Designs by:  Linda Myers

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A little bit about me. . . . . .

I didn't start out to design needlework; I began as a painter. From a very early age I wanted to create something. When I was newly married I knitted, crocheted, needlepointed, & made my own clothing. At the age of 26 I began painting, first with oils and acrylics, until I found my true calling, watercolors. In 1979, my husband and I opened Linda Myers Gallery in Vienna, WV, (which we later sold) showcasing my watercolors. A year or so later, we added a counted cross stitch shop, which is where my interest in designing cross stitch began. I found out where I could introduce my first few designs to the trade and began the "Art of Cross Stitch" company in 1980 and in 1992 changed the name to its present "Designs By Linda Myers".
We sell directly to shops and catalogs and do not go through distributors. Like my watercolors, my cross stitch designs feature quiet country landscapes and still-life scenes, many with quilts in them. I try to tell a story with my work, which I call "poetic realism". If my designs evoke a feeling in the viewer of a memory of times past, or a quiet present of a simpler life, in the midst of our present daily rush, then I have succeeded. What I give from my heart and hand, for you the stitcher to work with your heart and hand will somehow bind us together in our search for the beauty of God's creation. Happy stitching, and remembering . . . . . .