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Ideas and Inspiration Challenge: Final Installment by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara presents the last installment of our "Ideas and Inspirations Challenge," with some wonderful links to ideas in past issues, too.

'Tis The Season! A Pair of "Giftable" CQ Ornaments by Marie Alton
Marie's two crazy quilt ornaments add glimmer and shine to the Christmas tree.

Crazy Quilted Victorian Stocking by Gail Odegaard
Gail shows us several stockings she has made, and how to create our own, too.

Covering a Wooden Bangle Bracelet by Pat Winter
Another innovative "micro" project from Pat Winter, perfect for gift giving.

From Wooden Bead to Bohemian Pendant by Pat Winter
Pat creates a colorful and chic accessory from a dated craft cast-off.

Mother of Pearl Button Brooch by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara shows us how to create a lovely and simple piece of jewelry from the heart.

Why Not Try A Radial Pincushion? by Cindy Thury Smith
Cindy's clear instructions make this pincushion a fun and quick project.

CQ Gift Card Purse and CQ Sewing Case by Carolyn Phillips
Technically inventive, these gift card mini-purses by Carolyn have a professional finish.

SEEing the Possibilities in an Optical Lens Crazy Quilt Pendant by Pat Winter
Pat explains her innovative creation of a miniature crazy quilt encased in a glass pendant.

From Sweatshirt to Jacket by Elizabeth "Binki" Thalman
Converting a sweatshirt to a cardigan "blank canvas", Binky's technique will turn our creativity loose and help keep us warm!

Crazy Quilt Scrapbook Cards by Allison Aller
Allie ventures into the realm of paper with crazy quilt inspired cards.

Borders for your Crazy Quilt: Tumbler Border by Cindy Thury Smith
Cindy brings her sane quiltmaking skills to the first of a series of articles on how to create unusual borders for your crazy quilts.

Stacy Street by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn tells the story of the crazy quilt block for her actress niece.

Boxed In! by Lynn Schoeffler
Here is Lynn's account of the preparing a great wooden box for mounting a crazy quilt block.

Tantalizing Trees! (Part Deux) by Leslie Ehrlich
Leslie gives us more trees to embellish on our crazy quilts.

Creating a Memory Quilt from Ties -Final Installment by Stephanie Novatski
The moving final chapter of Stephanie's tribute to her late friend gives us a look into her design process as well.

Finishing a Block with Fusible Interfacing by Jo Newsham
Jo gives us an invaluable and simple technique for finishing small crazy quilt projects.

Interview with Carolyn Phillips by Pat Winter
Pat Winter interviews a gifted fabric painter who has recently joined the crazy quilt world.

My Daughterís Wedding Dress Crazy Quilt by Dean Deerfield
Dean describes the transformation of the wedding dress she made for her daughter into a beautiful keepsake crazy quilt.

A Closer Look: Ginny Eckley by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara shares her experience learning silk screening onto fabric with a gifted teacher.

You Say You Canít Draw? by Gail Odegaard
Gail shows us "drawing impaired" types how to get exactly the design we want.

Dyeing with Alcohol Inks by Pat Winter
Pat suggests using Alcohol Inks in a pinch for quick and small dye jobs.

CQMagOnline Staff Favorite Storage Ideas by Pat Winter
Pat presents some interesting storage ideas used by our staff.

New Uses for Purchased Doilies by Cherie M. Thompson
Cherie reuses a lovely deco table runner in unexpected ways.

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Block of the Issue:

BOI October 2008 by Barbara Blankenship

Books in Review:

Leora Raikin's African Folklore Embroidery reviewed by Pat Winter
Pat shares her enthusiasm for the work of South African stitcher, humanitarian, and educator Leora Raikin.

Editor's Notes by Rissa Peace Root
A word or two from the editor and publisher about our latest issue.

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