Contest closed – A Book & Thread Giveaway!
2.7.2011

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest!  We have selected our winners.  To find out who won, click here: Winners!

We’re having another really fun giveaway!  We’ve been really pleased with the success of our new Essential PRO thread (ideal for long-arm quilting) and in honor of that, we have decided to give some of it away to those of you who still haven’t tried it. 

As if that weren’t enough, we are also giving away a book!  The book is Freemotion Quilting by Judy Woodworth and is a great read for anyone looking to learn how to do long-arm quilting.

Freemotion Quilting offers inspiration, how-tos, patterns, and examples.  The author is an award-winning quilter, and she is willing to share her secrets with you! The tips, techniques, and secrets in this book are must-haves for anyone interested in improving their free motion quilting skills.

Two winners will get the book AND a spool of Essential PRO in Natural.  Two more winners will just get a spool of thread.  The contest ends at 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, February 13th.  If you would like to win this awesome book and/or thread, simply post a comment. 

Rules: One entry per person.  To be considered, you must have a US or Canada mailing address.  No purchase necessary.

 



210 comments

  1. Donna Sykes - February 7, 2011

    This book on free motion quilting sounds wonderful. I would love to win it along with the thread as I am always looking to improve my skills. It’s those little tips that experts give that really help.

  2. Becca - February 7, 2011

    I’m just learning to free motion quilt, and would love to win!! Thanks!

  3. RANCHMOM - February 7, 2011

    I am trying to improve my skills in freemotion quilting and this book would be very helpful.

  4. Michelle Kloeti - February 7, 2011

    I would also love to win. I am always learning new things with quilting and that would be great to learn. I have a free motion foot, but have only used it once. It would be great inspiration.

  5. Diane c - February 7, 2011

    I am just starting to learn how to free motion quilt. This book would definitely speed my learning process. The thread would also be great.

  6. Jen - February 7, 2011

    I’ve been admiring that book for a while now — I would love to win a copy. I forever on the hunt for a book that will help me “get” free motion quilting.

  7. Jennifer - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win that book I hope to improve my freemotion quilting. Thanks for hosting.

  8. Jennie Steward - February 7, 2011

    What a great addition to my “learning tools” the book would be!

  9. Enid - February 7, 2011

    love-LOVE your essential thread, & need all the help i can get with fm quilting!

  10. Joan H. - February 7, 2011

    Your essential thread is wonderful! I have wanted to learn the technique of free motion quilting and This book
    may be just the answer. Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Rosalyn - February 7, 2011

    Would love to win the book and/or thread. Essential thread is the best.

  12. Stephig - February 7, 2011

    Well, since I am the biggest chicken in the world, I have yet to free motion quilt. This book and a spool of the thread might help me take the next step into the “quilting” process! Pick me please! Chicken in Federal Way! :)

  13. Kyla - February 7, 2011

    I love the fabrics, threads, and books I have gotten from your website/catalog . . . I trust your recommendations and know this will be a great book too :-) I just recently started machine quilting and have a dream to own a long-arm machine someday. Thanks for the opportunity to win :-) Happy Quilting!

  14. Traci - February 7, 2011

    I would love to help my free motion quilting! This looks like the trick!

  15. Teri - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win this. I am wanting to learn free motion quilting.

  16. Karen S. - February 7, 2011

    Being a new long arm quilter both the thread and the book would be a treasure to win! I have used Connecting Threads Essential thread in my regular sewing machine so am anxious to try the new Essential Pro Thread.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Tammy Murphy - February 7, 2011

    I keep meaning to try the Essential pro thread but keep forgetting! I would love to win a spool and the book looks like a great one to add to the library too!

  18. Toni Fenton - February 7, 2011

    I just bought my very first “good” machine. It has a quilting foot and a free motion foot. I would love to learn how to quilt my own projects instead of letting someone else do it for me. I would love to call my work my own.

  19. Holli - February 7, 2011

    I would love love love it!

  20. Anne - February 7, 2011

    I L-O-V-E free motion quilting! I’m also a thread-aholic, so any enabling you can provide would be much appreciated!

  21. Sue Fry - February 7, 2011

    I would love to learn more about machine quilting,since I am a hand quilter, learning to machine quilt.

  22. Lois H - February 7, 2011

    What wonderful items for a give away. Just learning free motion quilting and really excited about it.

  23. Autumn - February 7, 2011

    I have a GREAT desire to free motion quilt and have a machine that will work for it, not a long arm but adequate. Just need some confidence. The book could provide it!

  24. Lori - February 7, 2011

    What a cool book….and who doesn’t love more thread?

  25. Tina - February 7, 2011

    I need to LEARN, LEARN, LEARN! Can’t get enough info on free motion quilting.

  26. Karen - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win a copy of the book. Just my style of quilting!

  27. Centella Tucker - February 7, 2011

    Wow! This book would be great — I am always eager to learn new patterns for free-motion.

  28. Dana - February 7, 2011

    I would love to try your new thread, I’ve been wanting to since I saw it. Winning the book would be an added bonus, thanks.

  29. Terri - February 7, 2011

    Both of these would be great to win. The book in particular.

  30. Geraldine Pritchard - February 7, 2011

    Have just started to free motion quilt on some smaller projects I have been working on. This book is bound to give major tips and tricks to this art.

  31. Beth B - February 7, 2011

    The book looks great and would love to try the new thread. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  32. Michele Zephier - February 7, 2011

    Thank you, Connecting Threads, for a constant stream of inspiration and education!
    please visit my non-profit organization page, Blanketing Every Down Syndrome Baby, on facebook!

  33. MaryAnn - February 7, 2011

    I love everything about Connecting Threads, so happy I found you. Would love to win the book and always need great thread. Thanks to your fabric I have made some beautiful projects.

  34. Joelle Lambert - February 7, 2011

    OOOO- more help with free motion quilting- do I need all the help I can get!

  35. Heather B. - February 7, 2011

    Thanks for the draw, would LOVE help with freemotion quilting! Cheers, Heather

  36. Kimberly Hare - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win the thread and the book! I am rather new to quilting and am self-taught, so this would be perfect. Also, my birthday is 2/15, this would make an awesome present, wink…wink…

  37. Janice - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win. I don’t have that freemotion book and I love Ct cotton thread. I’m sure the Essential Pro is wonderful too.

  38. Darlene - February 7, 2011

    I’d love to win – I’ve drooled over the book – but don’t have it yet and I always love your thread!!!!

  39. Rubi Wood - February 7, 2011

    I am soon getting my first long arm machine and I am really excited about learning how to work with it. So far, quilting was my least favorite activity because it was so difficult with my little regular sewing machine. With my new machine, the book and your thread, this looks like a wonderful experience!!!! Good luck to everyone!!!

  40. barbara blair - February 7, 2011

    I don’t have a long arm machine as yet, but am dreaming of one. I want to try it on my DSM though.

  41. Heidi L - February 7, 2011

    What a wonderful book and thread ! :)

  42. Sara Thompson - February 7, 2011

    OMGosh! I love that picture! It is gorgeous! Oh, and the give-away is great too ;-)

  43. ~Michelle~ - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win – I would send along to my LA quilter the next time I send her a quilt, maybe she’ll discount my order a bit! ;)

  44. Tonya - February 7, 2011

    wow, I’d love to win…….thanks for the chance

  45. Lori - February 7, 2011

    I don’t have a long arm machine, but I suppose it wouldn’t matter, the thread could still be used and it’s always wonderful to have more free motion patterns even for my home machine.

  46. Linda O - February 7, 2011

    Oh, I would love to win as I am just starting out in long arm quilting. The book and thread would be awsome to have. Oh thank you for the chance to win!!!!!!

  47. Barbara Keith - February 7, 2011

    Sew excited about this new giveaway. You are always awesome Connecting Threads.

  48. Cindy - February 7, 2011

    Wow, the book and thread would be right on time at my house…I just got a machine! That would be the coolest to win this giveaway ;-)

  49. Dee - February 7, 2011

    I hadn’t heard about your thread for long-arm quilting. I’d like to try it and I’m sure I could learn something from the book too.

  50. Mary Valaika - February 7, 2011

    Awesome! I am purchasing a long arm in the very near future, this would be so helpful.

  51. Candace - February 7, 2011

    I recently got my first longarm and would love a chance to win! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
    Cheers!

  52. Judy Christopher - February 7, 2011

    I love your other thread. Would like to try this one and always love a new book. Can’t wait to win!!

  53. Betty HH - February 7, 2011

    I really need to learn about free motion quilting and I already love the original Essential thread. This would be a great way to try out something new!

  54. Vicki S. - February 7, 2011

    I would LOVE to win this book and the thread! The book is chock full of info for beginners as well as experienced long arm quilters. I took a look at it last weekend and, WOW! It is one that I would refer to often and recommend to my students that I teach in my longarm quilting classes. I have not tried this thread yet, but would love too! :)

  55. Shelia - February 7, 2011

    I really like the essentials thread and am working on my machine quilting. Thanks for an opportunity to win.

  56. Alyson - February 7, 2011

    Wonderful giveaway! That looks like such a great book.

  57. Nancy Bourbon - February 7, 2011

    I have several small completed tops but am afraid to quilt them. It seems I hold my breath whenever I start trying to stitch in the ditch so I just let them stack up. I would love to learn some tips and tricks so I will attempt to shorten my stack of UFO’s

  58. Pam - February 7, 2011

    I’d love to win this for my best friend. She has been practicing and looking for great advice this would be vert special to her. :)

  59. Kathy Raabe - February 7, 2011

    Would be wonderful to win the book – I free motion quilt, but learning different types won’t hurt anything at all. Thank you.

  60. Patty Kolinski - February 7, 2011

    Learning a new tecnique would be wonderful. I do a lot of machine quilting, but basically just straight lines. Free motion sounds like a new and fun way to add character to my projects. Thank you for the opportunity. Merry day. Patty

  61. Char - February 7, 2011

    Great giveaway. I’m sure this thread is wonderful just like your other threads!

  62. Claudette - February 7, 2011

    I would love to try this thread. I need all the help I can get.

  63. Sheila - February 7, 2011

    I would really love to win the book and thread! Thanks for doing this.

  64. Ann - February 7, 2011

    I am just starting to quilt the project I did using one of your kits. It’s for my granddaughter and all I have left is to quilt and bind it.

  65. Nancy - February 7, 2011

    This thread looks quality and would love to see the techniques used in “Freemotion Quilting.”

  66. Elizabeth Owens - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win this book. I would love to learn how to do this.

  67. Laura Brown - February 7, 2011

    I have not had a chance to try the thread yet and this would be great, plus I am learning to machine quilt!!!

  68. Linda G - February 7, 2011

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  69. Jennifer Burns - February 7, 2011

    I’m getting a long arm right after taxes! This would be absolutely wonderful to learn from. Thanks so much for offering this!

  70. Trudy Lindemann - February 7, 2011

    I machine quilt all of the time, for myself and for others. I have been wanting to build a library of inspiration and techniques!

  71. Lorry - February 7, 2011

    Lots of inspiration provided by these prizes – thanks for the chance to win!

  72. Donna Blackwelder - February 7, 2011

    I am afraid to try free motion quilting–maybe the book would help me get up enough nerve to try! Hello from Alabama Donna

  73. Donna Nicholson - February 7, 2011

    I would love to have the thread and/or the book. I do longarm quilting and am anxious to try the thread. Most of my quilting is free-form (not computerized) and I’m always looking for inspiration. I’ve seen a lot of Judy Woodworth’s work and am awestruck.

  74. Joyce Mitchell - February 7, 2011

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I can definitely use some help in free-motion quilting.

  75. Carrie - February 7, 2011

    I would love to try this new thread! Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. Evelyn - February 7, 2011

    I like the Essential thread from CT. Need all the direction available to learn how to machine quilt. I heard this book was awe inspiring. Hope today is my Lucky Day!!!

  77. Faye - February 7, 2011

    I have used this wonderful thread and i love how it makes my quilts look.. now for the book. i just bought it form CT and have to say .. ITS FABULAS!!! a chance to win both or either one would make my day.. ps. its snowing again in minnasnowta !

  78. Penny Dunn - February 7, 2011

    I’ve tried all kinds of thread and now buy just Essential. It comes in all colors and when bought in cones (like I do for charity quilts) is very cost effective. Thanx.

  79. sylvia - February 7, 2011

    I really enjoy free-motion quilting, and I’d love to improve my skills in it!

  80. Carlie - February 7, 2011

    Great giveaway…please enter my name in the drawing~

  81. Andrea Clapp - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win this book. I am always looking for new free-motion ideas. Sounds like fun and the thread is a real bonus! Thanks CT!

  82. Gene Black - February 7, 2011

    Lucky me, I have a US mailing address and would love to win this.

  83. Rhonda Phillips - February 7, 2011

    Thanks for a great giveaway! Love Connecting Threads!

  84. Diane Gunter - February 7, 2011

    Have just broadened my quilting to actually piecing more than applique. Next step is free motion quilting.Would love to win the book and thread. But even if I don’t I want to say that your products are the best.

  85. Julia Rockwell - February 7, 2011

    My husband bought me some Essential Pro for Christmas and I love it. I do a lot of pantographs but would love to hone my skills on free motion quilting, the book sounds great!

  86. Lila - February 7, 2011

    I live in Canada and just love Connecting Threads. Absolutely fantastic service, too, that I discovered after buying a new-to-me long arm quilting machine. I’m still practicing, so would love to win the book and another spool of thread (can’t have too many!)

  87. Helen Unterborn - February 7, 2011

    I’m sold on the threads I have purchased and would love to win more. Maybe the book will help me jump over the fear and try free motion quilting.

  88. Kitty - February 7, 2011

    I’m just learning free motion quilting. Would love a helpful book–and some thread!

  89. Pat - February 7, 2011

    Just this minute joined so why not go all the way. I’m terrified of ruining a quilt with free motion. I need a book or a class or someone to hypnotize me. I’m not familiar with this thread but more than willing to get acquainted.

  90. Janie Farmer - February 7, 2011

    Love your fabrics, I know I would also love your thread, hope I win!

  91. Geri L - February 7, 2011

    I need all the help I can get! I love CONNECTING THREADS.

  92. Jessie Stampfli - February 7, 2011

    I love your fabrics, I just finished a king sized postage stamp quilt with Cheep Talk fabrics! Love your thread too, especially Tangerine!

  93. Denise Fernald - February 7, 2011

    I’ve used pantos and groovy boards with my longarm but very little free motion quilting. I’d love the book to help me further my machine quilting skills. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  94. Marla Southers - February 7, 2011

    Wow…I was just bragging about Essential Pro thread just yesterday to someone encouraging them to try it as I have found it is just as good to use as Superior Thread. There is no lint and is doesn’t break easily. I am going to be ordering more of it and am actually quilting a quilt right now using Natural. I want to keep learning more about freemotion quilting so would love the book as well.

  95. Heather Tudor - February 7, 2011

    My friend and I just bought a used long arm machine. We are struggling to learn all the ins and outs of the machine and one thing we know – WE NEED BETTER THREAD! Up here in the snowy north (Canada) we don’t have many local resources so we rely on website such as this one for information. So many colors of thread – where do we start? A free spool would be great! And don’t we all love books to give us inspiration! thanks.

  96. Heather Green - February 7, 2011

    Need all the help I can get!! Thanks!

  97. Corinne - February 7, 2011

    Great giveaway. I am just learning to free motion. I go through thread like crazy. The book cover and project are very interesting and I canot wait to see the rest.

  98. Gayle L. - February 7, 2011

    I would love to win this book, her feathers are gorgeous and that is one thing I need to learn. I have had the thread on my wish list for a while, but I always seem to run out of money before I run out of month.
    Thanks for the chance to win! Gayle

  99. Chriss - February 7, 2011

    I love your thread… and your fabric is amazing….

  100. Patricia - February 7, 2011

    Wow, I really am lovin’ this chance to win the Freemotion book and your thread…thanks “sew much” for this chance to win!!!

  101. Shady Brooks - February 7, 2011

    Wow! I can use all of the Free Motion tricks and tips I can find!!! Please count me in :)

  102. Marcia - February 7, 2011

    I need all the help I can get with free motion quilting. Sounds like a great source of information!

  103. kaholly - February 7, 2011

    Great give-away. I do very little machine quilting, but I am always willing to learn!

  104. Melissa - February 7, 2011

    I’d love to try your thread. And reading the book might lead to my trying it and even ending up with something I’d be willing to share!!

  105. Diane Cochrane - February 7, 2011

    Thanks for the opportunity to improve our quilting skills

  106. Birdena - February 7, 2011

    I would love an opportunity to win this book and thread. I am fairly new to machine quilting and eager to try differnt threads

  107. Holly - February 7, 2011

    just got my Tin Lizzie…am excited …spent most of my money on it…would love some new threads and a book to inspire me

  108. Christi Mackenzie - February 7, 2011

    I took a FM class last winter only to find that with different threads you can get differnt looks. Since then I look for various theads to try and books that searching for new tips. I would love to win this give away!

  109. Sandy Todd - February 8, 2011

    If I were to win one or both of the prizes, I would donate them to a Binky Patrol in my area, they need all the donations they can get! They are one of the best charitable organizations for children around!

  110. Laurie - February 8, 2011

    Love new books on free motion quilting….always find new tips and things to try out. And who can’t use more thread….haven’t tried this yet so it would be awesome to get the chance.

  111. Ruth - February 8, 2011

    I’ve been working on free motion quilting and could really use a book with more ideas – also thread, of course! Please add me to the drawing.

  112. Susan Wright - February 8, 2011

    I am moving to a new home next month and finally I have a finished basement big enough to quilt in. I have already set up the spot in my mind and some new thread and that wonderful book would be the best!! I already make most of your patterns (finished the baby bear quilt last month)and some new quilting ideas would be great.

  113. Barb - February 8, 2011

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am trying to learn to machine quilt.

  114. Barbara - February 8, 2011

    Oh…this book would be so fantastic to improve my free motion skills, and I do love your threads. thanks for this chance.

  115. jodi meenan - February 8, 2011

    Would love a chance to win those lovelies!

  116. Marianne - February 8, 2011

    Just starting to add free motion quilting to my skills. I definitely could use some help. This book looks like just the help I need. The thread looks great too. Please enter me in the giveaway!

  117. Jan Biggs - February 8, 2011

    I’m really excited about the Essential Pro thread. I have a long arm that I haven’t been able to use in over a year and a half because of an injury to my arm. I’ve just recently tried using it with no pain and am anxious to start finishing projects again. The Essential Pro thread also looks like it would be good for hand applique because of the weight.
    The Free Motion Quilting book would help me to develop my quilting skills.
    I love everything about Connecting Threads. The fabric is wonderful, books at great prices and I’ve used the other threads which really sew beautifully.

  118. Jocelyn - February 8, 2011

    What an amazing giveaway! I LOVE your thread! And the book looks awesome. I am always trying to improve on free motion quilting :-) Thanks!

  119. Lou Ann Bucheimer - February 8, 2011

    I’d love to try out your thread and am always looking for new things to add to my free motion quilting. Sign me up!!!

  120. Marcia Kosturock - February 8, 2011

    Oooh, I would love to win.. what a wonderful giveaway.. Learning is my goal for the New Year.. this would certainly fit the bill.

  121. Candace - February 8, 2011

    Would love the thread and book!!!

  122. Pamela a. kuniecki - February 8, 2011

    I would love to expand my free motion skills. This book would be an awesome addition to my quilting library and I would love a chance to try the thread. Thanks!

  123. Jane Welch - February 8, 2011

    I have a complete collection of your cotton threads and never worry about being able to find a match. I am a beginning machine quilter and need to learn to master more than just meander/stipple quilting! Thank you so very much for this opportunity to win some great prizes.

  124. Jessica - February 8, 2011

    I just started free motion quilting and I need all the help (and thread) I can get! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  125. Deb - February 8, 2011

    Oh my..the perfect book for me! I need to learn better free-motion techniques! Thanks for the chance.

  126. Micheline - February 8, 2011

    would like to win the new thread and book. there is always something to learn about free motion. thanks for doing this.

  127. kathy h - February 8, 2011

    That book looks great and would love to try the new thread.

  128. Janet - February 8, 2011

    Please enter me in your wonderful quilting giveaway. I’m working on improving my FMQ this year.

  129. Kathy - February 8, 2011

    Well I already have the book and love it. I wouldn’t mind trying out the thread. Hopefully CT LA thread will work better in my machine. ( I haven’t found one yet that doesn’t break except the small spools of CT thread.)

  130. Cynthia Marrs - February 8, 2011

    I already have the book. It’s great. I have a longarm and would like to try the thread.
    Thanks

  131. Heather - February 8, 2011

    I would love to win this book and the thread. I am looking to start long-arm quilting, but need to learn more first.

  132. Mimi - February 8, 2011

    Would love to try the thread and the book looks great too!

  133. robin - February 8, 2011

    I’d love to win that book. Thanks so much for the giveaway chance! :)

  134. chrissie wunderlich - February 8, 2011

    would LOVE to win this! the book looks great and i am very eager to try the thread. thanks for all the great giveaways!

  135. Marilyn Miller - February 8, 2011

    I am always looking for new quilting books. Have a Gammil Longarm and need to get to using it.

  136. Alina - February 8, 2011

    Will love to try the new thread and have a book like that. Thanks for the chance. And Happy Valentine’s Day!

  137. Kris - February 8, 2011

    Love CT threads! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book.

  138. quiltzyx - February 8, 2011

    I can use all the help I can get on FMQ! Thanks for the chance to win the thread & book!

  139. Myrna Leard - February 8, 2011

    oh, would love to win the book and the thread; I have been having some struggles with my Inspira quilting frame and the book would surely help me out. I also would like to try the thread.

  140. Barb Schneider - February 8, 2011

    This book would be perfect to sharpen anyone’s free motion skills. It looks beautiful!

  141. ginger - February 8, 2011

    Oooh. I’d love to win that book – I could use some help with my free motion quilting.

  142. Helen Quinn - February 8, 2011

    My best friend does this quilting and I would love to give her this book and the thread. She is so special to me and our friends and does so much for us all.

  143. Marcia W. - February 8, 2011

    Please enter me into this wonderful giveaway. I want to learn how to free motion quilt and so this book would be perfect to help me. Haven’t used this thread but your regular essential thread is great. My mailing address is in USA.

  144. bonnie - February 8, 2011

    I am learning free motion quilting and this book would be so helpful

  145. Annie Perry - February 8, 2011

    Please enter my name in the contest…..I have just started to freemotion but some thread and a book would be terrific!!! :)

  146. Lisa - February 8, 2011

    The essential thread is wonderful. I have every color. It is the only thread I use. I would love to learn free motion quilting, that is one book I don’t have.

  147. Cecilia - February 8, 2011

    I need a lot of help with free motion. I would love to win this book and/or the thread. Thanks for the giveaway.

  148. Chip Styles - February 8, 2011

    What a great way to get quilters to try some new threads & a wonderful gift to practice machine quilting with the thread.

  149. Billie K - February 8, 2011

    I would love to win all these goodies!
    Thanks,
    BillieBee

  150. Janis T - February 8, 2011

    What a wonderful giveaway! I am just learning to free motion quilt and this book would be a tremendous help! I love the essential thread, it’s all I use.

  151. Dixie - February 8, 2011

    I have bought some of the Pro thread but haven’t used it yet. It looks like great thread on the spool.

  152. Ann Marie - February 8, 2011

    Oh how nice…..I love the peacock too!

  153. Karen V - February 8, 2011

    Would love to win this book and thread. Trying to improve my freemotion quilting!

  154. pokey - February 8, 2011

    I like the thread, but the book would be great benefit, too. Thank you for the giveaway!

  155. Laurie Griffith Bernard - February 8, 2011

    I never win anything, but I’ll give it a try! I would absolutely love to win this book and the thread sounds awesome! Thanks for the fun contest-somebody had a great idea. Laurie

  156. April Mull - February 8, 2011

    I absolutly love your website! I would love to give the thread and the book a try. I have been quilting off and on for a long time but just recently started a quilt for my bed and one for my youngest daughters bed, so the book and thread would both be great to try on these.

  157. Debbie St.Germain - February 8, 2011

    I love free motion, but need more practice, the book would be perfect for me.
    I love the photo of the peacock, beautiful work.
    Debbie

  158. Debbie St.Germain - February 8, 2011

    I love free motion, but need more practice, the book would be perfect for me.
    I love the photo of the peacock, beautiful work.
    Debbie

  159. Kira - February 8, 2011

    I am just discovering the art of free motion quilting. I’d love to have a pro share her tips.

  160. Teresa - February 8, 2011

    very nice giveaway, would love to win this.

  161. Bonnie Germann - February 9, 2011

    I would love a chance to improve my quilting skills.

  162. Debbie St.Germain - February 8, 2011

    I love free motion, but need more practice, the book would be perfect for me.
    I love the photo of the peacock, beautiful work.
    Debbie

  163. Debbie St.Germain - February 8, 2011

    I love free motion, but need more practice, the book would be perfect for me.
    I love the photo of the peacock, beautiful work.
    Debbie

  164. Erin Hutchinson - February 9, 2011

    I’m guessing that the thread could be used in a home sewing machine, too, right? If so, please add me to your giveaway, as FMQ is on my list of things to tackle this year!

  165. Cat Lady - February 9, 2011

    I need all the help I can get with my free motion quilting! Both the book and/or the thread would be greatly valued!

  166. Barbara - February 9, 2011

    I have seen the author on The Quiltshow and would really enjoy her book and/or the thread.

  167. Sandy Narayan - February 9, 2011

    Oh wow, I would love to win that book. I have looked at it several times but never bought it. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  168. Shannon Olden - February 9, 2011

    Just took a workshop on free motion quilting….the book and thread would be a great addition….thanks for the opportunity…

  169. Aimee - February 9, 2011

    Totally sold on Essential threads! Just can’t have enough. Love the colors and quality. Would love to learn more about free motion quilting!

  170. Barb Prozyk - February 9, 2011

    I would love to win the book and of course the thread. I am ordering some of the thread tomorrow! And I am always on the look out for FMQ hints and help.
    Thanks so much. Barb

  171. Sue H. - February 9, 2011

    Oh…..I am so excited. Please enter my name in the giveaway for the tread and book. I have a small quilter that just sets there collecting dust. I have had a problem with the tread breaking and would love to try the Essential Pro thread. Thank you.

  172. Faye Nettles - February 9, 2011

    I am new to quilting and just getting started on my first quilt. I would really love to win the thread and the book as I plan to FMQ my quilt.

  173. Linda Bodkin - February 9, 2011

    I would love to try the Essential thread and of course to win the beautiful book to help with my machine quilting! Thanks for the chance! Linda

  174. Angela B. - February 9, 2011

    I love your cotton Essentials thread but have not tried your Essential Pro. I have a frame but have not had time to really practice free motion quilting yet. This would set me up perfectly!

  175. Peggy D - February 9, 2011

    Please enter my name! I enjoy free-motion on my Bernina and would like to try your thread!

  176. Robin (RsIslandCrafts) - February 9, 2011

    I could always use some tips on free motion quilting.

  177. Talin - February 9, 2011

    Oooh, please enter me in your giveaway.

  178. Deborah in Atlanta - February 9, 2011

    Haven’t tried the thread, but would love to have the opportunity to do so. And I could always use a “push” to learn free motion quilting, and this book would be wonderful for me. Thanks for the giveaway! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  179. Maureen Haynes - February 9, 2011

    My husband has made me a frame to hold my domestic machine and do machine quilting and I would love to try the Essentials thread. I am sure the book would help me improve my quilting!

  180. Vicki in Jenison - February 9, 2011

    I was just thinking about buying the thread from your website…would LOVE to win it instead. And a new quilting book? Who could ask for more?

  181. Dorothy I. Dishman - February 9, 2011

    Please enter my name for the thread and book contest. I am a bit skittish on free motion and need lots of help and encouragement. Thank you for the opportunity.

  182. Jennifer - February 9, 2011

    Oh wow love to win the thread. Thanks

  183. Nancy Sue - February 9, 2011

    I’ve seen this book mentioned several times. Thank you for the giveaway to brighten our winter-laden days of late :)

  184. Ronda Shirley - February 9, 2011

    I love books and love to do freemotion quilting. You know a quilter can’t get enought thread! Would love to try the thread.

  185. Janet G - February 10, 2011

    I am new to your website and somewhat new to quilting. My goal for this year is to learn freemotion quilting. The book would be a fantastic resource. I have also recently discovered that not all threads are created equal and would love to try the Essential thread. Thanks for creating this opportunity.

  186. BJ Elder - February 10, 2011

    Would love to give the thread a try! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  187. April S - February 10, 2011

    I would love to become more comfortable with my free motion quilting. I need to spend more time getting a rhythm and getting comfortable with the process. I’ve been meaning to try to the new thread out too. This book would be a great addition to any library.

  188. Sharon B - February 10, 2011

    Being a new quilter and just putting together my quilting room, it would be fabulous to win the book and thread or even just the thread. I’ve never won any kind of prize. Just found the website and am really excited about learning more. Thanks for all the really great info!

  189. darlene erickson - February 10, 2011

    This would be perfect for my daughter who is undergoing chemo. She has recently become interested in quilting and would certainly give her a needed boost!

  190. Shannon W - February 11, 2011

    I’m just learning how to quilt properly on a home machine. I’m working my way through another book. This would be an excellent 2nd step.

  191. Tamara McConnell - February 11, 2011

    Hi everyone, thanks for doing this! What a great giveaway. I love everything you offer at Connecting Threads (my favorite place to shop)and would like to try the thread on my longarm.

  192. Linda Christianson - February 11, 2011

    What would we ever do without thread to sew our quilts. I would love to try new thread and have better ideas to quilt my quilts.

  193. Melissa Williams - February 11, 2011

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to try your items!

  194. Laura Cross - February 11, 2011

    Quality thread AND an inspiration book? What more could a quilting girl ask for!?!?!? (Oh I hope I win, I hope I win.) Sign me up for sure!
    Thanks!

  195. Heather - February 11, 2011

    Great giveaway, thank you for the opportunity!

  196. Judy Huber-Cogswell - February 12, 2011

    I would love to win the book or the thread. I do a lot of freemotion quilting and this book sounds as though it would be very helpful. thank you, Judy

  197. Debbie Davis - February 12, 2011

    Would love to try out the polyester thread, I LOVE the cotton thread and the book would be great also! Thanks for the opportunity.

  198. Jean C Blaisdell - February 12, 2011

    I am very interested in the free motion quilting book I am new to free motion and I could use all the help that is given to me in teaching me how to do this.
    I have been quilting for 3 years now and it seems i can’t get enough of it.I just would like to be able to do free motion.
    Thanks for all of the oportunities that are on your site..
    Jean

  199. Gen - February 12, 2011

    This is a beautiful book. I would welcome the chance to own it and the thread. I am constantly looking to improve my quilting lines.
    Thank you for the opportunity to do so.

  200. Carol - February 12, 2011

    I’ve been using your cotton thread since the beginning, but haven’t tried this one. The book looks great and I don’t have it …… yet.

  201. Melba - February 12, 2011

    Would love to win–have several UFO’s that need to be moved to “finished it!” and maybe either or both of these wonderful items would help…

  202. Patricia - February 12, 2011

    This is so awesome !!! It would be terrific to win this book and thread

  203. Parise - February 13, 2011

    This is a very nice giveaway. I have tried my hand at quilting but not freehand quilting but I would love to learn.

  204. Letty - February 13, 2011

    I’d LOVE to win. I do all my own quilting on my home sewing machine – it can be done! I’d sure like to get better though, and I’d love to try the thread. Thanks for the chance. :)

  205. Fran Wessel - February 13, 2011

    I love freemotion quilting and am always looking for new ideas and spectaclar threads that will run welll, and show up great. I haven’t tried your new thread and the book would a wonderful source on inspiration. Count me in on the give away! Thanks for thinking of doing this.

  206. Roberta - February 13, 2011

    I would love to learn more about FMQ, I am only able to stipple so far.

  207. Linda - February 13, 2011

    I am always looking for information on freemotion quilting! I love to try new threads. Thanks for the chance to win the book and thread!! Quilting is my passion!!!!

  208. penny - February 13, 2011

    How do I enter the give away contests?

  209. penny - February 13, 2011

    I would love to win the thread and book. Just got a mid-arm quilting machine.

  210. Kathy - February 14, 2011

    What a neat idea! I’ve been a long time Connecting
    Threads customer and am always amazed at the time
    and consideration put into making out customer experiences with you more enjoyable.
    I love all aspects fo quilting, but free motion is
    perhaps my favorite part. It’s what makes a quilt.
    Thanks again for this nifty little contest.
    Kathy