Crazy Quilts by Cindy Brick
History - Techniques - Embroidery Motifs

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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.


About Cindy Brick

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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 or
Published February 15, 2008 by Voyageur Press. 160 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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