Crazy Quilting

Crazy Quilting

If you view the world through an asymmetrical lens, crazy quilting may be just what your creative toolbox needs. Do you have to be crazy to love and make crazy quilts? Well, no! You just need to be open to improvising. but patterns are available if you prefer to plan your projects.

The first crazy quilters in history were wealthy women who had luxurious scraps of silks and velvets left over from dressmaking. They “went crazy” with piecing, embroidery, appliqué, beading – whatever they could think of. Fast forward to today’s modern crazy quilters who honor the roots of the craft with up-to-date techniques, pushing the creative boundaries. They’ll show you how to make your own unique crazy quilts.

More Crazy Quilting

Jenny Clouston is happiest and most content when she is stitching by hand: crazy quilting, flower embroidery or English Paper Piecing. In embracing the process, she feeds her creativity and...

When asked to “decorate an art pumpkin” for a local arts alliance exhibit, what’s a fiber artist to do? Add the personal challenge of using materials already in my studio....

Valerie Bothell found crazy quilting over 20 years ago and has never looked back. Intrigued by the infinite combinations of fabrics, colors and stitches, every new project is a fresh...

With an ongoing love for learning new techniques and a passion for the work of unsung textile artists of the past, Allie Aller creates fiber art that blends those two...

Give Kathy Seaman Shaw a plain seam, and she will transform it with fancy stitches and beads. Kathy is a prolific crazy quilter, constantly designing new embroidery combinations and sharing...

Last summer I had a total hip replacement due to a too-close encounter with our large (92 pound!) Lab mix. He meant well - I think he was genuinely trying...