"Crazy quilt" assembles the experiences of women who have been institutionalized for insanity in the last century. Square pages of richly colored patterns and text unfold into one large quilt like square. The text resembles sewn handwriting from the women such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Frances Farmer.

Women's Studio Workshop (WSW) has produced over 200 limited edition artists’ books, and is the largest publisher in North America. WSW has artists’ books in collections world-wide and seven institutions are repositories containing copies of all artists’ books published by WSW: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, University of Michigan and The Library of Congress.These books, chosen through a juried international competition, reflect the wide range of subject matter, cultural diversity, and aesthetic perspectives of the artists who come to work in our studios.

You can learn more about WSW and our collection of handmade artists' books on our website wsworkshop.org/

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