Do you love quilts and quilting? Then you've come to the right place! Cindy Brick, quilting teacher, quilt restorer, writer and appraiser, is an expert on old quilts and quilt history, including Crazy quilts, and often writes about them in books and magazines. She is an American Quilter's Society-certified textile appraiser and member of PAAQT, and the author of 5 books, including the FABRIC DATING KIT which has helped thousands of readers learn more about dating old quilts and fabrics.
Cindy travels across the country, teaching and writing on vintage quilt topics. Her fourth book, HANKY-PANKY CRAZY QUILTS, is in its eleventh printing; you may have seen Cindy talking about it on "Simply Quilts." Click here for more. The sequel to HANKY PANKY, tentatively titled HANKY PANKY WITH A FLOURISH, is in progress. This new collection of handkerchief quilt patterns includes many hankie-related patterns that don't require cutting the handkerchiefs! We'll pass on more info on this new title soon.
Cindy's newest book, CRAZY QUILTS, is here! It's the first history-based reference book on Crazies since 1984, and includes a how-to section on making a Crazy quilt: your choice of several different methods, from heirloom to lightning-fast!
What is Cindy doing right now? Check www.cindybrick.blogspot.com and see!
A former QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER editor, Cindy's work appears in many publications, including the QUILTING QUARTERLY (NQA) and VINTAGE QUILTS. (Look for her column, 'Old Things Considered,' in the latter.) Cindy is also a professional quilt restorer with strong ties to the Quilt Heritage Foundation and QHL.
"I love teaching people more about quilting, especially where it's been through the years," she says. "Although I've learned from slide shows, and use them myself on occasion, I believe you learn more from seeing and touching the real thing. That's why my classes and lectures include dozens of samples, from quilts, tops, blocks, and fabric to vintage paper." Look for Cindy's books, fabrics and patterns, including the GRANDMA'S QUILT PATTERNS inside. We also stock a wide range of other helpful history and needlework books and patterns, quilt restoration products, and even a little Hanky Panky. Come on in, and explore!
Don't forget our sister website, CLASSY GIRL -- you'll find kits for Crazies, helpful books and all sorts of embellishments, from charms to Treasured Memories fabric transfers. Just click on the 'Classy Girl' label on the top of the menu on this page.
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