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Crazy Quilts: History, Techniques, Embroidery Motifsby Cindy Brick
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"Here's your chance to get up close and personal with an amazing collections of crazies!" - Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.
Made from the finest silks, satins, and velvets and stitched together with elaborate embroidery, the crazy quilt is a testament to quilters’ rich imagination and artistry. This beautiful book traces the bewitching history of “Crazies” from their earliest origins to the present day. Distinguished quilting teacher and appraiser Cindy Brick follows the crazy quilt from colonial times, the Civil War, the Victorian era, and through today, decoding the mystery and meaning of these curious quilts.
Also included is a detailed how-to section on constructing crazy quilts. Brick offers methods for planning, piecing, and embroidering or embellishing your quilt, and gives numerous helpful tips that only an expert could provide.
This beautiful book traces the history of the crazy quilt—made from the finest silks, satins, and velvets and stitched with elaborate embroidery—from their earliest colonial origins to the present day.
About the Author
Cindy Brick travels the world teaching quilting and quilt history. A former editor for QuilterÆs Newsletter, she is also an American QuilterÆs Society certified textiles appraiser and professional quilt restorer. She has written hundreds of magazine articles and books, including The StitcherÆs Language of Flowers. She is the "Old Things Considered" columnist for McCallÆs Vintage Quilts and has appeared in TV and online specials, including Simply Quilts and The Quilt Show. Cindy lives and works in Castle Rock, Colorado. www.cindybrick.comwww.classygirlquilts.com
Cindy Brick is an editor, designer, and writer who travels the world teaching about quilting and quilt history. A former editor for Quilter\u2019s Newsletter, she is also an American Quilter\u2019s Society–certified textiles appraiser and professional quilt restorer. She has written more than a hundred magazine articles and four books, including Hanky-Panky Crazy Quilts, The Stitcher\u2019s Language of Flowers, and the Fabric Dating Kit. She is the \u201cOld Things Considered\u201d columnist for McCall\u2019s Vintage Quilts and a frequent contributor to other magazines, newsletters, and online listservs. Cindy lives and works in Castle Rock, Colorado. For more on information, visit Cindy\u2019s company, Brickworks, at www.cindybrick.com or www.classygirlquilts.com.
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