Hello! I’m Laraine and I started working for Crafts Americana Group in 2001, back when there was a small retail store.
At the time, I was a tole and decorative painter who knew nothing about quilting. (I remember having to ask what a Fat Quarter was!) That didn’t last long, however. I don’t think you can work around fabric and creative people without catching the “quilting bug”. Before the end of that year I had made my first quilt--a King size to fit my bed!
I made this
recipe box and apron as a gift for my niece’s bridal shower. The gift was one of a kind and came straight from my heart. I painted the box as a blog project for our
sister company Artist Club, as inspiration to adapt artist designs to different
surfaces. After I finished the box, I
wanted to make an apron that coordinated with the box as part of the gift to my
Another sneak peek at my upcoming embroidery design!
My name is Debbie and I work at the "happiest place on earth". No, it’s
not Disneyland, but we have a lot of characters with many hats and have
fun doing our jobs just the same. I have worked for Crafts Americana
Group for over 10 years now. I was first employed as a Customer Service
Representative for four years before moving on to Connecting Threads. I couldn’t believe that I got the opportunity to work and get paid doing what I loved: sewing and quilting!
Bright, vibrant, and lively… these words describe our new Spring Batiks! Oh, they are lovely to be sure. The Daisy Confetti print reminds me of the flowers popular in the 70’s hence, Flower Power Table Runner. Wahoo!