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Cari-in-Oly

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Someone online today said that Superior Threads was bought by Connecting Threads. Not wanting to follow a rumor I googled it, and while I couldn't find any evidence of an announcement, the Superior Threads home office now has a Vancouver, WA address, coincidentally the same as Connecting Threads.

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Interesting, Cari. Thanks for sharing. I hope the quality stays...Superior!
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It appears that Connecting & Superior actually are part of Premier Needle Arts (Superior), which acquired Crafts Americana Group (Connecting) back in 2017. 

It is kind hard to figure out all the mergers and such, but if you are so inclined  to look at https://premierneedlearts.com/about/ and if you look near the bottom of the page that Matt Petkun is the president of the Crafts Group which includes both Superior Threads and Connecting Threads

A couple of other links regarding some of the "parties involved" can be found at
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/02/27/928066/0/en/Blue-Point-and-Premier-Needle-Arts-Are-Tight-Knit-with-Crafts-Americana-Group-Inc.html and https://mergr.com/premier-needle-arts-acquires-crafts-americana-group which dates it back to 2017.

Janey

I edited the links to the right ones, now.  

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Thank you Janey I was just coming to say this but you beat me to it.

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Co-incidentally, I just bought a kit that I had been lusting over since last year. It was advertised as being from Keepsake Quilting, a fairly well known shop up in New Hampshire that has been around some time. Imagine my surprise when it was shipped from Archdale, NC which is just a hop, skip, and jump from where I live. Turns out the physical shop has closed after changing hands once or twice and is now owned by the overall company who owns Pineapple Fabrics in Archdale. Pineapple usually has a warehouse sale 4 or 5 times a year over a Friday and Saturday but not recently. You can still order from KQ's online catalog but apparently the products come from Pineapple Fabrics in NC. I have seen where there are shops closing I suppose due to the corona virus. Still have a couple not too far from me but time will tell if they remain viable. The whole world is changing, that's for sure.
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Years ago Keepsake Quilting was one of my favorite online shops. A little spendy but not bad, and their sales were terrific. When they were sold the first time prices really jumped and I stopped buying from them because Connecting Threads had become my new favorite place. Now I don't shop much at CT either, they started adding so much mainstream fabric lines(more$$$) to their inventory and it seems like they have less of their own lines. But to be fair, my stash is so big now that I rarely shop much at all for fabric any more. I just buy what I need when I need it instead of stash shopping.

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