A Sixty Year UFO

We all have UFO’s (un-finished objects) and sometimes I get guilty about the various projects I have tucked in my cupboards. I write lists, notes to myself and try various methods to finish them off. I am not too bad most things I start I do complete, it’s just sometimes it may take a while. A dear friend of mine described me as a finisher so I guess I should not be too harsh on myself.

I found the story of this crazy quilt begun by EJ Phillips in the 1870 and finished 1930. Now that has to be the longest a project has been on hold that I have heard of  so I don’t feel so bad.

Crazy Quilters Newsletter

This week I received my latest issue of the Crazy Quilters Newsletter. This zine is a specialist publication for textile practitioners who are interested in crazy quilting. The sole focus is on crazy quilting with heaps of information about embellishment techniques.

As of last issue the Crazy Quilters Newsletter comes in a CD format which most subscribers seem to like. CD format means that extra images which are of better quality are published with each issue and although I read most of my issue on screen you can print it out ? or print out parts of it to read.

Apart from better quality images, one big plus for me is that, this format means I can print out pages and stick them into my visual journal. When the Crazy Quilters Newsletter was a print format publication pasting in any articles of interest would have involved chopping up the newsletter, so I didn’t take to it with my scissors. Now I can keep the issue in tact on CD and chop up bits. The other advantage is that all links are ‘hot’ in other words all you have to do is click to go to the site referenced. Also producing this publication on CD means that there is plenty of room for eye candy which if published in print costs would have been too prohibitive to include such a feast. So for me this mix of print and digital is the best of both worlds.

To find out details of what is in the latest issue simply visit the Crazy Quilters Newsletter

CQ Eye Candy

After an absolutely crazy day at work a lovely surprise arrived in the post today for I received my copy of the book Darsie Bruno compiled titled CQ Eye Candy. Since she has devoted a whole section to my crazy quilted blocks this was obviously a huge ego boost but it was a pleasure to open and see 80 odd pages of stitching from crazy quilters around the globe. It is as the title says eye candy. It is published by The CQ newsletter and details about it can be found on their site.