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Happy Quilting and Happy New Year!

Hello to all from Eastern Oregon...we had our wet, cold, snow throughout christmas and then the wind came and the weather warmed up and it is a slushy mess out there now. BUT any weather is quilting weather. Hope you all have a wonderful 2009 and finish those UFO's that you have been looking at. I have two more grandchildren on the way this year and am thinking baby stuff right now! I love to make baby quilts and small projects - makes a body feel good to complete something start to finish!… Continue

Added by Vicky N. on December 31, 2008 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment

Happy New Year from the Home of the Sun Bowl - El Paso Texas in the Sunny Southwest

Happy New Year to one and all from El Paso where it was sunny with blue skys in the upper 60's today and down into the 30's tonight. It will be sunny and in the 60's for New Year's Day. I hope you all find a little time each day to sew or do something creative. Thank you to Connecting Threads for this wonderful opportunity to meet other quilters.

Happy Sewing,

Jean Goldsmith

Added by Jean Goldsmith on December 31, 2008 at 5:51pm — No Comments


Wishing you all a very Happy and healthy New Year.

Added by denise t on December 31, 2008 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Happy New Year 2009!

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year 2009!

Added by LI Cat Lady on December 31, 2008 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Happy New Year

Hope everyone has a Happy Healthy New Year!

Lookin forward to starting a new year of sewing and quilting.

Added by Sue on December 31, 2008 at 4:38pm — No Comments


Happy New Year to everyone from snowy Western Mass!

Added by Mariellen on December 31, 2008 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Happy New Year!

New Year's greetings from Wyoming. It's been a bit snowy and blustery. I'm looking forward to playing in my sewing area all day tomorrow (okay, after I take down the Christmas decorations). I will leave my Christmas quilts up for another month. My currents project(s) is/are--I'm designing a wedding quilt for #2 son. The bride is all about fall colors and son is all about blues so I'm making a way too complicated series of snails trails. If it ever gets pieced, I will post a photo. In the… Continue

Added by Barbara Graham on December 31, 2008 at 4:21pm — 4 Comments

Bucks County Cross Stitch Quilt series pattern

I am desperately seeking the Bucks County Cross Stitch Quilt series pattern that ran in Quilter's Newsletter back in the 70's--it ran for probably 6 months or so with each month's issue having a pattern or two--i am willing to pay for these patterns--thanks in advance!

Pam Jenson

Added by Pamela Jenson on December 31, 2008 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Newbee form Vermont

I love Connecting Threads. Nice to find a site where quilters are friends. I have been quilting for about 30 years.I am just getting into long arm quilting. Would like any tips anyone would have on this. Just finished hand quilting a whole cloth quilt for my Daughters Wedding Presesnt. It was more of a project than I thought it would be. Live and learn..

Added by Elaine on December 31, 2008 at 4:05pm — 3 Comments

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all quilters around the world from St. Agatha, Maine. It is bitterly cold here in northern Maine & tomorrow promises to be colder. Hope to meet other quilters as well.

Added by Jane on December 31, 2008 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Happy New Year from southeastern Virginia!

I'm excited about the new site and hope to finish my very first applique quilt. I have been sewing and quilting for over 20 years but never had the confidence to attempt a real applique quilt. I finally took the plunge and LOVE IT! I'm looking forward to learning so much more!

Added by Mary-Ann on December 31, 2008 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Hi from Michigan Winter Wonder Land

Happy New Year to all form around the country. This is the first time I have ever had anything to do with a blog. I love quilting. I have been a non'stop quilter since 1997. My quilting friends love to pick on me because I'm the wierd on who only works on one project at a time. I have done many projects over the years for family and friends. I try to sew every night, it is so relaxing after a rough day at work. I'm just finishing up a quilt called Fiddlesticks. It is a strip quilt. I love to… Continue

Added by Lynn Staudacher on December 31, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Happy New Year and Happy Quilting!

Hi, I am excited too! I love quilting although I am a novice. I have sewn for years. I am finishing a quilt for my one year old grandson. What projects are you all planning for the new year? I am trying to figure out what to try next.

Added by Patricia on December 31, 2008 at 3:40pm — 4 Comments

Greetings and Happy New Year from Illinois

I've never blogged before, I hope I get this right! I've been quilting for about 8 or 9 years, but I've been sewing since I was a little girl...... more years than I care to think about. My initial inspiration was Alex Andersen's quilting show..... I thought, " I can do that!" I've been hooked ever since. I didn't realize at the time, that quilting was a wee bit more complicated than what I thought. Boy, have I learned a lot since my first quilt and what a fun road it's been to travel!!! I'm… Continue

Added by debbie on December 31, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Machine Quilting

I am fairly new at quilting and would love to learn more on how to machine quilt. I received a new machine for Christmas and it has the ability to quilt. I have always send my quilts to a friend but would like to do my own. It is not a long arm so what would be the best way to quilt. I have tried pins but it does not seem to stay in place. And are stenciles the way to go when starting out like this? Thanks for your help.

Added by SMR on December 31, 2008 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Happy New Year !

I'm new at this-never blogged before! Hope I have time to keep up! I have been machine quilting for about two years now. I used to drool over my girlfriends projects-they have been quilters forever! They finally said why don't you learn to quilt-I am and I love it and am addicted. I just finished 5 quilts 52" x 66" for my neices and nephews for Christmas. I tried to pick fabric that went along with their interests-i.e., bugs, baseball, electric guitars etc. They seemed to like them. I try and… Continue

Added by Deb on December 31, 2008 at 2:55pm — 3 Comments

Here's to a warmer New Year

Hi everyone. Woke this morning to -22 - why do I live in MN again? Oh, yeah, the gorgeous summers. Thankfully, quilting makes the winter zoom right by. I started quilting in 1999 and it couldn't be more fun. I have sewn clothing since I was 10, but don't find the time to do that any more. I love piecing and would do it full time if I didn't have to work to support my fabric habit. Retirement is a few years off for me yet. I have also gotten into mid-arm quilting with my HQ 16, which I have had… Continue

Added by Deb Karsnia on December 31, 2008 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Learning something new

This is the first time that I have ever blogged. Let me start out by wishing anyone who reads this a Happy New Year.

I am hoping to meet some new friends through this site that can help me as I am learning about this new blogging and about my new passion, quilting. I have not been quilting for too long but I am really enjoying it so much. Just finished a quilt for my granddaughter. And one for myself with a couple in the making. There is so much to learn and any hints anyone can share… Continue

Added by Barb on December 31, 2008 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Day 1, Welcome

Well, first day on here, and I am really looking forward to learning what I can from here. I really would like to be able to just sell quilts and not have a part time job, but that's another matter. Till later, then!

Added by Jennifer on December 31, 2008 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Happy New Year

I am truly happy to have joined CT family of quilters. I have been machine piecing about 8 years now. I have many projects going and always finding another new project to start before the old one is completed. I think with all the ladies here I will of course find more to do and just might finish some of the UFO's.
Wishing you all the Happiest of New Years.
Keeping Warm in Wisconsin,

Added by Debbie Flatt on December 31, 2008 at 2:05pm — No Comments

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