Guess who is on the cover of Crazy Quilt Quarterly!

Cover of Crazy quilt quarterlyI have a little exciting news as I am thrilled to let my readers know that one of my crazy quilt blocks is the cover image for the latest Crazy Quilt Quarterly. The magazine also contains an interview with me, where I describe how I discovered and started crazy quilting.

The issue is devoted to buttons and how they are used on contemporary Crazy quilts. As most readers know after making the “I Dropped the Button Box Quilt” I have a thing for buttons. So if you are wanting to gather a few ideas together on how to use buttons in your crazy quilting projects this issue will be of interest to you.

A highlight of this issue, for me, is an article about Gerry Krueger’s work. Gerry hand paints the most delightful miniatures on mother of pearl buttons. I am lucky to have a couple of her buttons but I must admit they are in ’too nice to use’ box. Gerry Krueger’s hand painted buttons are like little bits of eye candy that bring me pleasure so I was interested to see her set up and read her story.

There is information from Tracy Wilson on how to make your own Rhinestone studded buttons, Genevieve Tracey shares here button cluster technique, ideas for seam treatments and buttons from Pam Kellog, Brenda Sandusky writes about the fun of collecting buttons and the fun of collecting ideas about how to use them! Karen South shares her favourite round robbin swap ( I can see why it’s a favourite) There are oodles of more ideas about using buttons in crazy quilting.

The Crazy Quilt Quarterly Summer 2017 is a Magcloud publication and you can get it here. As a printed version which retails for 14.95 US and a digital version for $6.95.

I am not compensated for this review but I do have a professional relationship as I accept advertising for Crazy Quilt Quarterly in my side bar. In other words I get no kick back for this review.

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Crazy quilt template set 2Have you seen my Stitchers templates?

As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my Stitchers Templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to embroider on your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

Templates set 1 you will find here 
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Crazy Quilt Quarterly Spring Issue is out

The Crazy Quilt Quarterly Spring Issue coverThe Crazy Quilt Quarterly Spring Issue is out so it’s time to curl up with a cuppa and indulge in a bit of eye candy and reading. Birds and birdlife is the theme for this issue with the cover artist being Allison Aller. As a quilter, teacher and author Allison Aller is well known and active in the CQ community. Allison Aller had a great knack of bringing modern techniques to contemporary crazy quilting.

The cover features a robbin sitting on a nest. Inside Allison Aller has generously described in text and photos how she made it covering what quilting traditions and techniques she  drew upon to create the bird and its environment.

Inspiration, tutorials and tips are throughout the magazine. Linda Hopkins has shared information on printing on silk. A Bead and Feather Butterfly project by Nina Burnsides looks fun to do and Linda Hopkins shares her process to create a Beaded Bird. For something different and crazy quilting with a modern twist Kathleen Klein shares how she made a steampunk peacock.

For a great piece of contemporary crazy quilting Angela Blackledge has shared an inspirational piece with her Heart Art Quilt. Pam Peugh shares another inspirational 12 block crazy quilt “ Bird Crazy” which was made as a round robbin project. There are some delightful birds on these blocks and I enjoyed ogling them.

Brenda Sandusky shows us how she tackled her Crazy Quilt Journal project of 2015 in Proud as a Peacock. Betty Pillsbury has shared images of her embroidered birds

Kathy Shaw has provided a free pattern and illustrated how it can be realised using different techniques. Throughout the magazine Pamela Kellog has sprinkled cross stitch designs that with the aid of waste canvas you can use in your crazy quilting. There are also vintage embroidery patterns with a bird theme.

The Crazy Quilt Quarterly Spring 2017 is a Magcloud publication and you can get it here. As a printed version which retails for 14.95 US and a digital version for $6.95.

I am not compensated for this review but I do have a professional relationship as I accept advertising for Crazy Quilt Quarterly in my side bar. In other words I get no kick back for this review.

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2017 Crazy quilt Calendar

Crazy quilt Calendar cover 2017Just a quick heads up the 2017 Crazy quilt Calendar is now available. The theme is My Secret Garden and Pam Kellogg and her team have done a good job of it. Basically it’s eye candy from 13 contemporary crazy quilters, one for each month. The 2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar is available via MagCloud. You can have it printed for $14.95 or buy a digital version for half that.

Crazy Quilt Quarterly coverThe other item you might want to see it also available on MagCloud.  After all the busy activity of the holiday season The Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Winter 2016 is ideal unwind with, to put your feet up and simply indulge yourself. This 40 page edition  is full of  inspiration and eyecandy. Gather up your stitching supplies too, as there are tutorials to introduce you to new techniques. The magazine is liberally dotted with free embroidery designs, block patterns and projects and well worth the price. It is available in print and digital format so those with tablets can enjoy it at their stitching table too!

Please note I am not affiliated with the magazine – nor do I gain financially from this post.