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Lisa DuCoing

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We are currently seeking photos of your CQ projects, especially those offered here, to be included in our Readers' Showcase, which will be offered with each issue.

A random drawing will be held each issue. All entrants are eligible to win.

Please include your name, photo of your project, and a brief description.  Check out How to Submit A Photo to CQMagOnline for details. 


And the challenge begins!

Ideas and Inspiration Challenge by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara features stitches from readers and staff members alike.

The Joys of the Cast-on Stitch by Sharon Boggon
Sharon chose the cast-on stitch for her part in Barbara's Challenge.

Same Motif - Different Stitch and Thread by Kimber Pekora
Kimber take one motif and treats it in many different ways.

Feather Stitch: My Favourite Seam Treatment by Cherie M. Thompson
Cherie shares the wonders of the versatile feather stitch.

A little blast from the past...

Faux Pearl Spider by  Rissa Peace Root
Rissa drags her favorite CQ idea out of mothballs for this challenge.


The Houston International Quilt Market and Festival 2007:

An Amazing Experience by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara shares her experiences at the HIQF and market.

Some Wonderful Sellers at Fall 2007 Quilt Market by  Allison Aller
Allison reviews some of the vendors in Houston.

The Latest and Greatest of Everything  by Julie Yonge
Julie takes us along with her for the HIQF experience.

Artist Profile: Valerie Hearder by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara profiles this amazing artist who specializes in landscape quilts.


Bead Crazy: A Beaded CQ Sampler by Amy Munson
Amy's class sample becomes a quilt block of beaded self expression.

Chantilly Lace and a Pretty Face by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn turns a thrift store purse into a thing of beauty.

Forever (in) Amber by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn takes  Sue Bleiweiss’ Inchies one step further.

Never Too Late to be Early… by Jo Newsham
Jo offers another ornament tutorial.

Crazy Quilt Competition Opportunities for 2008 by  Allison Aller
Allison researches opportunities for Crazy Quilters to enter competitions.

Students In The Spotlight by Dean Deerfield
Dean showcases some of her CQ students' work.

Forever Friends: A Work in Progress by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara features the work of some of the women in her local crazy quilting bee. 

Crazy Quilters in Sendai, Japan by Hideko Ishida
Hideko reveals her secrets to success with starting a CQ group in Japan.

Embellishment Serendipity by Dean Deerfield
Dean creates motifs from her illustrations and drawings.

Traplet Publishing: UK Craft Magazines by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa shares her general impressions of some of the UK's craft magazines.


This issue proudly sponsored by:

I would like to thank Nora for starting this wonderful online magazine for so many of us to enjoy. Also a thank you to all the contributors and the gals that are making all this happen. It is appreciated. Hugs to Nora.

- Freda Butler

Block of the Issue:

BOI January 2008 by Julie Yonge
Julie treats us to a CQ block with a lovely oval shaped focal point.

Books in Review:

Joan Waldman's Embroidery Stitches: Quilt Savvy  reviewed by  Allison Aller

Sherrill Kahn's Creative Embellishments for Paper, Jewelry, Fabric, & More reviewed by  Julie Yonge

Jenni Stuart-Anderson's Rag Rug Making: Contemporary Projects, Techniques and Inspiration for a Traditional Craft reviewed by Rissa Peace Root


Editor's Notes:

A New Year at CQMagOnline by Rissa Peace Root
A word or two from the editor about our latest issue.


This issue proudly sponsored by Rissa Peace Root:

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