About Me

Linda Neal – Quilter & Teacher

Linda is a retired pediatric/neonatal nurse, which means she loves all things small and has a great eye for detail. She has been quilting for over 20 years and has won numerous quilting awards from all over the country. Her first English paper-piecing project had 10,509 half-inch hexagons. From the minute she started the project, she was hooked! It took her 16 months to complete the quilt top, and she was sad when she put in the very last piece!

QUILT AWARDS

  • Baltimore in Blue
  • Dallas Quilt Show – First Place, Betty Carpenter Fine Hand Workmanship Award, and Viewers Choice
  • Baked With Love
  • AQS Paducah – Honorable Mention
  • Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival – Best Interpretation of Theme
  • Road to California – 2nd Place: Applique
  • Quilt Plano – Best of Show
  • Dallas Quilt Show – 2nd Place and Viewer’s Choice
  • One Cake, Two Cake, Red Cake, Blue Cake
  • NQA – 1st Place & Best of Show
  • AQS Paducah – Judges Choice
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival – 2nd Place
  • Quilt Odyssey – Viewers Choice
  • Road to California – 3rd Place
  • Houston IQA – Juried In
  • Shipshewana Quilt Festival – Viewer’s Choice
  • Quilt Expo Wisconsin – 1st Place
  • Quilt Plano – 1st place, Members Choice, & Viewer’s Choice
  • Dallas Quilt Show – 2nd Place & Viewer’s Choice
  • Tyler Quilt Show – First Place, Members Choice, & Viewer’s Choice
  • Terrell Heritage Quilt Show – 2nd Place & Viewers Choice
  • ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
  • Houston IQA – 3rd Place
  • AQS Paducah – 2nd Place
  • AQS Phoenix – Honorable Mention
  • Quilt Odyssey – 2nd Place
  • Quilt Expo – 1st Place
  • Shipshewana Quilt Festival – 3rd Place
  • Plano Quilt Show – 1st Place, Best of Show, & Viewer’s Choice
  • Terrell Heritage Jubilee Quilt Show – 1st Place & Best of Show
  • Tyler Quilt Show – 1st Place, Best of Show, & Rose City Award
  • Dallas Quilt Show – 1st Place
  • Lone Star Heritage Quilt Show – 1st Place & Best of Show
  • Green Country Quilters – 1st Place & Best of Show
  • Toil and Trouble
  • NQA – 2nd Place
  • Quilt Expo Wisconsin – 2nd Place
  • Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show – 1st Place & Viewer’s Choice
  • Dallas Quilt Show – 1st Place
  • Plano Quilt Show – 2nd Place
  • Tyler Quilt Show – 2nd Place
  • Perseverance
  • AQS Paducah – 1st Place
  • NQA – 2nd Place
  • Quilt Expo Wisconsin – 2nd Place
  • Quilt Plano – 1st Place, Viewer’s Choice, Members Choice, & Judges Choice
  • Georgia Quilt Show – 1st Place
  • Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show – 1st Place & Best of Show
  • Dallas Quilt Show – Honorable Mention
  • Tyler Quilt Show – 1st Place & Best of Show
  • Pink!
  • Cotton Patch Quilt Guild – 1st Place & Best of Show
  • Quilt Plano – 1st Place
  • Dallas Quilt Show – 1st Place
  • Tyler Quilt Show – 1st Place
  • Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show – 2nd Place

CLASSES TAUGHT

  • Learn English Paper Piecing
  • Description: Have you admired English paper-pieced quilts and thought you could never master the technique? Let expert Linda Neal take you step by step through this hand-piecing process. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can become confident with Linda’s tips and hints to streamline the process and create stunning projects.
  • Available online at Annie’s Craft Store via the following link: https://www.anniescatalog.com/onlineclasses/detail.html?code=QDV21

Upcoming Classes

Independent Study: Off the Block

Join award-winning quilter Linda Neal for a week of applique, embellishments, and inspiration! Bring an appliqué block in progress or start a new project as you learn how to make perfect circles, curves, sharp points, deep V’s, stems, skinny stems and very, very skinny stems (Linda’s own technique). This class teaches the prepared edge technique using freezer paper, starch, and a small iron. Each piece is glue basted to the background in preparation for hand stitching. The class will also include hands-on embellishment demonstrations: organza ribbon candy wrapper, silk ribbon and embroidery stitches, ric-rac, buttons, beads, ultrasuede, and English paper pieced flowers. All demonstrations are optional – it’s YOUR week!

  • WHEN: March 30 – April 4, 2025
  • WHERE: Empty Spools Seminars @ Asilomar Conference Grounds (emptyspoolsseminars.com) – 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • REGISTER: 2025 Registration Opens on May 13, 2024 8:00 AM PST

Prepared Edge Hand Applique

Join award-winning quilter Linda Neal for a 4 day/3 night retreat filled with applique, embellishments, and inspiration!

Bring an appliqué block in progress or start a new project as you learn how to make perfect circles, curves, sharp points, deep V’s, stems, skinny stems and very, very skinny stems (Linda’s own technique).

This class teaches the prepared edge technique using freezer paper, starch, and a small iron. Each piece is glue basted to the background in preparation for hand stitching. The class will also include hands-on embellishment demonstrations: organza ribbon candy wrapper, silk ribbon and embroidery stitches, ric-rac, buttons, beads, ultrasuede, and English paper pieced flowers. All demonstrations are optional – it’s YOUR retreat!

  • WHEN: November 17-20, 2024 & April 13-18, 2025
  • WHERE: Red Boot Retreat (www.redbootretreat.com) – 119 HCR 1309 Hillsboro, TX 76645
Title: Baltimore In Blue || Quilted By: Jackie Brown || Pattern: "Baltimore Spring" by P3 Designs || Size: 68in X 68in || Completed: March 2024 || Awards: Dallas Quilt Show - First Place, Betty Carpenter Fine Hand Workmanship Award, and Viewers Choice
Title: Toil and Trouble || Quilted By: Jackie Brown || Pattern: "Baltimore Halloween" by P3 Designs || Size: 59in X 59in || Completed: August 2013 || Awards: NQA - 2nd Place | Quilt Expo Wisconsin - 2nd Place | Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show - 1st Place & Viewer's Choice | Dallas Quilt Show - 1st Place | Plano Quilt Show - 2nd Place | Tyler Quilt Show - 2nd Place
Title: Perseverance || Quilted By: Jackie Brown || Pattern: "Insanity" from Australia Patchwork and Quilting || Of Note: 10,509 Half Inch Hexagons EPP || Size: 81in X 86in || Completed: July 2012 || Awards: AQS Paducah - 1st Place | NQA - 2nd Place | Quilt Expo Wisconsin  2nd Place | Quilt Plano - 1st Place, Viewer's Choice, Members Choice, & Judges Choice | Georgia Quilt Show - 1st Place | Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show - 1st Place & Best of Show | Dallas Quilt Show - Honorable Mention | Tyler Quilt Show - 1st Place & Best of Show
Title: Baked With Love || Quilted By: Jackie Brown || Pattern: "Let's Bake!" Templates by Lori Holt of Bee in by Bonnet. Riley Blake Designs || Size: 73in X 73in || Completed: September 2022 || Awards: AQS Paducah - Honorable Mention | Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival - Best Interpretation of Theme | Road to California - 2nd Place: Applique | Quilt Plano - Best of Show | Dallas Quilt Show - 2nd Place and Viewer's Choice
Title: Pink! || Quilted By: Jackie Brown || Pattern: "Fans and Fuchsia" from Australia Patchwork and Quilting || Size: 56in X 56in || Completed: 2011 || Awards: Cotton Patch Quilt Guild - 1st Place & Best of Show | Quilt Plano - 1st Place | Dallas Quilt Show - 1st Place | Tyler Quilt Show - 1st Place | Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Show - 2nd Place
Title: Ahead By A Nose
Title: One Cake, Two Cake, Red Cake, Blue Cake || Quilted By: Jackie Brown || Pattern: "Let Them Eat Cake" by Nancy H Barrett of With Needle and Thread || Size: 80in X 92in || Completed: 2015 || Awards: NQA - 1st Place & Best of Show | AQS Paducah - Judges Choice | Pacific International Quilt Festival - 2nd Place | Quilt Odyssey - Viewers Choice | Road to California - 3rd Place | Houston IQA - Juried In | Shipshewana Quilt Festival - Viewer's Choice | Quilt Expo Wisconsin - 1st Place | Quilt Plano - 1st place, Members Choice, & Viewer's Choice | Dallas Quilt Show - 2nd Place & Viewer's Choice | Tyler Quilt Show - First Place, Members Choice, & Viewer's Choice | Terrell Heritage Quilt Show - 2nd Place & Viewers Choice
Title: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas || Quilted By: Jackie Brown || Pattern: "Baltimore Christmas" by P3 Designs || Size: 74in X 74in || Completed: August 2014 || Awards: Houston IQA - 3rd Place | AQS Paducah - 2nd Place | AQS Phoenix - Honorable Mention | Quilt Odyssey - 2nd Place | Quilt Expo - 1st Place | Shipshewana Quilt Festival - 3rd Place | Plano Quilt Show - 1st Place, Best of Show, & Viewer's Choice | Terrell Heritage Jubilee Quilt Show - 1st Place & Best of Show | Tyler Quilt Show - 1st Place, Best of Show, & Rose City Award | Dallas Quilt Show - 1st Place | Lone Star Heritage Quilt Show - 1st Place & Best of Show | Green Country Quilters - 1st Place & Best of Show

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