Category Archives: contests

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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Want to be a fabric designer? You can be!

If you’ve always wanted to design your own fabric, now is your chance! We want to see what kind of amazing hidden talent is out there, so we are holding our second fabric design contest. We’re going to start accepting artwork submissions on 7/22/2013, but we’ve got a really informative page up right now that will help you get started. Check it out »

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Sponsor Highlight: Arrow Furniture

We are so pleased to have Arrow & Kangaroo Cabinets as a sponsor of our Christmas In July contest! Arrow Cabinets has been building some of the cutest and nicest sewing furniture since 1943. That’s a long time! We think that the company has been around so long because of their top-notch products and, above all else, their amazing customer service. They’re so great!! When we told Arrow about our

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It’s Christmas in July at Connecting Threads!

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! We are SO excited to be hosting our first-ever Christmas in July contest. Connecting Threads has partnered with such great companies as Arrow Cabinets, Sew Steady Tables, and Quilter's Newsletter Magazine to offer up prizes with a combined value of over $3,000!

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We’re a sponsor!

Did you know that Quiltmaker Magazine is hosting a Chistmas in July contest? When the lovely editor reached out to us asking if we would like to be a sponsor, we of course jumped on the opportunity!   This contest is really, really awesome. Not only will 10 people get a holiday-themed quilt top (plus backing and binding to finish the quilt) and an additional 2 yards of ...

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Winners in the Deluxe Sew Steady Table Giveaway!

Before we announce our winners, we want to again thank the fine folks over at Sew Steady Tables for sponsoring this great giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected our blog winner. Congratulations to Tommye Roades! Tommye’s comment was:“I have been coming to Connecting Threads for a few years and I tell my friends where to go for better prices. I can not believe why anyone would spend so much. I have been learning how to ...

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