December 19, 2015

Holiday Fabric Postcard Swap 2015

We had 13 members participate in the Holiday Fabric Postcard Swap Wilma organized for the Crazy Quilting International groups that meet on Facebook and on Yahoo. 

Participants were given a choice of swapping a winter themed postcard or a Christmas themed postcard. Some members swapped more than one card, so a total of 22 postcards were created for this swap. Photos of 21 of those postcards are below. (It is a photo heavy post!)

Beth created two postcards:
Created by Beth

Created by Beth
Carol created three postcards:
Created by Carol

Created by Carol

Created by Carol
Diana created two postcards:
Created by Diana
Created by Diana
Donna created this postcard:
Created by Donna
Elizabeth created two postcards:
Created by Elizabeth
Created by Elizabeth
Heather created this postcard:
Created by Heather
Joy created this postcard:
Created by Joy
Lisa created this postcard:
Created by Lisa
Margreet created this postcard:
Created by Margreet
MaryAnn created two postcards:
Created by MaryAnn
Created by MaryAnn
Renee created this postcard:
Created by Renee
Sarma created two postcards:
Created by Sarma
Created by Sarma
Wilma created two postcards:
Created by Wilma
Created by Wilma
Everyone did such lovely work! If you are a member of CQI and missed out on this fun swap, don't worry. There will be more crazy quilted fabric postcard swaps in 2016.

December 02, 2015

A Few Points of Interest

Coming soon... There is a Holiday Fabric Postcard Swap taking place within the Crazy Quilting International groups on Yahoo and on Facebook. We will be sharing photos of them all soon!

Until then, you may be interested in some of these opportunities - listed in no particular order.

1. Registration is now open for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2016 (better known as CQJP 2016.) You may find more details here. This is a great way to challenge yourself to create a hand embellished crazy quilt block each month so you have 12 blocks to assemble into a crazy quilt at the end of the year. Registration closes on December 20th. Kathy and Marci are wonderful to volunteer their time to this project! 

2. Speaking of Kathy... her new book, Crazy Quilting Volume 1: Beyond the Basics, is now available at Amazon and it is free to Kindle subscribers!

3. If you are looking for a 2016 calendar, there are two crazy quilting calendars available. One is published by Pat Winter. The other is published by Pamela Kellogg and features the work of some of our members.

4. You have an opportunity to have your work featured in the 2017 Crazy Quilt Calendar. Pamela Kellogg has shared details for the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Annual Calendar Contest on her blog. I do hope you will consider making one to submit by the May 1st deadline!

5. I know many of you have enjoyed using Sharon B.'s crazy quilt templates. She has created a 2nd set of templates that are now available. You may see them here. If you plan to order them as a gift this December, the deadlines are listed here. (It looks like shipments being mailed to Australia need to be ordered by Monday, December 14th. Any other destination needs to be ordered by Monday, December 7th.)

July 12, 2015

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine - Summer Edition

The Summer 2015 edition of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is full of under-the-sea themed eye candy and tutorials.

The Autumn 2015 edition will be available on August 1st at Magcloud

Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs is currently accepting submissions for the Winter 2015 edition of the magazine. So, if you have winter scenes, snow scenes, Christmas scenes or any of the other ideas suggested for winter here on her blog that you would like to submit, the deadline is August 1st.

On September 1st, the 2016 Crazy Quilt Calendar will be released. If you would like to see a sneak peek, just follow this link.

If you are looking for the post with details about the Crazy Quilt Retreat 2015 August 20th - 23rd, you will find it here.

February 24, 2015

Crazy Quilt Retreat 2015

                       Crazy Quilt “Sit & Stitch” Retreat
                                        Kansas City, Missouri, USA
                                 August 20, 2015 to August 23, 2015

Nestled in the wooded bluffs east of the Missouri River, Heartland Center is just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City and less than 15 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
Retreat attendees will stay in Cray Lodge, two per room (invite a friend to sign up so you can share). Every room has a private bath and shower.
Next door to our accommodations is the main building, which houses the large meeting room, with the dining building just steps away. All three daily meals are served in the dining hall and you will have access to hot water for coffee and tea.
The location was selected to assist with minimizing costs for retreat attendees. Heartland Center offers a nice peaceful location with short commutes to and from Kansas City International Airport (KCI/MCI) as well as to shops and entertainment areas.
Cray Lodge

                                    All this for only …. $365.00

   This include lodging for 3 nights, all 8 meals

  (Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast),

      With snacks & bottled water!

Retreat participants will need to arrange their own transportation to and from Kansas City, MO.  Participants arriving at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) will pay an extra cost for transportation for service to the Heartland Center (to be determined before the registration date).
*** This retreat is open to All Crazy Quilters.
     Sorry, we will have no accommodations for husbands.
*** Registration begins on Monday, March 2, 2015 
How do I register?
Send a $200.00 deposit (or you may pay in full) via check or PayPal:
PayPal to:  Please mark as “gift” or include an extra 4% to cover PayPal fees. PayPal will provide you with a receipt.

By Check, mail to:
Elizabeth Rudder (please make check payable to Elizabeth Rudder, not CQI)  
1611 Lecompton Road
Leavenworth, KS 66048-5401
If you mail a check, please provide your email address so a receipt may be emailed to you.
Balance of $153.00 is due no later than June 30, 2015

If you must cancel for any reason, your cancellation refund will be as follows:

     By April 1, 2015 – all payment made less $25.00

     By June 1, 2015 – all payment made less $50.00

      After July 1, 2015 – No refund unless your space is filled, then everything you paid less $75.00

Meeting Room

You will need an stitching Light, we will provide the extension cord.
A list of items to bring will be emailed to all registered attendees to assist those who have little or no experience in attending a retreat. The airport shuttle service and pricing will be sent with this list.

If you attend without a friend, we will pair you up with a room mate. There is an elevator in Cray Lodge and we have 4 special needs rooms available to us during the Retreat.

If there is a large group attending, we will have Nunamaker Lodge (next door to Cray Lodge)available and these rooms will sleep 3 individuals. There are no single rooms available.

February 05, 2015


It’s here! The new (inaugural) issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly published by Pam Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs.  You may recall that this publication was previously published by Pat Winter (as Crazy Quilt Gatherings).  

We can tell you Crazy Quilt Quarterly is full of amazing eye candy.  And in addition to the lovely pictures, there is a lot of “meat” for you: tutorials, news, ideas, etc.  We can’t wait for you to see some of the things that are in store for the next several issues! Truly, you will not want to miss out!!

Crazy Quilt Quarterly is available as a download or in print.  Just follow the link to Magcloud.  Crazy Quilters, you will really LOVE it!