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In Fond Remembrance by Rissa Peace Root
Editor Rissa Peace Root pays tribute to our magazine's late founder, Nora Creeach.

Staff Memories of Nora by CQMagOnline Staff Members
The staff remembers Nora, our beloved editor.

2009 CQMagOnline Challenge: Discovering the Writer in You by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara challenges our readers to a writing contest for CQMagOnline!

Borders for Your Crazy Quilts: Piano Key Border by Cindy Thury Smith
Cindy presents a great lesson on the design and construction of another interesting pieced border for your crazy quilt.

Goldwork and Crazy Quilting by Mary Corbet
Mary's fine introduction to Goldwork for crazy quilters makes this ancient technique accessible to all.

Seam Driven Motifs by Allison Aller
Allie explores some new design parameters in her crazy quilting.

Wood-burning Fabric Petals by Allison Aller
A fellow blogger's idea for creating fabric shapes has Allie inspired to make new 3D flowers.

Hearts Stitched Together by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn's white-on-white block is something special and here is how she did it.

Maria's Rose by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn's instructions for a cast-on rose are courtesy of her friend Maria.

Quilt Design Quandaries - Solved!! by Leslie Ehrlich
Leslie takes us through the tricky design process of setting a white-on-white crazy quilt.

Twenty Seam Embellishment Ideas by Sharon Boggon
Splendid new seam treatments from Sharon will freshen up our stitching!

Balancing Act: Making Marigolds by Celeste Chalasani
Celeste gives us directions for a beautiful three dimensional silk ribbon marigold.

Color Coordinated Embellishment Traveling Kits by Pat Winter
Pat suggests a clever way to bring a small stash along for creating CQ on the run.

A Gift From Diane Ricks: Silk Ribbon Poppy by Barbara Blankenship
Instructions for three dimensional silk ribbon poppies are presented by national fiber artist Diane Ricks.

Fabric Memory Game…For All Ages by Pat Winter
Pat's CQ-inspired memory game for children will be fun for adults, too.

Forget Me Not by Pat Winter
Longtime staffer Pat Winter bids us a fond farewell.

Calling All Crazy Quilters -Announcing a Contest We Think You’re Going to Love! by Amy Milne
Finally, a national crazy quilt contest just for us!

Crazy Quilted CD Pincushion by Julie Yonge
Julie's deluxe crazy quilted pincushion has a special extra feature you'll want to try.

Houston International Quilt Market and Festival: Another Year of Inspiration by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara begins her yearlong account of her attendance at Houston Quilt Market and Festival.

2008 Houston International Quilt Market and Festival  by Julie Yonge
Julie's first installment of her trip to the Quilt Market and Festival in Houston is brimming with inspiration, including some fabulous and historic American quilts.

Remembering Lauren by Dean Deerfield
Dean presents her gorgeous and innovative tribute quilt for a dear friend.

The Joy of CQ by Rose Burdeny
Rose tells the story of her discovery of crazy quilting, and includes some nice eye candy of her work.

CQ at the EGA National Headquarters by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa shares some crazy quilt examples displayed at the Embroiderers' Guild of America headquarters.

In Loving Memory of Nora Creeach:

Block of the Issue:

BOI January 2009 by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara's Block of the Issue features a most unusual twist on her beloved ribbon roses..

Books in Review:

Judith Baker Montano's Embroidery & Crazy Quilt Stitch Tool reviewed by  Barbara Blankenship

Kristal Wick's Fabulous Fabric Beads: Create Custom Beads and Art Jewelry reviewed by Julie Yonge

Barbara Foster's Learn Needle Tatting Step by Step reviewed by Rissa Peace Root

Products in Review:

Krafter’s Komfycush® by StoneCreek Creations, Inc. reviewed by Julie Yonge

Editor's Notes by Rissa Peace Root
A word or two from the editor about our latest issue.

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