September Designer of the Month Kimberly Einmo

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Hi I’m Pat Sloan the Aurifil Designer of the Month coordinator. September’s Designer of the month is Author, Quilt Judge and amazing designer Kimberly Einmo!  She rocks the precuts, makes amazing modern quilts and her tips are awesome.

Kimberly has been on my Radio show Feb 25, 2013 and Oct 1, 2012. You will learn SO MUCH from her! The best tip she shared on my radio show is for jelly rolls. Before you open it, take a lint roller to the top and bottom.. LESS LINT! Love these kinds of tips Plus if you want to take an online class.. see what Kimberly is teaching at Craftsy!

 To Listen to my show CLICK HERE. then scroll down until you see the Green “Disco” ball. Once the shows load.. scroll the radio player to the dates Kimberly is on and listen!

EACH MONTH we will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 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 Flickr page in the winner topics.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2013aurifildom/

Let’s meet Kimberly Einmo…

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August Designer of the Month Jill Finley

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Hi I’m Pat Sloan the Aurifil Designer of the Month coordinator. August’s Designer of the month is dynamo designer Jill Finley!  Jill designs fabric for Henry Glass, has her own line of patterns, a book, and an Aurifil thread kit that blends with all her beautiful fabric lines.

I had a super time interviewing Jill on my Radio show on January 21, 2013.  I learned all about her love of fabric and applique, and about the ‘poke-a-dot’ product she designed!

 To Listen to my show CLICK HERE. then scroll down until you see the Green “Disco” ball. Once the shows load.. scroll the radio player and listen!

EACH MONTH we will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 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 Flickr page in the winner topics.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2013aurifildom/

Let’s meet Jill Finley…

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July Designer of the Month Laurie Simpson

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Hi I’m Pat Sloan the Aurifil Designer of the Month coordinator. July’s Designer of the month is the one half of the Minick & Simpson design team, Laurie Simpson. Sisters Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson design fabric together for Moda, you might have seen it.. actually look on your fabric shelf I bet you have some!  Laurie is the quilt maker and Polly is the rug hooker.  They teamed up with Aurifil recently to design thread kits that work perfectly with their fabric lines with Moda.

I had a super time interviewing Laurie and Polly on my Radio show on January 23, 2012. We talked about how they got started and how they work together as a team to develop the fabric and wool lines.  The ‘division of labor’ comes in when you get to making things. Laurie only does quilts and Polly only hooks rugs! They are so fun! To Listen to my show CLICK HERE. then scroll down until you see the Green “Disco” ball. Once the shows load.. scroll the radio player and listen!

EACH MONTH we will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 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 Flickr page in the winner topics.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2013aurifildom/

Polly and Laurie decided to let Laurie take over this project, because it’s a quilt, wink! Let’s meet Laurie Simpson

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June Designer of the Month Wencke Wolff Hatling

2013 Wencke Wolff Hatling June Aurifil designer buttonHi I’m Pat Sloan the Aurifil Designer of the Month coordinator. June’s Designer of the month is the ultra talented Norwegian designer Wencke Wolff Hatling. If you have not yet heard of Wencke you are in for a REAL treat my friends. She is an experienced designer, a very enthusiastic shop owner (who does videos for her customers) and her designs are beyond delightful! I’m been happy to call Wencke my friend and you are going to adore her designs.

I interviewed Wenke on my Radio show on March 5, 2012. To Listen CLICK HERE. then scroll down until you see the Green “Disco” ball. Once the shows load.. scroll the radio player and listen!

She did a video as she toured the Aurifil plant.. CLICK TO  see her video and CLICK HERE to her Youtube channel. Some videos are in English, like her interview of me, and some in Norwegian! She also has one of all her new designs in her booth at market.

EACH MONTH we will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 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 Flickr page in the winner topics.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2013aurifildom/

Let’s meet Wencke! (pronounced Ven-Key)

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WINNER of the Aurifil May Designer of the Month drawing!

May Block Solvi01 winner buttonAre you following along with our Designer of the Month Sew Along?

Each month we select a random person that made a block, For May our winner is Solvi from Norway, who has made all the blocks!

What FABULOUS juicy colors she is working with. Put a photo of YOUR finished block in our flickr group and YOU might win the next box of Aurifil thread.. yes a BOX.. a box worth over $120.00 …. just for showing us your block.  Easy eh?

Flickr group – http://www.flickr.com/groups/2013aurifildom/

Past Designer of the Month posts CLICK HERE

Pat-Sloan-LogoFinalsmOur June Designer is up next.. stay tuned…. Your Host.. Pat Sloan

 

May Designer of the Month Jackie Kunkel!

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Hi I’m Pat Sloan the Aurifil Designer of the Month coordinator. May’s Designer of the month is the fantastic Jackie Kunkel!

Jackie and I have known each other for many years and when we finally meet in person it was in the ladies room at a restaurant in Houston.. really! I can’t make this stuff up.  What I love about Jackie is her use of color. BOLD use of color. She is a master at combing fabrics and making outstanding quilts.

Jackie is so full of information I’ve had her on my radio show several times. She did a super segment on paper piecing that you will want to listen to! CLICK HERE to listen When you get to the page scroll to the bottom until you find the “Disco Ball Player”. Once it loads, scroll down the list to April 8, 2013 and July 16, 2012,

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EACH MONTH we will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 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 Flickr page in the winner topics.

You can make ANY of the 2013 blocks to be in the running (and we hope you make them all!). Share your photos at our Flickr Folder… we can’t WAIT to see what you do!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2013aurifildom/

Let’s get to know Jackie!

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A rainbow of colors in Prism ( a giveaway)

Michele Scott is a fantastic designer, teacher, author and so much more! Her bubbly personality is very apparent in her work that you can see on her blog The Pieceful Quilter. It is only natural that she would want to design a collection of Aurifil threads that is very similar to her personality, full of all the the colors in the rainbow.

1953_58582186390_5350_nApproximately eighteen years ago, Michele decided to take up a little hobby of quilting to pass the time. Like every other self-respecting “quilt-a-holic”, it quickly became a passion. Machine quilting was of particular interest to her, as it was just becoming a popular and acceptable way of quilting your quilt. Michele was fascinated with the freedom of free motion quilting – especially creating designs that need no marking. Embellishing quilts with a variety of decorative threads was thrilling to her, and she was determined to incorporate as many of them in my quilts as she could! Working with these threads could sometimes be frustrating, so she spent countless hours developing strategies to work with them more effectively. Continue reading

April Designer of the Month is Katy Jones!

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Hi I’m Pat Sloan the Aurifil Designer of the Month coordinator. April’s Designer of the month is the creative mind behind Monkey Do and new Quilt book Author Katy Jones! Katy lives in a little village just outside of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. She tells me “There’s not much where I live – some woodland, some fields, some with shaggy brown cattle with horns in and some with sheep.”

Because of the internet not only have I gotten to know the fabulous Katy via her blog Monkey Do, but we have been able to exchange ideas, help each other through tasks and become great friends! Katy takes fabric and makes it sings! She is not afraid of a bold print nor does she shy away from a timid fabric. Katy takes them all and pushes the traditional quilt to the outer limits.

On June 5, 2012 I did a super cool interview with Katy about her work and she shared with me exactly the type of fabric that is missing in our world!

CLICK HERE to listen to my podcast, it’s a fun one!. When you get to the page scroll to the bottom until you find the “Disco Ball Player”. Once it loads, scroll down the list to June 5, 2012!

EACH MONTH we will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our designers and that random person receives a special Aurifil thread prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our Flickr page in the winner topics.

You can make ANY of the 2013 blocks to be in the running (and we hope you make them all!). Share your photos at our Flickr Folder… we can’t WAIT to see what you do!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2013aurifildom/

Let’s get to Know Katy!

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