Needle Noodle 2.0


So many readers commented on the beautiful elephant quilt, “At the Water Hole” by Sheila Finzer.  The entire quilt is pictured on Sheila’s website and here is the link to her site:  Sheila Finzer Quilt Artist.

Below is Sheila’s response to all our comments:


Hi ladies,
Thank you for the very kind comments on my elephant quilt “At the Waterhole”. It is 99” wide and 72 3/4” in height. ( I know who puts 3/4”…. but I’m picky about squaring). I also use top stitching needles for machine quilting. My favorite top stitch needles are Superior’s titanium. They last a long time.
My friend Tierney in my local Saqa group forwarded your blog to me. My website is
Thanks again to all of you and to Tierney!!
Sheila Finzer


Sandy and I follow Tierney (mentioned above) at Tierney Creates.  We enjoy Tierney’s blog and love to follow her thought processes as she uses textile arts to express herself.  What a fun surprise to find that Sheila and Tierney are in the same Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) group!

Another quilter we’d like to introduce you to is Karen Overton at The Quilt Rambler.  Karen has a few “tropical connections” as you will see from the photo on her website!  On April 30, 2018, Karen will be featured in a podcast hosted by Pat Sloan.

Karen, we are looking forward to hearing about your adventures as an Island Batik Ambassador!


4 thoughts on “Needle Noodle 2.0

  1. tierneycreates says:

    That is so cool you posted Shelia’s comment! She such a lovely lady in person you should say hi to her should you ever run into her at a national show. Very humble and oh so talented – her other work is mind blowing too!
    I will check out The Quilt Rambler and thanks for the tierneycreates mention 🙂

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