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Location: West Coast
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Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2018

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Annual Quilting Retreat

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Yearly Quilt Retreat Approaching Fast

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Comment by valma honeyfield on June 23, 2009 at 11:36am
For those who happen to live close to Winters, Ca. they are having an indoor-outdoor quilt show this weekend, June 27th. Going to be hot, so bring your sunscreen, hat and water bottle, so you can take your time to admire the quilts.
Comment by Quiltybearwithme on June 15, 2009 at 11:29pm
I don't do a lot of online ordering, but am glad that I can still place orders over the phone or via their catalog.
I actually bought one of their wallhanging kits and have to get it put together before my retreat in October.
Comment by Anita on June 15, 2009 at 6:31pm
Hi...I am a California girl...a San Fernando Valley girl....but we live in the Antelope Valley now. This sounds like a fun group.
Comment by Marty V on June 15, 2009 at 12:28pm
Interesting...One of my daughters attended college and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in the 90's (in Tacoma). I always wanted to veer off to the east and see the store. I guess I missed out. M
Comment by quiltingmama on June 15, 2009 at 12:18pm
Marty V-
Yes, Connecting Threads is in Vancouver, but they only do business online. They used to have a store, but closed it a couple of years ago and went to strictly online.
Comment by Quiltybearwithme on June 14, 2009 at 11:36pm
Welcome all!! I too love Connecting Threads. I actually bought the Quilters Travel Companion book this year. I went up to Washington to visit my sister in Lake Stevens. We checked out a few quilt sites in the area and than stopped on the way back down to CA in Eugene, OR and checked out a couple quilt shops in that area as well. I hope to do a little more travelling in certain areas to visit some more quilt shops. Definitely on my to do list anyways.
Marty that sounds like you had a ball back when Connecting Threads started up their site. I would loved to have been part of something like that.
Comment by Marty V on June 14, 2009 at 7:35pm
Isn't Connecting Threads in Vancouver, WA? Years ago, when they started the website, I was part of a BETA test group that tried out everything Crafts Americana was doing on the site. I had a ball. I was working in a computer room at night in charge of the mainframe, the student UNIX system, the email, the internet connection, backups, and other server and system processes. I was SUPPOSED to be on the internet! I often emailed and telephoned the Connecting Threads people and got to know them pretty well. It gave me a thrill to be a part of a great website.
I haven't checked your page, Valma...where do you live. Of course I go to Yuba City, Marysville, and Lincoln. I love Novato, Quilty.
This is fun.
Thanks for reminding me that I need to get started on a baby quilt. I'm in Darlene's Slackers group, and that 140 block quilt is intimidating with lots of room for creativity, I think. Starts tomorrow.
Comment by quiltingmama on June 14, 2009 at 5:33pm
I am in Vancouver, WA.. a couple of hours from the coast, but don't get there as much as I would like to. Three kids and the schedules that come with them don't give me much time to travel. I am a hand quilter who learned at her mother's knee (almost literally! LOL) and I actually prefer designing wholecloth patterns for tricot quilts than piecing cotton. However I am trying to push myself out of my comfort zone and have been doing more piecing lately. I just finished a recieving size baby tricot quilt and started a queen size tricot for a friend's wedding in October... I hope I finish it in time!!! LOL ;-)
Comment by valma honeyfield on June 14, 2009 at 10:32am
Since I've lived in northern Calif. for 30 years I guess I qualify as a
West Coaster. I llive in a town about 13 miles from Sacramento, but seldom drive into Sac. For quilt shows I like to go to Yuba City and Fairfield and Colousa. We have just short distance to Winters and Woodland to buy fabric at two nice quilt stores. Now I'm working on 2 baby quilts, and the sewing the binding on a queen sized scrap quilt I just recieved back from a long-arm quilter.
Comment by Quiltybearwithme on June 13, 2009 at 11:25pm
That picture is out in the Stinson Beach area. I was driving along the coast highway one day & would stop every now and than and snap a picture. I actually live in Novato, which is about 2 hours from Sacramento.

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