Marilyn J. Leavitt
August 1, 1946
|Died||August 14, 2012 (aged 66)|
Newark, New York
|Known for||Embroidery Design|
Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum (August 1, 1946 – August 14, 2012) was an American cross-stitch embroidery designer known especially for her Victorian angel designs. Her designs were published under the business name Told in a Garden, with product divisions of Told in a Garden, Lavender and Lace, and Butternut Road.
Imblum began publishing embroidery designs around 1986, when she showed her original design "The Quilting", showing an Amish quilting bee, to the owner of a local needlework shop who told her that if she graphed the design the shop would sell it. The first 25 copies sold almost immediately. Within a decade, her Victorian angel designs were considered among the most popular cross-stitch designs available. In 2000, she publicly stated her opposition to the unlicensed sharing of needlework patterns on the Internet.
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- Told in a Garden: official website for Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum
- "Designer Spotlight" on website for Caron Collection company (specializes in variegated embroidery thread)
- Yahoo discussion group dedicated to Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum designs