My Pensacola quilt guild recently hosted a trunkshow from Cindy Needham and every piece she displayed was like the moment in a hand massage when a warm towel is wrapped around tired fingers. (Which i definitely would have if I quilted multitudes of tiny stitches like Cindy Needham does!)
Fortunately, Cindy allows quilters to get close up to her work – as long as you leave your coffee cup and chocolate donut behind. She is friendly and fun, and I don’t even need to try to express what a fabulous quilter she is – that has already been firmly established. But, just in case you aren’t convinced, here’s a peek at what she shared that day.
collars and and collars with extra lace added.
She preserves the integrity of the old linens yet emphasizes their beauty by adding …
And I need to mention that sometimes she adds …
Although, at other times, she adds …
Or even buttons.
Then she pointed out that she’ll put a poem or a wise thought in the middle of a hankie.
She gave us the great idea of using old pillowcase edge for a rod pocket,
or old lace for a rod pocket and a doily for a label.
She uses a variety of colors and fabric behind her old linens.
And greater contrast.
Don’t you love the addition of the monogram and the embellishments to this small place mat?
See how the quilting is used to connect the smaller piece to the tan background fabric?
The trunk show was intimidating at one level, but more than that — it was inspiring!
There were big pieces like the whole cloth quilt.
But at least I know where to start …
And you can visit Cindy Needham’s blog HERE.