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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available!

"Another Winter is upon us. It’s time to cozy up in our favorite corner with a cup of hot tea, our favorite movie and our stitching projects.

Our cover artist is the one and only Suzy Quaife! Who doesn’t love her work?! Pamela Cowen shares her first crazy quilt and Shirlee Fassell writes about her recent Crazy Quilt Retreat experience with us.

Don’t miss Susan Sato’s Living Crazy Quilt and Connie Eyberg’s 20th Century Fashion Crazy Quilt.

Heather Mantz has won some ribbons on 2 of her quilts and Donna Vitale shares an antique crazy quilt with gorgeous embroidery work!

Our 2020 Challenge interviews continue, this time with Viv Garforth. Mary Anne Richardson shares her Snippet Needle Roll project as well as a product review.

I hope this issue inspires your creativity throughout this Winter season!"

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Crazy Ornaments in Cross Stitch

Because of my love for crazy quilting, I sometimes try to incorporate that style of needlework into my cross stitch designs.

I've just released a set of "Crazy Ornaments" in cross stitch:



These ornament designs can be stitched on 14 count Aida but my preference would be to stitch them on Perforated Paper!  Worked in DMC threads and beautiful gold and silver Kreinik metallic #4 braids, these designs are perfect for tree ornaments, package tie on's, added to cookie plates for friends and neighbors or little gifts for co-workers!

Ask for them at your favorite needlework retail shop or find them in my Etsy store!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Price Drop On Embellishment Packs

Good Morning everyone!  I've dropped the price on my Embellishment Packs.  I can't store much here so I'm offering these for $15.00 which includes Free Shipping:

These are small pieces of various drapery trims.  Each packs contains at least 85 pieces.  These are perfect for crazy quilting, textile art, doll making and lots of other craft projects!!

More photos in my shop.

Here's the direct link to this item in my Etsy store:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/732285412/crazy-quilt-embellishment-packs-for?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Block 16 of the McHenry Historical Crazy Quilt

I completed another block for my McHenry Historical Crazy Quilt:

Block 16 of my McHenry Historical Crazy Quilt. This is the Gage House, a hotel built by the Hon. George Gage in 1858. Later it became known as The Parker House but sadly burned down in 1890. It was replaced by the current Simon Stoffel building.

This quilt is a work in progress recording the early history of McHenry's historic buildings. It's worked in the traditional Victorian style, pieced by hand on a cotton foundation using traditional fabrics and colors. All embroidery is worked by hand as well. All lace is vintage or antique.

Next block: The Methodist church.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Embellishment Packs Available

EMBELLISHMENT PACKS!! I have 5 beautiful embellishments packs available for purchase. These are perfect for crazy quilting, textile art, scrapbooking, card making, handmade dolls, Christmas ornaments and other crafts!

Each pack contains a minimum of 85 pieces. They are small pieces of trims from sample books. Due to the fact that they came out of sample books, not all but some pieces still have some glue/paper on the back however, they are high quality drapery trims and are very usable! I've included photos of the backs of some of them. Some of the glue peels off quite easily and some doesn't. You can decided for yourself if you can use these. They can be sewn down by hand or glued down.

Please look closely at all the photos. Everything you see is in these photos is the contents of one package and no 2 packs are alike. I tried to mix up the colors.

$25.00 each and that includes the postage for Flat Rate Priority Mail. USA only please.
Email me if you would like to place an order.  I accept PayPal and will send an invoice.



















Thursday, October 17, 2019

McHenry Crazy Quilt Update

I've been working on blocks for the McHenry Historical Crazy Quilt.  I started this project a few years ago:

I have 15 blocks completed with at least another 25 to go.  Click on the image to see it close up.

The blocks are 9 inch squares.  The photos are (mostly) antique pictures of old buildings in the City Of McHenry where I live.  In a few cases, old photos just don't exist so I grab screenshots from Google Earth and then "olden" them myself in photoshop.

The blocks are pieced entirely by hand on a cotton foundation.  The only embellishments used are threads, vintage or antique lace and tiny vintage mother - of - pearl buttons.  Each block has a spider and web on it so I'm using the buttons to create the spider.

This quilt is intended to look like a traditional Victorian Crazy Quilt so no beads, no sequins, no glittery do-dads.

My most recent completed block is the old Blacksmith and Wagon shop:

Built in the 1870's, this is what the building looks like today:

Hard to believe it's the same building but it is!

Here's an ad from our local newspaper for the business:


I just started on Block #16.  Another old hotel!


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cross Stitch Christmas Patterns

I've been working on some new Christmas cross stitch designs.  There will be more but I just released these:

Noel Cardinal Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking

Blackwork Snowman Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament

Cross Stitch Snowman Ornaments
Which one is your favorite?  All designs are available in both my Magcloud store and my Etsy shop.

Also, the 2020 Crazy Quilt Calendar is available now!

The perfect for any needleworker!!!
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