Dawn

If you look around the Connecting Threads site or in our catalog, you'll see my work smattered around. I'm our Project Coordinator and along with writing the copy for our kits, tools, and books; I am also the photo stylist for our catalog and samplers. So, even though it's hard work, I basically get to touch quilts, ogle our fabrics, and write about them all quite regularly! I love working here! :-) I also love embroidery, designing embroidery, mixing old with new, brights with greyscale, and just about anything involving black & white stripes.

Recent Posts by Dawn

    Connecting Threads April Catalog
    Behind the Scenes: The April 2015 Connecting Threads Catalog

    I wear a lot of hats here at CT. One of them is styling the finished versions of our kits we offer to help make the lovely photos you see in the Connecting Threads catalogs. Along with our photographer John and assistant Alexis, we shoot both in the studio and on location. Every location we shoot at always has its own personality and distinct little facets to go along ...

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    The Best is Yet to Come
    Sewing for Keeps

    I don’t like resolutions. They feel like shouting into the wind because they often are, at least for me. I do love goals, however. I love lists and I definitely love plotting out future actions. I’m the type of person who actually likes filling out forms, I almost can’t resist them… much like a crossword puzzle! And what better time to set ...

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    How to Make a Toddler Dress in Just One Afternoon

    Isn’t Laraine’s granddaughter June the cutest model? When this pattern for the Playdate Top in our new Good Natured fabric collection  was floating around the office to sew up, I knew I had to take it. As someone who mostly sews clothing, how could I resist this tiny treasure in super cute prints?

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    Gifty Galore – Project 12: Fabric Snowflake

    Today’s Gifty Galore project is inspired by the above papercraft snowflake on this French blog. It seemed like a simple and fun conversion into fabric, so I was game to give it a whirl! These are the basic supplies you will need: Two complementary fabrics! (I chose Snowflake Checks in patriot blue from our new Snowed Inn collection and Musical Scroll in pale ...

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    Plethora of Pillows Kick-Off!

    Today we begin a really fun ongoing series in which CT staff members will share a pillow project they did. Some may be custom designs, while others are from favorite books or blog posts around the web. Since basic pillows are so quick and easy to sew up, the sky is the limit with how a more embellished pillow can turn out!   To start things out, I want to give ...

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    I swear I'm only 5'2"
    Vintage Quilt Mending, Part 1

    I swear I’m only 5’2″ The sewists and quilters in my family have always been practical women: The mentality of “Make things you can use or wear, or don’t make them at all!” is pretty close to the mantra they all held and hold…one I also carry with me. This quilt my great grandma made was and still is no exception to that mentality! It’s ...

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    Chalk it to Me!

    What is the use of even the most fabulous sewing table if it’s not ready to actually be used? I had been looking for many long months to find just the right combination of vintage, good price, and specific design in my future sewing table. Finally, this past December, the PERFECT table for me manifested itself on the craigslist free section. It’s mid-century modern, solidly built, opens width-wise instead of length-wise, and it was FREE! The woman who was re-homing it ...

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    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 $50 to spend! -AND- Linda Christianson (comment #31) who nominated ...

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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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    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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