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

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    Metro Rings Quilt

    Connecting Threads received this delightful pattern, Metro Rings, and a clever ruler, Quick Curve Ruler from the company, Sew Kind of Wonderful. I was just dying to try it. Metro Rings is a modern take on the traditional Double Wedding Ring design which I also LOVE. I ...

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    Cosmetic Clutches
    Bridesmaid’s Bags

    Recently, my daughter was married to her sweetheart of eight years;  a glorious occasion to be sure! To honor and express my gratitude to the women in her bridal party, I made a beautiful bag for each and filled them with a few things they might need on the “big day”, then took them out for a delicious dinner.

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    Fab Boxes

    Oh, my, gosh! I had so much fun making these Fab Boxes from MaryJo’s Sewing Room collection! They were a cinch to make. From start to finish, they were done in an afternoon! Wahoo! What great gifts for Christmas! Follow along with me as I construct the larger of the two boxes.

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    Gifty Galore – Project 6

    Recently, I attended a quilt retreat where everyone took some time out and made these lovely potholders! This is an amazing project and SO doable in a few hours! That is from cutting to finished! All you need is two coordinating fat quarters and cotton batting. This project comes from the blog of Syzygy of Me and she has all the measurements and detailed instructions on how to ...

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    Gifty Galore Pinterest Page

    We have a very fun addition to our Gifty Galore seasonal projects this year! Just saying… A Connecting Threads Pinterest Board was created for all the quick and clever projects posted by the members on Gifty Galore who were so kind to share. Projects such as a Gift Card Holder,

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    Small Projects
    Welcome Gifty Galore 2014!

    Gifty Galore is back and better than ever! For those who aren’t familiar, Gifty Galore is a Quilt Along where we offer a new, fun, and clever gift idea each week through December 8th. This year’s Gifty Galore lineup features a mix of larger, weekend projects created EXCLUSIVELY for you by Independent Designers, and a variety of smaller projects originating from online blogs that you can complete in less ...

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    BOM ~ Sashing & Borders

    The Lasting Legacies Block of the Month is in its final phase with the assembly of the blocks, borders and sashing.  The colorway of this portion is also from the Lasting Legacies civil war collection. If you are interested in constructing our Lasting Legacies Quilt, feel free to join the quilt along as the pictorial portion and QA will be left up for you to use.  Just click 

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    Block of the Month ~ 6

    This is the Lasting Legacies Block of the Month, Block #6 for April. Again, we are making two colorways of this block from the Lasting Legacies civil war collection. If you are interested in participating in our Lasting Legacies Quilt Along, feel free to join us. Just click here! Download the pattern for $5.99 or pick up the

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    My Simple Sewing Space

    Welcome to my work space! Not being a person who procures a great many things, I prefer a short-and-sweet way of living. My motto is: if I don’t use it regularly it gets thrown out. What you are about to see will not rival the polished and sophisticated work areas of quilting professionals. It does allow me to simply get the job done with efficiency, have some fun doing it and leave little to clean up when it all has ...

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    Cosmetic Clutches
    Cosmetic Clutches

    Judy was walking around the office with the Cosmetic Clutches pattern in hand praising its cuteness. She was going to make the darling cosmetic clutch, but when I saw it I had to make it so she gave it to me! Wahoo, what a gal! I decided to make the smallest size of three, and the first collections that came to ...

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