Crane Johnson was selected for the US State Department's Art in Embassies program. Her quilts have been exhibited at the American Embassy in Hong Kong and the American Embassy in Bamako, Mali. Crane's work has also appeared in the international juried exhibitions: Quilt National in Athens, Ohio; Visions in San Diego, California; International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas; American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, Kentucky; Quilter's Heritage Celebration in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Pacific West Quilt Show in Seattle, Washington; Vermont Quilt Festival; Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York; Sacred Threads exhibition in Herndon, Virginia and the International Quilt Festival touring exhibition of the Journal Quilt Project. Her work is also in many private and corporate quilt collections.
Publications include: Creative Quilting, the Journal Quilt Project; Art Quilts by Visions; Quilt Expressions, Quilt National Contemporary Quilts; Great American Quilts, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, and the Arts In Embassies catalogs.