Monthly Archives: March 2013

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New Kit Builder Patterns!

Have you ever wished you could “audition” fabrics for a pattern before ordering? You can by using Kit Builder on Connecting Threads website!

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My newest collection… Botanical Beauty

I’m pretty excited that Botanical Beauty is finally out!  Last spring I went to the Rhododendron Gardens here in Portland, and was simply taken away.  It’s a hidden gem of a garden, and right around Mother’s Day is when the rhododendrons as well as many of the other flowers are in full bloom.  It’s such a beautiful sight.  I was instantly inspired by all the surrounding beauty, so when I started designing this collection I was filled with ideas.

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Meet Judy, Project Manager for Connecting Threads

I have worked for Connecting Threads for over 15 years.  Like everyone else here, I have a variety of hats I wear in my role. I make sure we are following all of our procedures.  People think of me as the Procedure Police (AKA office nag) because so much of my job revolves around deadlines being met, and projects being done according to plan.  I really do enjoy working here and the best part is all of the great people I get to see every day.  It is always busy and I love it. The time flies when you are having fun!

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Garden in Blues

Botanical Beauty was such a fun group of theme oriented fabrics, and I enjoyed playing with them! Garden imagery in Garden in Blues is everywhere from flora to floating butterflies, and sheets of lattice to whimsical pebbles (which are my favorite). There are a couple of fabrics that are tone-on-tone, and with the pebbles, are great transitional choices when working with the stronger colored prints. There is the flower clusters that remind me of Queen Anne’s Lace or perhaps those lovely “wishes” we find in our yards born from dandelions.

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Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along: Part 3!

WOW! Time has come for the mystery to be solved; Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along members will finally know what their finished quilt will look like. For those of you following on Notions and QWU, the eagerly awaited Part 3 is here. Spoiler Alert! If you would like to start the Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along now or haven't finished Part 1 and Part 2, you will want to wait to download the Part 3 conclusion to the pattern to maximize the mystery quilt experience. You can download Part 3 PDF Pattern for free, here. .

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Happy National Quilting Day!

As many of you know, today is National Quilting Day.  The National Quilting Association started National Quilting Day in June of 1991, making this year’s celebration the 21th anniversary!  National Quilting Day is a day to recognize and appreciate the skill, effort and reward associated with quilt making.  There are many, many reasons to quilt.  We’ve provided a few examples below: Fabric love.  It is such an amazing feat to take a simple sheet of fabric, sew it together with another beautiful sheet ...

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New Exclusive CT Downloads Available!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Neutral Love collection the March 2013 catalog, some of the most popular kits sold out quickly. In response to many customer requests, three of the patterns are now available on the CT website for download. A Work in Plaid A Work in Plaid by Mari Martin, approximately 52-1/2” square, is perfect for quilters who want an unusual quilt with ...

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Meet Alisha, the Marketing Director for Connecting Threads

Hi, I'm Alisha! I think of my job as being the eyes, ears, and voice of Connecting Threads. I am the person who reads and responds to every comment on our Facebook page, every response to our blog posts, every tweet on Twitter…you get the picture. On a daily basis, I am conversing with our customers and fans through social media, over email, on the phone, and even in person. Everything I do in my role is structured around helping us communicate with you. Let me just say, I have the best job in the company.

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