Bernina’s THROUGH THE NEEDLE (Issue 28)

I received my complimentary copies of “Through the Needle” over the weekend. Bernina didn’t just send me one or two copies – I received SIX copies (I smell a giveaway once things settle down for me)!!! And kudos to the editorial staff for a job well done. The magazine turned out to be very eye-catching!

I had seen the draft sent to me for final review, but it is NOTHING like seeing the real thing:

Here are more pillow shots:

Back of pillow – the fabric was one of those that I just couldn’t pass up at the quilt shop:

Click here if you happened to miss the previous post.

[Through the Needle will feature another article on me sometime next year. Stay tuned! I think it’s going to be really fun working on that project. This project will be done with the help of Rogers Sewing Center. You may contact Rogers Sewing Center for more information. You may also contact me should you be interested in a custom-made pillow like the one shown.]

36 thoughts on “Bernina’s THROUGH THE NEEDLE (Issue 28)

  1. Oh how nice! So you quilted that on your ‘Nina? For some reason, I thought you quilted that on a short arm. But that would be small to put on a sort arm. I mean, I have never used a quilting machine, but I have been around them. I could have that almost quilted that on my ‘nina or viking before I even got it mounted and loaded on a quilting machine. I must be thinking of another quilt.

    It is beautiful! Congratulations!

  2. That is great news about your friend’s DH! Wonderful! God answers prayers.

    Yes, that place had a lot of goodies. I could have gone broke. And most of the booths had discounts, deep discounts. But finding that many different chandis in one place is unusual. This was not a really ‘high end’ place furniture wise. I had to restrain myself and remember, I was on a hunt and needed to save my money for what I was looking for.

    Ladies in the quilting guild I used to go to quilted queen size quilts by sewing machine all the time. A few have quilting machines. I am quilting a small throw size right now on my viking. It is the first time I have ever used it to quilt. But it is a Lily 545 quilter addition. But I have always used it for heirloom sewing. The tension is near perfect! And I do not have a walking foot for this machine. I would not dare quilt with my nina w/out my walking foot.

    Thanks for the comments about my Chandi!

  3. Wow! It’s so exciting to see your work in print, as well as the photos you post yourself! And thanks for adding the excerpt about yourself–it’s nice to get to know you a little more. And what a cute picture!

  4. I know you were concerned about getting that big quilt in and around your Bernina. I would think Bernina would make sure that you could get your hands on one of the NEW Bernina 800 series machines with the 12″ wode harp space. I can get a queen size pretty easily under my 9″ Janome harp. 3 more inches would be heavenly!!

  5. I’ll be looking for that at my sewing machine shop! Awesome, Wendy! I notice the article says you are a chemical engineer. My 17 yr. old son is hoping to major in chemical engineering when he goes to college.

  6. You truly do the most gorgeous quilting. The MOST G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S work — my jaw just drops every time I see your stitching. Amazing. And congrats on your gorgeousness being featured in Through the NEEDLE!

  7. Congratulations on the feature, wonderful! You’re amazing, you’ve accomplished so much in such a short time. The pillow is exquisite! I can only imagine the hard work that’s been put in it.

    Hope your church friend is fine, thanks for your lovely comments always.

  8. Hi Wendy,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying “hi.”
    Your pillow is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t even imagine how long it would take to make something with so much detail. I have always wanted to learn how to quilt but am so bad when it comes to measurements.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Cori G.

    • Who raised you? They deserve a medal for a job well done. I have been looking almost everywhere online for thisinfo. I like your pages but, I do not read well. Do you have videos on the subject? About how long have you been an expert on this topic? Thanks for this post. I found it to be very encouraging. I even found myself shocked and dismayed by how people reacted.

  9. I think your work is amazing and it is hard to believe you have done this on your machine. It looks so perfect. I suppose it must prove that practise makes perfect.
    Bravo Wendy.

  10. Hi Wendy!

    I should have emailed you! It was all so rush rush! ;-o). We moved house last week – 1,800 kilometres (about two days journey) down south to Albury-Wodonga on the Victorian state border. All mail to our old address is being forwarded to our new home. I don’t have a computer at home yet so won’t be blogging for a while, but will continue to visit whenever I get access to a computer. I’m so glad the move is behind us. I love our new home!

    Enjoy the coming season!

    Kalianne xo

  11. Hello, I posted a needlework picture by my daughter on my blog today. It is the same as you showed on August 8th. Barbara H at Stray Thoughts told me about yours. I thought you might like to see her finished piece.

  12. Congratulations, Wendy! You deserve having your work published. You do such intricate and beautiful quilting. It makes my heart skip a beat just seeing how gorgeous it is.

  13. Does anyone have a pattern for a Memory book that that was published a year or so ago. It had so needle-punch, beading embroidery in a turquoise and lavender background

  14. —- *GASP!* — Your free-motion quilting takes my breath away!! Did you really do this all by hand with BSR, or did you digitize the echo-quilting and do it with your embroidery module to get it so perfect? I am absolutely in awe. If I lived within 100 miles of the store where you teach, I’d be there for your classes in a heartbeat. BSR or no BSR, my free-motion quilting still looks herky-jerky and drunken more often than not. It’s so inspiring to see what these cool computerized machines can do in the hands of someone as skillful and meticulous as you are. I’m going to have to hunt down this back issue of Through the Needle!

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