from: Deloris Linson-Rose: “Lamia’s MY MONSTERS! crazy quilt created for my niece. It took three years to make. There are 65 patches, each hand embroidered with monsters. Friends and family provided their own creations or stories of their favorite monsters. Mine is Medusa, the symbol of protection and the origin for the legend of Lamia. I would guess there are well over 100 different embroidery stitches used….I didn’t repeat any …..and I’m not going to count! I used the traditional way to create the crazy quilt; everything is held together by embroidery stitches, because I don’t know how to sew!”
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