Contest closed – A Book & Thread Giveaway!

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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 responses to “Contest closed – A Book & Thread Giveaway!”

  1. Donna Sykes Says:
    02/07/2011 5:48 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 6:01 am

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

  3. RANCHMOM Says:
    02/07/2011 6:40 am

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

  4. Michelle Kloeti Says:
    02/07/2011 7:00 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 7:15 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 7:24 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 7:28 am

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

  8. Jennie Steward Says:
    02/07/2011 7:34 am

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

  9. Enid Says:
    02/07/2011 7:56 am

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

  10. Joan H. Says:
    02/07/2011 8:25 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:25 am

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

  12. Stephig Says:
    02/07/2011 9:31 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:32 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:32 am

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

  15. Teri Says:
    02/07/2011 9:32 am

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

  16. Karen S. Says:
    02/07/2011 9:33 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:36 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:42 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:43 am

    I would love love love it!

  20. Anne Says:
    02/07/2011 9:45 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:46 am

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

  22. Lois H Says:
    02/07/2011 9:46 am

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

  23. Autumn Says:
    02/07/2011 9:49 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:50 am

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

  25. Tina Says:
    02/07/2011 9:51 am

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

  26. Karen Says:
    02/07/2011 9:53 am

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

  27. Centella Tucker Says:
    02/07/2011 9:53 am

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

  28. Dana Says:
    02/07/2011 9:55 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:58 am

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

  30. Geraldine Pritchard Says:
    02/07/2011 10:02 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:04 am

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

  32. Michele Zephier Says:
    02/07/2011 10:09 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:11 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:13 am

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

  35. Heather B. Says:
    02/07/2011 10:23 am

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

  36. Kimberly Hare Says:
    02/07/2011 10:25 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:25 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:38 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:42 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:43 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:45 am

    What a wonderful book and thread ! :)

  42. Sara Thompson Says:
    02/07/2011 10:47 am

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

  43. ~Michelle~ Says:
    02/07/2011 10:56 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:58 am

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

  45. Lori Says:
    02/07/2011 11:01 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 11:19 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 11:20 am

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

  48. Cindy Says:
    02/07/2011 11:20 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 11:27 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 11:31 am

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

  51. Candace Says:
    02/07/2011 11:32 am

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

  52. Judy Christopher Says:
    02/07/2011 11:34 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 11:35 am

    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. Says:
    02/07/2011 11:37 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 11:43 am

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

  56. Alyson Says:
    02/07/2011 11:46 am

    Wonderful giveaway! That looks like such a great book.

  57. Nancy Bourbon Says:
    02/07/2011 11:47 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 11:52 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 11:56 am

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 12:04 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 12:08 pm

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

  62. Claudette Says:
    02/07/2011 12:55 pm

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

  63. Sheila Says:
    02/07/2011 1:01 pm

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

  64. Ann Says:
    02/07/2011 1:11 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 1:13 pm

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

  66. Elizabeth Owens Says:
    02/07/2011 1:25 pm

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

  67. Laura Brown Says:
    02/07/2011 1:34 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 1:45 pm

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

  69. Jennifer Burns Says:
    02/07/2011 1:57 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 2:00 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 2:11 pm

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

  72. Donna Blackwelder Says:
    02/07/2011 2:13 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 2:15 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 2:18 pm

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

  75. Carrie Says:
    02/07/2011 2:21 pm

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

  76. Evelyn Says:
    02/07/2011 2:21 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 2:39 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 2:57 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 3:04 pm

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

  80. Carlie Says:
    02/07/2011 3:06 pm

    Great giveaway…please enter my name in the drawing~

  81. Andrea Clapp Says:
    02/07/2011 3:08 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 3:08 pm

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

  83. Rhonda Phillips Says:
    02/07/2011 3:23 pm

    Thanks for a great giveaway! Love Connecting Threads!

  84. Diane Gunter Says:
    02/07/2011 3:31 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 3:42 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 3:53 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 3:54 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 4:04 pm

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

  89. Pat Says:
    02/07/2011 4:24 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 4:34 pm

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

  91. Geri L Says:
    02/07/2011 4:39 pm

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

  92. Jessie Stampfli Says:
    02/07/2011 4:51 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 4:53 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 4:54 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 5:00 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 5:13 pm

    Need all the help I can get!! Thanks!

  97. Corinne Says:
    02/07/2011 5:16 pm

    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. Says:
    02/07/2011 5:49 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 6:01 pm

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

  100. Patricia Says:
    02/07/2011 6:28 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 6:46 pm

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

  102. Marcia Says:
    02/07/2011 7:07 pm

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

  103. kaholly Says:
    02/07/2011 7:22 pm

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

  104. Melissa Says:
    02/07/2011 7:31 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to improve our quilting skills

  106. Birdena Says:
    02/07/2011 8:28 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 9:31 pm

    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 Says:
    02/07/2011 10:11 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 12:34 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 1:10 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 4:58 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 5:40 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 5:49 am

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

  114. Barbara Says:
    02/08/2011 6:08 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 6:25 am

    Would love a chance to win those lovelies!

  116. Marianne Says:
    02/08/2011 6:29 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 6:41 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 6:57 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 7:18 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 7:22 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 7:31 am

    Would love the thread and book!!!

  122. Pamela a. kuniecki Says:
    02/08/2011 7:32 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 7:36 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 7:36 am

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

  125. Deb Says:
    02/08/2011 7:39 am

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

  126. Micheline Says:
    02/08/2011 7:47 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 7:54 am

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

  128. Janet Says:
    02/08/2011 8:07 am

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

  129. Kathy Says:
    02/08/2011 8:10 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 8:29 am

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

  131. Heather Says:
    02/08/2011 8:45 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 8:55 am

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

  133. robin Says:
    02/08/2011 9:02 am

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

  134. chrissie wunderlich Says:
    02/08/2011 9:08 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 9:12 am

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

  136. Alina Says:
    02/08/2011 9:23 am

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

  137. Kris Says:
    02/08/2011 9:47 am

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

  138. quiltzyx Says:
    02/08/2011 10:12 am

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

  139. Myrna Leard Says:
    02/08/2011 10:53 am

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 11:36 am

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

  141. ginger Says:
    02/08/2011 1:06 pm

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

  142. Helen Quinn Says:
    02/08/2011 1:45 pm

    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. Says:
    02/08/2011 2:08 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 2:21 pm

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

  145. Annie Perry Says:
    02/08/2011 2:48 pm

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

  146. Lisa Says:
    02/08/2011 3:49 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 3:58 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 4:11 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 5:01 pm

    I would love to win all these goodies!

  150. Janis T Says:
    02/08/2011 5:04 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 5:23 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 5:29 pm

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

  153. Karen V Says:
    02/08/2011 6:03 pm

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

  154. pokey Says:
    02/08/2011 6:25 pm

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

  155. Laurie Griffith Bernard Says:
    02/08/2011 7:24 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 8:00 pm

    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 Says:
    02/08/2011 8:01 pm

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

  158. Debbie St.Germain Says:
    02/08/2011 8:01 pm

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

  159. Kira Says:
    02/08/2011 8:58 pm

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

  160. Teresa Says:
    02/08/2011 9:58 pm

    very nice giveaway, would love to win this.

  161. Bonnie Germann Says:
    02/09/2011 3:15 am

    I would love a chance to improve my quilting skills.

  162. Debbie St.Germain Says:
    02/08/2011 8:01 pm

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

  163. Debbie St.Germain Says:
    02/08/2011 8:01 pm

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

  164. Erin Hutchinson Says:
    02/09/2011 5:50 am

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 8:08 am

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 9:34 am

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

  167. Sandy Narayan Says:
    02/09/2011 10:25 am

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 11:41 am

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

  169. Aimee Says:
    02/09/2011 12:45 pm

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 1:17 pm

    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. Says:
    02/09/2011 1:21 pm

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 1:29 pm

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 2:27 pm

    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. Says:
    02/09/2011 2:27 pm

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 2:40 pm

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

  176. Robin (RsIslandCrafts) Says:
    02/09/2011 4:54 pm

    I could always use some tips on free motion quilting.

  177. Talin Says:
    02/09/2011 4:56 pm

    Oooh, please enter me in your giveaway.

  178. Deborah in Atlanta Says:
    02/09/2011 5:08 pm

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 5:11 pm

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 5:15 pm

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 5:49 pm

    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 Says:
    02/09/2011 7:47 pm

    Oh wow love to win the thread. Thanks

  183. Nancy Sue Says:
    02/09/2011 7:49 pm

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

  184. Ronda Shirley Says:
    02/09/2011 7:52 pm

    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 Says:
    02/10/2011 6:08 am

    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 Says:
    02/10/2011 8:04 am

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

  187. April S Says:
    02/10/2011 12:41 pm

    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 Says:
    02/10/2011 5:43 pm

    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 Says:
    02/10/2011 7:53 pm

    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 Says:
    02/11/2011 2:45 pm

    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 Says:
    02/11/2011 2:46 pm

    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 Says:
    02/11/2011 4:24 pm

    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 Says:
    02/11/2011 5:00 pm

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

  194. Laura Cross Says:
    02/11/2011 9:48 pm

    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!

  195. Heather Says:
    02/11/2011 11:08 pm

    Great giveaway, thank you for the opportunity!

  196. Judy Huber-Cogswell Says:
    02/12/2011 6:07 am

    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 Says:
    02/12/2011 7:02 am

    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 Says:
    02/12/2011 9:49 am

    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..

  199. Gen Says:
    02/12/2011 10:20 am

    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 Says:
    02/12/2011 4:00 pm

    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 Says:
    02/12/2011 9:33 pm

    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 Says:
    02/12/2011 9:56 pm

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

  203. Parise Says:
    02/13/2011 4:26 am

    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 Says:
    02/13/2011 6:10 am

    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 Says:
    02/13/2011 6:24 am

    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 Says:
    02/13/2011 3:23 pm

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

  207. Linda Says:
    02/13/2011 7:28 pm

    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 Says:
    02/13/2011 7:45 pm

    How do I enter the give away contests?

  209. penny Says:
    02/13/2011 7:47 pm

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

  210. Kathy Says:
    02/14/2011 7:55 am

    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.