Monthly Archives: April 2013

Winners in the Deluxe Sew Steady Table Giveaway!

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Before we announce our winners, we want to again thank the fine folks over at Sew Steady Tables for sponsoring this great giveaway!
Using a random number generator, we have selected our blog winner. Congratulations to Tommye Roades! Tommye’s comment was:“I have been coming to Connecting Threads for a few years and I tell my friends where to go for better prices. I can not believe why anyone would spend so much. I have been learning how to quilt …

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Deluxe Sew Steady Table and Bag Giveaway

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This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! Congratulations to our winners: Kathe and Tommye.
Here at Connecting Threads, we are serious about selling quality products that we quilters can stand behind. When the kind folks at Sew Steady approached us with their new, larger Deluxe Sew Steady table, we were so excited to share it with all of you! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Sew …

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It’s Catalog Proofing Time!

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As you may imagine, when your company operates exclusively through a catalog and online store, the accuracy of content that we put out there is VERY important to our customers. Every four or five weeks, a team of people from Connecting Threads come together to look meticulously over the pages of our upcoming catalog, and make any last minute changes that may arise. While there are still little typos that sneak through the cracks once in a while, we do our best to make sure that every i is dotted and every t is crossed.

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Meet Laraine, Inventory Manager for Connecting Threads

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Hello! I’m Laraine and I started working for Crafts Americana Group in 2001, back when there was a small retail store. 

At the time, I was a tole and decorative painter who knew nothing about quilting. (I remember having to ask what a Fat Quarter was!)   That didn’t last long, however.  I don’t think you can work around fabric and creative people without catching the “quilting bug”.  Before the end of that year I had made my first quilt–a King size to fit my bed!

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Apron and Recipe Box

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I made this recipe box and apron as a gift for my niece’s bridal shower. The gift was one of a kind and came straight from my heart. I painted the box as a blog project for our sister company Artist Club, as inspiration to adapt artist designs to different surfaces.  After I finished the box, I wanted to make an apron that coordinated with the box as part of the gift to my niece.

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Meet Debbie, Production Manager for Connecting Threads

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My name is Debbie and I work at the “happiest place on earth”. No, it’s not Disneyland, but we have a lot of characters with many hats and have fun doing our jobs just the same. I have worked for Crafts Americana Group for over 10 years now. I was first employed as a Customer Service Representative for four years before moving on to Connecting Threads. I couldn’t believe that I got the opportunity to work and get paid doing what I loved: sewing and quilting!

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