After working in a hospital lab and then chemical research for many years, Lenore Crawford wanted to pursue her passion for art as a full-time endeavor. She has worked in many different media including pen and ink, acrylics, wood and others, and eventually became intrigued with fabric. She has developed her own fiber art style and technique and calls it "Impressionistic Fabric Blending" using 2" squares of hundreds of different fabrics cut randomly and assembled to create a sort of fabric "painting." Currently she is using fusing and fabric paints to create her fiber art.
Lenore has been lecturing on and teaching the fusing technique she developed to quilt guilds, private students and quilt shows nationally and internationally. She has won numerous prizes for her work at art shows and quilt shows across the country. Her technique has been published in Quilters Newsletter magazine and American Quilter magazine, and her e-book called Impressionistic Fabric Blending – Create Your Own Art Quilt has been well received. She was also featured on Kaye’s Quilting Friends PBS program in Episode #1607. A native Midwesterner, Lenore loves to travel to France to visit with friends and hike in the mountains with her husband and children.