Staying Connected

I wanted to say a big thanks to all of you for bearing with us through the Web site transition. Many kinks have been worked out and we’re still working hard to resolve the remaining issues.

With that being said, I want to take some time to guide you through the CME Web site and the community Web site, The Sewing District, so you can capitalize on all of the free design downloads, special offers and opportunities to connect with fellow embroiderers.

If you’re looking for all of the special offers and free design downloads for current issues, look no farther than the homepage (cmemag.com). Currently, all of the special offers for the July/August issue are on the homepage, including The Quilted Traveler’s Tote special offer from “Travel Tote, ” the apple pocket pattern from “Budget Friendly” and the cover story “Summer Style.”

Don’t stress if you forgot to download a pattern from a past issue. Simply click on the Past Issues link in the navigation bar near the top of the homepage, and then click on the corresponding issue. We’re still working on uploading every free pattern and article associated with each issue of CME, but most of them are uploaded. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@cmemag.com.

If you’re looking for the CME article indexes, glide your cursor over the Past Issues link and click on CME Indexes. Each year is uploaded, from 2001 through 2008. If you see an article of interest, you can purchase reprints for $4 by calling (800) 881-6634. You may also order any issue by calling (800) 453-1178, or by visiting the Sewing District Shop, www.sewingdistrict.com/store. The shop is where you can also find all of the designs featured in current and past CME issues.

Speaking of the Sewing District, if you haven’t had the opportunity to check it out yet, I welcome you to do so at www.sewingdistrict.com. The Sewing District is a great way to meet fellow embroiderers and share your projects and ideas. Click on the Community link to view all of the embroidery groups and galleries full of inspiring projects. If you see a group you would like to join or a project you would like to share, register to become a member on the Sewing District home page.

I also welcome you to check out the CME message board. You can get there by gliding your cursor over the Community link and clicking on Message Boards. This is a great place to ask embroidery questions and give insight to other embroiderer’s questions. If you want to get your creative juices flowing, check out the challenge of the week, “Something Old, Something New” and post your ideas and finished samples.

As always, if you ever need help, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’re always here to answer your questions. Happy embroidering!

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