Monthly Archives: May 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway Winners!

Last week we announced a little giveaway and asked you to nominate a teacher who deserved to win a little Connecting Threads spending money. Well, we had a fantastic turnout (so many sweet stories too!) and after running a random number generator, we are pleased to announce the winners and runners up: Rene Bolton (comment #9) who nominated her daughter Michelle, you have each won ...

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Learning to Quilt in Prison

In the spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to honor Colleen “Koko”  Sutton, who was a petite powerhouse of optimism, energy, and inspiration. Koko founded the Coffee Creek Quilters (CCQ), a group of volunteers who teach quilting to the female inmates of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, a women’s prison in Wilsonville, Oregon.        Colleen “Koko” Sutton Founder of Coffee Creek Quilters                  1932 -2009 Koko’s Vision Koko’s vision ...

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Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway!

Teachers can come in so many forms, from the classroom to rainy days at home with a beloved relative. They are all so important in shaping not just our knowledge, but oftentimes our character as well. To honor the teachers in our lives and Teacher Appreciation Week, we are excited to announce a delightful giveaway in which both you and the teacher you nominate can win a $50 gift card to Connecting Threads*!

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My “20-minute” Quilt Made With Hampton Hues

I’m making a quilt, and boy is it taking a long long time. I had originally planned on having this quilt top finished before this blog was scheduled to go up, but life gets in the way! I’m sewing up this lovely Double Crossed Quilt Pattern by Amy Smart with a mix of my stash and Hampton Hues fabric collection. Amy Smart’s Double Crossed Quilt Pattern

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