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Special Cyber Monday Promotions Have Arrived!

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!

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…

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

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 ...

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Ingrid Figueras

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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Winners Announced for Quilts Made with Love Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered our Quilts Made with Love giveaway! As heartfelt as this book is, it was so touching to read all of your wonderful comments and hear whose lives you would make a little better with a quilt from this book. I want to remind you that if you aren’t a winner, you can still pick up a copy of the book at 40% off right now thanks to our

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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Virginia Odien

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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Meet Design Contest Finalist, Sandra Malone

The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready for our judging panel, we thought we would share the designs with the public and include a little information about the designers. Meet Sandra Malone, designer of Cans and Buttons. Sandra Malone grew up in a rural farming community in Texas.  Her creative interest at that time was learning to sew.  She could creatively combine several patterns together ...

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Our First-Ever Calendar!

If you don't already know, next year will be Connecting Threads' 20th anniversary. We're pretty excited about that! To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to do something a little special. We wanted to make sure that whatever we did, we could share it with all of you, too! We were looking for something that was both aesthetically pleasing while still remaining useful. With everyone's lives getting busier and busier, we figured a calendar would be just the ticket.

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It’s a Treasure Hunt!

It’s going to a fantastic year for a few lucky people! Quiltmaker Magazine is hosting their biggest Treasure Hunt contest ever, and we’re so proud to announce that we’re a sponsor this year. Connecting Threads will be giving away $15 gift cards to all 2nd place winners. Four Grand Prizes include a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm machine, a PFAFF quilt expression 4.2 sewing machine, ...

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