It is colorfully presented and well-written. I enjoyed seeing all of the vintage imagery and even learned a few things. Take a look. – Quilting Arts, March 2008
The history of the crazy is as colorful as the fabrics and stitches used in its creation. This book could have been a pedantic treatise of boring facts and dates but it’s not. A way to describe it would be that it is more lake a fascinating fabric/time treasure map. – Colorado Quilt Council Newsletter, March 2008
It’s a beautiful book…filled with many gorgeous pictures of both antique and contemporary crazy quilts to drool over. – www.patchworkquiltlife.blogspot.com, March 2008
I highly recommend this beautiful book to any and all who have even a passing interest in crazy quilts. It certainly stole my heart. – www.white-works.com, March 2008
After reading about the history of crazy quilts from their probable origin in the costume of the commedia dell'artes Harlequin through their heyday in the Victorian era to the present and after admiring page after page of brilliant, outrageous crazies, you will certainly want to create one of your own. – PieceWork Magazine, Sept/Oct. 2008
Here's your chance to get up close and personal with an amazing collection of crazies. Quilt historian Cindy Brick explains how and why Victorians spoke in a symbolic language through their needlework and follows the crazy trend through to its influence on today's quilters. The fascinating story is illustrated with beautifully photographed quilts and ephemera. Should the lure of elegant fabrics, over-the-top embellishments, and fancy embroidery stitches inspire you to start some craziness of your own, you'll find basic instructions and quirky vintage motifs. – Quilters Newsletter, Sept./Oct. 2008
This comprehensive and loving look at the crazy quilt undertakes the difficult task of determining provenance and origins, and celebrates the persistence of the form with a high degree of historical integrity and grace…This handsome volume belongs on the shelf of any quilter touched by this rich tradition. Which in all likelihood includes all of us. – www.Quiltchannel.com, October 2008
"Everyone should have a copy of this book, especially those who work exclusively with crazy quilts. It is a great resource that you can refer to when our creativity is in a slump. It is definitely a book that belongs in your home library."
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