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Silk Gone Wild;
Crazy Quilting with a Modern Twist

Silk Gone Wild, as described in the Portfolio pages, is the latest incarnation of classic Crazy Quilting blended with superior fabrics and threads, embellished with found and commercial objects and trims. This exciting package of old and new is elegance with a layer of fun.

Groups and individuals may choose either simple machine or hand foundation piecing. Fancy fabrics (silks and taffetas in the kits) are stitched to a numbered muslin foundation.

This technique, developed by Judith Baker Montano  produces an even, flat background in a short time, which easily lends itself to beautiful hand embroidery and trim without the traditional seaming  lumps and bumps. 

Glorify your foundation with the  addition of photo tranfers based on Victorian cigarette silks, silk ribbon embroidery, beads, charms and the classic CQ stitches. 

Kits contain  foundation for an 8 x 8" square, a selection of kimono silks, silk Dupioni, taffetas, silk ribbon, lace,  transfer, beads, floss and a charm.  Complete instructions, source list and bibliography included.

Squares may be made into art quilts, pillow tops, clothing embellishments, etuis, framed art or??

This two day class has been taught at EGA chapters, The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Fabric stores and in 2011 is scheduled for New England Region Seminar. Photos of the classes appeared in the June, 2010 Needlearts magazine.

Kit fees:

Full kit for one square$55

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Learn with Us 
Sara's sold-out CQ Class at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (3 photos).
"Hey-this is looking good!"
Sara demonstrates ribbon stitches. A broken leg had her in a wheelchair-but 'Onward and Upward!'