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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 16 August 2011
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781607052272
  • Stock:
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £18.99
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Crazy Quilted Memories


Beautiful Embroidery Brings Your Family Portraits to Life by Brian Haggard

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Book Description

Traditional crazy-quilt techniques look fresh and new when used to create a quilted scrapbook of family photos and treasured memories. Incorporate your vintage scraps and favorite fat quarters, along with meaningful trinkets that you've collected on your journeys. Lovingly embellished by hand, these small projects are sure to become your prized family heirlooms for generations.

- 10 projects to tell the stories of your life in unique, creative ways
- Learn 24 basic and combination embroidery stitches to create never-before-seen motifs
- Mix and match full-size, traceable embroidery designs
- Embellish your quilts and pillows with photos, beads, buttons, and personal mementos

About the Author

About Brian Haggard

Brian Haggard has over twenty years of award-winning floral design under his belt and owns a thriving interior design business. Thousands of students have enjoyed his classes in the US, Canada, Ireland and France. He lives in Indianapolis with his husband. For more information visit


American Quilt Retailer

Sept 12

Brian Haggard in his new book Crazy-Quilted Memories walks the sewer through the steps to create beautiful crazy patchwork with 10 specific projects capturing family moments and memories. Each project starts with a special family memento, and the creativity under Brians guidance grows from there. The books design and most of the projects are presented in old-fashioned, soft sepia tones. Design a class where everyone brings in a photo or other small family treasure to use in their own project. Read Brians preface in the first session and let the storytelling begin.

Australian Homespun

Mar 12

Brian Haggard shares his journey of creating a series of quilts and pillows that celebrates and commemorates his ancestors. If you're someone who revels in vintage things, has a stash of old family photographs and would love to find ways of presenting them in unique ways, it's likely that this book wil be of enormous value Interestingly, Brian works in a palette that's almost entirely neutrals-perhaps he and Pay Wys are in the nanguard of a new trend? - But there's no reason why his 10 projects coudn't be implemented in every colour of the rainbow and look just as wonderful. In addition to step-by-step instructions for a variety of embroidery stitches for embellishing your crazy patchwork, Brian provides notes on printing photographs on fabrics, "antiquing" your fabrics, a gallery of his work (in addition to the projects) and a number of full-size traceable embroidery designs.

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