Quilts

It’s a New Year!

Another new year and I’m not sure where the last one went! I was contemplating where I have been in the last few years but also where I am going. Ok, not in the physical sense so much, but more about how have I grown as a quilter and teacher. I love to teach, but…

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Where is this going?

Sometimes when you are working on a Crazy Quilt, there is a point at which you may wonder where in the world is this going?! Life is like that too. You are trudging thru and then you suddenly don’t have any idea where you are going. At that point you have a choice to just…

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Personal Nature of Crazies

What makes a Crazy Quilt so personal? It is the nature of what we ourselves put into a “crazie”. My first crazie holds such personal meaning for me. There are fabrics from my best friend, silk ties from my husband, lace from my wedding dress and so much more. But it is also the time…

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Christmas and Crazy Quilts

Not much in common or a lot in common??? I think the latter. Christmas is about family and sharing time with the people in your life that you care about. Christmas is also about Christ who is my beloved savior.  My first crazy quilt was filled with memories of family and things in my life…

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Moments

One of my favorite things in Crazy Quilting is creating “moments”.  OK, so maybe there are than a few favorite things because I love Crazy Quilting so much!  Anyway, the creation of “moments” is the simple collection of things such as buttons and laces and pearls, oh my!  When someone looks at my crazy quilts,…

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The True Treasure of a Crazy Quilt

In the Victorian era embroidery and sewing were a part of every young woman’s life… no matter what her station in life. Articles in newspapers about quilting and sewing were common, but now they are the exception. Patterns were shared and now they are copyrighted. Quilts were more utilitarian than art pieces. Labels were rare…

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Friends, Field Trips and a Perfect Day

A field trip…does that remind you of anything? A group of quilting students and I went on a field trip this last weekend. Definitely not like a field trip when you were in school but so much better. We went to a small town in Colorado (Niwot) with the cutest little ribbon and gift shop…

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Oh How I Love Crazies!

Initially, I had no intention of doing a big crazy quilt! I took a class to learn the process but I also wanted to meet some new people because we had recently moved from Phoenix to Denver. The class was good but I realized that most of the things that were taught were versions of…

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Change is Good!

Change is good even in a crazy quilt. Every time you think you have things figured out and everything is going along just perfect, something happens that alters that view. My favorite quilt shop is closing and now what is the alternative? God closes one window but opens a whole new view! I wasn’t sure…

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How many Blocks in a Crazy Quilt?

I wish there was an easy answer to this question but as usual it depends on a number of factors. I am working on several different crazy quilts at one time right now…go figure! Anyway, I have one crazy quilt (the one with color but neutral backgrounds) which I was only going to do about…

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