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This book focuses on a group of Massachusetts quilters calling themselves The Crit Group. For 30 years, they have been meeting regularly to look at each other's work and provide feedback on the design and execution of their quilts. Each of the member artists--Judy Becker, Nancy Crasco, Sandy Donabed, Sylvia Einstein, and Carol Anne Grotrian--has a unique voice and style, and each is an accomplished artist within a community of women who, in the last quarter of the twentieth-century, have brought the traditions of quiltmaking into a new form of contemporary artistic expression. Members of The Crit Group have exhibited widely, have been published extensively, and have sold their work into corporate, private, and museum collections. This book includes a history and connections, and is fully illustrated with their art.Judy Becker's most recent works are geometric symphonies on a small scale. She has created over 500 of these color/texture variations in a 12 inch square format on several organic themes. Judy often includes shells, pebbles or a bit of rust, the latter a nod to the beauty of aging. Nancy Crasco has created a body of work influenced by traditional Asian textiles, Buddhist kesa (liturgical robes) and ban (temple banners) and, more recently, Korean pojagi (wrapping cloths). Nancy works mostly in thematic series that speak to ecological and political issues. Sandy Donabed uses a rich collection of antique fabrics and employs a variety of fiber and non-fiber processes to create heavily appliquéd works, often with an autobiographical message. Sylvia Einstein creates complex, carefully balanced compositions that are based on the traditional crazy quilts of the late nineteenth century, but with themes that are of the present day. The unusual, bold fabrics she uses "talk" to each other within the pieces she creates. Carol Anne Grotrian's landscapes have their origins in drawings she creates on location in New England and beyond. Her own shibori dyed fabrics recreate the rich palette and strong linear qualities of her drawings in fiber. Carol Anne also works with indigo dyeing, a perfect partner to her shibori.