This survey of some of Chicago's most important contributions in cloth, highlights both key and lesser-known works dating from 1971 to the present. From macrame to needle point to airbrushed quilts, Chicago employs technique as content in her major projects featured here including The Birth Project, The Holocaust Project, Resolutions: A Stitch in Time and Chicago's most recent - and never before shown - work, If Women Ruled the World. Essayists discuss the labor-intensive nature of Chicago's textile work as a metaphor for investing in the ideas, values, histories and provocations in her artwork. Five artists who take this notion to heart are also profiled, underscoring Chicago's ongoing influence and creating an intergenerational dialog with : Orly Cogan, (New York, New York), Wednesday Lupypciw (Calgary, Alberta), Cat Mazza (Troy, New York), Gillian Strong (Halifax, Nova Scotia), and Ginger Brooks Takahashi (New York, New York). Magnificently illustrated with dozens of color plates and fold-outs.