This is my first sewing oriented blog group. I have been sewing for years, mostly children's clothing and home decorating. I started quilting in 1998 and my first quilt was given to my daughter for her graduation from college in 2000, I have made smallish lap and baby quilts and a couple of bedsize quilts. My goal this year is to finish several projects that I started in the last few years.
I have a BOM from Joann's (I think from 3 years ago) that I quilted and was ready to send to a… Continue
Added by Melanie on January 2, 2009 at 8:38pm —
I'm sorry! Our free tutorial is not downloading properly. Our techies are still off for the holidays, so we'll get it fixed on Monday!
Added by CT Admin on January 2, 2009 at 7:50pm —
Hello from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We had some wicked weather for xmas, all the snow is gone now. Winter is definately my favorite time to quit.
Added by Linda Draper on January 2, 2009 at 6:23pm —
Hi everyone I just joined yesterday and this is the first blog. I live on a farm and have run a quilt shop for some 18 years. Now retired to just being a farm wife and I can sew on anything at anytime I want to. I have 3 grown daughters and all of them can sew. I am so proud. They are even starting to make quilt tops and wall hanging. Just wanted to join in and say "HI" to everyone.
Added by Kay on January 2, 2009 at 6:12pm —
Wow, I found my way back! Thanks for the welcome that really helped! Anyhow, since I am here once again, I would really like to know if anyone out there has the AccuQuilt and uses it often. I am really interested in how well it works. With my cutting not always being "right on", I am hoping that I will be able to invest in one of these one day soon. First I would really like to find out if it is being used by several quilters and if so, how well does it work. It sure sounds like it could be… Continue
Added by Carol Wadkins on January 2, 2009 at 5:33pm —
I tried to upload about 10 pics of different things I have made but for some reason, these are the only 2 that came through. The first is a tote bag that I made a couple years ago. The other is a picture of Grand Cayman from our cruise last March. I like to look at it because it makes me feel warm even though it is 5 degrees out and 6" of snow on the ground!!! Will try more pics tomorrow.
Added by Mariellen on January 2, 2009 at 4:44pm —
Well the painting is done, and now it's time to gear up for winter quarter at school. I am a nursing student at a local community college, as well as working full time over 40 hours a week. Thank heavens the kids are all over 18 because there is no time to spare. This time next year I'll be a graduate nurse (God willing!) and I'll have more time for my quilting. I don't know why I find the whole quilting process so addictive, something about the fabrics, and colors and designing that just gets… Continue
Added by Kelly on January 2, 2009 at 4:26pm —
Working on a wedding gift. All solids. It's driving me crazy! Sewing in 75* weather here in Dallas/Fort Worth... but, we're supposed to get wintery weather Sunday/Monday/Tuesday so I can't boast too much.. I like winter weather, just not the nasty ice we get here vs. the beautiful snow they get up north...
Added by Debbie on January 2, 2009 at 4:24pm —
I just joined and I am looking forward to starting the New Year learning to quilt. I have just done 3 baby quilts and a t-shirt quilt so I am very new. I have not done any of the actual quilting yet so I am anxious to learn the next step on marking the quilt. We do not have classes for this in my town so could anyone give me any information that would help me learn the proper way to mark a quilt top.
Added by Karen on January 2, 2009 at 3:30pm —
I'm happy ... no ... make that "ecstatic" ... to report that hubby has made substantial progress on the remodeling project that has been hampering pretty much all other activity in our house for months!
That brings us a few steps closer to a house that I feel comfortable inviting people into again.
It also means that my sewing room will be accessible again (after I clean and reorganize the mess in there now!). Couldn't have a better Christmas present that this!
Added by Donna on January 2, 2009 at 1:51pm —
Sorry, not quite sure why the pictures loaded "all stretched out"??
Added by Vicky N. on January 2, 2009 at 1:11pm —
Just about have my new grandson's (due in March) baby quilt finished...used a quick 6 to 9 block and borders - just need to sandwich it, quilt and bind...but here is the completed top, it measures… Continue
Added by Vicky N. on January 2, 2009 at 1:06pm —
What a nice feeling!! Just finished taking down the decorations, and turning the guest bedroom back into a sewing room. Sat down and did some sewing - sooooooooo relaxing. I'm working on one of the Bella Bella paper pieced quilts. Pretty challenging as I'm rather new to paper piecing. Must get my thank you notes done so I can continue sewing "guilt free".
Added by Helene on January 2, 2009 at 12:43pm —
Wanted to stop and say "Hello". I joined today. I've been a quilter about 15 years and during the time I have amassed quite a stash and stack of UFOs. I am slowly working at getting both down to a manageable amount. I work full time in a retail pharmacy and I find this cuts in to my time way too much. I am married for 27 yrs and have 2 children. I added some pics of my works and need to now get back to putting another top together.
I am glad to find such a wonderful group here
Added by lainey923 on January 2, 2009 at 11:53am —
I have just posted a few more photos of quilts etc. that I hope you will enjoy - will be happy to answer any questions about them! KLB
Added by Kaaren L. Biggs -Simcoe, Ontario on January 2, 2009 at 11:32am —
does anyone have their Viking 1+ customizing and digitizing programs? Have you gone to new computer that does not have floppy disk drive capability, if so what have you done to still run your programs, and what was the step you took to get updates at this time. Thanks so very much.....Beverly
Added by Beverly Hall on January 2, 2009 at 11:30am —
Thanks for setting this up Connecting Threads!! I will be visiting this site alot!
Added by Anita on January 2, 2009 at 9:33am —
I love to quilt anddo some wood carving as well but only in the summer. I have been really getting interested in art fiber quilting lately but am still in the reading and dreaming process, just need a kick in the butt to get going, have all the ideas in my head. Would like to meet other quilters in the same boat.
Added by Joan Smith on January 2, 2009 at 9:07am —
It's hard to believe this community is less than 1 week old, with over 2,500 members already! You guys are fantastic! I think my favorite part of this is seeing all of your photo's and accomplishments. It's very inspiring, and yes, I've added several new projects to my mental To Do list because of you. There have been lots of questions and even more answers and suggestions from other members. I've even seen some of you meeting each other here for the first time and setting up a Starbucks meet… Continue
Added by Connecting Threads on January 2, 2009 at 9:00am —
Having "met" with some of you make it so nice for someone like me that does not have "real friends" who are interested in the idea of quilting or crafting. This is the first time that I have ever blogged or even joined a community of quilters. It is very inspiring and I hope that it brings out more and more people with the same mindset as we all have. Whether seasoned or beginners like me. I do love learning new things but am not the type to go to a class by myself and my friends aren't… Continue
Added by cheri r. on January 2, 2009 at 8:29am —