art Quilt, 2nd Place Innovative, Denver National Quilt Festival, 2013 PLUS Best Machine Workmanship, AQS Show, Grand Rapids, MI, 2013

Monet's Lily Pond, 2010, Best Wall Quilt, Denver National Quilt Festival, 2011

Colors, 2011, Best of Show, Midland Artists' Guild Fine Art Show, Midland, MI

Port of Cassis, 2010 IQF Houston, 2nd Place Art Pictorial; Outstanding Art Quilt, Road to California, 2011; 3rd Place Innovative 2011 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, New Hope, PA; Best Wall Quilt - Paducah, AQS Show 2011.
Now Residing in the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

Afternoon Delight, 2010 Bay Heritage Quilt Festival, Bay City, MI, Best of Show, Small, Best Use of Color, Best Machine Appliqué Individual; 2010 National Quilt Show, Columbus, OH, 2nd Place Pictorial; 2010 Lowell Quilt Festival, Lowell, MA, Overall Exemplary Design & 1st Place Pictorial

A City Walk in Spring, 2010 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, New Hope, PA, Best Pictorial

Swans of Annecy, 2010 MAG Show, Midland, MI, Award of Excellence

Boy on the Beach, Creative 360 2009, Midland, MI, Honorable Mention

On Winter's Coming, Road to California 2009, Upland, CA, 1st Place Art Pictorial

Hybrid Lily III, 2008 Breaking Boundaries:  The Art of the Quilt, Gallery Fifty, Traverse City, MI, 3rd Place

On Winter’s Coming, 2008 Bay Heritage Quilt Show, Best of Show plus 1st Place Small Wall Hangings

Hybrid Lily III, 2008 Midland Artists’ Guild Show, Best of Show

Ramparts of Yvoire, 2008 Road to California, Judge’s Choice Award

Pont en Royans, 2007 AQS Nashville Show, Best Wall Quilt

Bearded Iris, 2007, Fiberplay Exhibit, Midland, MI, 4th Place People’s Choice Award

Foxgloves with Hummingbird, 2007 National Quilt Assoc. Exhibit, Columbus, OH, Honorable Mention

Grand Poppy, 2007 IQA Chicago Show, Celebrate Spring, Viewers’ Choice Award

Staircase in the Perigord, 2004 – Houston International Quilt Festival, 2004, accepted

House by the Sea, 2003 – Merit Award, 2004 MAG Art Show, Midland, MI

Chez Martine, 2003 – 2003 Quilts of Comfort Hospice Quilt Show, 1st Place Wall Quilt

Kingdom of Ahkadee, 2002  - American Quilters Society Quilt Show, Paducah, KY, finalist

A French House, 2002 – 2002 Quilts of Comfort Hospice Quilt Show, 1st Place Pictorial Quilts, Midland , MI

English Garden, 2002 – Viewer’s Choice Award & Honorable Mention Award,
2002 Quilts at the Crossroads, Flint, Michigan;
Best of Show – 1st Place, 2002 Old Saginaw City Art Show, Saginaw, MI; Honorable Mention,
2004 Bay Heritage Quilt Show

Cottage Garden, 2002 Viewers’ Choice Award, Gladwin Artists’ Guild Art Show & Honorable Mention, All Area Art Show, Studio 23, Bay City, MI

Chateau d’Yvoire, 2001 Heidelberg Gallery Quilt Show, Best of Show, Sheboygan , MI

Southern Comfort, 2000 Bay City Quilt Show - 2nd Place Specialty Item, Bay City , MI



Fabric Art by Lenore

Telephone 989-708-9390
Email lenorecrawford@charter.net

See more of my Fabric Art on Etsy and visit my blog

©COPYRIGHT 2018 Lenore Crawford.


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