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What Makes a Crazy Quilt a Crazy Quilt? by Merikay Waldvogel
Merikay is a nationally recognized quilt historian.  We are pleased to publish her essay on our favorite subject.

A Cooperative Crazy Quilt for a Civil War House Museum: Part I by Cindy Thury Smith
The creation of an historically accurate crazy quilt for a local museum: Cindy recounts how she accomplished this with her online volunteers.  Fan patterns and much technical advice is included.

Victorian Stitchery Retreat: Road Trip to Wichita by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara writes an account of her group's retreat with some CQ masters.

Glittered Fabric by Pamela Kellogg
Pam shows an easy way to put glitter on your fabric and lace.

Easy Steamy Curves by Allison Aller
The curved "piecing" here is really appliqué.  Learn Allie's fast and easy technique.

Making Millinery Flowers by Allison Aller
In her continual quest for three dimensional flowers, Allie experiments with a vintage craft.

Keeping it Simple: Easy Seam Templates by Maureen Greeson
Maureen's low-tech and intricate homemade templates will give your seams and motifs exactly the look you want.

Wired! by Lynn Schoeffler
Lynn makes these art dolls with a contemporary flair so easy to create.

Easter Bunny: Deployed! by Lynn Schoeffler
What a great cause, fabric postcards for our troops! Lynn explains how we all can help.

From Bracelet to Dimensional Seam Treatment by Leslie Ehrlich
Lacy and dimensional, this beaded seam treatment presented by Leslie has its roots in the Native American tradition.

“Making Memories” Breast Cancer Quilts by Leslie Ehrlich
Leslie and two of her crazy quilting groups create three beautiful quilts to benefit breast cancer research.

Crazy Quilt Travel Cup by Kimber Pekora
Kimber personalizes a special cup for Mother's Day.

Recovering a Vintage Pin and Thread-keep Rocking Chair by Janet Popish
Janet restores a vintage pin cushion in CQ style.

Beaded Paisleys by Dakotah Davis
Dakota's beaded and stitched motif is a classic.  Here's how to make your own.

A Simple, Quick Technique That Unifies a Block by Sharon Boggon
This design pointer from Sharon is not to be missed.

2009 Crazy Quilt Retreat in Omaha by Mona Berning
Mona tells us everything we need to know about attending this year's Crazy Quilt Retreat in Omaha.

Update on My Weight Loss Journey by Rissa Peace Root
Editor Rissa Peace Root shares her successful journey towards health and fitness.

Issue sponsored by reader Marilyn Szatmari in honor of Nora:

Block of the Issue:

BOI April 2009 by Kimber Pekora
Kimber presents a classic flip and sew crazy quilt block pattern.

Books in Review:

Jo Newsham's Seams Like Fun: Seam Treatment Inspirations reviewed by  Allison Aller

Products in Review:

Clover White Marking Pen reviewed by Barbara Blankenship

Kai Dressmaking Scissors reviewed by Barbara Blankenship

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

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