Meet Anita, Download Pattern Coordinator for Connecting Threads

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What do I do? Have fun mostly! I am Anita McIntire and I am your friendly Download Pattern Coordinator.  What is a Download Pattern Coordinator, you ask?  I get to set up all of the download patterns that are sold on our website.  Yes, I am the queen of instant gratification! 

If it is a pattern from one of our great internal designers, I assign the pattern a number in our system and get the ball rolling. If it is a pattern from one of the great independent pattern designers, I work with them to make sure I have the PDF and images ready to go up on the website.  I enter all of the information for each pattern in our product management system.

(Ok, totally cheated by posting this picture of myself in England instead of an action shot.)

The best part of my job is working with these great designers. Some have designed patterns specifically for our fabric lines.  I make sure they have the fabric they need to sew up the project in our fabric. (It is like being Santa all year!) I also go and find new designers and tell them about our great download program so we can bring you the latest and greatest patterns. If there is a designer you would like to see as part of our download program, let me know and I will do my best to let them know about our program. If you are a designer and would like to submit patterns, please submit patterns by clicking here.


25 responses to “Meet Anita, Download Pattern Coordinator for Connecting Threads”

  1. Alene Knox Says:
    04/24/2013 10:43 am

    No wonder the site is such a joy to go to with the huge SMILE that is on your face ~ It’s catchy!!

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  2. Stephanie Says:
    04/24/2013 10:51 am

    Hi Anita~
    I love working with you and everyone at CT. :o)

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  3. Bea Says:
    04/24/2013 11:19 am

    Hi Anita!!! nice to see your picture :)

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  4. Kristie Says:
    04/24/2013 11:55 am

    Anita, you are awesome! And a great asset to the connectingthreads.com, wonderful woman to work with, as a designer like myself! Thanks Anita for all that you do!
    Kristie, fabricatedframes.com

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  5. Rosalee Says:
    04/24/2013 12:19 pm

    Hi Anita! You are doing a great job! You are appreciated!

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  6. Lianne Coates Says:
    04/24/2013 12:41 pm

    How lucky they are to have you!!!!

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  7. molly Says:
    04/24/2013 12:55 pm

    Anita, so nice to meet–see someone from Connecting threas.. I bet you really enjoy yurjob… Can you tell me what plant , with such big leaves , is behind you in yur photo? I love how big it is…thanks, molly [ sewnmom7@yahoo.com

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  8. molly Says:
    04/24/2013 12:56 pm

    Anita, so nice to meet–see someone from Connecting threads.. I bet you really enjoy your job… Can you tell me what plant , with such big leaves , is behind you in your photo? I love how big it is…thanks, molly [ sewnmom7@yahoo.com

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  9. Anita Says:
    04/24/2013 1:07 pm

    @ Molly, I do not know what type of plant that is. I am sitting outside of a trout farm in Burford, Enlgand (Cotswold area).
    Thanks everybody, I am feeling the love. I do LOVE my job and everybody that I work with both inside and outside of Connecting Threads.
    Anita

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  10. Terri McCauley Says:
    04/24/2013 1:50 pm

    Thank you for the work you do! Sometimes needing a pattern right now (who would wait till last minute?) is hard to get! Nice to meet you and see you in person. Connecting Threads is the greatest! Cant wait till summer, as snow has come to Montana in April!

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  11. Cheryl Lafferty Says:
    04/24/2013 1:52 pm

    Hi Anita…..I placed my first order from Connecting Threads last month and loved everything. I loved the fact I could shop from home in a small town in Northern Ontario and get my order a few days later for only $4.99 shipping…thankyou. I have recently started a quilting group at our local library and have been sending all the quilters to your site. We call ourselves the SEW ‘n SEWS !!! I am sure you will be hearing from us again.

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  12. Amanda Best Says:
    04/24/2013 2:07 pm

    I love the downloadable patterns! Keep up the good work, and keep having fun!

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  13. Beverly Says:
    04/24/2013 2:25 pm

    Molly: It looks like a rhubarb plant in the photo with the large leaves.

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  14. vivian Says:
    04/24/2013 2:26 pm

    Hi Anita, its a joy to finally meet you,I so enjoy this site , I had material come and it is sure a good quality , I spend hours just going on site looking at the new material and patterns, keep up the good work ,

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  15. Mary law Says:
    04/24/2013 4:05 pm

    My great granddaughters need me to sew for them as one grandmother is blind and Mom died 2 weeks ago. My only sewing table is the kitchen table, as we live with my daughter.
    I’m desperate!

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  16. Mary law Says:
    04/24/2013 4:09 pm

    My great granddaughters deserve someone who can sew for them! One grand ma is blind and the mother died 2 weeks ago and I need a special place to sew besides my daughter’s kitchen table.
    Thank you for your consideration!

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  17. Roni Coldiron Says:
    04/24/2013 6:52 pm

    Hi Anita – Tried to link to the “Deluxe Sew Steady Table and Bag Giveaway” comment area to register but couldn’t. (It wouldn’t open.) Is there another way I can register? I did have (notice the use of the past tense verb – ha ha!) a Sew Steady Table until a few weeks ago when my husband dropped it. Yip – broke! He told me I couldn’t buy one at this time and instead came home with super glue. Well needless to say by table isn’t what it used to be and I miss it soooooo much!!! I really would like to register (fingers crossed I might even win).

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  18. Nadine Says:
    04/24/2013 6:53 pm

    What a fantastic idea this is! I have a sewing machine that does not have a table available to sit the machine in so it’s flush. I saw one of these at a quilt show recently and just knew that would be a great thing to have!!

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  19. diana Davis Says:
    04/25/2013 5:44 am

    I love to have the table and a place to the put thing I,m using

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  20. Teri Hackett Says:
    04/25/2013 5:52 am

    Hello, nice to meet you Anita! Connecting Threads is my Go-To place for quick download or ordering kits &/or supplies. My mom didn’t feel at home until we put her wall hanging up in her room at the Alzheimer’s center where she lives now. She made the quilt from one of your kits and it was the last thing my dad hung up on the wall at their house befor he passed. Thank you for giving her that peace of mind! Your attention to detail in making sure everything is downloadable perfect is commendable!

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  21. Anita Says:
    04/25/2013 6:10 am

    Teri – What a beautiful story of how quilts are a part of our lives. They are comforting and filled with memories of love. Every time I hold the quilt my grandmother gave me, it is like getting a hug from her. Thank you for sharing.
    Anita <3

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  22. susan jane Says:
    04/25/2013 8:54 am

    Hi Anita! Connecting Threads sounds like a wonderful place to work! And I can only dream about a trip to England. By the way, the plant in your photo is a gunnera. It is sometimes referred to as a giant rhubarb, but it is definitely not a rhubarb. It likes wet places besides ponds, etc. It’s hardy probably to about zone 7 and southward. (I always knew my horticulture degree would be good for something)!

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  23. Vivian Dimmel Says:
    04/26/2013 6:20 pm

    I can only dream of owning this. I would love it

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