Aurifil 2016 April Designer of the Month Kate Spain

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I’m Designer, Author, Radio show host Pat Sloan. We are finally in spring in my part of the world and our April Designer is the amazing Kate Spain!

The quilt world is so lucky to have the talented Kate Spain design gorgeous Moda fabrics and curate yummy Aurifil thread collections for us! She designs for many places, you can find rugs, stationary and much more with her beautiful patterns on it.

We have become good friends over the years and I’m really happy she is on our design team for 2016!  You can listen to my chat with Kate on my talk show.. —>  3/17/14 click to  listen

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Our Monthly quilt block Challenge will now be at my website with a Photo sharing party! This will be much easier for everyone.  If you want to look first, It’s HERE

We LOVE our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. JUST for making a quilt block… you have to join in!). Each month we pick one random winner that has made a  block from our featured designer of the prior month. That person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the prize!

Grab your Kate Spain fabric and let’s get to know her!

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Aurifil 2016 March Designer of the Month Christa Watson

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I’m Designer, Author, Radio show host Pat Sloan. We are jumping out of winter in my part of the world and I couldn’t be happier!  Our March Designer is Christa Watson of Christa Quilts!

Christa is an Author, Teacher, Shop owner, Designer, and Aurifil thread lover for many years. She has a passion for quilting, which she shares at her website and Facebook group via sew alongs and tutorials. She is always sharing something great! 

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We have become good friends over the years and I’m really happy she is on our design team for 2016!  You can listen to Christa and I chat on my talk show.. —>  Christa was on 6/3/14 and 9/8/15, take a listen

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PLEASE READ — We are CHANGING something!!

Our Monthly quilt block share will now be at my website with a Photo sharing party! This will be much easier for everyone.  If you want to look first, It’s HERE

We LOVE our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. JUST for making a quilt block… you have to join in!). Each month we pick one random winner that has made a  block from our featured designer of the prior month. That person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the prize!

Let’s get to know Christa!

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Aurifil 2016 February Designer of the Month Kari Carr

Aurifil 2016 Design Team February Kari Carr

By the end of the year you will have 12 blocks and I’ll have a setting for you!  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan. February is my favorite winter month, and this year I have a chance to interview one of my favorite designers, Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches!

I have known Kari for a few years and I loved hearing about where she lives and how that location has influenced what she creates, and it relates to our them of BLUE so well!  Plus she is a wealth of technical knowledge on sewing! When  I need to know something she is one of my go-to people. Her quilts are really fun to do with a range of styles to suit you, or you, or you!  I have chatted with Kari on my talk show.. —>  Kari was on 3/4/13 and 11/21/11, take a listen

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PLEASE READ — We are CHANGING something!!

Our Monthly quilt block share will now be at my website with a Photo sharing party! This will be much easier for everyone.  If you want to look first, It’s HERE

We LOVE our MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of my thread which is over $120.00 value.. JUST for making a quilt block… you have to join in!). Each month we pick one random winner that has made a  block from our featured designer of the prior month. That person receives a FULL BOX of my Aurifil thread as the prize!

Let’s get to know Kari!

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Aurifil 2016 January Designer of the Month Heather Valentine

Aurifil 2016 Design Team January Heather Valentine

It’s a bright shiny new year and we have a whole new team of designers for 2016! We are making a block a month and I asked each designer to create a blue and white block. They are going to share their inspiration and tell us about themselves in my interviews on the 15th of each month.

By the end of the year you will have 12 blocks and I’ll have a setting for you!  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan, and I can’t wait for you to meet these 12 Designers this year and get to know them.

My January interview and quilt block is with Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft.   I’ve been doing projects with Heather and really love what she shares at her website. She has so many great tips and tutorials, you need to sign up for her newsletter!  I also interviewed Heather on 8/11/14, take a 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.. JUST 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

Let’s get to know Heather!

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Aurifil 2015 December Designer of the Month Celine Perkins

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Welcome to our last interview and Mini Quilt for 2015 in our Designer of the Month program!  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan, and it’s been wonderful to meet these 12 Designers this year and get to know them.

Our December interview and mini quilt is with Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods.  Celine’s quilts are warm and cozy and you just want to curl up in them! Celine is a master piecer and has great use of fabric in her designs.  This past year we’ve gotten to know each other and I really love seeing a peek into her creative life  at her Instagram account, take a look.
Pat Sloan Perfect Colors3We 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

Let’s get to know Celine!

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Aurifil 2015 November Designer of the Month Bonnie Christine

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Welcome to our 2015 Designer of the Month program,  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan! Our November interview and mini quilt is with Bonnie Christine. I have been in love with Bonnie’s gorgeous art and her beautiful spirit for many years. I love her drawings and am always inspired when I stop by her website to see what’s new!

You can listen to my interview on 4/7/14 with Bonnie and get to know how she approaches her designs. You can listen RIGHT at your computer to my podcast 

Pat Sloan Perfect Colors3We 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

Let’s get to know Bonnie!

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Meet the 2016 Aurifil Design Team!

Hi I’m Pat Sloan, the host of Aurifil’s Designer of the Month program!  This is going to be an exciting year of getting to know 12 Designers and learn about them.

Our project this year is a Block of the Month all in blue and white! I’m really looking forward to working with this amazing and talented group.

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Group Photo – Alex, Me, Angela, Heather, Kathy, Elena, Front – Christa & Wendy
Side top to bottom – Amy, Katarina, & Kate
Bottom – Kari, Amanda, Jacquelynne & Lynn
(be sure to scroll to the bottom for a fun little snap shot!)
This coming year our Design team months are…
Jan -Heather Valentine   thesewingloftblog.com/ 
Feb – Kari Carr www.newleafstitches.com 
Mar – Christa Watson christaquilts.com/ 
Apr – Kate Spain www.katespain.com/ 
May – Amy Friend duringquiettime.com/ 
June – Jacquelynne Steves jacquelynnesteves.com/ 
July – Wendy Sheppard ivoryspring.wordpress.com/ 
Aug – Angela Walters www.quiltingismytherapy.com/
Sept – Lynn Krawczyk  smudgeddesignstudio.com/ 
Oct – Kathy Brown the-teachers-pet.com/tpindex.html  
Nov – Katarina Roccella   likeflowersandbutterflies.com/ 
Dec – Amanda Herring www.thequiltedfishpatterns.com/
 
Host – Pat Sloan blog.patsloan.com with CBDO Alex Veronelli and CEO of Aurifil USA Elena Gregotti. 
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Some of us were at the Trade show … we we had a little fun! From Left to right

Pat Sloan(ME!), Angela Walters, Christa Watson, Wendy Sheppard, Heather Valentine and Kathy Brown! Can you tell this is going to be a GREAT year?

Each Interview comes out about the 15th of the month. Interested in the FREE Patterns from Prior years, see our sidebar category called Designers of the Month, click it!  And a few are now on the main website HERE

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Aurifil 2015 Oct Designer of the Month Sara Lawson

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Welcome to our 2015 Designer of the Month program,  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan! Our October interview and mini quilt is from the amazing Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness.  Sara has such an eye for fashion forward projects that are also doable! She has bags, project containers and more. And I love the way she will combine fabrics, you can learn a lot by following her.

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And I’m a TAD partial to the bag she designed for me, the Sloan Travel bag! 

You can listen to interview on 5/5/14 and 10/21/13  with Sara to learn a LOT about bags interfacing. It’s like taking a class with her! You can listen RIGHT at your computer to my podcast 

Pat Sloan Perfect Colors3We 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

Let’s get to know Sara!

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Aurifil 2015 Sept Designer of the Month Valori Wells

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Welcome to our 2015 Designer of the Month program,  I’m Designer/Radio show host PatSloan! Our September interview and mini quilt is from super talented Valori Wells from Sisters, Oregon. I first started following Valori’s work when she was writing books, then I discovered her amazing photography and her fabrics. Valori is also co-owner of The Stitchin Post Quilt shop, a place I must visit some day! Her approach to her work is amazing, I’d love to hang out with her for a week!  When I interviewed Valori on 2/23/15 and 9/13/11 we chat about her designing, both great shows to get to know her better, and you will love her latest book, so be sure to pick that up.  .. You can listen RIGHT at your computer to my podcast 

Pat Sloan Perfect Colors3We 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

Let’s get to know Valori!

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Happy 85th Anniversary Jaftex Blog Hop and Giveaway

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JAFTEX!  Eighty five years is a mighty long time!  Congratulations to your family for your continued success! Aurifil is thrilled to be participating in this momentous event with our friends!

Jaftex invited over 30 designers, quilt industry friends and bloggers to help celebrate. Bundles of Henry Glass’ Folio Basics, Studioe’s Peppered Cottons or Blank’s Splash were sent to our friends and we asked them to make something special for our blog hop. They did not disappoint! Each day will be revealed the designs on the designers’ blogs.

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Another fun part of this month long celebration is the contest. Winners will receive fabric,of course, but also some great prizes from our quilt industry friends. The first prize winner will win a Janome Skyline S5, the second place winner will win a big box of Aurifil thread and the third prize will win a lovely tin with special goodies from Schmetz Needles. Jaftex Corp. gives special thanks to Janome America, Aurifil and Schmetz Needles for their prizes.

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Follow along each day with a new designer, a new blog, and be sure to watch for random FUN bonus giveaways along the hop!

September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

For your chance to win the GRAND PRIZE enter by visiting Henry Glass Fabric