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 —
I am so happy to see this quilting community!!! I have been longing for one to be started. Along the same line there is a fantastic knitting community called "Ravelry" and it's a great resource of ideas and knowledge and satifies the knitting bug in me. What I love most about these sites is provides a great incentive to get those projects started and finished. I look forward to quilting along.
Happy New Year from the snow belt of New York State!
Added by Anne on December 31, 2008 at 7:26am —
Happy New Year to everyone. I was on a very busy Quiltswappers chat site years ago. But got to busy and decided to stop. I really liked the ideas,funny stories, and the quilts each one shared with us. There was always someone who could help with you with a problem. I looked forward to chatting with everyone. Brenda
Added by Brenda on December 31, 2008 at 7:25am —
When I got the email from CT's I couldn't wait to check it out. This is great! I am hoping to meet new friends here and maybe learn some new ideas. This is a wonderful place to be. All my girlfriends come to me for their quilting or crafting gifts. None of them are interested in this art. I am looking forward to making new friends who have the same interests as I do.
Added by cheri r. on December 31, 2008 at 7:25am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Happy to be here ... my New Year's gift to myself!
Added by Yarnball on December 31, 2008 at 6:07am —
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 —