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It’s time again to Win Your Wish List!

It's time again for Connecting Threads' favorite contest of the year: the Win Your Wish List contest! While everyone here on the Connecting Threads team has been making our gift giving lists and checking them twice, we've also been thinking about what we'd like to find under the tree this season. That's why we love Connecting Threads' Wish List. Not only does it make it easy to keep track of everything on your lotto list (you know, all the things you'd splurge on if you won the lottery...), but it's also simple to drop your friends and family some not-so-subtle hints now that the holidays are just around the corner. Wouldn't it be nice to get the things you really want this year? 

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Introducing Rose Manor

Rose Manor, is an elegant collection that exudes sophistication. These are typically not things that are up my alley (I’m generally more of a modern girl), however, I find myself wanting to be immersed in a huge pile of these fabrics. The colors have a beautifully soft, yet vibrant vintage touch coalesced with graceful rosebuds, scrolls, leaves and vines. When brought together, these fabrics produce some truly stunning quilts and other small projects.

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We’ve got our winner for the Suzi Storage Cabinet!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Suzi Storage Cabinet giveaway! We received a jaw-dropping 428 entries on our giveaway post. Wow! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. Using a random number generator, we have selected the winner! The person who will receive their very own Suzi Storage Cabinet, courtesy of Arrow Cabinets and Connecting Threads is….Comment # 362 – Nancy Owen We’re so excited to send Nancy her ...

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It’s the last week to save on books and batting!

Hi there! I wanted to write a courtesy blog post to let you know that our book and batting sales end next Tuesday. We’ve had this great offer going for a while now, and if you’ve been waiting to buy that new book you’ve been eyeing, or if you’ve been thinking about stocking up on batting, now is the time! In case you missed the sale details, you can save ...

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Winners of the Best of Fons & Porter giveaway!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Best of Fons & Porter giveaway. Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners. Our first winner is Comment #185: CeciliaWhat a great trio of books. Thanks for the chance to win them. I especially love the quilt on the cover of the Stars book. Our next winner is Comment #95: LisaAlways looking for new projects! Would so enjoy these books. Our final winner is ...

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We’ve got our winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Simply Triangles blog tour contest! Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners. The grand prize winner will take home their very own copy of Barbara’s beautiful book, Simply Triangles, courtesy of C&T Publishing. The runner up winners will each receive a stack sampler of our beautiful fall/winter batiks. The grand prize ...

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Meet Virginia Odien, winner of our design contest, and creator of our new Hello Sunshine collection!

Last August, Connecting Threads held its first-ever fabric design contest. In just a month’s time, we received over 1,000 design entries and more than 67,000 votes from customers. When the results were tallied, the prevailing winner was Virginia Odien.  Since August, we have had the privilege of working with Virginia to further develop her collection. We are so excited to finally introduce this wonderful line to the rest of the world. (Drumroll please) Meet Hello Sunshine!

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An Interview with Jody Houghton, designer of Circle of Family

Jody Houghton's illustrations and writings have warmed the hearts of dedicated gift buyers and quilters for 30 years. Her down-to-earth point of view and unique artistic style is attributed to the longevity of her successful home-based business. We talked to Jody about her art and her new fabric collection, Circle of Family. We hope that as you read along, you will begin to love Jody and her work as much as we do.

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Introducing Riviera II

You know the old adage you can never get enough of a good thing? Well in the case of Riviera, that is definitely true. I still have some of the original Riviera squirreled away (jealous?) and have been judiciously using it in small amounts in almost every scrap or applique project I do. When I heard that there was another Riviera collection in the making I admit I did a celebratory booty shake. Something about the colors and textures in these groups get my creative juices flowing. In the new Riviera collection, Riviera II, there are some new prints that have been added, as well as some old prints that we brought back in new colors.      There are some amazing projects out of this collection such as the Island Holiday Quilt, the Gaggle of Geese Lap Quilt, and the Russian Rubix Crib Quilt.

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