Monthly Archives: April 2014

This is my gaggle of girls.  Sadly, I didn't sew these beautiful little Easter dresses, maybe next year!
Greetings!

Hi, my name is Winthur (pronounced like the season) and I am the new Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads. I am so excited to be here. Designing fabric is my passion and I feel so blessed to be at work doing what I love, with a terrific group of people! In the four short weeks that I have been working here, I have found the energy to be so inspiring. ...

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Spring Cleaning!

With Spring upon us we here at Connecting Threads thought it was a good time to start freshening things up a bit. You might have noticed the start of Spring cleaning around here with a bit of a new look to the Quilt with Us background and fonts. This will be an ongoing theme throughout the year so watch for updates and improvements!

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Ann’s Giveaway Winners!

This past Friday, Ann talked about a great book and gave two lucky folks the opportunity to win New Classic Patchwork by Yoko Saito and a fat quarter sampler from our Lasting Legacies collection. We had a really great response and after running a random number generator, we are excited to announce the winners:   Letty of Happy Dance Quilting (Comment number 371) -And- Arlene Conklin (Comment number 225)   Congratulations to the both of you, we have ...

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New Classic Patchwork and Lasting Legacies Fabric Give Away

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!    New Classic Patchwork is the third book by Yoko Saito we have carried on our Connecting Threads website. I reviewed the first one, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece, and Laraine reviewed the second, House Warming Patchwork. The author has a distinctive style of making scrappy quilted projects with very small pieces of ...

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Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt

I know I really shouldn’t keep feeding my obsession with flannel, but when I saw this quilt I couldn’t resist.  There is something very striking about bright fabrics against a black background, and, in the case of this Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt, you get that stunning affect plus the cozy comfort of flannel!  Definitely a win-win.  I didn’t stand a chance! Sue’s ingenious design makes ...

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Introducing: Jamila!

Hi! I’m Jamila and it’s my second week as Graphic Designer at Connecting Threads. I come from a crafty background and love DIY, so it’s great to be a part of a team that’s all about supporting crafters like myself. From a young age, I learned to sew and knit from my grandmother and numerous aunts. Nowadays if I’m not working on something, life feels incomplete, whether it’s sewing costumes, cooking/baking, creating ...

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Rainbow Cartouche Embroidery Pillow

My dear friend just celebrated a monumental birthday and I wanted to do something nice for her to let her know how much I love and appreciate her!  She is a giant fan of rainbows, rainbows of any kind!  So, I decided to embroider a pillow for her, using my Cartouche Embroidery Pattern.  You’ve seen my original version, but I wanted to do something different and show you the ...

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Pincushion & Needle Book in One!

Jenni, our fabulous fabric designer, has left for New York City. Sad for us, exciting for her! As a going away gift I wanted to make her a needle book because she said she could use one. Fortunately, I saw a clever needle book with a built-in pincushion on Diane Guilleland’s fun website CraftyPod. Jenni wrote a recent blog about  Hampton Hues and how much she liked ...

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Block of the Month ~ 6

This is the Lasting Legacies Block of the Month, Block #6 for April. Again, we are making two colorways of this block from the Lasting Legacies civil war collection. If you are interested in participating in our Lasting Legacies Quilt Along, feel free to join us. Just click here! Download the pattern for $5.99 or pick up the

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Leaving Connecting Threads…moving back to New York!

It is with a heavy heart and bittersweet sentiment that I say goodbye.  Goodbye to Connecting Threads, my coworkers turned family, and to all of you!  I have made the decision to move back to New York.  My time at CT has been amazing and the most invaluable experience of my career.  CT and all of you have helped put my face and name to all the art I create and helped in making me feel honored to have all ...

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