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Things have been very exciting, here at CQMagOnline. We have several new staff members among them Lynn Schoeffler, Julie Yonge, Allison Aller and Terry Assef.
  • In this issue:
  • A new 2006 CQMagOnline Project "Making Juvenile Diabetes A Little More Bearable".
  • Hideko Ishida shares her experiences in the stunning feature article for this issue.
  • Dean shares her methods and her progress on this incredible CQ Jacket.
  • Rita reminds us why the CQ Society Retreat in Omaha is so special and Cherie reports from a fun retreat Down Under.
  • Gwen and the members of her church created this fabulous Crazy Quilt as a fund raiser.
  • Diane Ricks shares this clever little purse made from bias cut Hanah hand-dyed silk ribbon.
  • Victorian Memory Fan Quilt by Julia Camilleri, an inspirational piece that may inspire you to make one of your own.
  • This is only the beginning!!!!

"Making Juvenile Diabetes A Little More Bearable" a really fun way to help a worthy charity. Think Teddy Bears and join in with your block.

Winners in the International Readers Showcase are:

Barbara Randall's "More Crazy Quilting with Attitude" won by Kim Stenehjem in Fargo ND

Carolyn A. Dahl's "Transforming Fabric 30 Creative Ways to Paint, Dye, and Pattern Cloth" won by Elisabeth Zólomy from Belgium

Sites of Interest:

Project Gutenberg's Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton a free e-book reprint of the "BEETON'S BOOK OF NEEDLEWORK" originally published in Great Britain in 1870 http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/5/1/4/15147/15147-h/15147-h.htm

$100,000. Quilting Challenge
You could be the next quilting superstar!
Description of Crazy Patch one of the ten categories for which The Challenge is accepting quilts: A design of asymmetrical pieces of fabric sewn together in random order producing abstract arrangements. The seams, and sometimes patches, are embellished with embroidery stitches

If you have a show-quality quilt less than two years old that measures a minimum of 40" x 40", get ready to enter the $100,000 Quilting Challenge. The contest is divided into ten quilting categories, with winners in every category. Each issue of the magazine will be based on an ongoing and progressive quilt competition, with prizes to be awarded each quarter based on the decisions of NQA-certified judges. At the end of the year, the judges and you—the voting public—will determine an overall winner who will receive the $100,000 prize.

The last word:

The magazine is supported by our sponsors, please let them know you heard about them through the magazine.
Flights of Fancy returns with some great buys. www.flightsoffancyboutique.com
This issue we have our first group as sponsors in the Treehouse. This is a group of women that meets each month in Rockwall, TX. Email BarbE the self named 'head squirrel' for directions.

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