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First Timer

I was very pleased to see this new addition to Connecting Threads. This is the first time that I have ever written or even viewed a Blog. I have been a quilter for over 20 years, and I am at a loss as to what pattern to use for a photo memory quilt. It is for someone who recently lost her husband and I have collected pictures from various years. Should I just use sashing or what? I would appreciate any help. p.s. what do tags mean in a blog?

Added by Annamarie on December 31, 2008 at 7:23am — 2 Comments

New to blogging

I have never joined in a blog before but thought this might be a good way to try it. I have lots of unfinished projects that I hope to complete this year. I am fairly new to quilting but enjoy it. I have purchased kits,etc to do but they never seem to get done. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year

Added by Lois on December 31, 2008 at 7:11am — No Comments

New from Texas

Hello everyone and Happy New Year

I love Connecting Threads I have purchased some kits that I have not done yet because I have not had the time, well I have retired and I am looking forward to working on my kits that I have purchased. I have been working on table toppers and place mats for Christmas presents. I have not taken any photos of my projects but, I am going to start doing that and make a portfolio of what I have made. I am self taught and I enjoy doing hand quilting. I know… Continue

Added by Auntiedie on December 31, 2008 at 7:05am — No Comments


Happy New Year everyone!!! love to machine quilt --have a 12 foot Nolting quilting machine in the living room, which the jack russell dog does not like---also he doesn't like sewing machines or irons!!! But, I keep doing my quilting anyway. Just got the Cotton Theory books and they look like a lot of fun for a different way of quilting. Look forward to reading about all the projects you have. karen (KS)

Added by Karen Lehne on December 31, 2008 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

Happy New Year

I have quilted off and on for about 30 years. I have designated 2009 the year of the quilt. I still consider myself a beginner so I look forward to learning from everyone who participate in this blog. My goal for this year is to finish the many projects that I have started over the years and never finished. I hope everyone has a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Thank you Connecting Threads for this opportunity.

Added by Vicki Singer on December 31, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments


Hello everyone from Iowa,

Just wanted to say "Kuddos" to Connecting Threads on the quilting blog. Boy, could I have used this last May when I was making my daughters graduation quilt.
Will check back often.
Happy New Year!

Added by campingkate on December 31, 2008 at 6:53am — No Comments

Missing old friends

Hi Everyone

I used to belong to a chat room on AOL-over 10 years ago-after moving several times and changing computers and internet providers I have lost the website. If there is anyone from that old chat room I'd love to hear from you. I have been in a slump with my quilting. I keep buying fabric but can't decide what to make with it. I lost my spare room to a grandchild so now I work in the basement and it just doesn't have the lighting or feeling I need for quilting. I really need… Continue

Added by Doreen on December 31, 2008 at 6:38am — 4 Comments

Another Newbie, from Western NC

Hi Everyone!

Another quilting forum just starting up, how exciting! Hubby & I are empty nesters, three kids & two grandkids, all grown, kids that is, & living in CA, where we moved here from in 97'. Got seriously into quilting long about 7 years ago, or maybe longer, haven't kept track. Been sewing most of my life, & was quilting printed stuff, long before I took the plunge, on my own, & started piece quilting, & haven't looked back. I still sew a bit of… Continue

Added by Nancy/NC on December 31, 2008 at 6:20am — 3 Comments

Hello everyone. Happy New Year!

Thanks for the invitation to join. I make mostly baby quilts and most of those are embroidered. I will post some pics as soon as I get them transferred to this computer.
I am hoping to gather a lot of useful information from all the talented quilters on this site!

Added by PatC on December 31, 2008 at 6:18am — No Comments

New Canadian Member

Hello Everyone: I have been a customer of Connecting Threads for several years and think it is just about the best mail order company there is! I've been quilting for a little over 20 years and enjoy teaching at our local quilt shop. I specialize in an 8-week beginner course and also teach many half-day and one-day classes. I live in the most southern part of Ontario just north of the Lake Erie shore and would love to hear from other quilters anywhere! I have had quilting penpals around the… Continue

Added by Kaaren L. Biggs -Simcoe, Ontario on December 31, 2008 at 6:13am — No Comments

Texas Girl in Ohio

Hi, y'all!

Happy to be here ... my New Year's gift to myself!

Added by Yarnball on December 31, 2008 at 6:07am — 2 Comments

hi from missouri

hello and Happy New Year!!! i am new to this site and to blogging. i am very happy to find this site. i m looking forward to learning new things. i machine quilt mainly bed size quilts but i have done everything from baby size on up. quilting has been my passion for years and it seems like each one i do i learn something new. i'm trying to learn better quilting techniquesnow( stippling,echo,and freehand etc) it's like trying to teach an old dog new tricks. again Happy New Year and glad to meet… Continue

Added by judy hougham on December 31, 2008 at 6:05am — 2 Comments

Hello from Maryland

Hello fellow quilters! I just joined and am excited about meeting fellow quilters from all over. I have been quilting since 2004 and enjoy it very much. Happy New Year to all of you and may you have lots of hours and projects in the new year!
I just added some photos of some of my quilts if you would like to take a look.

Added by Becky on December 31, 2008 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Men Quilters

I obviously am a male quilter and would like to know if there are other male quilters out there. I design my own patterns and have enjoyed the opportunity of owning my own quilt shop (2003 to 2006). I was forced into retirement due to illness and am enjoying teaching at a local church. I am especially interested in table runners and lap quilts. I was a featured artist this year at out local art league and have been featured numerous times in our local newspaper. I also sponsor a Christmas In… Continue

Added by Richard Levin on December 31, 2008 at 5:43am — No Comments

Hi from work!

I just signed up (last nite) to this new site and realized I signed up under my work email. Oops! Although, I do work at a sewing center/quilt shop so it's kinda appropriate that I stay in touch while at work, right? :o) What fun! Can't wait to meet new quilting friends. I'm in Michigan and my commute to work this morning included just a couple of inches of snow on the ground and 19 degrees Fahrenheit, brrrr. Perfect weather to sit under a quilt being hand stitched.

Added by Michelle on December 31, 2008 at 5:41am — No Comments

New Member

I'm so happy to have found this site! I love everything about Connecting Threads. I hope everyone gets a lot of enjoyment in this new year with their quilting--I'm planning to make the most of every minute! Happy New Year!/Myrtle

Added by Myrtle yopp on December 31, 2008 at 5:39am — No Comments

First Post here

Just signed up - I'm excited about the new features on CT website!! Just saying hi!

Added by Cindybquilts on December 31, 2008 at 5:28am — No Comments

Happy New Year New Quilting Friends

What a wonderful idea this is! I have never "blogged" before. I am retired but work part time, have three grown children and six grandsons. I have been quilting for quite a few years now but can still remember my first quilt. Oh Boy!!! but it was made with love and one of my grandchildren still keeps it.My husband turned one of the small bedrooms into a "dining room" which immediately became my quilting place. The only time I have to hide things is on holidays, which means (as you all well… Continue

Added by Bouchey on December 31, 2008 at 5:24am — 3 Comments


I just found this site and think I'm going to enjoy it. Here's a picture of one of my landscape quilts...keep your fingers crossed that it will come through. Lynn

Added by Lynn on December 31, 2008 at 5:22am — No Comments


Somehow my last post ended up being posted by "me". My name is Evelyn

Added by Evelyn Matthews on December 31, 2008 at 5:15am — No Comments

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