My name is Kellen and I live in the pacific northwest. I love all things sewing and quilting. I also weave and crochet and do bookbinding and collage. I guess I just like doing things with my hands that involve tactile fibers. I also like to repurpose thrifted items. This year I made a bunch of "santa sacks" out of thrifted Christmas themed sweat shirts. I used them instead of gift wrapping and bows to give gifts. That way they had a great shopping bag as well as their handmade items from me. I… Continue
Added by kellen on December 31, 2008 at 9:54am —
Would love to locate some of the descendents of my grandmother's sisters and brothers. At the time she, Olive Jane Standley Brockley and Thad Brockley were homesteading on Mt. Pitt, near Medford she had two sisters, Molly and Arvilla and several brothers, Richard, Charles and at least two others. The three sisters quilted together and I am sure they worked on the unfinished quilt my grandmother carried back to Illinois in a covered wagon. The quilt is frayed and worn, but I treasure it above… Continue
Added by Bess Peirce on December 31, 2008 at 9:52am —
This is such a great idea!!! I have already taken advantage of one of the tutorials, thanks so much. To all of you in the snow..I miss it some times but for now will take the 75 degree weather in Arizona! You all can laugh at me when it is over 100 this summer. Have a Happy New Year everyone!! Rocky
Added by Roxana Burger on December 31, 2008 at 9:48am —
Happy New Year to all. I just joined and am looking forward to this group. Is any one doing any of the on line NYE mysteries? I am doing the one from Bonnie Hunters group Quiltville. Thanks for letting me join.
Any one else here from Oregon?
Added by Donna Adams on December 31, 2008 at 9:43am —
This sounds like fun! Are there any other art quilters out there? I love the traditional quilting too. Right now with our family's committment towards building our new workshop/studio there is not a lot of time for quilting large projects. (ie, we are the builders) My solution is to do small projects (12x12") that can be completed and still leave me free to follow my muse when the next idea comes… Continue
Added by Terra on December 31, 2008 at 9:30am —
Hi everyone my name is millie and I'm very happy to be part of your group, I do order from Connecting Threads often and always welcome new proyects.
Added by millie on December 31, 2008 at 9:21am —
I hope everyone has a great 2009!
Added by Nancy on December 31, 2008 at 9:16am —
Thank you for inviting me onto 'QUILT WITH US". I am a fairly new quilter and look forward to learning new skills through this website. I have one whole hand-made quilt to my credit and several that are still in pieces. I have always admired the art of hand applique but my skills are sorely lacking. I'd love to learn these skills. It takes so much patience! More than I can muster generally. I love looking at the quilts and ideas on this website.
Added by Jacquelyn Bockius on December 31, 2008 at 9:14am —
Hi everyone, My name is Robin, just joined today, looking forward to seeing pictures of everyone's quilts and showing my projects as soon as I can figure out how to send them from new computer. Happy New Year everyone and the best of health to you all.
Added by Robin Morissette on December 31, 2008 at 8:44am —
Hello everyone. It will be fun to see where this leads. I am a traditional quilter from Nebraska. I am a ranchwife and mother of two nearly grown children. Scrap quilts are my favorites, but I confess that I agonize over color choices - even on my scrap quilts. Also I am terrible at math - not a good thing for a quilter to be... Happy New Year everyone & happy quilting!
Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 31, 2008 at 8:41am —
My question is this...About 15-20 years ago when I knew absolutely nothing about quilting, I decided to "quilt" a hand-stitched quilt top my Grandmother had made. I started out by drawing lines on it with a pencil. I have been using a fabric eraser to try to remove these lines, but am not being particularly successful. Do you, or any of your quilting friends, have any other suggestions besides a fabric eraser to remove these pencil lines. I would really appreciate any help I can get on this.… Continue
Added by Lana Mitsules on December 31, 2008 at 8:34am —
This is my first BLOG and I don't know what to say. I am in Alabama and I have been quilting for about 6/7 years. I tie my quilt and I don't know anyone else that does. In fact, I don't know anyone else that quilts. Happy New Year's.
Added by Seminole on December 31, 2008 at 8:30am —
This is absolutely great. I am so looking forward to seeing how this progresses. I have been ordering from Connecting Threads for over a year now and just love everything. I even ordered my two daughters some thread this year for Christmas..I think this will also help those who can't get out to see and hear new ideas and interests. Thanks much for this. Lil McKillen
Added by Lil McKillen on December 31, 2008 at 8:30am —
I am sooo excited about this site.......may we all learn and grow together while having a wonderful experience. No more closet quilting. Blessings
Added by glenda on December 31, 2008 at 8:18am —
I have just joined and never blogged before. I love reading about all of the quilters and hope to make many friends on here. I often feel like "The Lone Quilter!" as none of my real life friends quilt or even sew! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year with lots of time to sew!
Added by Terry F on December 31, 2008 at 8:10am —
I'm a newbie there, and although I've dabbled with quilting, I need to learn pretty much from the ground up. So I'm looking forward to everyone's input.
Right now, my house is in such a sad state, courtesy of unfinished remodeling projects, that I can't even get my sewing room set up for use. I'm "encouraging" my hubby to complete some of the projects this week while he's on vacation.
Does anyone else find obstacles like this?
Added by Donna on December 31, 2008 at 7:59am —
I see others have not done blogs before either, but there are times I need an opinion from someone who doesn't already know how I feel. I've been quilting and teaching quilting since 1979, now live north of Oklahoma City. I'm in a small group of 7, we call ourselves the Handmaidens. We like handwork. Most of us also do lots of machine work, but like the de-stressing time that we slow down and do handwork. I also just took on the job of programs for the guild I belong to, and would like to know… Continue
Added by Sue Esparza on December 31, 2008 at 7:50am —
I guess I'm proof you can teach an old dog new tricks!! I mostly shop at my favorite quilt store but have recently sent for things from connecting threads and I have such fun when the parcels come it's like Christmas. I am trying to collect lots of material and embroidery thread so that when I retire I will be able to keep sewing without spending much.
I might be able to help with ideas for memory quilts as I have made a number.
Chris in snowbound Toronto
Added by Chris Long on December 31, 2008 at 7:49am —
Thanks, Connecting Threads, for the Quilting Community! The KP Knitting Community has had me obsessed with knitting, and I have been missing my quilting!
Here's a photo of a quilt I gave my SIL for Christmas. It's a lap quilt, and I had a local machine quilter quilt it for… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on December 31, 2008 at 7:33am —
I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. I do hope to get some quilting done at some point today. It's snowing here but I have to take my daughter to her friend's house. Let's hope the roads aren't too bad. We plan on staying in tonight and eating! Not too exciting but fine with us. I think this whole website is such a great idea! I'm having fun looking at everything it has to offer. Anyone else out there from Massachusetts? Happy New Year!!
Added by Rosemary on December 31, 2008 at 7:30am —