Crazy for Crazy Quilts
A virtual class with Linda Pietz
May 6, 2:00-4:00PM
May 7, 2:00-4:00PM
May 12, 2:00-4:00PM CDT
Join Linda and learn two different approaches to making a crazy quilt square. The fun really begins when you start embellishing your squares with embroidery, lace, and buttons,
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
We have the Victorians’ love of rich fabrics and detailed embellishment to thank for the continuing popularity of crazy quilts.
We will make two crazy quilt squares while learning two different methods of assembly. Once your quilts squares are completed, you will learn a variety of ways to embellish the squares.
The Victorians put all sorts of oddments into their quilts — even ribbons won at fairs. The fun is in collecting bits of ribbon, lace, silk ties, and even clothing labels!
And your piece would not be complete without a spider web and the embroidered spider that the Victorians thought brought good luck. Good news: this one’s not venomous.
Must know how to hand sew (or to machine sew) for the piecing. Basic knowledge of embroidery is helpful, but not required.
• Medium to light-weight fabrics – old ties are great
• Lace bits
• Sewing thread in medium gray and also to match fabrics used
• Two 12.5 inch squares of muslin
• Sharp scissors
• Embroidery floss in colors of choice
• One piece of sparkly or shining material for the center
• FriXion Pen
• Clover white marking pen
• Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Needles, thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins, Rotary cutter, Mat and ruler
• Metallic thread
• Embroidered Crazy Quilt Seam Coverings by Kelly Gallagher-Abbott available from Jukebox Quilts
• Stunning Stitches for Crazy Quilts by Kathy Seamen Shaw and Embroidery Stitch Templates for Sewing, Quilting, & Crafts
Design, Embroidery, Embroidery, Needlepoint or Surface Design, Hand Sewing, Machine Sewing
Color and Creativity, Design, Project based, Skill-building Basics, Special Techniques, Stitch Patterns, Tips and Hints, Trouble Shooting