About

Quilters wear many hats…

We are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, doctors and lawyers, and all quilters. Yes, we are quite an eclectic bunch bound together by one passion: quilting.

I am a believer, wife to one wonderful husband, mother to one handsome boy, gardener, a runner, a baker, an artist, and a quilter. I said good-bye to my engineering position to become a stay-at-home mom and to homeschool my son. I do often get asked if I regret quitting my job, but nothing can replace seeing your son walk for the first time or talk for the first time. I was there to see all of his firsts – and I’m glad for it because he will never be this young again.

I became a quilter long before I became a mother and I’ve been sewing longer still. I don’t quite remember when I started sewing. I do remember sewing my first couple of dresses at about 5-6 yrs. I didn’t pick up quilting until well after college and well after I said “I do” to my wonderful husband. I admit I fell in love with quilting — it is truly a complex and wondrous art form.

I often refer to quilting as an addiction that comes with an obsession with fabric. I sew and “pet” my fabric. Something about the smell of freshly ironed fabric (not burnt fabric!) makes me feel at home. Of course, since I realized my addiction (you know, step 1 admit you have a problem), I have always wanted to open my own little boutique — which is how Needle’s Eye Designs Etsy shop started. (I often like to refer to the shop as NED – my term of endearment.) Then I decided that it wasn’t enough to sell the products of my passion but I had to talk about it, as well, which brings us full circle to this site.

I hope you enjoy the topics I discuss here and the products offered in NED. Everything written and created comes from the heart.

Nelum