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Back to Basics:

Callie is back!  Any time you see Callie, you know it is a good article for beginners!

Piecing a Crazy Quilt Block by Barbara Blankenship  
Barbara's method of piecing a CQ block has a different twist--great for beginners!.

Crazy Quilt Book Recommendations by Barbara Blankenship
Barbara reviews three books that offer a good starting place for Newbies.

How to Embellish CQ Seams by Sharon Boggon
Sharon's many designs for seam embellishments are a super resource for both beginning and experienced stitchers!

Supply “Ingredient” List by Leslie Ehrlich
 Leslie's wide experience with tools for Crazy Quilting provides a good starting place for beginners.
 

Fabulous Fabric Paper by Ati Ham-Sas
Fabulous indeed! Try Ati's fun and interesting method for creating new surfaces.

How to Make a Punchneedle Ribbon Flower Pin  by Allison Aller
Make these colorful flower pins with Allison's terrific step by step instructions.

Sunday in San Jose by Lynn Schoeffler
Historical and contemporary Crazy Quilting was the focus for a day of exceptional presentations at the renowned San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

Bonnie Montgomery: Quilt Detective! by Bonnie Montgomery
Lynn introduces historian Bonnie Montgomery; her entertaining and intriguing methods of establishing further provenance for a quilt dated 1892 is an interesting read!

Exploring Biscornu: A Pictorial Update by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa brings more of her favorite Biscornu pin cushions--a delightfully different group of needlework styles.

Beginner Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bouquet by Victoria Adams Brown
Victoria Brown offers basic Silk Ribbon Embroidery stitches for creating this lovely bouquet of roses.

Stitching is a Part of My Life: An Interview with Kansas Crazy Quilter Julie Craig by Dakotah M. Davis
Dakotah's in-depth article of Attic Heirloom's owner Julie Craig makes us all want to visit Wichita!

A Little Bit Country II by Dean Deerfield
"A Little Bit Country" --Dean's award winning quilt inspires another version!

Cactus Jelly by Dean Deerfield
Dean's triumphant result with a difficult challenge fabric.

WTWW ArtBra and Wall Hanging Exhibit to appear at the Houston International Quilt Festival by Barbara Blankenship
There is still time to create a fabulous fantasy for the ArtBra 2011 Calendar. Take a look at all the latest works of art.

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Block of the Issue:

BOI: Back to Basics by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa creates a basic 6" block with a 4" embellished area, perfect for a biscornu.
 

Books in Review:

Sherrill Lewis' Splendiferous Bead Motifs reviewed by Rissa Peace Root
Rissa finds a neat little booklet of attractive beaded motifs from Sherrill Lewis.

Products in Review:

Creative Stitchery Success Strips reviewed by Rissa Peace Root
Robbie Field's Success Strips offer lots of creative inspiration for striking CQ seams.

Product Review: The Dancing Needle reviewed by Allison Aller

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

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