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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.
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.
CrazyQuilt Wearables FAQ
CrazyQuilt Vest FAQ
CrazyQuilt Book FAQ
CrazyQuilt Embellishment FAQ
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.
My Christmas Tree Wall Hanging.
Some of the 6" swap blocks I've made.
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 made.
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 in Print
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
Maury Bynum's Antique Crazy Mourning Quilt
Antique Crazy Quilt Circa 1890s with animals
Heavily Embellished Antique Crazy Quilt Dated 1885
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
1890's Crazy Quilt by Minnie Hanson
Portrait of a Crazy Quilt From the collection of the National Gallery of Art
A striking Victorian Crazy Quilt.
Still more historical information.
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.
Antique crazy quilt made by Fannie Virginia Coffman Shenk of Harrisonburg VA.
Victorian Crazy Quilts from Country Collector
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.
Priscilla Shrock's projects
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.
Donna Ellis's Crazy Quilt Web Page
Libby Magnello's Page
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.
Margaret Krausse's Memory Quilt
Carolyn McCray's web page. Includes pictures of her wall hanging, her swap blocks, and lots more.
Annie's Crazy World
I Luv 2 Kwilt's Home Page
Damselfly's Crazy Quilt Page
Cindy Smith's Page
Wandering Mary's Web Page
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
Spring - framed CQ piece by Emiko
Oriental Round Robin
Nadine Erbland's quilted treasures includes a cq wallhanging and box
Ena Flynn's page
Tracey Hood's page
Kerri Murphy's page
Nancy Eha's Bead Creative
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.
DeDe Harter's crazy quilt items
Deb Tilley's More or Less Vest A Crazy Quilting Fantasy
Lois Frankel's Crazy Quilt Vest and other non-crazy quilt items.
Deborah Brunner's Gallery
Crazy Quilt Project Patterns
Stack and Slash method of CQ
Embroidery and Other Embellishments
Online Stitch Dictionary Great instructions and photos of basic embroidery stitches.
CDA Ribbon Embroidery Stitch diagrams
Machine Crazy quilt stitches
Embellishments Types of Beading, Beading Designs, and Orinda Spence's Concertina Rose
Needlework FAQ: Floss, Fibers, Threads
Instructions for attaching shisha mirrors.
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