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Ideas and Inspiration Challenge Continued by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara assembles a variety of interesting seam treatments and motifs from staff and readers.

Tiny Tassels by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa finally writes about one of her favorite CQ embellishments!

My Favorite Crazy Quilt Embellishments by Dean Deerfield
Dean shares a few of her favorite embellishments.

Mounting Crazy Quilt Blocks Onto Foam Core by Allison Aller
Allison offers an exciting method for finishing blocks.

Quilted Tags by Gail Odegaard
Gail takes an idea from the paper craft world and translates it into crazy quilting!

CQ Pin Pal by Marie Alton
Marie offers a pattern for making CQ pincushions. 

Autumn Oak: My Landscape Journey by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara shares her experience working on a landscape quilt.

Comforters Quilt Guild has Gone From Sane to Crazy by Helen Thorkelsen
Helen recounts her guild's experience in creating an award winning quilt.

Following in the Footsteps of Civil War Era Crazy Quilters by Sandra Pearce
Sandra shares her experience in contributing to a reproduction crazy quilt.

Another Talented Friend: Lynnis Burt, AKA Big Foot by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara introduces us to Lynnis Burt, a talented crazy quilter.

Lynnis' Edge-Dyeing Technique by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara documents her friend Lynnis' technique for edge-dyeing ribbon.

Transferring a Design onto a Dark Fabric Using Tissue Paper by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie offers a step-by-step tutorial for the tissue paper transfer method.

Using a Die Cut Machine for Appliqué Shapes by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie gets creative and uses a die cut machine for quilting.

Creating a Memory Quilt from Ties, Part 4 by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie reveals the fourth installment of this series, after a year long hiatus.

Sea Strands by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn adds Branched Fringe to a soft lariat.

The Road Less Traveled by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn shares her experiences at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show.

Wind 'Em Up by Julie Yonge
Julie shares her friend's idea for spooling ribbon.

Sara's Bloom by Julie Yonge
Julie tries out Sara's Bloom dyes on Venice Lace.

CQ Promoters! by Leslie Ehrlich
Leslie has started a new Yahoo group to promote CQ.

Machine Needle Felted Abstract Motifs by Donna Johnson
Donna saw a video on Nancy's Notions that changed the way she looked at the scraps left over from crazy quilting.

2008 MCC Sale Crazy Quilt by Valerie Bothell
Valerie and her friends created a wonderful quilt that was donated to the Mennonite Central Committee Sale.

CQ People are Spark People by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa updates her journey to health and wellness. 

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Block of the Issue:

BOI April 2008 by Kimber Pekora
Kimber uses the method highlighted in her book review to create the block of the issue.

Books in Review:

Crazy Quilting: The Complete Guide Featuring Highlights on Topstitch Appliqué Piecing Method reviewed by  Kimber Pekora
Kimber reviews J. Marsha Michler's book and was given permission to share a few pages with our readers. 

Pamela Kellogg's Elegant Crazyquilt Seam Treatments reviewed by Allison Aller
Allie reviews Pamela Kellogg's self-published book and explores the use of waste fabric in creating seam treatments. 

Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspirations from Working Artists reviewed by  Cherie M. Thompson

Pat Winter’s Gatherings reviewed by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn reviews our own Pat Winter's self-published title.

Products in Review:

Bohin Mechanical Chalk Pencil reviewed by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara finds this mechanical chalk pencil to be an asset for any crazy quilter!

Kreinik Thread  reviewed by Barbara Blankenship
Kreinik has three new colors available, plus a new 3/8” metallic trim.

Bo-Nash Bonding Agent reviewed by Julie Yonge
Julie found this versatile product at the Houston International Quilt Market.

Press Releases, Notes and Updates on the Houston International Quilt Festival for 2008 by Julie Yonge

C&T Publishing to Sponsor Two Quilting Awards at 2008 Fall International Quilt Festival by C&T Publishing

Editor's Notes by Rissa Peace Root
A word or two about our latest issue.

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