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I have worked for Connecting Threads since 1997. I am the Outreach Director. I work with our outside Independent Pattern Designers. I am also involved with our new tools and books from the start until they are showing on our website. This is a great place to work! Quilts and coworkers that share the love of quilting, what more could I ask for in a job?

Recent Posts by Judy

    My First Quilt

    It all started 46 years ago. I was given some sample fabric squares from the department store where I worked, and decided to make my very first quilt. After all, they were already cut into squares and I had a sewing machine. It would be simple, I thought! I was 18, and I didn’t know anyone that quilted. The internet didn’t ...

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    Staff Favorites – Books

    There are a lot of exciting new books at Connecting Threads! It is hard to choose what to write about, so I chose a few stand-out favorites. If you click any of the book links below you can look at inside images of the books on our website. Our staff also writes reviews on books they love that you can see on the book page.

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    O Christmas Tree

    This mini Christmas tree, designed by Mari Martin, is from the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book.   It looks like the bell is weighting down the top of the little tree. In the book it is shown made up in flannel and displayed on the ...

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    Two Hearts Pattern

    Two Hearts is project number seven in the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book.  There are 22 fun projects total, and all of them are quick and easy to make. This is such a cute pattern. In the book the project is made in flannel but it would also look great in regular cotton fabric or wool. The applique can be hand ...

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    Long ago, my mother-in-law used to make little pillowcases for 12″ x 16″ pillows in cute fabrics when my kids were little. It started when they needed a little propping up or cushioning in their strollers. When they were a little older they started sleeping with them and they never slept without them. She still kept making new pillowcases for them in fabrics that they loved. Now the tradition has come full circle and I have a new grandchild ...

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    Weekly Curated Sale: Cutting Tools

    “Measure twice, cut once”…while measuring is extremely important, having the right cutting tool for the task is a must. It makes the job a lot easier. Having good, sharp cutting instruments will make all the difference in the world! Here are some of my favorite things! For starters, I love the Olfa Quick Change Rotary Cutter–the 45mm is the one I use most of the time.  It is great for left or right handed quilters. I admit, I have a hard time ...

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    Miss Rose’s Garden Little Quilt

    I love little quilts! Miss Rose’s Garden Pattern by Red Button Quilt Co. is just as cute as a button. It is only 13” x 15 ½” and speaking of buttons, it has 6 darling red leather buttons included in the pattern! I had been eying this pattern…

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    Plethora of Pillows – Diamond Pillow

    I love to make pillows because they can add a pop of color or change the feeling in a room with very little time and effort. That’s my kind of project. I chose the Diamond Pillow downloadable pattern by Crazy Mom Quilts for my Plethora of Pillows project. I decided to use the ...

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    Stars and Stripes Candle Mat

    I love this cute little Stars & Stripes Candle Mat Pattern by Farmhouse Threads. I have eyed this pattern several times and couldn’t resist it any longer. It is such a quick and easy project a beginner could make. It would also make a wonderful gift if I could part with it. I used scraps that were left over from projects ...

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    Wool All Round!

    Candy Corn Image Hear! Hear! to all you woolie lovers out there! Come see wool in the round for a bevy of holiday bedizements! Wahoo!

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