Bernina’s THROUGH THE NEEDLE (Issue 30)

Good morning! I hope you are having a good day.

Story of my humble beginning in sewing is featured in the issue:


Had it not been for the patient tutelage and encouragement of my quilting mentor and friend, Barbara, I would not have been able to discover the joy of sewing and quilting – let alone having the opportunities to be featured in magazines. And because of that, I consider Barbara as one of the most influential people in my life!


With much gratitude, I dedicated the article to Barbara, and the wonderful ladies of my local Bernina Club! These ladies are ever inspiring, and encouraging!


27 thoughts on “Bernina’s THROUGH THE NEEDLE (Issue 30)

  1. Heartfelt congratulations to you Wendy. I’m jumping up and down with elation to celebrate your being published again. It’s a mind boggling accomplishment (to me) that you’ve only been sewing for such a short period of time, yet you are able to produce flawless works of art. This is certainly quite a testament to your mentor Barbara’s prowress with the needle and cloth. Congratulations!

  2. Oh, Wendy.

    Seeing all of this about you…well, it just leaves me with a huge smile for everything you are.

    What a wonderful dedication for Barbara — and remember, we too are sooooo in awe of what you do! And you serve as such a mentor for all of us with your incredible, gorgeous work!

  3. Good morning Wendy, I am so impressed with your published work. what a wonderful tribute to what you do. I need a ‘Barbara’ in my life. I have several quilt projects going and can’t seem to get going on them. Part of it is fear of messing up on cutting them out. The fabric is so expensive. I think I need to join some quilters at the quilt store. I need encouragement. Sigh.

    Thank you for your visits. I am happy to make a new blogging friend.


  4. How wonderful that your quilting accomplishments have been appreciated & that you have been so honored to be published!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come visit often!

    Angelic Accents

  5. Dear Wendy, friends that introduce us to a life’s passion are very special indeed. Patchwork & quilting have become a passion of mine too! I was introduced to this addictive and wonderful craft by my blogging friends, especially you Wendy!!! Thank you! In the comming weeks I hope to ‘show and tell’ two beautiful new quilts I’m working on presently. These are my biggest projects so far!

    Have a great day!

  6. Wendy, congrats on being featured in that article, and your were sweet to pay tribute to your friend Barbara! Sounds like a great group!


    Sheila :-)

  7. Hi Wendy – wanted to thank you making a comment on my blog and I’m glad that you did! Congratulations on being featured in the article. I don’t receive that magazine, but I am the proud owner of a Bernina Artista, so I probably should. I looked through your blog a little bit and I am so impressed with your smocking (something I’ve always wanted to try) and your designs for the wedding cake. I’ll look forward to following your blog in the future.

  8. Hi Wendy,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment!
    I’ve enjoyed browsing through your blog and your web site, such lovely quilts and photos. Your machine quilting is phenomenal!

    To answer your question about the teddy bear quilts, yes they could be machine appliqued. I’ve seen them made using a satin stitch, a buttonhole stitch and using invisible machine applique,

  9. How wonderful for you! Congrats! I love the pillow you made, I adore the lavender smocking you are working on! Are you using a smocking board? I never tried one! If so do you think it is easier?

  10. How exciting!!! Congratulations:) You have a wonderful blog here with so much stitcy goodness:)

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Re: “She Sells Seashells” stitching over one…..hmmmm, I’d better check a little closer and start making plans! No way I’m frogging the over one I’ve already stitched! Thanks so much for your warning:) Guess I didn’t check as good as I thought I had….but, I’ll figure it out:)


    p.s. you’d have to look further back in my blog, but I did recently make my first quilted throw. It’s Asian themed, mainly red. DH’s Christmas gift last year. he was born in China:)

  11. Can’t reply to your emails because you have it set up that way….but no, I don’t speak Chinese.
    Thanks for sweet comment on my quilted throw:)

  12. In the Spring of 2007 I made a Memory Book cover for a small photo book. The original pattern had some teal blue and Lavender colors, some needle punch on wool, many different stitches, some beading and couching. I am looking for that pattern again. Does it sound familiar?

  13. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. Looks like I need more than a few minutes to browse your lovely blog! Your sampler is going to be absolutely stunning. I love that piece and may have to consider it sooner than later..the colors are beautiful.

  14. Hi Wendy! A huge congrats to you for your recent published work. Your work is truly wonderful and you are a very gifted artist and so deserving the of the recognition that you are getting.

  15. Congrats on your published work. Your blog is a wonderful read . Your MW is looking good, loved those gorgeous plates and quilts.

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my color choice.

  16. I feel so honored that you came to my blog and left such a nice comment. I had seen your site on Happy Cottage Quilter and came over here but didn’t leave a comment, sorry. Your work is amazing and I will be looking for that magazine to come on the newstand so I can have a copy of it. Thanks and come again.

  17. i am looking for a book by Bernina published in 2008
    it is called Through the Needle and i think it was in July
    the artical i need is called Machine Binding with Pizzaz
    it is a very interesting way to put on a binding and would love to be able to use it.
    i hope someone can help me find it.
    thank you very much.

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