Category Archives: fun

Ann’s Giveaway Winners!

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5 comments » books, contests, fabric, fun, Giveaway

This past Friday, Ann talked about a great book and gave two lucky folks the opportunity to win New Classic Patchwork by Yoko Saito and a fat quarter sampler from our Lasting Legacies collection.
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We had a really great response and after running a random number generator, we are excited to announce the winners:
 
Letty of Happy Dance Quilting (Comment number 371)
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Arlene Conklin (Comment number 225)
 
Congratulations to the both of you, we have …

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New Classic Patchwork and Lasting Legacies Fabric Give Away

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511 comments » books, contests, fabric, fun, Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! 

 
New Classic Patchwork is the third book by Yoko Saito we have carried on our Connecting Threads website. I reviewed the first one, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece, and Laraine reviewed the second, House Warming Patchwork. The author has a distinctive style of making scrappy quilted projects with very small pieces of …

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Rainbow Cartouche Embroidery Pillow

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15 comments » embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, patterns, staff projects, Uncategorized

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My dear friend just celebrated a monumental birthday and I wanted to do something nice for her to let her know how much I love and appreciate her!  She is a giant fan of rainbows, rainbows of any kind!  So, I decided to embroider a pillow for her, using my Cartouche Embroidery Pattern.  You’ve seen my original version, but I wanted to do something different and show you the …

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Leaving Connecting Threads…moving back to New York!

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30 comments » Behind the Scenes, fabric, fun, news, Uncategorized

It is with a heavy heart and bittersweet sentiment that I say goodbye.  Goodbye to Connecting Threads, my coworkers turned family, and to all of you!  I have made the decision to move back to New York.  My time at CT has been amazing and the most invaluable experience of my career.  CT and all of you have helped put my face and name to all the art I create and helped in making me feel honored to have all …

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My Simple Sewing Space

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15 comments » fun, Quilt With Us, Sewing Workspace, staff projects

Welcome to my work space! Not being a person who procures a great many things, I prefer a short-and-sweet way of living. My motto is: if I don’t use it regularly it gets thrown out. What you are about to see will not rival the polished and sophisticated work areas of quilting professionals. It does allow me to simply get the job done with efficiency, have some fun doing it and leave little to clean up when it all has …

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Ann’s Button Jars Visit Connecting Threads!

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10 comments » Behind the Scenes, fabric, fun, staff projects

Recently I learned to make Kanzashi flowers. I had a collection of button jars with lids just calling out to be adorned with a matching flower! When all the button jars were decorated, I gathered them in my quilt studio and told them they would get to visit Connecting Threads and see where I work. They were so excited! Read on to hear more about their adventure….

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