Crazy Quilts: History - Techniques - Embroidery Motifs

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Voyageur Press, Mar 15, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages

DIV"Here's your chance to get up close and personal with an amazing collections of crazies!" - Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.Made from the finest silks, satins, and velvets and stitched together with elaborate embroidery, the crazy quilt is a testament to quilters’ rich imagination and artistry. This beautiful book traces the bewitching history of “Crazies” from their earliest origins to the present day. Distinguished quilting teacher and appraiser Cindy Brick follows the crazy quilt from colonial times, the Civil War, the Victorian era, and through today, decoding the mystery and meaning of these curious quilts.

Also included is a detailed how-to section on constructing crazy quilts. Brick offers methods for planning, piecing, and embroidering or embellishing your quilt, and gives numerous helpful tips that only an expert could provide./div


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Textiles appraiser Brick (Hanky-Panky Crazy Quilts) here presents a well-documented and generously illustrated history of a "crazy" form of quilting that was wildly popular in the 1880s and is today ... Read full review


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DIVCindy Brick travels the world teaching quilting and quilt history. A former editor for Quilter's Newsletter, she is also an American Quilter's Society certified textiles appraiser and professional quilt restorer. She has written hundreds of magazine articles and books, includingThe Stitcher’s Language of Flowers. She is the “Old Things Considered” columnist for McCall’s Vintage Quilts and has appeared in TV and online specials, including Simply Quilts and The Quilt Show. Cindy lives and works in Castle Rock, Colorado./

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