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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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,
Added by Gail on December 31, 2008 at 10:04am —
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 —
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 —
This will be my first blog post for this site! I have another blog at.... quiltingcowgirl.blogspot.com
I love to quilt and I try my best to sew everyday! Even if it is just a little! I have a ton of quilts in the making and one of my goals for 2009 is to cut down my list of UFO's! And then of course I have a huge pile of quilt tops that need to be quilted! Hubby said that I could buy a quilting machine in a month or so. As of… Continue
Added by Kristie Layne on December 31, 2008 at 9:56am —
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 —