Follow along with our team of quilters as we show off our new projects, discuss new and exciting techniques, talk about new fabric collections, and share news about the latest and greatest happenings here at Connecting Threads.
I layout the Connecting Threads catalog, as well as do book design. I'm a quilter who loves coordinating fabric prints, and I tend to be drawn to 'open' or 'negative space' quilt designs with a variety of quilting. The Modern quilting world is appealing, but I'm just as passionate about the history of quilting, especially during the turn of the century.
I was immediately interested in this book because I love photography, and because Marcia makes her art quilts look so fascinating. The process can be technically challenging, but once I read through the instructions, the projects seemed very do-able–even for a novice quilter such as myself. What I love most about making photo-art quilts is that it begins with your photograph, and your quilt will be like no other. I especially appreciate the ...
I am very excited to announce I am working on my very first quilt. After practicing making some simple blocks, I think I'm ready. I'm not even letting my broken sewing machine get in the way, for a generous co-worker has lent me hers for the time being.
We are happy to announce Cat Lady from Independence, MO as our SIp of Summer sampler winner! Thank you to all who commented on my blog post. Be sure to watch for more sampler give-a-ways in the near future!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER
I made a very practical and cute camera strap for my DSLR made out of our Sip of Summer sampler. My 6 month old daughter Ella wanted to sew too! Even though I gave her something in her hand to play with, she kept grabbing my charm squares! Sewing this project took under an hour and I had most of my sampler left over. I first sewed the charm squares ...