Through the Needle’s Eye, LLC


Teri Young and Kara Mason have been stitching partners for 20 years, taking classes together and collaborating on numerous quilt projects. Most recently, Kara professionally designed and made Irish dance dresses. Teri worked as an administrative assistant for quilt teacher and author, Elly Sienkiewicz. Together, Kara and Teri stitched blocks for Janice Vaine’s book, Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited, which led to a passion for embroidery. Both have a love for Baltimore Album-style stitching, and they embarked on an exciting new quilt project together, designing and stitching A Fairy Tale Album, a fairy tale quilt in that style. They have been honored to have A Fairy Tale Album hanging in exhibits at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and Chicago, The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, and in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia. Teri and Kara began teaching at local quilt shops in 2014, focusing on appliqué, embroidery, and ribbon work. They have lectured at guilds internationally, taught a series of workshops for the Baltimore Appliqué Society, and have been teaching at the Academy of Appliqué in Williamsburg, Virginia, for the past five years, and they are headed to Baltimore on the Prairie in Nebraska in September 2021. Among their most recent quilt designs include In the Garden, Lovely Botanicals, ongoing project Woodland Reverie, and their newest project, Village Wanderings, which was introduced in Williamsburg in March. This past year, they have gotten involved with several stitch along groups with other designers. Their partnership adventures continue across two continents, as Kara is currently living in Germany. Technology is a great asset when designing together from across an ocean! Stories of their adventures are chronicled on their weekly blog, Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye.

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