Mari

My main responsibility is designing new quilt patterns for the fabric collections Connecting Threads develops. How exciting this is, as I enjoy exercising my creative bent, which is almost exclusively devoted to quilting. I have been a quilter for thirty years, and during that time chose to frame my booming interest with a number of classes in design. Another creative outlet I find extremely relaxing during my private time is painting fine art in acrylics.

Recent Posts by Mari

    August LQ 9
    August Little Quilt

    The August Little Quilt is constructed with the Connecting Threads Quilter’s Candy Basics in a cheery winter theme. The Kit is now available with the pattern download becoming available August 3rd! I like the idea of this cool-themed quilt for August! Our August Little Quilt is a sweet repeat of the Attic Windows block. This is perfect for showcasing a fabric with a ...

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    Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 3

    Here is the Happy Sunshine Pincushion found in the Fast, Fun, & Gifty book. It is my gift to all the Gifty Galore members who inspire me every day with their wit, wisdom, and love for each other. I made my beautiful pincushion in wool. I love wool work so much as it brings a project to life and provides dimension and ...

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    July Little Quilt 27
    July Little Quilt ~ Part 2

    Here’s our July Little Quilt in the collection, Land of the Free. I was huffing and puffing last night finishing this up so, unfortunately, it is not quilted. However, I will post a pic later when it is quilted. The July Little Quilt downloadable pattern is found here through this link, and the July Little Quilt Kit is ...

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    July Little Quilt

    Hey, ready to gear up for a crackling good time with the July Little Quilt? Ready to infuse your world with lots of Americana revelry? This Little Quilt will do just that with all the opportunities to dip into your red, white, and blue stash, or use what comes with the July Little Quilt Kit; it’s beautiful! “Oh, say can you see, all ...

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    June LQ 9
    June Little Quilt ~ Tutorial 2

    Here is my completed June Little Quilt! Wahoo! All quilted and looking nice. I really love this quilt and its versatility. There are many ways you can go with color and fabric choices and this is just one. To access the June Little Quilt Kit click here. To download the

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    June Little Quilt

    When I think of all twelve Little Quilts, the June Little Quilt is the easiest. However, in my following alterations, I made it a bit more challenging for those who desire a different take on this pattern. If you wish to order the June Little Quilt Kit it can be found

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    May LQ 26
    May Little Quilt ~ Tutorial 2

    The May Little Quilt is now finished! Wahoo! Here is my completed personal version. See below all the steps to construct the rows and borders. If you are interested in the May Little Kit they are still available. If you want to build from your stash you can get the

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    May LQ 2
    May Little Quilt

    Wahoo! It’s time for our May Little Quilt! The Kit is now available on the CT site here. Hope y’all are keeping up with all the Little Quilts. If not, it is sure easy to get on Notions and refer back to each Little Quilt with the Search option. We are ...

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    Madison’s Baby Quilt!

    Beautiful little Madi needed a beautiful little baby quilt for her beautiful little bedroom… it is her second birthday by-the-way. Truly, a princess in the making and darling to the nines, she is quite fashion forward you know. Just look at that hairstyle! Madi is my Daughter-in-law’s niece and without a doubt gift to our families. It began with a ...

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    April Little Quilt ~ Tutorial 2

    Here we are with our second installment of the April Little Quilt tutorial. I had mentioned in the first half that the kit is made from the Primitive Pennies collection. My remake of the Little Quilt is pieced in the Settlement collection. Not quite as ...

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