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Crazy Quilts: History, Techniques, Embroidery Motifs

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Publisher Comments:

The Crazy quilt skyrocketed to fame in the Victorian age and quickly became a national obsession. Embroidered on every seam (and more), made up of luxurious fabrics and intriguing images, it was the epitome of elegance.

 

Crazy Quilts inspires us to join the obsession, with author Cindy Brick as our guide. Tracing the Crazy’s rise in popularity through influences from the Civil War, the Centennial Exhibition, Japanese design, and periodicals like Godey’s Lady’s Book and Peterson’s Magazine, Brick uncovers the quirky history of this uncommon quilt style from its beginnings to the present day. In addition, she sheds light on the mysteries surrounding the Crazy, such as how it originated, how it got its name, and the meanings behind the flowers and fans embroidered into these lavish quilts.

 

Also included are instructions on how to make your own Crazy quilt, featuring a variety of methods for hand or machine piecing that anyone—from beginner to expert—can do. Beyond the basics of planning and constructing the quilt, the author gives expert advice on embroidering and embellishing the finished top using buttons, beads, or the antique embroidery motifs provided.

Book News Annotation:

This book serves as both a basic history lesson and a how-to manual. The first section chronologically traces the history of the crazy quilt, including popular crazy quilt themes and the meaning of particular images included in quilts. The second section gives instructions how to make a crazy quilt, with many additional useful sidebars with tips and coaching in addition to the already adequate directions in the text. An appendix includes historical embroidery motifs. The book is lavishly and beautifully illustrated in mostly color images, and is intended for the general reader. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An exquisitely illustrated history of the Crazy quilt from colonial days to ours, with expert instructions for planning, piecing, and embroidering or embellishing your own “Crazy.”

Synopsis:

A celebration of the Crazy quilt, this book by a distinguished quilting teacher, appraiser, and restorer traces the bewitching history of these quilts from their earliest origins to the present day. Cindy Brick follows the Crazy quilt’s development from colonial times through the Civil War, the Victorian era, and the emergence of modern Crazies. She also decodes the meaning of the curious images stitched into these quilts, from flowers to fans and farm animals. Along with this history, the book includes a detailed how-to section on planning, piecing, and embroidering or embellishing a Crazy quilt, plus an appendix of vintage embroidery patterns. Her exquisitely illustrated book is as delightful to page through as it is instructive to read.

Synopsis:

The crazy quilt was anything but "crazy." It began with necessity and ingenuity, the piecing together of any odd scrap of fabric that outlasted its first (or even second) use, and evolved into an art form in which the finest silks, satins, and velvets, stitched together with elaborate embroidery, attested to a quilters rich imagination and artistry.

 

This beautiful book traces the bewitching history of the ever-changing but ever-popular "Crazies" from their earliest origins to the present day. Distinguished quilting teacher, lecturer, appraiser, and restorer Cindy Brick follows the crazy quilt through colonial times, the Civil War, and the Victorian era. She describes the crazy quilts influence on modern-day quilts. And she decodes the meaning of the curious images stitched into these quilts, from flowers to fans and farm animals.

Along with this history, the book includes a detailed how-to section on constructing crazy quilts. Brick outlines approaches to planning, piecing, and embroidering or embellishing your quilt. She also offers numerous helpful tips that only an expert could provide. Exquisitely illustrated with images of crazy quilts over time, this book is as delightful to page through as it is instructive to read.

About the Author

Cindy Brick is an editor, designer, and writer who travels the world teaching about quilting and quilt history. A former editor for Quilter’s Newsletter, she is also an American Quilter’s 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’s Language of Flowers, and the Fabric Dating Kit. She is the “Old Things Considered” columnist for McCall’s 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’s company, Brickworks, at www.cindybrick.com or www.classygirlquilts.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Foreword by Nancy Kirk

Author’s Note

 

Part One          The History of the Crazy Quilt

Origins of the Crazy Style

Early American Crazy Style

America’s Oldest Dated Crazy Quilt?

The Emergence of the Crazy Trend

The Rise of the Crazy Trend

Heyday

Popular Crazy Themes

The Flame Burns Low

Crazies in the Twentieth Century

Quilting Crazy in Modern Times

 

Part Two          How to Make a Crazy Quilt

Planning Your Quilt

Cutting the Background Foundation

Three Piecing Methods

Joining Your Crazy Patchwork Units

Finishing Your Crazy

Embroidering and Embellishing Your Crazy Quilt

 

Appendix         Embroidery Motifs

 

Works Cited

Additional Resources

Index

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760332375
Subtitle:
History - Techniques - Embroidery Motifs
Author:
Brick, Cindy
Foreword by:
Kirk, Nancy
Foreword:
Kirk, Nancy
Author:
Kirk, Nancy
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Patchwork
Subject:
History
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Subject:
Embroidery
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20080215
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
157 color and 3 b/w photos, 77 illustrat
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 2.19 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,

An exquisitely illustrated history of the Crazy quilt from colonial days to ours, with expert instructions for planning, piecing, and embroidering or embellishing your own “Crazy.”

"Synopsis" by ,

A celebration of the Crazy quilt, this book by a distinguished quilting teacher, appraiser, and restorer traces the bewitching history of these quilts from their earliest origins to the present day. Cindy Brick follows the Crazy quilt’s development from colonial times through the Civil War, the Victorian era, and the emergence of modern Crazies. She also decodes the meaning of the curious images stitched into these quilts, from flowers to fans and farm animals. Along with this history, the book includes a detailed how-to section on planning, piecing, and embroidering or embellishing a Crazy quilt, plus an appendix of vintage embroidery patterns. Her exquisitely illustrated book is as delightful to page through as it is instructive to read.

"Synopsis" by ,

The crazy quilt was anything but "crazy." It began with necessity and ingenuity, the piecing together of any odd scrap of fabric that outlasted its first (or even second) use, and evolved into an art form in which the finest silks, satins, and velvets, stitched together with elaborate embroidery, attested to a quilters rich imagination and artistry.

 

This beautiful book traces the bewitching history of the ever-changing but ever-popular "Crazies" from their earliest origins to the present day. Distinguished quilting teacher, lecturer, appraiser, and restorer Cindy Brick follows the crazy quilt through colonial times, the Civil War, and the Victorian era. She describes the crazy quilts influence on modern-day quilts. And she decodes the meaning of the curious images stitched into these quilts, from flowers to fans and farm animals.

Along with this history, the book includes a detailed how-to section on constructing crazy quilts. Brick outlines approaches to planning, piecing, and embroidering or embellishing your quilt. She also offers numerous helpful tips that only an expert could provide. Exquisitely illustrated with images of crazy quilts over time, this book is as delightful to page through as it is instructive to read.

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