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October 28, 2021
Velvet, Anyone? from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Ahh, velvet . . . even the name has a warm, fuzzy feeling. As textures go, it is hard to beat, with its softness and shiny nap catching the light, making the color sing. Since we love to mix fibers and textures in our work, we were thrilled to discover this new product—a hand-dyed stretch velvet, by The Velvet Hook. We first tried this velvet a couple of years ago, when we began our Woodland Reverie series. We thought it would be perfect for our pussy willows and mushroom caps. And we were right! This unique fiber does not fray, so it ...

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September 16, 2021
A Prairie Posting from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, Teri and I (Kara) experienced Baltimore on the Prairie for the first time, and we were hooked. From the moment we walked in the door of Lied Lodge, we knew that it was going to be a great week.

This is the view that greeted us!

We taught two classes, Alsatian Urn and Village Wanderings–Shops. Both classes were filled with the best students, and we had a wonderful time full of stitching and laughter—what more could you ask for?! Here are a few pics from our fun-filled week.

Our store ready to go.

Village Wanderings and ...

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August 12, 2021
Academy 2022 Offerings —Part 1 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

It is hard to believe that it is that wonderful time of year when the Academy of Appliqué class catalog is ready to view, and are we excited about our classes! We will be teaching two classes next year, and this week and next, we will highlight the projects so that you can see more details of each. The first session will be two new Woodland Reverie blocks. You will be able to choose which block to work on in class or both. All the skills for each block will be taught, and some of them will overlap. 

The Cascading ...

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April 16, 2020
Quaranstitching: West of the Atlantic (With a Mask Tutorial!) from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, Kara shared what she's been working on east of the Atlantic during our Stay at Home time, both stitching and otherwise. Today, it is my turn to share the "quaranstitching" projects under my needles. At this point, I have several things going at once, so depending on how energetic I'm feeling, I can choose to be creative, or just stitch without much thought—enjoying the sheer process of the needle, thread, and fabric coming together.

My first project (after I did some organizing in my sewing studio) was to work on another block from our Woodland ...

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April 2, 2020
A Winner and a Sale from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

We hope the title got your attention! We would like to thank all of you who shared your stitching projects with us, and for all the kind birthday wishes, as well. With such a strong community of stitching friends, it is easier to feel surrounded than to feel alone, though we may be miles apart. May we continue to create beauty during this time of isolation, being calmed by the needle and thread, and to feel the companionship of our fellow stitchers. And for your friends and family who aren't acquainted with the calming effects of hand stitching, call ...

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March 12, 2020
Wonderful Williamsburg from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, we enjoyed a fantastic time in Williamsburg, Virginia. We spent the first half of the day on Sunday visiting the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton before we headed back to Kingsmill Resort to set up our classroom for the Academy of Appliqué. More will follow from the Quilt Festival in the near future. Please enjoy some of the highlights of the classes we taught last week.

Academy of Appliqué

Our classroom for the Woodland Reverie class, all set up and ready for the next day

Ribbons, patterns, and other necessary notions were displayed on the sale tables.

Patterns ...

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March 6, 2020
Still On the Road from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

We have just finished teaching the first of three classes on the road, and what a class it was! Our first Woodland Reverie class was a smashing success, with 12 wonderful ladies taking part. Round two starts tomorrow, with 23 members of the Colonial Piecemakers Guild, and we are excited to share our Marcia's Flowers pattern with them. We are shifting gears from the woodlands to flowers and working diligently to prepare for the next stitching adventure, so we will leave you with a picture of our happy students.

Stay tuned for more pictures of happy faces!


Kara ...

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October 24, 2019
Butterfly Wings and Trilliums from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Yesterday, on our social media pages (Instagram and Facebook), I (Teri) posted this flower center with the caption "Guess the flower!" We didn't get a lot of guesses, but that wasn't too surprising to me. When we decided to add this particular flower to our new Woodland Reverie quilt designs, I confess that I had to do some research, as it is a flower I don't know very well. But Google is a wonderful resource, and I was able to find some excellent photos to use as models for my flower. 

But first, let's look at ...

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