Spring 2020 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly

Spring 2020 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly

Spring 2020 issue Crazy Quilt Quarterly cover This is a quick heads-up for readers who are interesting in Crazy Quilting, that the Spring 2020 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly has been released. I am not affiliated with this magazine and do not gain financially from this review.

Well it is with pleasure I settled down to  read this issue. What is in Spring 2020 issue Crazy Quilt Quarterly? Well lets see… Cover artist Stephanie Novatski has shared a tutorial for one of her beautiful dolls. Another tutorial for a fun crazy quilt fish which comes from the creative hands of Margreet De Reus. Ever wanted to make a crazy quilt inspired toilet roll holder? You guessed it there is a tutorial for one written by Mary Anne Richardson. It made me smile – crazy quilters with crazy quilt anything!

Susan Nixon has written a solid article on how she develops her crazy quilt seam embellishments. Mary Ann Richardson shares step by step details on how to bead buttons. Patricia Jordan shares the joys and frustrations of working one of Di Van Niekerk’s projects “Little Girl Reaching”. Another interesting project comes from the hands of Shirlee Fassell as she shares snippet rolls she made for the minister of her church.

Marilyn Luke shares her stunning 18 inch crazy quilt block “Patina”. Margaret Rolfe writes about the creative embroidery challenge run by the Lismore and District Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild of the New South Wales Australia. Carmen Huggins introduces us to Ursula a crazy quilted bear while Darlene Kliewer shares photos of her Christmas stocking Ornaments.

Throughout are free border patterns designed by Pam Kellog. You can obtain a copy of the Spring 2020 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly from Magcloud

Thread Twisties!

Close detail of thread twisties

Experimenting with different threads can be expensive, as you would normally have to buy a whole skein of each type of thread. So I have made up my thread twisties which are a combination of different threads to use in creative hand embroidery. These enable you to try out stitching with something other than stranded cotton. For the price of just a few skeins, you can experiment with a bundle of threads of luscious colours and many different textures.

These are creative embroiders threads. With them, I hope to encourage you to experiment. Each Twistie is a thread bundle containing silk, cotton, rayon and wool. Threads range from extra fine (the same thickness as 1 strand of embroidery floss) to chunky couchable textured yarns. All threads have a soft and manageable drape so that twisting them around a needle makes experimental hand embroidery an interesting journey rather than a battle.  Many are hand-dyed by me. All are threads I use. You may find a similar thread twist but no two are identical.

You will find my thread twisties in the Pintangle shop here.


  1. Hi Sharon, after having a browze around the website I have ordered the current issue and previous one of the magazine. It looks like it will be very informative, and I am always eager to learn more. Best wishes Joan

    Joan Flynn

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