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Crazy Quilting and Embroidery

Crazy Quilting Correspondance Course

You’ve dabbled in it, have tried a few things, and may be wondering how to get to a more artful place with it! 
Designed for the intermediate-level student, the course begins with a brief history, then seeks to promote experimentation with embellishment and embroidery techniques. You will work on a 12-inch square block, using a variety of needlework techniques to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Some knowledge of basic crazy quilting and hand and machine sewing are prerequisites for the course. Crazy Quilting, an Individual Correspondance Course is offered through the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

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eBooks for Crazy Quilting and Embroidery

How-to eBooks for real beginners are also carry-along references for all levels of expertise from the studio of crazy quilting and embroidery enthusiast and author, J. Marsha Michler. Click the links to see previews. Download free pdf’s featuring full-size patterns for selected designs. eBooks are available for iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and Kindle.

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NEW! Teaches beginner-level satin stitching; flat and dimensional, plain and shaded (also called “thread painting”). Includes Plain Satin, “Thrifty” Satin, Padded Satin, Long and Short, Beetle Stitch, outlining stitches. Stitch a butterfly!
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A volume of inspiration, NOT a how-to book… Crazy quilting is an artful process; no two crazy quilts can ever be alike. Creativity is a part of every aspect of the making, each quilter bringing a unique signature to each step. Detail photos of the author's own quilts.
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Some basic stitches, simple tools and materials are all it takes to get started with embroidery. Tools, threads, fabrics, transfer method, ideas for designs. Three ways to stitch a motif. 17 basic embroidery stitches, lefthand versions. 
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The elegant art of silk ribbon embroidery is easy and quick to do, and stunning results are within the reach of any stitcher. Stitches for ribbon work. Sewn florals, bias ribbons, and how to easily dye silk ribbons. Includes a tutorial for a motif.
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Learn the art of transforming simple stitches into fabulous seam treatments. 13 basic stitches, lefthand versions, more than 100 stitch variations. Use variations of stitches to make your crazy quilt truly special, turning a project into an extraordinary work of art!
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The beauty of silk ribbon embroidery is in how stitches effortlessly take on the shapes of flowers and leaves. 19 silk ribbon stitches. Embroider flowers, foliage, arrangements, weave a basket, create unique and beautiful designs.
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Learn the easy, intuitive, and artful Antique method of patching a crazy quilt. Accurately piece a fan, add trims, create a beautiful background for further work. Embellishment and embroidery methods not included in this tutorial.
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Learn how to combine embroidery stitches for beautiful seam treatments for crazy quilting. Presented are techniques that you can readily apply to create your very own unique seam rows. 8 methods of combining stitches, stitch how-to's, and over 120 stitch combinations in full color.
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The beauty and charm of crazy quilts is in the variations and combinations of embroidery stitches worked on them. 20 hand-drawn Stitch Plates with hundreds of stitch variations that first appeared in the book, The Magic of Crazy Quilting. Instructions included for the 20 stitches.
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About the Author

J. Marsha Michler has authored 13 printed books on the topics of crazy quilting, jewelry, knitting, and needlearts, and 9 ebooks on crazy quilting, embroidery, and silk ribbon embroidery. She has written many articles for magazines and has won quilt awards for her crazy quilts. She currently teaches crazy quilting through correspondance courses offered by the Embroiderers' Guild of America. Crazy quilting, embroidery, fiber spinning, knitting, fiction and poetry writing keep her busy, and in her spare time she gardens, builds stone walls, and enjoys ballroom dancing and travel. She resides creatively in the beautiful foothills of Southern Maine with her husband and dog. Please join her on facebook for photo galleries.

Copyright 2018, J. Marsha Michler
Contact: email@jmarshamichler.com
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