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Happy New Year!

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It’s a new year and I love that! There is something about January 1st that fills me with optimism. I have my 2014 day planner and it is a blank slate. I look through it and I see possibility, I see options. On those empty pages I see days that are just waiting to be planned and lived.

I enjoy looking back at my day planner for last year and seeing all the things I had on the schedule. I remember sitting with my 2013 calendar when it was a blank slate and all the plans I was making. As I review my year, some of those plans came to fruition and some went out the window! What excites me the most are all the things that will happen this year that I don’t have on the schedule.

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The newest member of the CT family is almost here!

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Hi everyone, Alisha here! If you haven’t heard the big news, I’m about to welcome my first little baby into the world. My due date is January 6th, but the way I’m waddling around, I’m not sure it’s going to take that long! As many of you know, it is hard work to prepare for a new child. Between decorating a nursery, picking a name, and the seemingly endless amount of time you spend at the doctor’s office, it’s amazing if you can find a few minutes to yourself! I suppose it’s good preparation for when the kiddo finally arrives. I think my favorite part of the whole process has been decorating the nursery. Though, I have to say, it is much harder than I expected.

Little known fact: I suffer from something called chromatophobia. Depending on who you ask, it’s really not as bad as it sounds, but it definitely adds a whole new layer of complication into the process of designing a room. Basically, what it breaks down to mean is that I get a lot of anxiety from bright colors and a lot of contrast. When you consider that babies love bright colors and lots of contrast, you can see how this task might have been fairly daunting to me. When I first started my planning, I thought I would go with a very neutral palette. In my mind, my dream nursery would look something like this…

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The Results are in for the Win Your Wish List Contest

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Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Win Your Wish List Contest. We’ve selected three participants at random to be our winners. Congratulations to Patti Cardona, Sheila Wood and Denna Rentz! These three lucky winners will each receive a $50 gift card to Connecting Threads.
It’s so fun to see what’s on everyone’s Wish Lists this year.  The winners had a great variety of products that they were wishing for, from kits to books to Read more...

Special Cyber Monday Promotions Have Arrived!

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You may be exhausted from a weekend of shopping or you may just be getting started this Cyber Monday. Either way, you are going to LOVE the special promotions you will find on Connecting Threads today.
Our Essential Thread is ALL 40% off.  That’s right – save 40% on all spools, sets, polyester cones, and cotton cones. Stock up on what you will need for your current projects and for those …

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Black Friday Deals are Here!

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You’ve been waiting all year and now it’s here….Black Friday!!!  Time to shop and more importantly, time to save.  The best part about shopping with Connecting Threads is that you don’t need to leave home.  No standing in line or fighting the crowds.  It’s all right here at your fingertips.  Stock up on gifts for the quilter or sewer in your life, find items for gift exchanges, hostess gifts and even find …

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And the Design Contest winner is…

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The results are in and we are pleased to announce that Virginia Odien has been selected as the winner in our 2013 Fabric Design Contest. Our voting process followed the same format that we use for our in-house focus groups. Each finalist’s collection was presented on a design board, and each panel member was given anonymous survey sheets to fill out. Each person who participated in the voting process provided feedback on each of the collections. Participants were asked to rate the collections based on their overall appeal, salability, marketability, and usability in quilting. Once they completed their survey sheets, they were placed into an envelope for no one else to see until voting was complete. Once the deadline for voting had been met, our Marketing Director – Alisha – tallied all of the survey sheets and presented the results to Connecting Threads Director, Teri Stillwell, and in-house Fabric Designer, Jenni Calo.

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Jeanne McGee

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We’re down to our last finalist in the Fabric Design Contest! To read the bios we have posted for the other five finalists, please click their names: Sandra Malone, Virginia Odien, Sherry Saunders, Carbonated Creations, Ingrid Figueras.
Carbonated Creations, Sherry Saunders, Virginia Odien, and Sandra Malone. – See more at: http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfBlog/post.cfm/meet-design-contest-finalist-ingrid-figueras#sthash.VnD0yhkI.dpuf
Carbonated Creations, Sherry Saunders, Virginia Odien, and Sandra Malone. – See more at: http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfBlog/post.cfm/meet-design-contest-finalist-ingrid-figueras#sthash.VnD0yhkI.dpuf
Introducing Jeanne …

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Ingrid Figueras

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The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready for judging, we thought we would share some of the designs with you and a little bit about the designers. To read the previous four designer bios, click on the following designer names: Carbonated Creations, Sherry Saunders, Virginia Odien, and Sandra Malone.

Introducing Ingrid Figueras, designer of Squawk!

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Virginia Odien

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The finalists for the Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary artwork, so while we get them ready for our team of judges, we thought we would share the designs with you and a little bit about the designer.
Meet Virginia Odien, designer of “Fairy Lanterns”.

Virginia was born in Japan but reared in sunny California. As a military brat she lived in a whole lot of states before she was 5. Since she’s allergic …

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