Learning How to Crazy Quilt

Learning how to Crazy Quilt and Embellish the Crazy Quilt Block

I’m taking Kathy Shaw’s Beginning Crazy Quilt Course. Class started September 17, 2016.  The lessons are broken down into individual tasks.  I am on the seventh task, which begins the Silk Ribbon instruction.  Tasks 1-6 covered piecing the block and embroidering the base embroidery stitches on each of the ten seams.

Here are my photos of my block as I have progressed through the tasks 1-7.

task-4-web-edit                                                                                           Tasks # 1 thru #4:  Piecing the block














Tasks # 5 thru # 6: Embroidering the Seams with a Template









bcqc-task-7-block-web-edit                                                                                                  Task #7 : Embroidering the Seams using a Shaped Template









I’m currently working on Task # 8: Silk Ribbon Embroidery.

Ms. Shaw offers beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in Crazy Quilting, including embroidery and embellishment. She offers regular quilting classes, as well.  All her classes are very well structured and best of all they are free of charge.  However, be prepared to do homework.  To take her classes you must register for the classes when they are offered.  This is the link to her web site if you are interested  in Kathy’s classes:  www.shawkl.com  Click on the “Free On Line Classes”.  I plan to take the intermediate and advanced Crazy Quilt Courses.


I grew up in Yakima, which is located in Central Eastern Washington. I am married and have four adult children, nine grandchildren.
I graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Education. I currently live in the Tahuya Forest on the Kitsap Peninsulan in Western Washington.
I learned to quilt in high school. My grandmother taught me to crochet and embroidery. I am passing this knowledge along to my daughters, granddaughters and anyone else who wants to learn these arts.

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