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    Hi everyone

    I have recently got interested in crazy patchwork as a way of using up scraps of material from another project that I am currently working on. You can see the pictures on my blog site (details of this in my profile as I understand that I cannot include the address here until 25 posts!)

    Can anyone recommend a good book please?

    I know that women used to embroider certain symbols in their work, for instance a spider's web I believe symbolised wealth or good fortune. A book that maybe had some history of this would be great.

    Many thanks in advance to anyone that can help.
    regards Dody xx
    www.fairyglade.blogspot.com

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    I did a little surffing but didn't find what the meaning of the quilting was.I did find this and thought you might want to read it.

    http://www.florilegium.org/files/TEX...Quilt-art.html

    I found it a good read
    Shabby Neesey

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    • #3
      crazy patchwork

      Many thanks for that, there is certainly a lot of interesting facts that are worth a read.

      That said, the Victorians were great ones for embroidering symbols and pictures on their quilts and I would love to find out more. I have come across some info on the internt, but would love it if someone could recommend a book with more details. It is nice to have a reference on the book shelf.
      regards Dody xx
      www.fairyglade.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        try Amazon...........they have about every book written on everything
        Shabby Neesey

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        • #5
          crazy patchwork

          I have seen all the books for sale on Amazon and that is the problem, there are so many to choose from. I was rather hoping that someone might recommend something that they have bought themselves.

          I have bought off the cuff from them before and have been disappointed, so if anyone can help, it would be appreciated.

          Thanks
          regards Dody xx
          www.fairyglade.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            A crazy quilt chalenge I recently took part in.

            http://creativeliving.10.forumer.com...pic.php?t=1200
            "You've Got to Keep Your Mind Wide Open" - AnnaSophia Robb
            my Folksy shop Goldy'sclearoutblog debaynewebdesign


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            • #7
              OH Goldy..........I bet the friendship qulit turned out soooo nice.The 15 in samples I saw were lovely!!
              Shabby Neesey

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              • #8
                There will be 8 or 9 quilts in all we each get a month when we pick a block design then everyone makes us a block each so over the year everyone gets a quilt.
                "You've Got to Keep Your Mind Wide Open" - AnnaSophia Robb
                my Folksy shop Goldy'sclearoutblog debaynewebdesign


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                • #9
                  is anyone out there

                  Hi I just found this forum and was thrilled that I might be able to share ideas with you all but I see that there are not many posts so if you are out there please post so I can see i;m not alone struggling to learn crazy patchwork

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                  • #10
                    i love the idea of doing patchwork but cant use a sewing machine very well but they do look beautiful
                    Jan xx



                    http://craftyjan.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Recommended Book

                      Hi!

                      I would recommend Janet Haigh's book 'Crazy Patchwork' ISBN 1-85585-613-1.

                      It has 4 pages with pictures on the history, the rest (128 pages in total) is divided into techniques and some good projects using different colour schemes and styles.

                      Best Wishes

                      Julia
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