Show 1906 - Crazy for Crazy Quilts

Featuring: Allie Aller / Barbara H. Cline

Posts On: September 11, 2016


When Allie Aller began quilting in high school, she started with the basics, moved on to broderie perse, followed by landscapes, and then found her true passion with crazy quilting. With a large collection of doilies, feedsacks, petticoats and other antique textiles, she shares with you a unique way to give them new life, turning them into quilt blocks. Allie then combines machine stitches with embroidery, paint and beads, making it all look like hand stitching. Our second artist, Barbara H. Cline, a Mennonite, considers her work to be traditional, but with flair. She tackles difficult blocks and finds ways to simplify them. She demonstrates her technique for taking apart a block using templates, then reassembling the block in a much easier way. As the author of four quilting books, she definitely knows what she’s doing!

Show Information

Links to Artists:

Allie Aller (Allie's In Stitches)

Barbara H. Cline (Delightful Piecing)

From Chapter One:

Allie Aller takes us on her journey from sewing in high school to her passion for "Crazy Quilts."

From Chapter Two:

Do you know what vintage linens, doilies, feed sacks, aida cloth, wool and #3 pearl cotton can create? Watch Alllie as she uses all these items to transform them into beautiful quilts.

From Chapter Three:

Allie shares her tricks for using machine stitches, hand stitches, paints, and beads to create a beautiful embellished quilt top.

From Chapter Four:

Barbara H. Cline shows us how easy it is to make and use templates. Find out why you need to "watch your V."

After Set:

Allie talks about her and husband's different gardening styles and how that ethic is applied to her work in the studio.

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#16 Pam20 2016-10-09 15:37
Great show!
#15 Lorchen 2016-09-25 12:24
Amazing programme! I'd looove to spend some time with Allie!
#14 Nantucketsue 2016-09-24 18:25
If there was a show of the year contest, this would be my nomination. I gained so much inspiration and as Alex said "tricks", that my quilts are going to take on a new life.
#13 lguajardo 2016-09-20 08:48
Just loved this show with the visit to Shenebdoah! I was not really interested in Crazy Quilting until watching this show. I am hooked!
#12 Leslie 2016-09-18 15:23
I just read about you on another web site and was delighted to know about Washougal, WA. This is were my in-laws lived in 70 & 80's. We would visit them every two weeks from Portland. We are now in Georgia but miss the west coast so much. I watched your show on the quilt show and learned so much. Thank you.
#11 Leslie63 2016-09-18 13:27
I loved Justin and his "antics" are really fun start to any show. Keep it up Justin don't let the nay sayers stop you
This was an outstanding show and enjoyed every second of it and learned a lot. I will be watching this one again in a week in between the new show.
#10 Pookeywooho 2016-09-15 16:09
was a great show from opening to finish. I learned so much and can't wait to do some old blocks I have stored away and didn't know what to do with them. Thanks again for a great show.
#9 marymarg 2016-09-14 20:33
I always enjoy Justin introducing the show!
#8 luvquilting 2016-09-13 13:56
Great show! TQS continues to inspire!
#7 Roseamongthorns 2016-09-13 12:52
Great show! Two very talented ladies. I hope to try some of Allie's embellishments on non-crazy quilts. I loved Barbara's ideas for creating templates with the self-adhesive laminating sheets, but think they could also be paper pieced.
Quilting is supposed to be fun. I enjoy Justin's "antics" as they set a fine mood for the wonderful quilt education that follow his intros. Would love a pair of those glasses 8)! Thanks TQS for all you do!
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