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Winners of the Eleanor Burns book giveaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Eleanor Burns Tales of First Ladies giveaway.  We got a whopping 772 comments for this giveaway — WOW!  We were so inspired reading through all of your comments and we truly appreciate your thoughts and insights as to what the most historical contribution to quilting was.  Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners.  The grand prize winner who will be taking home ...

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Win a Copy of Eleanor Burns’ new book, Tales of First Ladies!

My quilt library is stuffed after 30 years of collecting quilting books, and quilt trends have changed a great deal by the looks of my books but, there is one segment of quilt books that don’t change and that is historical.  I have remarked about this before in previous book reviews and blogs; I LOVE quilt history and seek quilt books that provide that kind of information. Tales of First Ladies is such a book and is told through the pen of the very amiable Eleanor Burns.  Cleverly written, we are given historical information not only about several first ladies but also about the White House and significant events from colonial America.  This is all told through authentic quilt blocks and quilts from that era.

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Win 3 yards of Connecting Threads’ new backing fabric!

This contest is now closed.  Thank you so much for everyone who participated!  To find out who won, click here: WINNER Did you know that Connecting Threads now carries coordinating backing fabric?  That's right, we recently added the option to two of our most popular collections: Symphony of Blues and Charlottesville.  We are really excited about this new offering and are hopeful that it will make your life a little easier! The fabrics come in 104" widths and are priced at just $11.96/yard. 

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Winners of the Delicious Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Delicious Giveaway.  I can tell you one thing, your comments made us hungry!  Using a random number generator, we have selected our two winners. The first winner is comment number 61, Diane C.  I love baking cookies but love this fat quarter set — I belong to a small quilting group that meets every other month call — Just Desserts — would love to share this group of fat quarters ...

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A Delicious Giveaway!

I had so much fun designing the Just Desserts collection.  I love to bake, and I love to eat sweets, so coming up with these images was easy as pie.  Ha!  The only downside was that drawing the yummy looking treats made me hungry!  One of my favorite Christmas traditions has always been to bake cookies to give as gifts for friends and loved ones.

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Winners of the Easy Batik giveaway

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Easy Batik giveaway!  As it turns out, it’s a pretty even split between those of you who like to use batiks for landscape quilts versus more traditional quilts.  Very interesting! Using a random number generator, we have selected three winners who will each receive a copy of the Easy Batik Landscape Quilts book and one winner who will receive a fat eighths sampler of our Batik ...

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An Easy Batik Giveaway!

I love Batiks!  I especially love the one to two-tones with the delicate, nature-stamped designs.  The multi-colored, tie-dyed ones give you a variety of possibilities just by where you cut on the fabric.    The single colored Batiks with dye stripes, bubbles or swirls provide your quilts with light, shade and depth without having to create it with different pieces.  Because of the special dying and stamping process performed by skilled artisans in Java, Indonesia, each cut of fabric becomes its own piece of artwork. Batiks have been very popular for use in art and landscape quilts, but more and more people are using them in traditional pieced quilts.  I love this!  The vibrant and tonal quality of the fabrics, create something new and fresh with a very traditional feel.  Our Check Out the Stars Twin Quilt Kit is a perfect example of this.

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Win Your Wish List Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Win Your Wish List contest- we had over 1,300 entries in just one week! We selected three participants at random as the winners. Congratulations to Mary Brewer, Claudia Barner, and Carol Haskell! These three lucky quilters each won $50 worth of goodies from their wish lists. It’s fun to see what’s on everyone’s wish list this year. You can visit this page to get a peek at Connecting Threads’ most wished ...

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Taken Patiently’s Handmade Holiday Challenge

I just stumbled upon this blog post contest over at Taken Patiently. She made a really cute tote bag from one of our Christmas Cheer charm packs. Photo from Taken Patiently. How cute is that? She’s giving away two more charm packs, and she’s got a neat giveaway for a $25 gift card if you join her Handmade Holiday Challenge. Head on over and check it out!

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Winner of the Wire Table Stand and Evergreen Header!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Wire Table Stand and Evergreen Header giveaway!  You all had so many great ideas for what to display.  Using a random number generator, we have selected our winner.  Congratulations to commetor #67, Sarah Nolt!  We have sent you an email and once we hear back, we will get your table stand and header shipped out.  If you didn’t win, but would like to purchase a table stand and ...

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