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We are a diverse group with a variety of experience and quilting related interests and it is hoped that this will come through in the postings. This blog will feature different guild members commenting on their favourite quilty subjects and we hope that you will enjoy the variety of opinions expressed.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Lorette's Crazy Patch Handbag

                Two sides of the amazing Crazy Patch Handbag
                 Close-up detail of Pearl Spider & stitches
              Close-up detail of button-hole stitch & beads - also lazy-daisy flowers.


  1. Ooh, this bag is drop dead gorgeous! Its great to see that Victorian Crazy Patch is making a comeback- and hand stitching at that.
    Machines may be versatile but they are not as versatile as one's fingers and not everyone can afford a state of the art embroidery machine.
    Everyone has fingers, though.

  2. Love those stitches! a crazy patch is not complete without a spider! great piece of work!