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February 19, 2019
pin pillow in progress [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

pin pillow in progress

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February 8, 2019
A Final Walk "In the Garden" from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


I (Teri) thought it might be fun to take a walk together In the Garden and revisit each block. Below the block is a link to the original post, so you can review any special skills covered for that block. Enjoy!











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February 7, 2019
"In the Garden"—Wisteria Border and Quilt Assembly from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


In November, this wonderful group of ladies completed the final class of our Block of the Month quilt, In the Garden, at Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks in Frederick, Maryland. We had such an awesome time together—stitching, sharing stories, learning new skills, and just having fun. Our last class was a bit bittersweet for me (Teri), as I'd come to look forward to meeting with the girls every month. But there will be other classes.

Our last session focused on assembling the blocks into a quilt, as well as how to make the wisteria border. Kathy, the owner ...

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February 2, 2019
three pages [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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three pages

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December 22, 2018
decorative edge [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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decorative edge

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December 16, 2018
fabric pages [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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fabric pages

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December 3, 2018
embroidery school and artist books [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidery school and artist books

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November 23, 2018
adding ribbon [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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adding ribbon

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October 25, 2018
Long Island Road Trip from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


A couple of weeks ago, I (Teri) went to Mineola on Long Island to visit the Evening Star Quilters. They had invited me to do a lecture at their meeting, followed by a class—this Eight-Pointed Star with Sprigs of Berries (above), from Elly Sienkiewicz's book, Spoken Without a Word. This was the very first block that I taught, so I was thrilled that they had chosen it; the star has such a simple elegance to it.

I asked my friend, Kristy, to join me for the road trip. Not only was she an invaluable help to me, organizing ...

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October 12, 2018
Free Block of the Month 13—Sunflower from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Fields of sunflowers are very common here in Germany. Many of them are in pick-your-own fields where you can cut what you want and then pay for them in a little box using the honor system. Other fields with sunflowers in them, as I mentioned before in a previous post, are grown solely for the sake of the bees. 

Sunflower from a pick-your-own field 
Sunflower at a local preschool






















When I saw the beautiful sunflowers at the preschool, I knew that I would need to incorporate one into this series. Their bright yellow petals are just so cheerful, and the ...

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October 10, 2018
Suffolk puffs [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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Suffolk puffs

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October 9, 2018
three embroidered surfaces [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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three embroidered surfaces

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October 8, 2018
lace and lemon sequins [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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lace and lemon sequins

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October 7, 2018
soft green ribbon [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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soft green ribbon

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soft green ribbon from Karen Ann Ruane

soft green ribbon

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September 13, 2018
"In the Garden"—Garden Gate from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Because of my trip to Europe in August, we took a hiatus from our Block of the Month, but we are back to finish this quilt! On Sunday, I (Teri) taught the class on our newest block, Garden Gate, at Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks in Frederick, MD. As always, we had lots of fun as we reviewed the techniques used to create this block. And the shop has just moved into a larger building, so we enjoyed a bit more room in which to stitch! A happy respite from our rainy day. 

Following are a few highlights for creating the ...

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August 31, 2018
a tiny cuff from Karen Ann Ruane

a tiny cuff

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August 20, 2018
four pieces from Karen Ann Ruane

four pieces

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August 13, 2018
silk [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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silk

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August 9, 2018
Lovely Botanicals—The Academy of Appliqué 2019 Class Offerings from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Some of us are fortunate enough to live near friends who share our stitching passion, and we can regularly gather to stitch and share needle stories. Others of us have to work a bit harder to create those opportunities. One perfect place to gather with others who love to appliqué is the annually held Academy of Appliqué, in Williamsburg, Virginia. We are honored to be on the teaching faculty at the Academy; March of 2019 will be our third year as teachers, and we are bubbling with excitement about our classes this year. We hope you will be, too!

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