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Nine Reasons to Hand Patch a Crazy Quilt
by J. Marsha Michler
One of the reigning queens of CQ gives you nine reasons to hand patch your CQ blocks.


Are you up for a challenge?

Idea and Inspiration Challenge by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara challenges our readers to share their favorite embellishments and seam treatments.

CQ Engineering Part 2: The French Facing Technique by Allison Aller
Allie shares her French facing technique, in the second article regarding CQ construction.

Personal Style in CQ by Jo Newsham
Jo discusses her personal CQ style in the first of her articles for CQMagOnline.

A Crazy Quilting Process Described by Sharon Boggon
Sharon discusses her process for creating crazy quilts.

'Tis the Season: Free-standing “Tree” Ornaments by Jo Newsham
Jo offers these fun free-standing trees just in time for the holidays.

Christmas Gifts from the Scrap Bag by Jo Newsham
Jo presents another timely gift-giving idea!

In Favor of Round Robins by Peggy White
Peggy reminds us of the virtues of participating in round robins.

Creating a Personal Cipher by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa shares her ideas on creating a personal cipher as a way of signing your needlework.

Orphan Block Jewelry Pouch by Allison Aller
Allie creates a cool jewelry pouch from a finished block.

Dripping Pearls! by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn puts her own elegant spin on the CQ slide pendant.

Turning Dross Into Gold by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn finds a way to give new life to old lace.

Trying New Techniques by Julie Yonge
Julie is inspired to try a new technique for embellishing an evening bag.

With A Little Help From My Friends! by Debbie Reed
Debbie rediscovers her stitching groove and hopes to inspire you too.

Crazy Quilters Making a Difference by Leslie Ehrlich
Leslie and her friends donated CQ blocks for a charity program benefiting research for children with brain cancer. 

Comfort Doll Project: Spreading the Love by Pat Winter
Pat explores the joy of giving from the heart.

How One Comfort Doll Donor is Spreading the Love by Pat Winter
Pat shares a letter from a participant in the comfort doll project.

When Hobbies Collide by Rissa Root
Rissa finds the link between crazy quilting and bellydancing.

EGA National Seminar 2007: Chicago, That Needlin' Town by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa recounts her experience at the most recent EGA National Seminar. 

Biscornu Basics by Rissa Root
Rissa gives step-by-step instructions for creating these popular little pincushions, just in time for holiday gift-giving. 

Crocheted Button Flower by Sherry Wade
Sherry designed this neat little crocheted button that would make a sweet embellishment.

Beaded Cabochon by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara provides simple instructions for beading over a flat back cabochon or button.

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Block of the Issue:

BOI October 2007 by Julie Yonge
Julie revisits the kimono block idea for a stunning showcase for Kreinik threads.

Books in Review:

Charlotte Dudney's New Punchneedle Embroidery: Basics & Finishing Techniques  reviewed by  Rissa Peace Root

Pamela Gurney's Punchneedle Creations reviewed by  Rissa Peace Root

There have been several Punchneedle Embroidery books released in 2007, which reflects the recent resurgence in the popularity of this technique.

Editor's Notes:

A Letter to the Reader by Nora Creeach
A letter from our esteemed publisher.

Changing of the Guard by  Rissa Peace Root
A word or two from the editor about our latest issue.


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