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Stitched and Stuffed Critters and Insects

Ellen Anne Eddy "Queen of Embellished Critters" by Pat Winter
Pat interviews Ellen Anne Eddy.

Bumble Bees by Barbara Blankenship
A lovely little embroidered bee to grace your next project.

Dragonfly Needle Book/ Pin Cushion by Pat Winter
Pat shares a great Needle Book pattern.

Sheer Appliqué Butterflies by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie shares some ideas for sheer butterflies!

CQ Bookmarks by Kimber Pekora
Kimber share her pattern for these great bookmarks which she adorned with cute critters!

Easy Crystal Dragonfly Charm by Kimber Pekora
Kimber shows you how to make a cute beaded dragonfly.

Miracles of Nature: Creepy Crawlers by Linda Gibbs
Linda explores ways to incorporate nature into your ribbon work.

Faux Pearl Spider by Rissa Peace Root
Since the spider is the quintessential symbol of luck and a prominent motif in CQ, this issue would not be complete without at closer look at the arachnid. 

Zen and the Art of Dragonfly Motifsby Rissa Peace Root
Sometimes the process is not as important as the end product.

Beaded Frog Motif by Rissa Peace Root
An instant replay of an article from Volume 3, Issue 3. 

Butterfly Mobile by Nancy Combs
Nancy shows you her take on a great project from Australian Embroidery & Cross Stitch.

Books in Review:

Bags and Accessories with Style Reviewed by Nora Creeach

An Encyclopedia of Ribbon Embroidery Birds, Butterflies and Blossoms  Reviewed by Nora Creeach

More CQ Ideas & Information:

Victorian Thimble Pouch by Julia Camilleri
Make this lovely crochet thimble pouch for your favorite thimble.

2006 Art Bra Calendar by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie takes a look at the new Art Bra Calendar for 2006, which features two Staff Members this year.

Crazy Gathering Bead Round Robin by Kimber Pekora
Kimber shows off several blocks from a round robin where beading was the primary focus.

Sleep With The Angels Part 3 by Barbara Blankenship
The next installment in the progress of this wonderful and meaningful Crazy Quilt Project.

6th Finger Stiletto by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara reviews this handy little tool she picked up at the Houston Quilt Festival.

A Look At Sulky Blendables Cotton Thread by Jessica Rupp
Jessica reviews a new Sulky product.

Wool Swap by Kathleen Brulc
Kathleen made a CQ block from the fabric she received in a fulled wool swap.

Round Robin Library Altered Book by Kathleen Brulc
Kathleen shares ideas for combining CQ and Altered Books.

Pricing Your Art by Nora Creeach
Nora takes a look at pricing your work for sale.

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Projects & Techniques:

Crazy Patch Doll by Stephanie Novatski
A wonderful and inventive crazy quilted doll!

Bead Weaving by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara shows you another beading technique for embellishing your CQ projects.

Bead Knitted Earring by Barb Engle
This little purse would make an excellent CQ embellishment or reticule for a doll.

Brazilian Embroidery Embellished Bear by Rita Goff
Rita completes this wonderful little bear from at Bluebonnet Crafts.

Make Your Own Pin Frame by Rissa Peace Root
A tried and true approach to stabilizing your work when it is not suitable for hoops.

Rainbow Colored Pearls by Nan Salter
Can't find the right color pearl?  Dye your own! 

Crocheted Irish Rose Motif  by Jean Bowman
This lovely Irish Rose would make a wonderful motif for your next CQ project.

Focus on Embroidery: Thread Painting by Rissa Peace Root
Thread painting does not have to be intimidating & can be a wonderful addition to you CQ.

BOI for October 2004 by Nora Creeach
See how Nora approaches a theme block in our "Block of the Issue".

Seam Treatments: Beaded Open Cretan Stitch  by Rissa Peace Root
There are several variations of this stitch which make an excellent seam treatment. 

Add Glitter to Your Block by Nora Creeach
Nora demonstrates using glitter to add a little uniqueness to your embellished blocks.

Editor's Notes by Nora Creeach
A word or two from our esteemed editor about our latest issue.

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