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Ideas and Inspiration Challenge Continued by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara presents the next installment in her series of articles from the Ideas and Inspiration Challenge.

Creating Three-Dimensional Rosebuds by Allison Aller
Allie breaks down the process into easy to follow step-by-step directions.

Step-by-Step Round Robin by Jo Newsham
Jo offers the results of a recent round robin in which she participated.

Round Robin Block Amnesty by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa offers amnesty to anyone who wants to anonymously return a block to its owner.

Crazy Quilted Business Card Pendant for Moo Minicards by Pat Winter
Pat discovers miniature business cards and creates a special CQ holder.

No Sew Purse Front by Pat Winter
Pat uses a felting machine to create this cute no sew purse front.

Making a Beaded Purse Handle by Pat Winter
Pat shows you how to make your own beaded purse handle.

Jen and Nick's Wedding Memory/Signature Quilt by Maureen Greeson
Maureen makes a wonderful wedding keepsake that will be long cherished.

Crazy Quilted Curling Iron Caddies by Cathy Kizerian
Cathy solves the problem of how to pack up a hot curling iron.

Tantalizing Trees!!! by Leslie Ehrlich
Leslie shares her ideas for stitching inspired tree trunks.

Crazy Quilted Walker Bag by Robin Martin
Robin explains how she made the walker bag she submitted to the Readers' Showcase in a previous issue.

Fabric Painting to Enhance Embellishments by Jakkie Lease
Jakkie updates the Victorian era technique of painting on CQ.

Specialty CQ Fabrics That Really Add That Special Unique Touch! by Julie Yonge
Julie explores fabric options from Houston Quilt Market vendors.

Handy Tip for Those Puckered Patches by Jo Newsham
Jo comes up with a method for dealing with puckered patches.

Comfort Doll Project Update by Pat Winter
Pat gives us an update on her efforts since starting this project a year ago.

The Pink Artist Project: Fighting Back with Art by Pat Winter
Pat gets involved with another charity project.

Anatomy of Spiders and Spider Homes by LouAnne Sassone
LouAnne contributes her take on creating spiders and webs.

Floribunda by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn creates another purse for the annual contest in the CQ International list.

Houston International Quilt Festival 2008 by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara looks forward to attending this year's Houston International Quilt Festival.

A Little R & R by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn uses rik rac to create cute little motifs.

They are Winners! Best of Show by Martie Mollenhauer
Martie shares photos of this award winning crazy quilt.

Stitchin Fingers: A Community for Everyone  by Sharon Boggon
Sharon discusses her new social network for stitchers around the world.

Silk Solutions: Silk Worms as Poverty Solutions by Jaman Matthews
Article on sericulture reprinted with the express permission of World Ark Magazine.

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Block of the Issue:

BOI July 2008  by Allison Aller
Allison uses Carolyn Cibik's method to design and sew this block.

Books in Review:

Beth Wheeler's Altered Photo Artistry: Turn Everyday Images into Works of Art on Fabric reviewed by Barbara Blankenship

Mary Jo Hiney's Simply Silk reviewed by Julie Yonge

Waverly Honor A Workbook of Embroidery Design reviewed by Lynn Schoeffler

Products in Review:

Evening Star Designs' Blocks with Variations for Crazy Quilters by Carolyn S. Cibik reviewed by Allison Aller
Allies found these design blocks to be very helpful for constructing blocks.

Tacky BOB (Box for Beads) reviewed by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa reviews this nifty like box for beaders on the go.

Oliso Steam Iron with Auto Lift System reviewed by Julie Yonge
Julie discovered this iron at the Houston International Quilt Market and Festival.

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

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