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New Group-Iowa Quilters

Hey everyone! Just wanted to encourage anyone in the state of Iowa and our fellow quilters from our border states to join our new group-Iowa Quilters. A couple of us have been chatting and thought it would be a fun way for us to get to know each other. We all know that the Midwest winters are like, but when spring finally arrives, (and it won't be too soon for me!) perhaps we could start and get together for some lunch and shophops in different parts of the state.

So join us. I've already… Continue

Added by Melzee on January 2, 2009 at 6:25am — 7 Comments

EQ Question

Hello To All:

My question is "If you have EQ do you design more than actually quilt?" I have looked at the EQ Version 6 software in a local quilt shop. I've pondered it's use and though about buying a copy. I stopped myself because I thought that I may get into digitally designing quilts instead of actually making them. I am curious to know more about the software. For those of you who use it, please kindly response with how you use it. Also include it's strong and weak… Continue

Added by Dottie on January 1, 2009 at 10:32pm — 8 Comments

Free BOM! Friendship Flower Quilt

I have started a new Block of the Month on my weblog!
Will you join us?

Love, Ria from the Netherlands

Added by Grandma on January 1, 2009 at 10:27pm — 6 Comments

Just a test

Hi Everyone: Just joined this post. Trying out my first message to see if it works. Will try some other things when I get some time. Hi Lynn. Happy New Year to all of you.

Added by Lynda Dueweke on January 1, 2009 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment


I love what I have seen so far on everyone's blog. I'm looking forward to finally find more people that are interested in quilting. It really is a joy to see so many. I've posted a few of the quilts that I have done this last year. I love to look at everyone elses to see how many different quilts can be arranged from the quilt blocks. It is truly amazing to just be able to browse thru all the pictures. Keep up the good work.

Added by Kim Henderson on January 1, 2009 at 8:56pm — 2 Comments

Silly Question

Hello! I just joined Connecting Threads as I just found their fabulous website last night. In my town, we only have a Walmart for fabric which doesn't have the best selections thus I was looking for a better place to purchase fabrics. I just learned to sew about 2 months ago and didn't even have an interest in sewing until I attended a quilt show just for fun. Obviously, I'm a real beginner. My silly question is regarding "layer cakes, charm packs and jelly rolls". For starters, I see that most… Continue

Added by Michelle on January 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

i didn't realize when i said "i do", i would do everything

yesterday while doing a wash, i thought i heard a strange noise, a sort of humming sound. ignored it because we were in the midst of a blizzard and i figured it was just another snowplow. went back to work...do i smell smoke?, yes i smell smoke. i look around the house, hmm nothing. i go downstairs and realize it is the washer. i felt the wire going into the plug. it is warm. oh dear. i back up...bite my nails. no one is home. there is no actual flames so i get really brave, step closer and… Continue

Added by polkadot on January 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — 15 Comments

Love Connecting Threads!!

I just love Connecting Threads!! I think their fabric and patterns are wonderful!! I have made several Connecting Threads quilts and love them all. I posted a picture of Connecting Thread’s Wildflower Garden Quilt. I couldn’t see myself appliquéing over 300 leaves so I embroidered them instead. I gave the quilt to my parents on Christmas. I loved it so much that I decided to make one for myself!…


Added by Luv2sew4fun on January 1, 2009 at 6:55pm — 8 Comments

Happy New Year to all You Quilters out There :-)

My husband and I arrived in Arizona on Sunday after spending Christmas with our children/grandchildren in Wisconsin - and are we glad to be back in the sunshine and warm weather! He had enough snow shoveling to last a lifetime in the 10 days we were there this year!

It's back to quilting for the winter. Once those Christmas quilts are all given out, I have the rest of the winter to work on some UFOs, etc. that I need to get back to :-) My goal for the last 2-1/2 years is to work off… Continue

Added by Sher Bear on January 1, 2009 at 6:42pm — No Comments

A Good Sewing Day

Today has been a good sewing day for me!!! One of my goals for 2009 is to finish my Civil War Love Letters quilt! I already had all of the blocks finished (121 of them) and I had a couple of rows sewn together. Here is a photo of the first row, take a couple of months ago!

Even though I still do not have it finished, I have more of it done! The quilt has a total of 11 rows with 11 blocks in each. I now have 8 rows sewn together!!!… Continue

Added by Kristie Layne on January 1, 2009 at 5:33pm — 6 Comments

A New Year, New Starts

It's a new year and although I really enjoyed the holidays, I'm glad it's over. Time for new projects and my sewing room is calling me. Along with my personal projects, I also teach classes at a local sewing shop so I'm getting my samples ready for the upcoming classes. It's hard to decide what to do first but I'm sure I'll figure it out once I get into my sewing room.

Added by Elaine on January 1, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments


I spent some time as a Ravelry member, and I was pretty much run out of there, though I wasn't the only quilter there using the site. Anyway, I'm so glad there's finally a site for quilters! Yay! I was so excited when I got the email from Connecting Threads! When are the Project Pages coming? ;-)

Added by Hattie James on January 1, 2009 at 4:49pm — 4 Comments

My first blog

Happy New Year...my resolution this year is to finish some UFO's and use up a bit of my stash. I am finishing off some table runners I started earlier in December - I recommend the Little Charmers III pattern to anyone who wants a fun, quick table runner. There are 3 different variations included and they all use charm squares or you can quickly cut the pieces from scraps you have. I used some Audrey's Kitchen charm squares in one, and with the left overs coordinated with some of my own stash… Continue

Added by Marianne Wells on January 1, 2009 at 4:42pm — 1 Comment

Michele's Blog

Not sure how to really go about doing this, but since everyone else is I thought I would. I've only been quilting for a couple of years and don't do anything fancy even though I would like too. Guess I want to make sure I have the time to actually do a fancy quilt so that it doesn't get put off to the side and forgotten about. All I make right now are lap/crib size quilts for family and friends. I do enjoy buying the material and have plenty to use along with all kinds of books and magazines… Continue

Added by Michele on January 1, 2009 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Something new...

Decided to start the new year out trying something new. This looked like fun. I love to quilt but haven't put one together for a long time. I tend to be a procrastinator and an unfinisher person! There is always hope right? So...I'm hoping this blog will inspire me and keep me on task so I can have a show-and-tell with my online quilting friends!!
Happy New Year!

Added by LoE6 on January 1, 2009 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Greetings from Kansas!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I think Connecting Threads is so Awesome to arrange this site for all of us die hard quilters to get together and get to know one another...ask questions...share...etc. I have been quilting for 4 years and I'm a Quilt-a-holic which also makes me a Fabri-holic. I have several projects in the works...can't ever just have one!!! I'm working on a Wizard of Oz block of the month quilt, I belong to a Thimbleberries club and also another block of the month club. I belong… Continue

Added by Mizzy on January 1, 2009 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

To Quilt or Not To Quilt...Now that's a silly question!

Cute quilting quotes (say that ten times fast!) that I found online recently:

Blessed are the piece makers.


Blessed are the children of piece makers...for they shall inherit the quilts.


Good friends are like Quilts.

They age with you, yet never lose their warmth.


I am a quilter and my house is in pieces.


I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I… Continue

Added by Nikki on January 1, 2009 at 2:52pm — 8 Comments


Greetings I am from Sun Prairie Wisconsin. Have been quilting for about 12 years, my best day is quilting all day long. A good day is not having to leave my home. Right now It is cold and snowy out side. This is my first "blog"

Added by Judy on January 1, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments


OMG, teach me for leaving my computer for 24 hours. We left to celebrate New Year's Eve with friends and when I came back WOW the number that have signed on to this site is totally amazing. I would like to get to know everyone, so while I like to spend most of my time quilting, I am resolving to spend a few minutes each day learning about everyone by reading their blogs. I have just spent a wonderful couple of days with friends that we have celebrated every New Year's Eve with since 1972 as… Continue

Added by Edith Lean/Ont. on January 1, 2009 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

Barb From Neenah WI

Wishing everyone a wonderful sewing and quilting new year. I love to quilt and being in a quilt shop or fabric shop is about the best way I can spend an afternoon. I enjoy taking classes at our local quilt shops. We are fortunate to have four shops within a ten mile range. I'm starting a quilt for my 18 year old granddaughter in reds. This is her favorite color and her Grandpa is painting her room red. I look forward to visiting with everyone and sharing ideas.

Added by Genett on January 1, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

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