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!