I am VERY excited to be a part of a fabulous team of instructors on Craftsy! I filmed my first class, "Design It, Quilt It, Free Form Techniques" and as of January 2014 I have almost 9,000 students signed up with a 5-Star Rating! This class provides lots of great instruction and information on pin basting, thread choices andhow to solve thread related issues in your machine. I also provide good practical instruction on how to choose and create designs for your tops, how to get your hummm-purrr rhythm in free motion quilting and how to create simple feather and background designs.
My second class was just released in January 2014 and I already have over 600 students...again with a 5-star rating! This class takes you into my world of wholecloth quilts...both "regular" wholecloth quilts and my linen wholecloth quilts. I provide great instruction in design and execution of wholecloth quilts, choosing threads, fabrics, blocking, and special techniques for the linen quilts.
The wonderful thing about bein a Craftsy student is once you purchase a class it is yours forever. You can watch it as many times as you want, whenever you want, and you can ask me questions and I get back to you within 24 hours. It's a fabulous online educational resource and I highly recommend it!
CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO CRAFTSY!
~LINEN WHOLECLOTH QUILTS BOOK~
Several years ago my book, Wholecloth Linen Quilts, was published and it is now currently out of print. I've had so many quilters email me remarking that this book is now going for a LOT of money...is it really worth it??? When this book was first published I was disappointed that a lot of my instruction, etc. was cut waaaay back in order to make room for the quilting designs. The publisher felt it was the designs, not the instructional content, that would sell the book.
I take great pride in providing good instructions and handbooks for my students. I self-publish all of my class handbooks and make them available to everyone...whether you've taken a class from me or not. These are available for sale on my webside under "Handbooks" and I send them to you, along with a lot of other goodies, via email download.
My self-published handbook, Linen Wholecloth Quilts, provides all the great instruction that was not provided in my previously published book. It is included in the Wholecloth Quilts Collection and you can find this for sale in the "Handbooks" section of my website...tabs are on the left side of this page.
~FRAMED WHOLECLOTH MINIATURES FOR SALE~
I have been creating framed wholecloth miniatures for a few years now and donate them as a treasured gift at my retreats. I've decided to start selling these on Etsy. The inventory will change on a daily basis depending upon what I create and when it is sold. Each piece measures approximately 4 1/2" square, each is unique and one-of-a-kind. They are created from vintage linens, exquisitely machine quilted and hand beaded. They are placed in a black frame with a white mat (not professionally framed). Please visit my store, listed under "Cindy Needham" on Etsy.
If you are interested in having me as a guest speaker/teacher for your guild, please CLICK HERE to download my brochure and bio. You can check my availability on my CALENDAR that is listed to the left.
My Blog is a very popular place for quilters worldwide. I love to feature my students' work as well as pieces that I am working on and love to share tips and hints along my journey.
I have created a wonderful page on PINTEREST.com which features many of my wholecloth quilts, students' work, classroom shots and some personal photos. Please visit often to see what I'm up to!
I am currently in my fifth year of hostessing 4-day quilting Retreats which are currently being held in McCloud, California. These are quite popular and tend to fill quickly!
In addition to my 2014 teaching and retreat schedule, I am offering extended Workshops in Design, Beginning Machine Quilting and Linen Wholecloth Quilts. These have proven to be VERY popular and fill up quickly. Click on RETREATS and WORKSHOPS to the left for detailed information and dates.
~FREE HANDOUTS/U-TUBE VIDEOS~
When I filmed my class with Craftsy.com they also filmed four more small trailer videos for U-Tube with instructions on how to scribble, begin-end quilting lines, free-form feathers and an interview with me about quilting. Click HERE to be taken to these tutorials. My videos with Superior Threads also come up on this site!
I have a great handout, "The Fabulous Four" which helps to solve thread issues in your machine. Please click HERE to receive that.
And speaking of thread issues...if you want some great information on changing your machine tension,
CLICK HERE to download that handout.
I receive lots of inquiries regarding the threads I use and recommend. I copied my Superior Threads' thread cards and made some notes for the ones that Iuse the most. Click HERE to download this handout.
To download my handout on how to straight baste a wholecloth quilt, click HERE!
I learn sooo much from my students while traveling and teaching and I like to share what I've learned with all of you! I try and publish a newsletter at least 2-3 times per year and it is filled with good hints and tips.
If you would like to automatically receive my newsletters, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference "newsletter" in the subject line.
Hugs, Cindy :)