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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Featuring Nina Clotfelter!



Some of you may remember a blog post in the distant past where Vicki Crooms, my good friend and "stalker"  from Alabama, shared her observations of "nekked Barbies" in the antique stores while shopping for linens.  A very popular blog post for sure!

I was recently teaching/speaking for the Pensacola Quilt Guild and a small group of Alabama quilters, Vicki's quilting friends, attended my workshops.  Needless to say they were in charge of the entertainment committee...what a great group of ladies!  One of these quilters, Nina Clotfelter, attended two of my workshops and wow...she should have been teaching them.  She is a fabulous quilter and she shared a recent project.  I just knew you would all love to see her work...especially with the "wedding season" coming up.  This would be a great idea for that special gift.  Nina's story is below...thank you for sharing Nina!

Hugs, Cindy :)

"I wanted to try your techniques as Vicki Crooms, (neked Barbie girl), had made some beautiful pieces!  My husband's best friend's son was getting married last year, and I wanted to do something special.  One of my brides maids had an artist paint on my wedding invitation, framed it, and gave it to me for a gift.  This is very special to me and still hangs on my wall after 26 years of marriage.


So, I looked for a hankie sized linen.  The wedding colors were yellow and blue and I wanted a linen with one or both colors...I found this one with yellow.


 I copied the wedding invitation onto printable organza.  I liked all the little extra scrolls and initials on the invitation, so I included them.

There was a little too much space in the middle and thought a heart would be appropriate.

The navy from the wedding is on the back of this piece.  I like the way it turned out!  I hope they will hang this in their home for years to come!!
Nina Clotfelter

3 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I can't believe this work!! I am in awwwwwwwe...really.

Vicki said...

I admit it, I am stalking Cindy Needham online. And now my good friend Nina has been published, so she qualifies as a stalker, too!
(grin, smiley face)
Nina's work is exquisite and Cindy's is over the moon. Keep 'em coming! Thanks, Vicki Crooms

Karen said...

What a nice remembrance!