The Autumn 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is out

We have recently returned to Australia arriving home to one of our coldest winters after spending time in one of Europes hottest summers. So after unpacking, and tackling those tasks you need to do after being away so long I was delighted to get over my jet lag with a Autumn issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly. All these seasons in one week my body is quite a muddle! That aside for my readers who are interesting in Crazy Quilting this is a heads up to let you know that the Autumn 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is out.

I am not affiliated with this magazine and do not gain financially from this review.

The cover artist this time around is Elisabeth Jenkins Baty whose Horn of Plenty immediately caught my eye. I loved the highly textured 3D piece that incorporates a mix of techniques raised work techniques.

Quilts featured included Tree Song by Renee Watts ( I loved the way this quilt read), Robin Waybright’s Hello Spring, Brenda Sandusky’s Celebrate America, Genevieve Tracy’s Hanky Panky Quilt and a Lace hexagon quilt by Darlene Kliewer. So there is lots of eye candy and ideas to keep anyone busy.  Mary Anne Richardsons ideas on combining crazy quilting and landscape quilting is a new take and an article I enjoyed.

I always like to see smaller projects as often people who are new to crazy quilting get put off by the idea that they have to make a quilt. So featuring smaller projects helps people see how crazy quilting can be made into other things too! Alice McClelland and Janet Popish their ideas on how to make crazy quilt greeting cards. Other small project ideas for embroidery hoop ornaments come from Gill Compigne-Leaney. This issue also includes directions by Mary Anne Richardson on how to make a denim and lace tote bag. Janese Morris explains how she made a crazy quilted soft toy elephant. That is not really a toy!

In Through the Looking Glass, Suzy Quaife shares with readers her vintage journal made of fabric. This freeform crazy quilting style is very popular at the moment and is another more contemporary take on crazy quilting.

Dotted throughout the issue is Kathy Shaw’s and Pamela Kellogs free designs and ideas for seams and motifs. As usual the readers submissions which are always interesting to see.

The Autumn 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is available via Magcloud here.There is always a good spread of ideas in each issue and I fell it is worth the price. As I stated at the start of this article I am not affiliated with this magazine and do not gain financially from this review.

Have you seen my book?

holding my book in front of quilt

My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares detailed practical methods on how to design and make a crazy quilt. Topics such as fabric choice, tricky challenges like balancing colour, texture and pattern, and how to create movement to direct your viewer’s eye around the block are covered in detail. I also explain how to stitch and build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be practical and inspiring.


  1. Hello Sharon – I can’t tell you how much you have inspired me to crazy quilt. I did embroidery, cross stitch and crewel work many years ago and most recently, quilting. Combining these items was a joy. I produced a 2’x2′ crazy quilt for my guild’s member challenge in February and was very proud of my work. I used your book, TAST, your website, and your first set of templates and couldn’t be happier with the result. I surely am going to continue making crazy quilts. Thank you so much.

  2. Welcome home Sharon;my husband and I took a bus tour through Spain and Portugal earlier this year in the European spring. On several occasions we crossed the roads you would have traveled. I take my hat off to you both. What an epic journey but…how wonderful. It must have been so uplifting. Congratulations. thank-you for the critique on the quilt quarterly. You have inspired me to look it up and perhaps subscribe. Then I have to get my needle and thread into action. So happy you are safe and back in Australia, wont be long before we have the hot windy summers upon us, so enjoy the slightly cooler days while they last.Cheers…

    Marilyn Larkin

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