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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Jeanne McGee

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We’re down to our last finalist in the Fabric Design Contest! To read the bios we have posted for the other five finalists, please click their names: Sandra Malone, Virginia Odien, Sherry Saunders, Carbonated Creations, Ingrid Figueras.
Carbonated Creations, Sherry Saunders, Virginia Odien, and Sandra Malone. – See more at: http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfBlog/post.cfm/meet-design-contest-finalist-ingrid-figueras#sthash.VnD0yhkI.dpuf
Carbonated Creations, Sherry Saunders, Virginia Odien, and Sandra Malone. – See more at: http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfBlog/post.cfm/meet-design-contest-finalist-ingrid-figueras#sthash.VnD0yhkI.dpuf
Introducing Jeanne …

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Ingrid Figueras

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The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready for judging, we thought we would share some of the designs with you and a little bit about the designers. To read the previous four designer bios, click on the following designer names: Carbonated Creations, Sherry Saunders, Virginia Odien, and Sandra Malone.

Introducing Ingrid Figueras, designer of Squawk!

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Carbonated Creations

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The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready for judging, we thought we would share the designs with you and a little bit about the designers. To read the previous three designer bios, click on the following designer names: Sherry Saunders, Virginia Odien, and Sandra Malone.
Introducing Carbonated Creations, designer of Black and White Flower Fun.
Carbonated Creations started showing …

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Sherry Saunders

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The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready to be judged, we thought we would share the designs with you and a little bit about the designers.
Meet Sherry Saunders, designer of “Tulip Twighlight”.

I come from a long quilting tradition. Both of my grandmothers, my mother and my sister are avid quilters. My mother, Karen, taught me how to sew when I was just five years …

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Virginia Odien

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The finalists for the Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary artwork, so while we get them ready for our team of judges, we thought we would share the designs with you and a little bit about the designer.
Meet Virginia Odien, designer of “Fairy Lanterns”.

Virginia was born in Japan but reared in sunny California. As a military brat she lived in a whole lot of states before she was 5. Since she’s allergic …

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A Book Review and Giveaway: Quilts Made with Love

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This was a hard review for me to start writing because, in all honesty, I struggled to narrow down all that I want to say about this book and its author. Rachel Griffith, the author of the new Quilts Made with Love, is an amazing person to know, and an absolutely fabulous quilt designer. I’ve known and worked with Rachel for a couple of years now, and through the stress of maintaining a blog, keeping up with her four kiddos, and writing a book (!), she always remains positive, motivated, and utterly inspiring. Rachel has a knack for designing quilts that can be used for really every occasion. She understands that the sentimentality that goes along with the gift of a quilt speaks loudly in times of happiness or sadness. One of my favorite things about this book is that it is divided into two different themes: Quilts to Celebrate, and Quilts to Comfort.

Because I love this book so much, I was eager to get it in the hands of as many people as possible. You know what that means, right? It’s giveaway time!

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Sandra Malone

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The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready for our judging panel, we thought we would share the designs with the public and include a little information about the designers.
Meet Sandra Malone, designer of Cans and Buttons.

Sandra Malone grew up in a rural farming community in Texas.  Her creative interest at that time was learning to sew.  She could creatively combine several patterns together …

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It’s a Treasure Hunt!

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It’s going to a fantastic year for a few lucky people! Quiltmaker Magazine is hosting their biggest Treasure Hunt contest ever, and we’re so proud to announce that we’re a sponsor this year. Connecting Threads will be giving away $15 gift cards to all 2nd place winners.
Four Grand Prizes include a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm machine, a PFAFF quilt expression 4.2 sewing machine, a …

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