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Bride's Purse for Jeannette by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie inspires us all with this beautiful purse for her future daughter-in-law.

Daisies Don't Tell: A Photo Essay by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa shares her husband's photos of this incredible antique Crazy Quilt in the Louisville Airport.

Artist Profile: Karen Phillips-Shwallon by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn takes a closer look at this "Road to California Quilt Show" designer.

Interpretive CQ: Bitten by the R.R. Bug by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn shows us the results of some interpretive crazy quilting happening in the Crazy Quilts International group.

Stitching Retreat at Premier Estates by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara takes us along for a CQ Retreat, Texas style.

My Four Seasons Wallhanging Continues with Summer and Autumn by Maureen Greeson
Maureen completes the year in the second installment of this articles.

Fabulous Felt by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa explores the joys of felt making on a muggy summer afternoon.

Round Robin Block Amnesty by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa offers her help in an attempt to get blocks back to their rightful owners.

Small Town Treasure by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn shares her finds in a small California town.

Crazy Quilted Plastic Bag Caddy by Julie Yonge
Julie created this wonderful decorative and useful plastic bag caddy.

Glad Press'n Seal by Julia Camilleri
Julia uses this kitchen product in a completely new way.

Forget Wearing Purple When I Get Old... by Dean Deerfield
Dean explores the possibilities when her Purple CQ Jacket does not meet her expectations.

Presenting Sandy Jenkins by Pat Winter
Pat introduces us to this needlework designer.

Creating a Memory Quilt from Ties by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie uses men's ties to create a memory quilt.

Crazy for Glitter: New Metallic Threads by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie punches things up with exciting metallic threads.

Taming the Velvet Border Beast by Allison Aller
Allison offers some great ideas for handling velvet.

My Blue Mermaid by Dean Deerfield
Dean faces the daunting challenge of revising a quilt you thought was finished.

Blocks From My Crazy Quilt Block of the Month Class by Dean Deerfield
Dean shares photos from her class in Midland, TX.

Making Juvenile Diabetes a Little More Bearable: Progress Report and Update by Kimber Pekora
Kimber updates the progress on blocks that have been made for the magazine's outreach project.

Block of the Issue by Pat Winter
Pat creates this love block using a motif at the center.

Journals, Have You Got Them Covered? by Cherie M. Thompson
Cherie creates cool covered journals.

Hussif and Pursif: My Creative Journey by Lynn Majidimehr
Lynn shares her experience making a Pursif and Hussif.

Victorian Thimble Pouch by Julia Camilleri
Julia made these lovely little pouches for friends to use in their hussifs.

It's My Bag Challenge: "Window On Spring" by LouAnne Sassone
LouAnne participates in a challenge that is truly challenging.

2006 Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild Seminar by Rita Goff

Spotlight on One of Our Own by Nancy Combs
Nancy highlights the recent achievements of staff member Kimber Pekora.


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Books in Review:

Deena Beverly's Brilliant Bags reviewed by Rissa Peace Root

Di van Niekerk's Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork reviewed by Nora Creeach

Products in Review:

Carole Samples Dream-a-Seam Templates reviewed by Sharon Boggon

A Review of a New Product, OZEPOL from OZECRAFT by Cherie M. Thompson

Kaleidoscope Kreations - Product Review by Gwen Frazier

Acme Titanium Sewing Scissors  Product Review by Gwen Frazier

Wire Mesh - Product Review by Barbara Blankenship

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

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