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Crazy Quilt Central
Your one-stop location for information about the art of crazy quilting.
The aim of this web site is to provide a centralized location
for resources and information about the art of crazy quilting
past, present, and future - both on and off the Web.
- The past is represented by links to historical articles about crazy quilting and photos of antique crazy quilts.
- There is also a page titled Crazy Quilts on Display. This page lists museums and other public places which display antique crazy quilts.
- The present is represented by the CrazyQuilt FAQ with its many great resources and hints.
- I have also included a page with some of my favorite projects.
- In addition there are many links to the projects of other crazy quilters.
- The future is represented by the great how-to and motivational ideas in the CrazyQuilt FAQ.
- There are also many links to other how-to pages.
- I hope that these great resources will inspire many new crazy quilt projects.
Be sure to visit these other Crazy Quilt Central pages.
The CrazyQuilt FAQ written by the members of CrazyQuilt and compiled by Dawn Smith, Phyllis Price, Beth Barter, Karen Young, and Anne Bergner has grown considerably . It now consists of five pages. The pages were separated to make them easier to download.
Crazy Quilt Project GalleryI have added to my project gallery. I put the photos on several pages to make them easier to download.
My First Project Gallery See photos of my first five projects.
More of my projects - a tea cozy and an eyeglass case that I made for my mom.
Some of the 6" swap blocks I've traded for. These were made by members of the CrazyQuilt mailing list.
More of the 6" swap blocks I've traded for. These were made by members of the CrazyQuilt mailing list.
The Peach and Taupe Escapade The story of three vests.
Other Crazy Quilt Central PagesCrazy Quilt Poems
Crazy Quilt Book Reviews In depth reviews of books that I have found helpful or motivational in making crazy quilt projects.
Crazy Quilts on Display Information about crazy quilts on display in public places around the world.
Detail of an antique crazy quilt. Photo by Carrie Bodensteiner
Detail of an antique crazy quilt made by May Lizzie Hollinger from Henderson Ky in 1886 Photo by Betty Bergner
Oldquilt Gallery Photos of antique quilts which Oldquilt has generously allowed me to use. This page will have different quilts as space allows.
About the CrazyQuilt Mailing List This mailing list is provided by Beth Ober of Quiltropolis and was conceived by Dawn Smith.
The topic of this list is Crazy Quilting, which is a type of needlework that was popular in the Victorian era and has been gaining in popularity since a resurgence of the craft in the 70's. Crazy Quilting consists of irregularly shaped patches of fabric which are sewn to a backing fabric. The patches are usually embellished with embroidery or trims. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to: crazy patching, antique quilts, members projects, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, other embellishments (like lace, beads, buttons and ribbons), classes, books, fabrics, ornaments, wallhangings and many others.To join CrazyQuilt you can subscribe online at http://quiltropolis.com/NewMailinglists.htm.
CrazyQuilters Information about the goings on at the CrazyQuilt mailing list including swap information.
|CrazyQuilt Thank You Gift for Mike and Beth Ober Photo of the wall hanging made for Mike and Beth by members of the CrazyQuilt mailing list. Has links to close-ups of each block and letters written to Mike and Beth by the makers of the blocks.|
A few places to go on the Web.
The Crazy Quilt Society There's info on the upcomning CQ Conference this summer in Omaha.
Old Crazy Quilts
Portrait of a Crazy Quilt From the collection of the National Gallery of Art
Victorian Crazy Quilting History of crazy quilts, two modern projects, and links. Be sure to look around at this site. It's great!
Mary LaRosa's Quilt Gallery - Crazy Quilts 1908 Silk Crazy Quilt with embroidery
Childs size crazy quilt. Begun in 1884 and completed nearly 47 years later in 1931.
Crazy patchwork slumber throw. Includes the initials JK. Made about 1885.
The History of Crazy Quilts By Betty Pillsbury in Collaboration with Rita Vainius
Web Pages belonging to members of the CrazyQuilt mailing list
Cathi McCutcheon's CQ Page Be sure to check out the raffle blocks from the quilt that the members of the CrazyQuilt list made and raffled off at the Crazy quilt conference at Omaha this July.
Crazy Quilt Sampler Photos from the members of CrazyQuilt.
Jan's Quilting Niche Jan Thompson's page includes both her crazy quilt vest and Carolyn McCray's wall hanging.
Another of Jan Thompson's web pages Jan has more crazy quilting at this site.
Janet Haine's Crazy Quilt Page Includes projects, patterns, stitch round robin samples, and more.
Crazy Mary's Web Page Includes Mary's round robin block of Princess Diana.
Tree's House Includes Tree's round robin block and button ideas.
Carolyn McCray's web page. Includes pictures of her wall hanging, her swap blocks, and lots more.
Linda Stimson's Crazy Quilting Page Be sure to visit the other pages at her beautiful site also.
Emiko's Christmas Stocking and Box Beautiful pastel projects from Japan
Nadine Erbland's quilted treasures includes a cq wallhanging and box
Other Crazy Quilt Projects
Lori Howe's Crazy Quilt Page There's lots to see here. Lori's projects and many photos of antique crazy quilts.
Deb Tilley's More or Less Vest A Crazy Quilting Fantasy
Lois Frankel's Crazy Quilt Vest and other non-crazy quilt items.
Crazy Quilt Project Patterns
Embroidery and Other Embellishments
Online Stitch Dictionary Great instructions and photos of basic embroidery stitches.
CDA Ribbon Embroidery Stitch diagrams
Embellishments Types of Beading, Beading Designs, and Orinda Spence's Concertina Rose
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