Quilting is my passion! I have been a quilter for over 20 years and a quilt instructor, quilt designer and pattern writer for over 7 years. At Connecting Threads, my job includes designing and writing new patterns as well as recoloring and updating older patterns for upcoming fabric collections. As a quilter who loves many styles of fabric and techniques, I am always on the lookout for new toys...Oops! I mean tools. It is fun to discover a clever new notion or quilt book to expand one's creativity.

Recent Posts by Ann

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween! Who said quilters aren't festive!? Here at Connecting Threads we have a tradition of holding a Halloween costume contest along with our sister companies. There were so many great costumes!  

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    And the grand prize fabric design winner is…

    Our panel of 15 judges comprised of quilt designers, quilters, merchandising and marketing folks voted for each collection using a closed-ballot system based on four categories: Personal Taste (how much the judge liked it/whether they would buy it); Marketability (how easy marketing efforts would be/whether the designer had a following); Salability (how well they thought the group would sell to our customers, based on our sales data of past collections); and Usability (how useable ...

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    The Winners of the Strip Smart Book Giveaway are…

    With the help of #117 Sheila Van and #113 Cat Lady. 117. sheila van Says: Aug 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM I love "spice blossoms", getting ready for cooler weather. 113. Cat Lady Says: Aug 16, 2011 at 1:33 PM I have fallen in love with "Spice Blossoms"! Those colors are definitely in my comfort zone. Just recently I was on line looking at Kathy Browns "Strip Smart Quilts" adding it to my wish list. Would sure love to win a copy of it. Congratulations, ladies! Your book is on its way to you! If you didn't win and you'd like to purchase a copy of the book, it's available here at 30% off retail.

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    Dec La Table Contest – The Winner!

    Deb is off on Fridays, so I get the pleasure of announcing the winner of her contest post. Congratulations to Linda of Santa Maria, CA who won our sewn Dec La Table Runner sample! Linda, we'll get your prize out right away. I loved reading through all of your comments about what you would like to see for batik kits--it will help me choose them in the future!

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