Behind The Scenes: November 2015 Connecting Threads Catalog


It’s always a little odd shooting for a colder season when we are still enjoying the throes of a long summer. Shooting for our November catalog was no exception! More often than not, the Portland area stays summery and warm all through September and even now in October.

With a perfectly sunny day in the mid-80s going, we cracked our knuckles and dove into some beautiful collections at some equally beautiful houses.

Both days of shooting, we shot in the lovely Hosford-Abernathy neighborhood in southeast Portland—one house being that of our awesome and talented fabric designer, Winthur!


It was such a pleasure shooting both Kinderfolk and Heirloom Manor in such gorgeous locations, I think we all got a little sidetracked and didn’t end up with as many “backstage” photos as normal.

Here are a few gems, though:




Now that our two new exclusive collections and a handful of outside collections are all available online, which is your favorite? For me? Definitely Kinderfolk. With my Dutch roots and even more Dutch in-laws, I have a soft spot for windmills, wooden clogs, tulips, and redwork.


  1. Becky Schultz - October 13, 2015

    Love, love, love the cover shot! Looking forward to checking out the table runner. I can’t wait!!!

  2. Beth T. - October 13, 2015

    I have been gathering red-and-white fabric for a two color quilt, and am so excited to see the charming designs in the Kinderfolk collection!

  3. Judith Green - October 14, 2015

    The cover shot is spectacular! Can’t wait to see the collection in its entirety.

  4. Eileen - October 14, 2015

    Just looking at Heirloom Manor makes my fingers itch to start a new project!

  5. Shannon o - October 15, 2015

    I’m with Eileen……I am so drooling over heirloom manor. I could decorate my whole house with it. Curtains, tablerunners, chair cushions…..sigh…

  6. Linda Christianson - October 16, 2015

    Love the red star quilt. Been looking for the right pattern for all the batiks I purchased two years ago from CT. Maybe that’s the one for it too.