Aurifil and Robert Kaufman Fabrics Kona Cotton 30th Anniversary Giveaway!

Robert Kaufman Fabrics Kona Cotton is celebrating its 30th anniversary , and we are over-the-moon excited about it!  They are ALSO thrilled about their 32 new Kona colors,  released just last month. They are going a little Kona-crazy and it’s becoming very difficult for them to contain their excitement, so they have decided to stop trying!

There’s so much to celebrate and we want you to join us in our celebration!

How are we celebrating, you ask? Why, with a giveaway of course!

Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Aurifil have joined together to create a giveaway so colorful your imagination will run WILD (or explode). Oh, the possibilities!

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Enter to win a Fat Quarter Bundle of ALL 32 new Kona colors, as well as a 30-pack of 50wt Aurifil thread, color matched to 30 of new Kona solids. The giveaway runs from today (the 15th) until Sunday the 21st at 9PM PST. This giveaway is open internationally!

There are many opportunities for you to enter for your chance to win via Rafflecopter!

To enter please visit

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/715465f79/

Quilters Take Manhattan Ticket Giveaway!!!

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Quilters Take Manhattan, the once a year extravaganza hosted by the Quilt Alliance, has grown every year adding classes, tours and special contests to the delight of the quilting community.  Although all of this is fun, the Alliance has a very important purpose in the preservation and education of the quilting arts.

The Quilt Alliance 

Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation’s diverse peoples and their communities.

In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals:

to promote the understanding of the quilt as an important American grassroots art form

to make information about quilts available to a broad public

to educate Americans about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

This year’s event speakers include  the very talented designer Amy Butler and the president and owner of Moda Fabrics, snazzy dresser, and Quilt Alliance board member Mark Dunn, a beautiful quilt exhibit and a goody bag that will make you drool!  Everyone that attends  this event is inspired to go home and create!

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The Quilters Take Manhattan 2014  has completely sold out ( you can still buy tickets for the at home option) but Aurifil has a wonderful surprise!  Two people will win one ticket for the SOLD OUT day event at FIT in NYC and one ticket for the After Hours party at the loft of Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

 

To enter this giveaway is made easy with many options on Rafflecopter!  This giveaway will close on September 8, 2014 and  the winner will be announced on or about September 6.

 

Congratulations to Lynn Harris and Marija Vujcic!!!!!   Looking forward to seeing you at this fun event!!!

 

 

 

 

 

September 2014 Designer of the Month

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Welcome to our September Block of the Month! I’m Designer/Radio show host Pat Sloan! Our September Designer is the dynamic, energetic and oh so talented Pat Wys of Silver Thimble Quilt Company!  I first met Pat when her group invited me to teach. We ventured to the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia and I felt like I was ‘home’.  Pat and her friends put on a feast for my husband and I, including a full array of southern cooking (including labels) so we ‘northerners’ could have try it all!

I have had the pleasure of having Pat on my All Quilting podcast Nov 25, 2013 . You can CLICK HERE and scroll back on the player to listen

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We continue our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!). We will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE

And we have an added feature this year of a machine quilting tip from Natalia Bonner. Look for that at the end of each interview!

Let’s get to know Pat!

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August 2014 Designer of the Month

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Welcome to our August Block of the Month! I’m Designer/Radio show host Pat Sloan!

Michele Foster is the designer, producer and developer of the amazing Quilting Gallery website. If you have not discovered her site yet.. CLICK HERE right  now, sign up for her newsletter and then come back.. I’ll wait… Back? GOOD!

Michele and I have been friends for a very long time. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s National Capital. Michele’s online website, her quilt designs (HERE) and her quilt communities are wonderful, fun and friendly! She hosts all kinds of projects, including super successful swaps and sew alongs. I’m in love with her quilt patterns too! I am doing her Delightful Stars .. we’ll i’m doing TWO of them.. in some special fabrics! Michele has also been using Aurifil thread forever!

I have had the pleasure of having Michele on my All Quilting podcast Jan 9, 2012 . You can CLICK HERE and scroll back on the player to listen

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We continue our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!). We will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE

And we have an added feature this year of a machine quilting tip from Natalia Bonner. Look for that at the end of each interview!

Let’s get to know Michele!

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Valori Wells Aurifil and Robert Kaufman Giveaway second round

 

We are unhappy to discover that the Rafflecopter for the giveaway on http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/valori-wells-aurifil-and-robert-kaufman-giveaway/ ended up 24 hours before the expected announced giveaway time posted.

In order to let all of our friends enjoy the game, we are reopening a new giveaway where we will offer two thread collections (two winners, one collection each). So feel free to enter the fun from this new post. Entries accepted until Wednesday, July 30 at midnight EST. Winner will be announced on or about , July 31.

 

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To enter this giveaway , please answer the question ” How many spools of thread do you own?”

 

 

 

 

Valori Wells Aurifil and Robert Kaufman Giveaway

 

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Valori Wells possesses an incredible gift of capturing the true essence of natural beauty that surrounds her and putting those colors and and images into her art. Her background as a photographer and painter brings a unique perspective and a special quality to her fabric lines.  You can find whatever you may be looking for with blender options in Blueprint Basics or lavish colors and designs in her new fabric collection Quill.  With so many choices, you will never be disappointed with Valori’s designs.

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Valori’s lovely colors are now available in Aurifil thread collections, all carefully coordinated to match her fabric lines. These collections are offered in both the large box, including 12 spools (1,422 yds each) of Aurifil 50wt. cotton thread, and the small box, including 10 spools (220 yds. each) of 50 wt. thread.

Aurifil and Robert Kaufman have teamed up once again to bring you an amazing giveaway featuring an Aurifil large spool collection and four fat quarter bundles ( the entire collection) of Blueprint Basics.

 

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Entering  is easy for your chance to win a Valori Wells thread collection from Aurifil and the entire collection of Blueprint Basics by using the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Entries accepted until Monday, July 28 at midnight EST. Winner will be announced on or about , July 31.

The giveaway end date was incorrectly posted so this giveaway ended a day early.  We will be running a second giveaway to make up for the mistake with TWO winners each receiving a Valori Wells large spool Aurifil collection!

To enter the new giveaway please visit the newest blog post http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/valori-wells-aurifil-and-robert-kaufman-giveaway-second-round/

 

 

Pat Sloan One for Me One for You and Aurifil!

Pat Sloan is such an #Aurigirl she should be speaking Italian!  Dynamic and passionate about quilting, this star of the quilting world has written 30 books, designed hundreds of quits, many of which are still in her care ( her shipping department and husband Gregg has confirmed this as being true), has created fun and fabulous fabrics for Moda Fabrics and still has time to travel to lecture, teach and has a live radio show on Creative Talk Network.  Any other human would be exhausted at all of this activity but not Pat, she also runs her active blog, has a hugely successful and lively Facebook page and, of course, is the Coordinator for the Aurifil Designer Block of the Month!

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It is safe to say that Pat Sloan really loves quilting!

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Pat’s  newest Aurifil collection The Perfect Box of Neutrals contains a lovely array of colors in the most popular 50wt that will give you delightfully flat seams and quilting that melts into your fabric.

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This Aurifil collection compliments Pat’s wonderful new fabric line One for Me One for You for Moda as shown in this fantastic new pattern Stargazer.

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Always ready for a fun quilt adventure Pat was spotted with Alex only a few days ago at Kelly Ann’s Quilting to hear his enlightening lecture about the fantastic production and quality of Aurifil thread!

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If you would like a chance to be one of the first to get your hands on this incredible Aurifil thread collection, a layer cake of One of Me One for You and Pat’s pattern “Let’s Go Sew” you can enter with many chances to win through Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open internationally!

To enter please visit:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/7154655/

 

July 2014 Designer of the Month

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Welcome to our JULY Block of the Month! I’m Designer/Radio show host Pat Sloan!

I think many of you have some of Camille Roskelley’s fabric on your self, and I know you have her patterns (Swoon anyone?) . I believe I’ve been collecting Camille’s fabric since she and her mom Bonnie first started to create with Moda.  The fabrics are so happy and the names are fun too!

I have had the pleasure of having Camille on my All Quilting podcast June 25, 2012 . You can CLICK HERE and scroll back on the player to listen

We continue our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!).

And we have an added feature this year of a machine quilting tip from Natalia Bonner. Look for that at the end of each interview!

EACH MONTH we will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE

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Bonnie Christine Sweet as Honey

Simple life and style are the trademarks of Bonnie from Going Home to Roost.  She has taken her love of simplicity and has presented it in her lovely fabric lines for Art Gallery Fabrics and her new Aurifil thread collection Sweet as Honey.

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Bonnie was kind enough to answer a few questions so we can get to know more about where she found her inspiration and most importantly, her favorite #auricolor!

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What or who inspired you to want to learn to sew or design?
I’m grateful that most all of the women in my family have sewn. My great grandmother made quilts, my grandmother worked in a fabric shop, my mom owns a creative sewing center. They have all inspired me deeply and they are the reason I love to design fabric today!

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If you could paint a room an #Auricolor color, what would it be?
I think I would have to go with color #2805. It’s perfectly mint and the color I use to accent with in our home already. I love how fresh and pretty it is!

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Do you participate in your local quilt guild or another sewing group?
I have spoken at a couple of local quilt guilds and love to visit our local quilt shops. We recently did a ‘southeast tour’ for my fabric line, Sweet as Honey, and had so much fun meeting and greeting with all of the local shops. The tour was full of projects and demos and new friends!

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If you were not sewing/designing, what profession would you choose?
I love designing so much, it’s hard to imagine doing anything else! I think if I were to ever do anything else, it would have to be organic gardening for both flowers and vegetables. It’s my favorite hobby!

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What do you dream of making someday?
I’d like to become a better seamstress and make most of the clothes for myself and my children.

 

Would you like to win your very own box of Bonnie Christine threads from Aurifil and an Art Gallery fat quarter bundle of Sweet as Honey?  Here’s your chance, by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Entries accepted until Tuesday, July 1 at midnight EST. Winner will be announced on this post on or about July 3.

 

There are many options to enter this giveaway through Rafflecopter!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/7154654/

 

Ann Kelle Aurifil and Robert Kaufman Giveaway

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You can’t help but smile when you see Ann Kelle designs! They are always so bright and cheerful, whether it is fun geometrics in Remix or friendly animals in Urban Zoologie or all the kids in Girl Friends.

Ann Kelle’s happy colors are now available in Aurifil thread boxes, all carefully coordinated to match her fabric collections. Available in both the large box, including 12 spools (1,422 yds each) of Aurifil 50wt. cotton thread, and the small box, including 10 spools (220 yds. each) of 50 wt. thread.
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So much happiness in one box! But the team at Aurifil doesn’t want to just show you the colors, they want to give them to you. And we want to give you some fabrics to try it out with!

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Would you like to win your very own box of Ann Kelle threads from Aurifil PLUS a stack of Remix fat eighths? Here’s your chance, by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Entries accepted until Monday, June 16 at midnight EST. Winner will be announced on or about , June 18.

 

There are many options to enter this giveaway through Rafflecopter!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/7154653/