A Quilter's Retreat
March 31, 2017
Once a month, quilters from various quilting groups (The Stitching Witches, In Stitches, and Heritage) get together for a day of quilting and comradery. These women have found they enjoy not only quilting, but also the friendships that come from their common interest.
In addition to their monthly get togethers, they also have a grand Quilter's Retreat once a year in Maine that everyone looks forward to. At this event, all have a great time sharing both their love of quilting and enthusiasm for the craft.
Here you see some of the quilters enjoying using our Gütermann cotton quilting thread on their retreat.
Just look at all of those smiles!
Serging to Win
March 16, 2017
This past March, A&E Gütermann sponsored a Serger Contest with PatternReview.com. Contestants were instructed to use only serger thread to sew an item or outfit in its entirety. Out of 26 entries, the final winner was chosen by member vote and that prize goes to Annette Wright!
Anette created a beautifully constructed cardigan and disclosed, "I chose this pattern as I knew I could sew it completely on the serger and use my conver-stitch machine for interesting contrasting thread work...Super cute little jacket/cardigan. When I make it next time I'll be adding pockets!"
Congratulations, Annette! We look forward to seeing your next creation.
View all of the contest entries and comments at Pattern Review Serger Contest.
Airedale Rescue Quilt
October 7, 2012
In my spare time, I volunteer for dog rescue organizations (local and national). I have been a dog lover for many years owning an rehabbing specifically the terrier breed. My volunteer efforts include sewing and quilting to raise funds.
I am a member of an online quilting group that raffles quilts for rescue Airedale Terriers across North America.
Every year the group makes one large and at least 2 small quilts that are presented online for chances to win. The money generated goes to the rescue committee of the Airedale Terrier Club of America. Funds are then dispersed around the country to assist Airedales in need.
I have offered my services to quilt and bind the main quilt for this year. The quilt named Garden Party raised close to $18,000.00 for rescue! It was quilted with Signature 40 Cotton. I am very proud of this group. Stories of the rescue dogs can be read here.
Provided by Christine Zane, accomplished machine quilter