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“Meet Your Neighbor...

Quilt-maker Eileen Belmont”

December 20, 2018

“WESTPORT — From the large and sunny master bedroom of her Regents Park condominium, Eileen Belmont pieces together the fabric of people’s lives.

Under the auspices of her business, Ei of the Needle, Belmont makes one-of-a-kind quilts, pillows, wall art, and more from old clothing and other textiles her clients bring her.”

Read the full article here


Greens Farms Living

September 2016

       This neighborhood magazine features businesses in the Greens Farms neighborhood of Westport, Connecticut. eileen, holding one of her quilts, is featured on the cover. The article about eileen and her quilting business, ei of the needle, can be found in the magazine. (See PDF below.)
 

The Living Memories Project,

Legacies That Last

     In 2013 eileen was invited by author Art Fischman to contribute a chapter to his soon to be published book The Living Memories Project, Legacies That Last. This is a valuable book for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It contains inspiring stories about moving beyond loss and keeping the memories of people we have loved alive.
     In Chapter 4, The Comfort of Memory Quilts, you will find the story of ei of the needle.  There, you can read how eileen's Memory Quilts have helped countless people preserve and celebrate the legacy of loved ones long after they have passed.  Please visit the link below to learn more.



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"Greens Farms Quilt-Maker Saves

Memories One Stitch at a Time"

ei of the needle is featured in Greens Farms Living magazine, September 2016 issue: "Greens Farms Quiltmaker Saves Memories One Stitch at a Time"

ei of the needle is featured in Greens Farms Living magazine, September 2016 issue: "Greens Farms Quiltmaker Saves Memories One Stitch at a Time"

 
The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last
By Meryl Ain, Arthur M. Fischman, Stewart Ain

Sewing Instruction

Everyone has something they are passionate about—something they “geek.” This photograph was taken at the Westport Library. As part of the library's public awareness campaign patrons were invited to bring what they geek and be photographed.    Click here to learn more

Everyone has something they are passionate about—something they “geek.” This photograph was taken at the Westport Library. As part of the library's public awareness campaign patrons were invited to bring what they geek and be photographed.

Click here to learn more

Private Lessons

     Armed with an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Boston University, eileen’s first career began in public education – as a teacher, coordinator, and supervisor of reading programs. In time, eileen discovered a way to weave this experience with her design and sewing talents, teaching sewing classes for children and adults. Soon, ei of the needle was born.        

     eileen teaches private lessons to individuals and small groups at her studio. Whether you’re eight or 80, you can learn from a veteran teacher – recognized for patient, step by step, hands-on presentation of material and years of experience as a formal educator.