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Happy New Year!

This is a really good idea!!



I just wanted to post quickly so I can say I was with you from the start.

I am a teacher in Portland,Maine and I love to sew and quilt whenever I have time.



Yes, that is a picture of Portland Headlight! I'm also a lighthouse lover.



Happy quilting to all and to all a fine… Continue

Added by Anne from Maine on December 31, 2008 at 12:57pm — 16 Comments

Happy New Year from Minnesota!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year from Minnesota. It was -6 degrees this morning when I left for work. I've never blogged before so hopefully this works. My name is Jill and I've been quilting for about 8 years. I have many works in progress; all different types of quilts. I've lately been knitting as well so now have a stash of fabric and a stash of yarn. My husband retired in March and thank goodness he has hobbies so I don't feel bad retreating to my quilt area from time to time. Currently… Continue

Added by Jill on December 31, 2008 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

Happy New Year everybody

I rarely join in on this sort of thing but I love Connecting Thread's products and catalogs so I decided to make an exception this time. I look forward to sharing quilting and sewing experiences with the rest of you. I hope you all have a fantastic 2009 and make lots of quilts.
Sherry
California

Added by Sherry McDonald on December 31, 2008 at 12:40pm — No Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

What a fun way to start a new year. I have been quilting for about 16 years. I was a sewer before that which was handy since I had 3 daughters to dress. I live in Santa Maria, California and belong to a quilt guild and a friendship group. It is so wonderful to be sisters of the cloth with so many. I have purchased many kits from CT and have been pleased with the product. I have a fortune cookie fortune from a few years ago. It says "You will retire in material wealth". I did!!!!!!!!! Happy… Continue

Added by Gwen on December 31, 2008 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Hello and Happy New year

What a wonderful way to start the new year by connecting with other quilters.

I have been quilting on and off for 20 years but havent' been serious until recently. I am looking forward to connecting with all of you and learning from you all.

I am from Abbotsford British Columbia in Canada - Abbotsford is just outside of Vancouver. It is neat to see that everyone else is from different parts of the continent - I have only discovered CT within the last year - what a wonderful place to… Continue

Added by Dayna on December 31, 2008 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Hi, I just joined. Hope to learn a lot from all of you. I live in the four corners area of the USA. I don't have a blog so don't know if I am doing this right. Happy New Year to every one and hope it…

Hi, I just joined. Hope to learn a lot from all of you. I live in the four corners area of the USA. I don't have a blog so don't know if I am doing this right. Happy New Year to every one and hope it is better than 2008. Continue

Added by Sue Ludwig on December 31, 2008 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Happy new Year to everyone

What a nice site to start the New Year. I'm Judy from South Carolina but sitting in the cold weather of Ohio with my children for the holidays but happy to go home on Saturday. I love quilting and just finished a civil war quilt for my honey. It's called Women's Voices and what a beautiful quilt when it was fininshed. I have to sew the binding to the back and will be done. I am looking forward to this site and group. Best wishes to everyone for 2009 and happy quilting.

Added by Judith Higgins on December 31, 2008 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Glad to be here!

Hi everyone, I'm Victoria from Michigan and I look forward to getting to know everyone! I have been learning to quilt for about 8 years. I love applique work and designing my own patterns. I prefer to hand quilt and I am learning to machine quilt. I have been sewing since I was about 7 and I would make clothes for my barbie dolls from old scraps of fabric and any worn out clothes I could sneak from my mom's rag bag.

Added by Victoria on December 31, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

Hello & Happy New Year!

Just joined! What a neat site! So glad CT did this. It's been fun to watch them grow! I made my first log cabin quilt out of CT's first "Irresistible Indigos" line... That line sold out before the magazines with the ads for it ever hit the shelves! Truth be told, I've been buying from CT long time before they started their own fabric lines... Anyhow, going to go check out more of this site, and of course, go quilting! Looking forward to 2009!

Added by SuzyQ on December 31, 2008 at 11:25am — No Comments

Cheers To A New Year!

Hi to all. What a great site, and I was so excited this morning when upon checking my email that Connecting Threads has started this new endeavor. I am a 47 year old wife, mother, and grandmother from Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. It is interesting to read all the posts and see how quilting excites others' as it does me. I am a newbie, just getting started. The company I have worked for for 18 years is closing it's doors; and I have decided to take some "me" time and enjoy by grandchildren and… Continue

Added by Kim on December 31, 2008 at 11:19am — 2 Comments

New member sitting on the Yukon River in Galena, Alaska

Hi, I am brand new to blogging and new to the group. Thank you Connecting Threads for setting this up. I have been quilting and beading for more that 30 years. Winter in Alaska is prime quilting time with the average winter temp here at 45 below.

I am still learning techniques and hope to be able gain many new ideas from this group. Have a Happy New Year and KEEP QUILTING.

March Runner, FOUR WINDS -- Alaska

Added by March Runner on December 31, 2008 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

new to the group

Hi everyone. I am new to this "blogging" thing myself so forgive me if I don't get it right. I have been sewing since I was 3 and quilting for about 28 years. I can't think of a time where fabric wasn't involved. I have made most of my own clothes...that is until I fell in love with quilting. My motto became "if I can buy it readymade and have more time to quilt...so be it". I am self taught and did mostly tradtional quilting until about 3 years ago when I tried my hand at "doing my own thing".… Continue

Added by Lynn Thibault on December 31, 2008 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Hello from Maine

So glad that CT has begun this connection for all of us quilters. It's cold here in Maine and every chair and sofa in our home has a quilt or two draped over it. My grandaughter always has one she's dragging down the hallway. I've been sewing most of my life - starting when I was about 8. I like designing my own things and experimenting with color and texture. My sewing room currently has about 95 bolts of fabric and twice that many FQ. You'd think I'd be set for life, yet I constantly haunt… Continue

Added by Patti on December 31, 2008 at 10:49am — No Comments

New Year New Beginnings

2008 saw huge changes in my life. Family, work and school all took precedence and I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed. I made the decision to take time for myself in 2009 and one of the ways I am doing that is by setting aside a few hours each week to sew. I always found that quilting and sewing were relaxing and provided much needed *me* time. I receive a lot of personal satisfaction from seeing projects completed and find that creating items that are both beautiful and functional assuages… Continue

Added by Jujubeez on December 31, 2008 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

Happy New Year from TEXAS

Wow...So glad to see this on Connecting Threads... I have loved ordering from them and will be ordering more after looking it over today.

I also don't know much about blogging but will sure enjoy reading and getting new ideas. I belong to a Quilting Guild and a few qulliting clubs, along with a friend I helped start Courthouse Step Qilters Club 15 years ago and we have a Quilt Show in October every year...in our little town of Goldthwaite. I have invited Kay to join us...so hope to see you… Continue

Added by Patricia Karnes on December 31, 2008 at 10:45am — No Comments

Hello from California!

Wow! One of my goals for 2009 was to find a nice online quilting community and here you are! I'm looking forward to sharing and conversing with everyone over the next year. I found Connecting Threads by way of a referral from a quilt teacher raving about their thread. I purchased the natural set and am very satisfied with the quality. I'm also grateful that I've found a place that is budget conscious since, like so many, will be tightening the belt this year.



Happy New Year and look… Continue

Added by Melinda Grace on December 31, 2008 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

Dear Oregonian(s)

There are reasons I moved to So Cal - and your weather is one of them - the mainone is grandkids/ I lived most of my life in Portland, stationed 4 years at Ft.Lewis. I tried to join earlier, guess everyone else was also - when a friend sent me an invite I decided to try again - she is one of the many Betty's listed! How do you find someone without a personal Avatar? Mine is a corner of the Oriental Log Cabin I did for my daugheter. Right now I am working on disappearing 9 patch using Moda… Continue

Added by Sandie on December 31, 2008 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

Hello from Illinois

Hello Everyone,

Happy New Year!!
I am excited to join the Connecting threads quilting community. Really looking forward to meeting other quilters.
I started quilting in October of 2007 and the rest is history. Connecting Threads has great fabric and kits.
This is the first time I have paticipated in anything online. I will need to learn how this works and get my photo posted.

Talk to you soon,

Gail

Added by Gail on December 31, 2008 at 10:04am — 6 Comments

FROM HAWAII

Wishing you all GOOD HEALTH & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Never blog before. Very
interesting. Looking forward to see what's new in 2009 in the quilting world. Hope to
learn different techniques and make new friends.

Added by Cheryl Tsumura on December 31, 2008 at 10:01am — No Comments

New from Indiana

Happy New Year to all. I have been looking over the website and glad to Connecting Threads for setting this up for everyone. Will be checking back to chat. Happy Stitching

Added by Annette Johnson on December 31, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

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