Saturday, February 4, 2012

There's a Crazy Quilt Show Going On & Online CQ Classes Available!

Over the years I have been to tons of Quilt Show but seldom see any Crazy Quilts featured. Well,
Thearica of pigtalesandquilts has taken it upon herself to give all us Crazy Quilters a place to show off our stuff. With lots of eye candy to be seen over the next few weeks you certainly are not going to want to miss this show Crazy Quilts are Quilt too!

I have always loved color, lace, beads and all things pretty so what better way to combine all of these pretties into one hobby.... or should I say addiction. Over the past 6 years I have Crazy Quilted just about anything I could think of: Blocks, needle books, pillows, purses, framed art, jewelery. lampshades... you name it I've tried it. One thing that remains a constant in my work is LACE. When I first started out I could only find ivory/white lace and since I'm a lover of color I had to change it up a bit by dyeing my own laces. With so many people asking where I got my laces I decided to open up RavioleeDreams last year and have had a ball doing what I love.... playing CQ.

Here are some of my favorite work from the many projects I have made and worked on:

Last year I was one of the lucky few who was able to attend a Crazy Quilt Adventure in CT hosted by Maureen Greeson of maureensvintageacquisitions  Maureen has done it again, but this time she is making it so that anyone and everyone can take a class. 

If you are a Crazy Quilter or have never tried but dreamed of creating beautiful  items using luscious fabrics, beads, lace, silk ribbon, beautiful threads and would like to learn, please check out Maureen' s Blog for information on some fabulous online classes : Online-Crazy-Quilting-Classes  Over the next year there will be some incredible teachers teaching what they know best about Crazy Quilting.  To name a few -  Pat Winter, Betty Pillsbury, Kathy Shaw, Cristen Brown and Nancy Eha will be hosting classes in the very near future.  And while you are visiting Maureen's Blog, check out her fabulous store!


  1. Your work always makes me smile! Thanks so much for supporting the show! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing the delicious photos. I'm in the show too :). Isnt it a great idea?

  3. Wonderful photos Nicki! I always love your work - your laces are such a treat and the old hippie in me gave a big happy sigh at the sight of that peace sign!

  4. I love your work Nicki. Always inspiring and a joy to see. I love the crazy quilt projects large and small that I've seen.

    I bet you are enjoying your new 'toy'.

    Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

  5. OH MY WORD... your things are stunningly beautiful. (I just purchased some of your items on ETSY) I don't do quilting, mostly mixed media, but NOTHING compared to what you create. I am blown away!!!! Marjorie

  6. Nicki, your colors and stitching are very impressive and rich! so beautiful!!
    regards from Russia,

  7. Hi Nicki, Your stichting and embellishing is just gorgeous! It's been a while since I made a crazy quilt block.

  8. Congrats on winning on pigtails and quilts. Your work is beautiful.

  9. I love the things you've done over laces. That's my weak area! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. It is hard to believe that your CQ stitching can top your beautiful dye work on the laces. You are so gifted! Amy in LA

  11. Nicki your things are always so pretty. I have been eying a few more things on you Etsy. Your blog is always interesting too... Hope you are feeling better.....hugs


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