Nobody Home Quilt

Solo & Small Group Exhibitions

2017 The Quilted Canvas: The Crit Group, 30 Years & Still Quilting, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA

2016 Fabric/Transformed: Fine Art Quilts by Carol Anne Grotrian & Rosemary Hoffenberg, Mayyim Hayyim Gallery,

Newton, MA

2015 Pieces from Life:Jones, Grotrian & Hayes-Cha, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

2013 Carol Anne Grotrian: Quilt Artist & Dyer, Portsmouth Fabric Co., Portsmouth, NH

2006 Stitched/Unstitched, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

2005 Taipei County Indigo Festival (exhibition, symposium, workshop), Taiwan

2004 Cut of Different Cloth, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

Thinking Big, Working Small, Cambridge Artists Cooperative, Cambridge, MA

2003 Carol Anne Grotrian: Quits with a View, Yamawaki Art Center, Lasell College, Newton, MA

In Plein Air: Landscape Quilts by Carol Anne Grotrian, Dana Hall Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA

Places from Pieces: Quilts by Carol Anne Grotrian, Vermont Quilt Festival, Northfield, VT

2001 The Crit Group, NiskArt Gallery, Niskayuna, NY

2000 Beds & Walls: Art Quilts by Sarris & Grotrian, Cambridge Artists Cooperative, Cambridge, MA

1999 International Shibori Symposium Wearable Art Exhibit, Galeria Arte Actual, Santiago, Chile

1998 Breathing Spaces: Landscape Quilts by Carol Anne Grotrian, Gallery 57, Cambridge, MA

The Crit Group, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

Carol Anne Grotrian, Quilter/Barbara Willis, Weaver, Cabot Room, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

1997 Four Artists, Recent Quilts, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1996 Four Artists, Recent Quilts, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Textile Voices: New Work, Cragin Fife Gallery, Brookline, MA

1993 Carol Anne Grotrian & Michael Kline: Ancient Traditions Create Contemporary Crafts, Society

of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA


Selected Juried & Invitational Exhibitions

2017 H2Oh!, SAQA Traveling Show, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY

Because, Motherbrook Center for the Arts, Dedham, MA

Quilters' Connection Show & Sale (since 1990)

2016 Fiber in the Present Tense, SDA exhibit, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

Seasonal Palette, TIQE, Taiwan.
2015 Seasonal Palette, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA; Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork,

Alsace, France; and Vicenza Festival, Vicenza, Italy

2014 Last Quarter 20th Century: Take Two, Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, VT

Fiber In the Present Tense," Artworks!, New Bedford, MA

Seasonal Palette, Festival Internacional de Patchwork e Arts Afins, Curitiba, Brazil; and Original

Creative Festival, Sharonville, OH

2013 Seasonal Palette, Int'l Quilt Festivals, Long Beach, CA & Cincinnati, OH & TX Quilt Museum, LaGrange, TX

2012 Seasonal Palette, International Quilt Festivals, Houston, TX

Backstitch:25 Year Retrospective of Advances & Milestones in Quiltmaking,New England Quilt Museum,


Fiber in the Present Tense, Arlington Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

Fenway Centennial, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA

2011 Creative Collectivity, A Quilter's Gathering, Nashua, NH

Art Quilts Lowell: The Sea, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA

One Passion, Many Voices: MA-RI Surface Design Assoc., Artworks!, New Bedford, MA

No Holds Barred, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA

2010 Cream of the Cloth: Marbaum Collection, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA

2008 Shibori Cut Loose, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

2007 Contempoary MAsters, The New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA

2006 Quilt Visions: The Art Quilt, Oceanside Museum, San Diego, CA

2005 The Best of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Assoc.), International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

2001 Quilt National, Athens, OH (tour to 2003)

Living Traditions: Contemporary American Quilts, Nederlands Textielmusem, Tilberg, Netherlands

1999 Last Quarter Twentieth Century, Vermont Quilt Festival, Northfield, VT

1998 Beyond the Tradition: Art Quilts, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston

1997 Quilt National, Athens, OH (national & international tour to January 2000)

1996 Tresors de Soie, Musee de Tissue, Lyon, France

1991 Skyworks Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA (national tour to 1993)

Fabric of Life, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA (invitational)

1990 Visions: A New Decade, Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA

1986 Great American Quilt Festival, New York, NY (Juror's Choice)


Acadia Morning Quilt

Corporate Commissions: NiSource Corporate Headquarters, Merrillville, IN; Integrated Development Enterprise Inc., Concord, MA; Boston Ventures Management, Boston, MA (two quilts); Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA (8 quilts: Ob-Gyn Lobby, Oncology Lobby, Radiology Lobby), Boston, MA; Central Square Market, Cambridge, MA (100 foot Bazaar Installation)

Private Commissions: Scottsdale, AZ (liturgical stole); Arlington, Cambridge (liturgical stole); Marlborough, Pride’s Crossing, W. Stockbridge, Worcester, MA; Columbus, NE (Willa Cather project); NY, NY ( & Auburndale, MA); Princeton, NJ


Pyrotechnics Quilt

Corporate & Museum Collections

Museum: Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA Corporate: Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge, MA; Peabody & Brown, Boston, MA; Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA; Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA; Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA

Private Collections: Scottsdale, AZ; Redwood City, CA; Windsor, CT; Andover, Boston, Belmont,
Brookline, Cambridge, Groton, Holliston, Lexington, Needham, Newton, Rehoboth, Sherburne, Stoughton,
Sudbury, Wellesley, Westboro, West Roxbury, and Weston, MA; Falmouth, ME; Verona, NJ; Brooklyn and
Manhattan, NY; Athens, OH; Barrington, RI



Nocturne Quilt

Selected Publications, Bibliography

2017 "The Crit Group: 30 Years & Still Quilting," ed. Carol Anne Grotrian, JKD Publishing, Cambridge, MA

"Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century," Rene Mainardi, Alissa Haight Carlton & Heather, Grant; Stash


2015 “1000 Quilt Inspirations,” ed. Sandra Sider, Quarry Books.

2012 "Between LIght & Shadow: Carol Anne Grotrian," Quilting Arts InStitches Vol. 9 Interactive E-Magazine,Dec.

Textiles: The Art of Mankind, Mary Schoesser, Thames & Hudson

"Fiber in the Present Tense: Inventive & Intrigueing Works from the SDA," Fiber Art Now, Spring 2012, 8-9.

2010 500 Art Quilts, ed. Ray Hemachandra, Lark Books, Ashville, SC

2009 "Have Your Ever Been Approached to Do a Commission," SAQA Journal, Summer 5-11

2008 "Highlighted Artist: Carol Anne Grotrian," SAQA Journal, Fall 20-22

2005 Eleanor Levie, American Quiltmaking 1970-2000, Paducah, KY

Robert Shaw, Art Quilts: A Celebration, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2003 "Recontre avec Carol Anne Grotrian," Quiltmania: Le Magazine du Patchwork , Sep/Oct, 6-9

2001 The Best Contemporary Quilts: Quilt National 2001, Athens, OH

2000 Christine Temin, Crafts at the Castle: Innovation, The Boston Globe, November 30, H1, H7

1999 Quilters Guide to Color and Fabrics, Rodale's Successful Quilting Library, VIII

Fiber Arts Design Book VI, Lark Books

"Moda Arte", Shibori: El Arte de Tenir com Amarra, III Simposio Internacional de Shibori, Museo

Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

1998 Cate McQuaid, Galleries (review), The Boston Globe, February 12 ,C3

1997 Contemporary Quilts: Quilt National 1997, Lark Books

Here and There: Exhibitions on Posters and Quilts, The New York Times, February 20, C12

1995 Robert Shaw (ed.), Quilts: A Living Tradition, Hugh Leuter Leven Associates, NY; 140-141

1994 Carol Anne Grotrian, "Spacious Skies," Threads Magazine, July, 67-67

Bess Liebenson, "An Inspired Dialogue, Wood, Clay and Fiber", New York Sunday Times, Dec. 4, 29

1992 Verena Rybicki, "Shadows of the Orient," Quilting International, July, 54-55, 60-1

Nancy Crasco, "Growing Through a Critique Group", American Quilter, Fall, 14-19

1991 Fiber Arts Design Book IV, Lark Books

Christine Temins, "Turning Fiber into a Multitude of Art Forms", Boston Globe, March 1, 69

Quilt Art Engagement Calendar 1991, American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY

1990 Deborah Bird Timbry (ed.), Visions: Quilts of a New Decade, San Diego, CA, 48

1987 Duke & Harding (eds.), America's Glorious Quilts, Hugh Leuter Leven Associates, NY; 210

1986 Bishop & Houck, All Flags Flying: American Patriotic Quilts as Expressions of Liberty, NY; 73


Truro Quilt
Light of Liberty Quilt


Washington University, St. Louis, MO; Fine Arts 1964-67

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; B.A., 1974; Graduate School (Art History), 1974-76

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