February 14, 2018

CQI Valentine Fabric Postcard Swap 2018

There were 11 participants with this year's Valentine Fabric Postcard Swap. We want to thank the members that participated and those that allowed us to share their work here on the CQI blog.

Nina Burnsides made this romantic postcard. Even the back is lovely.

Pearl DeCew made both of these beauties.

Carol Kramer created these sweet valentines.

MaryEllen Sax made this pretty pink postcard with rick rack on the back. 

Lydia Aguayo Talton made this lovely card.

Sandra Todd made this gorgeous postcard.

Wilma van Wagensveld created this beauty. 
You may find more of her work here on her blog.

Helen White created this lovely postcard.

Diana Williams created this pretty valentine.

These are 11 of the 13 postcards created for this swap. This blog post may be updated within the next few days to add a few more of the postcards swapped this month.

Crazy Quilting International meets on Facebook and welcomes anyone interested in hand embroidering crazy quilt blocks. You may find the group HERE on Facebook.

Thank you, Wilma, for organizing this event!

Post updated February 23, 2018 to add photos of two more postcards.

January 15, 2018


We invite you all to join our Valentines fabric postcard swap.
This is a one-to-one swap, send one postcard, receive one postcard back.
Size: 4 x 6 inch or 10 x 15 cm.
The card must be Crazy Quilted and have a Valentines Day theme.
Send date: before February 1th. 2017
To participate send me a PM with your name, address and country or mail me at wilmavanwagensveld@gmail.com.
Please let me also know if you want to swap with ladies from foreign countries.
Closing date for participation: Jan. 22th. 2017
I will swap the names after the closing date and let you know by PM or mail where you have to send your postcard.
Renee has written a tutorial on how to make a fabric postcard, you can find the directions over here:
You can also sfind pictures of a former Valentines postcard swap on our blog: http://crazyquiltinginternational.blogspot.nl/…/valentine-p…
We hope a lot of you will join! WILMA

December 31, 2017

Crazy Quilting Tutorials on how to piece a Crazy Quilt block

Block piecing tutorial by Allison Aller

Machine Piecing, a sew and flip tutorial

Solving Crazy Patchwork Piecing Problems, a tutorial that covers issues like long seams and difficult corners

Piecing a Crazy Quilt block by Barbara Blankenship

Crazy Quilt block piecing

Crazy Quilt Hexagon Tutorial, Quilt as go technique by Vivian Garforth of Viv's Crazy Quilting Journey

Crazy Quilted Fabric Postcard Tutorial by Renee Younger

Hints and tips on Crazy Quilting by Gerry Krueger

November 16, 2016

Crazy Quilt Heart Challenge & Other Updates

CQI 2016 Challenge Updates:

Earlier this year, Crazy Quilting International hosted a Crazy Quilted Heart Challenge.

Wilma generously offered a heart template and we asked our members to make a completed project - of their choice - using this template. 

Members were allowed to enlarge or reduce the size of the heart template to fit the needs of their project.

Seven entries were submitted. The beginner category received 4 entries and the advanced category received 3 entries. As much as we would love to share photos of the entries now, they will all be featured in the Spring 2017 edition of the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine, which will be available through MagCloud on February 1, 2017. 

Next June we hope to have some beautiful work to share with you. Due to the lack of participation in our fall challenge, we decided to change the dates of the Crazy Quilt Purse Challenge. Instead of offering this as a winter challenge, it will be a 2017 challenge. Details will be shared with our members soon! 


We would love to congratulate all of the CQI members that have had their work featured in the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine this year. 

Some of our members have even had their exquisite work featured on the magazine covers. How exciting is that?!

Gerry's block featured on the cover of the Autumn 2016 edition amazes me every time I look at it.

And Lisa's beautiful tree on the special Holiday edition is just stunning.

The 2016 Winter edition is available now, too.

Several of our members also have their work featured in the 2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar! Way to go, ladies! (Pamela Kellogg shared photos of the winning blocks here on her blog.)

I smile every time I see Connie's gorgeous block on the calendar cover.

Please note: Crazy Quilting International is not affiliated with the Crazy Quilt Quarterly. It is the only magazine we are aware of that focuses solely on crazy quilting and it is fun to see our members' work featured. If you are interested, you may find copies of the Crazy Quilt Quarterly and the Crazy Quilt Calendar here


1. Kathy Shaw is looking for a volunteer to take over the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) for 2017. You may read more details here. (If you are wondering what CQJP is, you may learn more about it here.)

2. The Crazy Quilt Quarterly is seeking submissions for the 2017 Summer edition. Submissions should be made before February 1, 2017. You may find more details here.

3. The Crazy Quilt Quarterly is seeking submissions for the 2017 Holiday edition. Submissions should be made before May 1, 2017. You may find more details here.

4. The Crazy Quilt Quarterly 2018 Crazy Quilt Calendar Contest is open through May 31, 2017. The theme is musicals. You may find more details here

Coming Soon:

Photos from the Halloween Fabric Postcard Swap Wilma hosted will be shared soon!

Wishing you all happy stitching!


May 16, 2016

Day of the Dead Traditional RR 2015

This Day of the Dead Traditional Round Robin began in February of 2015. Typically, a traditional round robin takes 4 - 5 months to complete. These ladies must have really loved this round robin. They finished in April of 2015!

Annette G., Dominique L., Mary B., Deborah H. (Debbie), and Flora and were the 5 participants in this round robin. I do hope you enjoy seeing their fun embellishments!  (This is a very photo heavy post.)

Annette's Block

Annette G.'s bare block.
Close up of Mary B.'s work on Annette's block.
Close up of Debbie's work on Annette's block.
Annette's block with embellishments by Mary and Debbie.
Close up of Dominique's work for Annette.
Another close up of Dominique's work for Annette.
Annette's block embellished by Mary, Debbie and Dominique
Flora's embellishments on Annette's block.
Annette's completed block

Mary's Block

Mary B.'s bare block
Close up of Debbie's work.
Another close up of Debbie's work

Mary's block after Debbie's embellishments.
Dominique's work on Mary's block
Another close up of Dominique's work.
Additional embellishments by Dominique
Flora's work
Another close up of Flora's work
Mary's block after Debbie, Dominique and Flora
Close up of Annette's work
Mary's completed block

Deborah's Block

Debbie H.'s bare block
Dominique's work for Debbie
Also by Dominique
More work by Dominique for Debbie
Flora added the orange silk ribbon flowers
and the fun fringe with the skull beads.
Close up of Annette's work.
Black lace with beads and orange flowers added by Annette.
Debbie's block after Dominique, Flora, Annette & Mary
Pillow Debbie created with her embellished
Day of the Dead block

Dominique's Block

Dominique L.'s bare block
Flora's work for Dominique
Close up of Flora's work.
Annette's work for Dominique - from pink rick rack down and over to the red rose.
Mary's work for Dominique.
Close up of Debbie's work.
Dominique's completed block.

Flora's Block

Flora's bare block

Annette's work on Flora's block.
Close up of Mary's work.
Close up of Debbie's work

After Annette, Mary and Debbie
Close up of Dominique's work.
Flora's completed block.