Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cotty Threads and Cabot Quilting

Christine Porter, internationally known quilter, author, teacher and quilt judge has been busy making lots of projects which will be featured in her forthcoming book "Take a Break Quilts". We are delighted that she has used The Cotton Patch's Cotty thread for the quilting in both the Sunbonnet Sue wall-hanging and Lighthouse quilt shown below.

Chris has also been keeping busy teaching quilting on various American cruises as well as in land-based classrooms all over the world. In July she will be teaching on a cruise in the Baltic - its a tough life, but somebody has to do it! The Lighthouse quilt below will no doubt be a good topical quilt for that trip!

More information on Christine's quilts, books, etc can be found on her website. We look forward to seeing the new book when it is finished!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Chris Porter and Cotty Threads

We were delighted to see Chris Porter at the Quilts UK show in May. Chris Porter is an internationally known quilter, author, teacher and quilt judge and used Cotty thread from The Cotton Patch to create this beautifully quilted wall-hanging. Chris teaches around the UK and abroad and will be demonstrating at the Viking Husqvarna stand at the Festival of Quilts in August, using Cotty threads. Chris also organises Cabot Conferences, bringing top teachers in from around the world to her twice-yearly conferences. If you are interested in finding out more Chris has a website at

Chris's verdict on using Cotty threads was quite simply "Quilts like a dream through my machine!"

We worked with Chris in developing the colour range for the newly expanded palette and her experience of quilting and colours meant that the extended range of 96 threads now has greater tonal variation and depth. We hope you find that the size of the spools (approximately 600m), range of variegated and plain threads, weight (30/2), subtle, random colour changes in the variegated range and quality of the long staple 100% Egyptian cotton makes your quilting a pleasure.

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