April 07, 2016

Spring Challenge 2016: Best Extended Seam

We would love to thank the 20 Crazy Quilting International (CQI) members that participated in the 2016 Spring Best Extended Seam Challenge. And we also want to thank Kathy and Jo for taking on the incredibly difficult task of choosing the top three best extended seams.

The decision making process was not an easy one. Each judge had favorites. In fact, once the judges agreed upon the three seams they felt best met the criteria for an extended seam, they asked if we could also add a Judge's Choice category. 

Entry 15
1st place: Crazy Quilt Template Set 2 donated by Sharon B. of Pintangle.com

Diana's seam was selected for 1st place.
Entry 7
2nd place: $20 Gift Certificate to Raviolee Dreams on Etsy for laces hand dyed by Barbara Nicki Lee Seavey (Certificate excludes shipping expenses.) 

Carol's seam was selected for 2nd place.

Entry 2
3rd Place: An Antique Dutch Cigarette Silk Fruit Basket from A Crazy Quilt Journey on Etsy, donated by Wilma van Wagensveld

Janet's seam was selected for 3rd place.

Judges Choice Awards
Entry 8

Kathy chose Entry 8 by Nina and she said, "This is the seam that I wish that I had stitched."
Entry 19
Jo chose Entry 19 by Margreet. She liked the traditional treatment, multiple layers, thread types and colours, the beads, that it extended onto both sides of the seam, and added it was "just my style."

Entries in the order received:


Entry 1 - submitted by Marilyn

Entry 2 - submitted by Janet - 3rd Prize Winner

Entry 3 - submitted by Kathy

Entry 4 - submitted by Heather

Entry 5 - submitted by Patricia

Entry 6 - submitted by Kathleen

Entry 7 - submitted by Carol - 2nd Prize Winner

Entry 8 - submitted by Nina - Judges Choice Award

Entry 9 - submitted by Margaret

Entry 10 - submitted by Katie

Entry 11 - submitted by Casey

Entry 12 - submitted by Terry

Entry 13 - submitted by Joy

Entry 14 - submitted by Ritva

Entry 15 - submitted by Diana - 1st Prize Winner

Entry 16 - submitted by Cindi

Entry 17 - submitted by Sandra

Entry 18 - submitted by Pamela

Entry 19 - submitted by Margareet - Judges Choice Award

Entry 20 - submitted by Donna

Thank you all for participating! Your work is beautiful and inspiring. 

We would also love to thank all of our vendor members that have made donations this year to make our seasonal challenges more fun for the participants. In alphabetical order, these members are:

·   Barbara Nicki Lee Seavey – Raviolee Dreams on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/RavioleeDreams
·   Elizabeth Rudder – CQI Moderator
·   Janet Stauffacher  - Vintage Vogue.com https://www.vintagevogue.com
·   Kathy Shaw – Shawkl Designs http://www.shawkl.com/
·   Marcy Wyatt – Crazy Quilt and Other Crafts and  Handmade Needle Arts Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/suppliesforcrazyquiltsandothercrafts/
·   Sharon Boggon – Pintangle.com http://pintangle.com/cq-stencils/
·   Thearica Burroughs – crazyquiltingsupplies.com http://www.crazyquiltingsupplies.com/
·   Wilma van Wagensveld – A Crazy Quilt Journey on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/aCrazyQuiltJourney

Visitors that may be wondering what an "extended seam" is, this post Wilma shared on her blog explains.

Future 2016 Challenges:
     Summer Challenge: Crazy Quilted Heart - details coming soon!
     Fall Challenge: New CQI Logo
     Winter Challenge: Crazy Quilted Purse

The challenges are only for Crazy Quilting International members, but any crazy quilters may join. We meet on Facebook. And on Yahoo we meet within these 5 groups: the main CQI groupgallery onegallery twogallery three and our swaps & activities group. (Please note: on Yahoo, each group must be joined separately.)


February 14, 2016

Valentine Postcard Swap 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Nineteen Crazy Quilting International members participated in the Valentine Postcard Swap 2016, swapping a total of 27 crazy quilted postcards.

Participants were asked to create a 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) crazy quilted postcards using at least one red fabric and including at least one heart.

Barbara "Nicki Lee" created one:

Beth created two:


Carol created one:

Debbie created two:


Diana created two:


Donna created one:

Elizabeth created three:

Gayle created three:



Heather created one:

Joy created one:

Kathy created one:

Lori created two:


Lydia created one:

Margaret created one:

Margreet created one:

Marj created one:

Pearl created one:

Renee created one:

Wilma created one:

This was such a fun swap and we are very thankful for everyone that participated and to Wilma for coordinating everything!

If you missed our tutorial to make crazy quilted fabric postcards, you may find it here.