Marinda Stewart is a multi talented artist and designer in many mediums. She's designed most of the Michael Miller quilts over the years and has now authored
The Complete Guide
To paraphrase her: it's as close to painting with a needle and thread as I've ever found. At it's best it's reminiscent of pointillism.
She and designer Mark Hordyszinski recently visited me here in wine country. Sharing local wine and cheese and with fellow foodies was a real treat. Amongst all the fun I managed to take these shots to share with you:
here's the part that blows my mind:
at one time this was done with re-purposed hypodermic needles
all neat in their little box
and the exquisite top
here's the quilt top
and then this tiny jeweled flower!