Greetings!

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Hi, my name is Winthur (pronounced like the season) and I am the new Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads. I am so excited to be here. Designing fabric is my passion and I feel so blessed to be at work doing what I love, with a terrific group of people! In the four short weeks that I have been working here, I have found the energy to be so inspiring. I love hearing the creative conversations going on all around me about new projects that folks are working on.

I’m a native New Yorker that moved out here to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2005. Prior to working at Connecting Threads I was a fabric designer for Pendleton Woolen Mills and a freelance textile designer for various companies. My husband and I have three little girls named Clara, Matilda, and Marian-they keep us very busy! We have a very artistic household, there are art projects in virtually every corner of our home. When not designing fabric, I love to cook and be outside as much as possible (weather permitting).

I admit that although I have made a quilt or two in the past, it’s been a while. I’m looking forward to starting up again! I’ll let you know how it goes in future posts.

This is my gaggle of girls. Sadly, I didn’t sew these beautiful little Easter dresses. They would be great made from CT fabric, maybe next year!


23 responses to “Greetings!”

  1. Tracy Says:
    04/30/2014 7:22 am

    Yay, a new designer!! Please keep in mind some of us have lots of young boys that we sew for… so we need boy friendly prints and colors!! Just sayin’!!

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    • Winthur Says:
      04/30/2014 9:38 am

      Hi Tracy, I love boy stuff! As you can see from my photo above I am surrounded by girls, but I am so excited to make some fresh new designs for the little guys :)

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  2. Jenna Says:
    04/30/2014 7:35 am

    welcome Winthur! I’m so happy to have you on our team!

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  3. Ann Says:
    04/30/2014 7:40 am

    Welcome Winthur! You are fitting in so well with your friendly smile and sense of humor. We are so glad you joined our merry crew!

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  4. Jenni Says:
    04/30/2014 7:47 am

    It was such a pleasure getting to know you and work with you for that short amount of time. I know you’ll fall in love with CT and the gang as much as I did! XO

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    • Winthur Says:
      05/01/2014 8:49 am

      It was fun working as a team for that short time! Let’s hang out in NY next time I am back east :)

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  5. Michele Dickinson Says:
    04/30/2014 8:00 am

    Congratulations and wishing you well. I am looking forward to seeing your designs.

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    • Winthur Says:
      04/30/2014 9:39 am

      Thank you, Michele!

      Reply
  6. Joy Says:
    04/30/2014 9:50 am

    Welcome Winthur. I can hardly wait to see your new fabric line. I love quilting.

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    • Winthur Says:
      04/30/2014 9:58 am

      Thank you, Joy! I can hardly wait to see what you make from my fabric designs :)

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  7. Susan Says:
    04/30/2014 10:12 am

    Looking forward to seeing your new designs! :)

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    • Winthur Says:
      05/01/2014 8:48 am

      Thank you, Susan!

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  8. Cynthia Says:
    04/30/2014 10:52 am

    Welcome. I have found CT to be an awesome place. I look forward to seeing what you create.

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    • Winthur Says:
      05/01/2014 8:48 am

      Thanks, Cynthia!

      Reply
  9. Shannon Says:
    04/30/2014 11:44 am

    anxiously awaiting the next line!

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    • Winthur Says:
      05/01/2014 8:50 am

      On it’s way!

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  10. Jenny Moore Says:
    04/30/2014 12:16 pm

    A big welcome from Alberta, Canada on this beautiful spring day. Enjoy your new job.

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    • Winthur Says:
      05/01/2014 8:50 am

      Thank you, Jenny!

      Reply
  11. Rachael Says:
    04/30/2014 4:09 pm

    Welcome! What beautiful little girls! Looking forward to some new fabrics, hopefully some for little boys!

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    • Winthur Says:
      05/01/2014 8:50 am

      Thanks, Rachael!

      Reply
  12. Jenny Says:
    05/01/2014 8:47 am

    Welcome, Winthur! I too am excited to see what you’ll be designing and agree that we need boy prints. And some more grown up masculine designs as well. Have fun!

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    • Winthur Says:
      05/01/2014 8:51 am

      Thanks, Jenny!

      Reply
  13. Winthur Says:
    05/01/2014 8:52 am

    I appreciate the input from multiple quilters that we need more boy prints, I will work on that asap!

    Reply

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