This is a heads up for all my readers out there who are interested in Crazy Quilting. Just a quick note to let you know that the Spring 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is out. First up however I want to point out that I am not affiliated with this magazine and do not gain financially from this review.
Gradually over the last few issues the page layout of this publication has changed. As you can see in the few screenshots featured Crazy Quilt Quarterly under the guidance of Pamela Kellogg has moved away from the cluttered scrapbook style page decorations and now has a cleaner modern look and feel. I find it much easier to read when the work is featured against a clean background. Often crazy quilting is visually complex enough without adding more page decoration!
This issue has too much in it, to review every single article, so I will touch on a few highlights. Featuring cover artist is Karen Guthrie inside also holds some delicious eye candy from Betty Pillsbury, Nina Burnsides and Genevieve Tracey.
I really enjoy the contemporary work of Fiona Price. In this issue Fiona describes here textile experiment “Woodland Solace” that is made with hand dyed fabric scraps, lace and Lutradur. Fiona builds here interestingly textured surfaces from all sorts of fabrics even old dish cloths and packaging that she then dyes. After adding these to a foundation she then builds further with embroidery beads. Her work is delicious and I really enjoyed reading about her process.
Everyone loves stories and I delighted in the article from Karen Anthonisen Finch about Arpillera Storytelling Quilts – A South American Tradition. I have always enjoyed the playful folk art of these textile traditions.
As usual this issue is full of tutorials for various projects such as Florence Martin’s Crazy Patch Tin,and something different in the form of tutorial on a crazy patch window valence from Mary Anne Richardson. For those who like 3D projects Kathy Shaw has shared both pattern and directions on how she makes her Muse Doll. Brenda Sandusky has shared how she makes Christmas ornaments (some ideas there to tuck away for the end of the year)
Crazy Quilt Quarterly Spring 2018 is available here via MagCloud as I said at the start of the article I am not affiliated with this magazine and do not gain financially from this review I just think its a good issue and like the modern direction Pam Kellogg is taking the publication in.
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