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It’s a Treasure Hunt!

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, ...

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The 5 finalists have been selected

Thanks to the thousands of you who voted in our Fabric Design Contest, the five finalists have been chosen. They are: Sandra Malone of Wyoming with her design Cans and Buttons: Virginia Odien of California with her design Fairy Lantern: Sherry Saunders of Texas with her design Tulip Twilight: Jennifer Wheeler of California with her design Country Living: and Carbonated Creations of ...

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It’s Time to Vote!

The submissions to our Fabric Design Contest are in, so it’s time to start voting for your favorites! If you’ve submitted designs, send the link (http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfDesignContest/Entries.cfm) to all of your family and friends and help get the word out. Remember that it’s the public’s votes that will get you to the finals! The best part about voting is that you can vote for as many designs as you want. This is great for us because we ...

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Winners of the Color Theory Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Color Theory Giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected our two winners! Runner-up prize winner will receive their choice of a Quilter's Candy Solid Fat Quarter Sampler (they may choose from: Berry Patch, Oceanfront, and Foliage). Our runner-up prize winner is comment #122: Judy S.Her comment: Decisions, decisions! I can't decide between the green family or the yellows to oranges. Either one makes me happy. The grand-prize winner will receive an Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool, a Fons & Porter Design Wall, and a Swatch Buddies 24 card swatch fan. Our grand prize winner is comment #144: Evelyn F.Her comment: WOW! Tough decision, but will have to go with the Foliage colors as I think about projects for Autumn. Thanks again to everyone who participated and followed along each week. We have emailed our winners and as soon as we hear back, we will send out their prizes. Congratulations to our two winners!

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Christmas in July Contest Winners!

We want to thank everyone who entered our Christmas in July contest! Overall, we received over 51,000 entries; many of which were made by people entering every day. Using a random selection tool, we have chosen our winners! The grand prize winner and the person who will receive the Kangaroo Sewing Studio is Lucinda Kocherhans. The winner who will receive one of every Quilter’s Candy fabric sampler from Connecting Threads is Katrina Hertzer.

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Color Theory Wrap-Up & Giveaway!

I hope that you've found some useful information over the past few weeks with our color theory posts. The most important part of using and understanding color is having fun with it! Remember that color theory isn't a strict set of rules, but more of a guide to help you better your method of choosing and placing fabric in your quilts. I wanted to leave you with a few resources of inspiration, fun, and reference. Two websites I actually just found myself that are great for color scheme inspiration are: www.ColourLovers.com and www.ColorSchemeDesigner.com. Don't forget about our Design Table! It's a great resource for comparing our fabrics right online.

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Sponsor Highlight: Quilters Newsletter Magazine

It is my great pleasure to introduce our third and final sponsor for the Christmas in July contest. Meet Quilters Newsletter Magazine (QNM). We've known the wonderful editors and staff over at QNM for several years, and have always been so inspired by what we see in their magazine. No matter what quilting topics interest you, you will most certainly find something that will pique your excitement in every single issue.

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We’re now accepting entries for the Design Contest!

If you’ve been working on some fabulous fabric designs for our Fabric Design Contest, today is the day you can start uploading you submissions. We just can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with! We will be accepting submissions from now until August 10th, at which time we will compile everything for the voting round. The best part is that we are allowing you to ...

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Sponsor Highlight: Sew Steady Tables

It’s time for our next Sponsor Highlight and this week’s post features a really generous, really wonderful company: Dream World Northwest, the makers of the Sew Steady Table.  The Sew Steady Tables are portable acrylic sewing tables used by hundreds of thousands of quilters and sewers around the world.  Go ask people in your guild if they use one; you might be surprised at how many people do! The ...

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