Category Archives: embroidery

Fall Pin Cushions for Gifty!!

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6 comments » books, embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, patterns

Judy and I decided to collaborate on a Gifty Galore project, since I love to embroider and she loves to sew.  It was a win win situation!  For Gifty Galore, the staff here at CT typically just chooses a project out of one of the new books that we are going to showcase.  For this project though, we chose a project from a book and paired it with a pin cushion pattern we carry. 
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Quilt Market Recap

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2 comments » Behind the Scenes, embroidery, fabric, fun

This past weekend was Quilt Market for Spring/Summer 2013 in Portland.  I’m so glad it was held in Portland this year because I live in Portland, and for as long as I’ve worked at Connecting Threads I’ve wanted to attend.  So this year was perfect!  And oh what a lot to see!!  Quilt Market is strictly for people in the industry, but for me personally it was a tool for inspiration. 

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Sneak peek at my latest embroidery design!

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4 comments » embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, staff projects

I am definitely in an embroidery mood. Sewing, not so much lately…but embroidering…Yes!  I was really excited and pleased that my Rhapsody of Reds embroidery pillow was liked by so many.  It inspired me to do another!!!  I designed a fall group that I am just in love with.  I can’t quite tell you all about it yet, since it’s not due out for a while, but I’m really really excited about it!  I’ll give you a few clues.  It’s fall inspired.  I painted all the designs.  Sunflowers are involved.  Ok..that’s enough for now :)

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Thimble Survey

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My grandma Willie Ann, born in 1900, was an avid quilter who taught me to sew with a thimble as a small child back in Oklahoma. I have used a thimble faithfully since then. After talking to other Connecting Threads staff members, I started to feel I was the only person who still uses a thimble. I decided to do a thimble survey…

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