Catherine Redford Modern Machine Quilting

Hello and welcome to Day Five for the Catherine Redford Modern Machine Quilting Blog Hop! Aurifil is so happy to be helping spread the good word about her incredible new instructional video that is perfect for every level of quilter.  This video has something for everyone!

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Catherine is an avid Aurifil quilter and has been teaching quilting for twelve years.  Her quilts are fabulous pieces of quilting art. If you are unfamiliar with her work, please enjoy these photo samples and visit her website to find out more.

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Ready to learn how you can create lovely free motion quilting with Catherine Redford?

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Catherine’s personal style of teaching quilting is now available on DVD.  This informative video is set up with easy to follow along instructions for every level of quilter.  Catherine offers advice on all the tools needed for successful quilting , special advice to help keep your breathing consistent while quilting ( this one was surprising to me and I will be trying it out), and how to get ready to successfully free motion quilt without marking!

This adorable example has a Hobbit’s eating schedule free motion quilted between wavy lines that were quilted using a walking foot.  Catherine points out where certain techniques ( the walking foot for the wavy lines)  are easier to use! This is very helpful for all quilters! Why stress when you do not have to…quilting is fun!

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Catherine goes through a variety of tracing design patterns to help you gain the confidence you need to take on clamshells, pebbles, flames, hearts and flowers.

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Then she takes you to the machine to show how you can apply those same designs that you practiced drawing and add them to your quilt following the same steps. Pictured here is the sweet clamshell design.

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In celebration of her new Modern Machine Quilting dvd release, Catherine is running a giveaway over on her blog. Simply go to her website and leave a comment. At the end of the blog hop (calendar listed below) , she will pick 2 DVD winners and 1 grand prize winner who will receive a Stella task lamp (winner’s choice of color!) and a DVD as well.

Don’t miss out on any of the insights for this fantastic video by visiting the following blog hop calendar!

Thursday January 7th – Catherine Redford
Friday January 8th – Fresh Lemons Quilts 
Saturday January 9th – Bonnie Hunter
Sunday January 10th – Svetlana Sotak
Monday January 11th – Kim Niedzwiecki (Aurifil)
Tuesday January 12th – Julia Wood
Wednesday January 13th – Susan Brubaker Knapp
Thursday January 14th – Jenny Lyon
Friday January 15th – Kathy Matthews
Saturday January 16th – Back to Catherine!

The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time to learn some new free motion quilting techniques or brush up on some old ones with new ideas!  Make Modern Machine Quilting part of your quilting library!

To add to the fun blog hop, Aurifil decided to offer a GIVEAWAY with some of Catherine’s favorite Aurifil threads!  One winner will receive three large spools of the most popular perfect piecing and quilting 50wt thread!  One solid #2600 and two of Catherine’s most favorite go to variegated, #4651 and #4060.

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To enter for your chance to win these threads visit and follow the easy Rafflecopter prompts!   All of the options are not a requirement to be entered for your chance to win!  You choose the ones you like! The giveaway will close on 16 January and the random winner will be announced on or about 18 January.  This giveaway is open to all of our international friends!

 

Quilt Local by Heather Jones { giveaway}

Ask a room of artists,  “Where do you find your inspiration?”  and most likely the answer will be “Everywhere!”

Artists and quilters find inspiration in bricks, walls, carpet and plants.  Their color palette is created from everyday life experiences to enhance the piece they are creating whether it is a painting, drawing, sculpture or a quilt. Art and quilts are everywhere!

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Artist, quilter, and designer Heather Jones has taken the everyday inspirations and gathered them for her new book “Quilt Local.”   The book opens her vision of how everyone can explore and expand their creative spirit in what might seem ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary. She takes the reader through the steps of seeing things that might become overlooked in today’s world of distraction. This book is about more than designs or sewing.  It is also a book of being.  Being in the moment.  Some of the most creative times are when we allow ourselves to just be.

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Heather not only shares tips on finding inspiration but then guides you through the process of how to turn that awakening into your own piece of quilting art.  There are tips for everything from how to choose colors to how to care for your fabrics.  This book is appropriate for every level of sewer from beginner to expert.  There is something for everyone.  The quilt instructions are well written with supporting diagrams and the photographs are stunning!

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I looked through my personal photos to see when and where I was inspired to stop. I found quite a few examples of when I found things around me that were more inspirational than everything else.  There were items and art that moved me enough to take notice.  None of these are particularly special in a grand sense but each of them is lovely in their own way.

Antique door hardware in Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA

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Street Art in New York City, New York

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Vintage thrift shop find in Fredericksburg, VA

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When reading Heather’s book, I was drawn to many of the techniques and quilts.  The simple elegance of her quilts is mesmerizing.  It is difficult to choose a favorite but she won my heart with the perfectly imperfect Franklin! It is a lovely traditional pieced block quilt with an added imperfect block.  It is truly wonderful!  Heather presents two versions.  Both are amazing.

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For even more inspiration, STC Craft and Aurifil are hosting a giveaway for Heather’s four favorite 50wt threads!  These are #2253, #2225, #2132 and #2830 and a copy of Quilt Local to ONE lucky winner!

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To enter for your chance to win the Giveaway please leave a comment on your favorite way to find inspiration!  This giveaway ends 17 Nov at 11:00 EST and a random winner will be announced on or around 19 Nov.  If you are a no reply blogger please leave your email in your comment. As always, this giveaway is open to all of our international friends!

Please be sure to visit all of the stops on the blog tour to find out more information about Quilt Local and perhaps to find more inspiration.
10/6: STC Craft Blog

10/8: Robert Kaufman

10/9: Melanie Falick

10/10: Sew Mama Sew

10/11: Creative Bug

10/12: Plaid Portico

10/14: Modern Sewciety

10/16: Pellon

10/19: The Tattooed Quilter

10/21: Amy’s Creative Side

10/23: Diary of a Quilter

10/26: Film in the Fridge

10/28: Tall Grass Prairie Studio

10/29: Okan Arts

10/30: Kara Sews

11/2: Crimson Tate

11/4: Dainty Time

11/6: Nap Time Quilter

11/9: Spoonflower

11/11: Aurifil ( you are HERE)

11/13: A Gathering of Stitches

2015 Fall Quilt Market Part 3

Let’s get right into more of the action and highlights from the Quilt Market floor!

Quilt Market is just not Market without the fabulous Pat Sloan!  We found Pat in the Moda neighborhood nestled between Vanessa from Lella’s Boutique and Anne from Bunny Hill Designs.  Pat is the Aurifil Designer of the Month Coordinator and a big part of the Aurifil family! We just love Pat!

Pat has an abundance of new everything to share!  Hometown Girl is her new fabric line with Moda, she has designed three new patterns, a new book, and a new Aurifil thread collection that will be available in four weights to share! She is one busy lady!

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There is always a photo of Pat with Alex for Market!  This year Alex decided to play a trick on Pat and not smile for the photo.  Everyone smiles with Pat. So silly!

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It’s all in good fun!
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A couple of booths down from Pat was A Quilting Life with Sherri and Chelsi presenting their new beautiful vibrant colors in the collection Valley!

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Many fabric designers are also painters, sculptors, architects, and graphic designers. They are not only quilting artists and love to explore their other artistic interests. One designer brought her passion for painting right into her Art Gallery booth.  It was a marvel to watch Bari J as she was creating delightful art in the midst of foot traffic and chatter.  IMG_1738
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Bari’s new collection Millie Fleur is a special collection for her grandmother. Bari has a way to make everything she touches very special. IMG_1512

Christmas on Brambleberrry Ridge by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics was a flurry of fantastic paper pieced patterns, gift ribbons, garments and decor to bring the spirit of the holidays to everyone in your life!

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Anna Maria Horner from Craft South for Free Spirit Fabrics created a whimsical wonderland for her line Fibs & Fables.

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It would be fun to host a Designers Day for the designers to be able to relax and hang out while at Market. Anna Maria and Joanna stopped by the Aurifil booth to check out all of the new displays and catch up!

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Carolyn Friedlander‘s collection Carkai ( a fun made up word) for Robert Kaufman Fabrics was displayed as a lovely collection of quilts, one hand tied, cushions and, of course, Aurifil thread!

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Julie Herman from Jaybird Quilts is a fan of BOLD color, funky design and Aurifil thread!  Loving her collection of quilts!

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Another favorite of the quilting world is Kaffe Fassett for Rowan Fabrics.  Wouldn’t it be fantastic to just take all of these home?  Stunning!

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Birch Organic Fabrics presented their lovely double gauze.  These fabrics are soft, have a wonderful drape and would make extra soft quilts for babies and children!

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Elizabeth Hartman brought the Pacific Northwest to Houston with her line for Robert Kaufman Fabrics!  Evergreens, animals and even Sasquatch made an appearance!

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Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics introduced Dream.  A collection of classic blues and reds with pops of other accent color!

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Valori Wells found her inspiration for her brilliant new fabrics Mystic for Robert Kaufman while visiting Morocco!

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The Quilt Market Adventure will continue tomorrow on the Show Floor and a few other areas!

Sew Adorkable Book Hop!

Geeky, quirky, and off the beaten path projects are all offered in a new book Sew Adorkable by Samarra Khaja for C&T Publishing. From sock quilts to dinosaur art, this is not your average DIY book! Every page in this book is full of energy!  A book that guarantees energy boost for all ages filled with sewing fun and imaginative  illustrations, and Samarra’s fabulous sense of humor.

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Want to see more about this brilliant book?  Samarra has created an enthusiastic video sharing more of her cleverness and spunk!

After reading the book, I had to ask Samarra the most important question,  “Can you share your Auriprojects from the book?”

She sent a list of her top three projects using Aurifil 12wt, 28 wt and Aurifloss. If you have never tried different thread weights, Samarra shares her suggested thread weights for a few different applications and why she preferred them.

“For my Odd Socks quilt, I used Aurifil Mako Ne 12/2 (#2311) for extra textural embellishments on the toes and it gave me the exact finished look I wanted!”

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“Aurifil embroidery thread was used in both the Toothy the Tooth Fairy project and the Bees Knees and Knee-High-to-a-Grasshopper patches and it’s a real joy to stitch with because it’s so smooth and friendly to work with. I recently ran out of it in white, realizing how much of a staple it is in my supply kit, as it’s especially perfect for hand-stitching eye highlights on sewn creatures.”

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“I quilted my 8-Bit Birds quilt with Mako Ne 28/2 (#2600) because the slightly thicker weight perfectly enhanced the pixelated look I wanted for the final look.”

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Being a sewing machine lover, I had to ask about what machine she uses and her answer is perfection!
“Every project in the book was sewn on my trusty Singer One Plus (and hello, it’s so cute!); I’m a big believer in using whatever sewing machine works best for you, so well-known brand name or not, if it works and finishes the job the way you want it too, you’re golden!”

Be sure to follow Samarra on Instagram to get to know her better and share in her fun world!  She takes the ordinary and creates the extraordinary!  This photo is from Spring Market she did not attend but created her own fun memory of being there with her friends. You never know where she will turn up!

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There will be no need to chop and crop herself into photos Fall Market. Samarra will be attending Quilt Market this weekend and she is presenting a School House and a C&T book signing!

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Please visit all of the Blog Hop stops to view more of the books offerings and some fun projects that have been made by bloggers!

09/14/15: C&T/Stash Books
09/18/15: Sew Timeless
09/25/15: Craft Buds
09/28/15: Pellon
09/30/15: Crafty Planner
10/05/15: Imagine Gnats
10/07/15: May Chappell
10/09/15: Nancy Zieman
10/12/15: Dritz
10/14/15: Spoonflower
10/16/15: Sew Sweetness
10/19/15: Aurifil
10/21/15: Accuquilt
10/23/15: Schmancy Toys
10/26/15: Samarra Khaja

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Machine Quilting With Style Blog Hop with Christa Watson

Today we are joined by Christa Watson from ChristaQuilts for a guest post!  Christa is a long time Aurifil fan and supporter.  The first time I had the pleasure of meeting Christa was in Austin at Quiltcon.  Her passion for quilting and quilters was astounding!  Her ideas, creativity and energy are limitless.  It is no wonder at all that her hard work has made it into a wonderful new book Machine Quilting With Style for Martingale so you can learn her great techniques to achieve beautiful quilting.

Hi everyone! It’s Christa here from ChristaQuilts.com and I’m so excited to be guest posting today. I’ve been a fan of Aurifil threads for a few years now and proudly use them in all of my quilts for both piecing and machine quilting. I love each step of the quilt-making process and enjoy that feeling of completion that comes after I’ve taken the last stitch.

christa_alex_aurifilI was a lucky winner of an Aurifil thread box when Alex came to town on a quilt shop tour!

Although I’ve been teaching others how to quilt in my local area for several years, it’s long been a dream of mine to share my passion for quilting with a wider audience. I recently had the opportunity to write my debut book, Machine Quilting with Style which includes not only 12 fun piecing patterns, but also step-by-step instructions on how to quilt each one. I do everything on my home sewing machine and most of my methods are easily adaptable to any type of machine you own.

My style tends to be a bit more on the modern side, yet my machine quilting techniques will work well on any type of quilt. In fact, it’s so fun to teach a class of students and see how they interpret my designs in their own unique ways!

Machine Quilting With StyleWriting a book was a dream come true. It was so fun, I’m going to write more!

I know what you may be thinking—it can be a little scary to dive in and quilt your own quilts. But I have confidence in you and I know you can do it! The trick is to let go of the notion of perfection and try both walking-foot quilting and free-motion quilting techniques.

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In the book I share a little more in-depth information about batting and thread plus I’ve included tips to help you overcome the fear attached with those three little words: “quilt as desired!” I like to give a lot of information about my quilts, so I’ve even included the type of batting and which threads I’ve used for each quilt. I also tell you how much thread you’ll need for machine quilting each one. If you are like me, you hate to run out of thread in the middle of a project, right?

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Rain from Machine Quilting With Style – quilted with the threads shown above.

Here are a couple more closeups of some of the quilting from Machine Quilting With Style, photography courtesy of Brent Kane

Facets QuiltingDetail of spirals and switchbacks quilted with Aurifil cotton thread.

square in a squareDetail of square spirals quilted with Aurifil variegated cotton.

I want to personally thank Alex and Kim for their support in my quilting journey, and the whole Aurifil team for producing such lovely threads with which to work!

–Christa
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Top Ten Tuesday {Aprons}

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday!  Fall is right around the corner and that usually means more baking and cooking for so many families.  Today is all about Aprons!  Browse through this great collection filled with free patterns and tutorials from top designers and bloggers to create your one of a kind look for the kitchen, BBQ or garden!

Top Ten Tuesday Aprons

1. Kitchen Confections in Moda’s Vintage Modern: Pleated Apron found at Sew 4 Home 

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2. Keeping it Real Sewing Series: Apron Tutorial Bari J ( image by Vintage Image Madness)

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3. Big chef & Little chef aprons: Free pattern by Straight-grain 

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4. Tutorial: Child’s Apron by Amanda Hall for Ann Kelleannkelle_apron

5.  Free Project Friday: Stash Happy for Mom by needle arts for Lark Crafts

6. Four Fat Quarter Apron Tutorial  by Maureen Cracknell Handmade

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7. Adjustable Unisex Apron from Purl Soho

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8. Free Pattern, Tutorial and Sewing Video – Cross back apron for adult and kids by Japanese Sewing Books image from alamodeus

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9.  DIY Hostess Apron by Jacquelyn Clark from Style Me Pretty Living

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10. Gathering Apron Tutorial by Reformation Acres

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For more inspiration, free patterns and fun please follow the Aurifil Pinterest boards that are updated daily with new and exiting pins!

We Would Love to Know!

Aurifil is a company that loves to inspire, support and educate the wonderful quilters and sewers that use our products!  There are so many ways to connect through local quilt shops, local quilt guilds,  and literally thousands of online sources that making sure that Aurifil is there for you is our number one priority.  We would love to know more about what you like and where you like to be for your inspirations!  We hope you will take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey to help us to be of better service to you now and in the future.

For extra incentive, for filling out the survey we will be offering the chance to win an Aurifil house collection! By filling out the survey, you are automatically entered for the chance to win one of these FABULOUS collections! There will be TEN winners chosen from the submitted surveys.  The survey will close 06 July 2015  and the winners will be contacted via email on or about 09 July 2015.

Thank you so much for your support! 

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2015 Spring Quilt Market ( Part Two)

Part Two of Market review brings you even more gorgeous sights from so many designers!  The amount of talent and passion for the quilting arts under that one roof is staggering!  Come along and see what else Market had to offer!

Our first stop was to visit with Darlene Zimmerman to see her sweet new line “Naptime” for Robert Kaufman Fabrics!  Darlene had this darling hand crank machine in her booth and it really works!

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It did not take long at all to find this lovely booth by Jill Shaulis from Yellow Creek Quilt Designs for Windham Fabrics filled completely with fantastic quilts both large and small.

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Another Windham Fabrics favorite is Heather Ross and her newest collection “Tiger Lily.”  Five of the prints in this collection are also available in cotton lawn.IMG_0246

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And, of course, Market would juts not BE Market without seeing Moda Designer and Aurifil expert Pat Sloan!

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Also in the Moda area were the dynamic duo Minick and Simpson!

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And check out this spectacular beauty shown during the Aurifil schoolhouse!  Alex is behind helping hold this amazing quilt up!

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Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew for Windham Fabrics shared her bright and happy collection Hazel!

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Gudrun from GE Designs displayed gorgeous minis and table runners to share so many possibilities for you to try! IMG_0180

That is a wrap for Market Part Two!  Look for Part Three tomorrow to see even more fabulous quilts fabrics and designers!

What’s It All About Alex Veronelli?

Aurifil was started with the idea of connecting to and building relationships with customers. Through those relationships Aurifil has been able to provide the best product on the market today.  Aurifil is the only thread available exclusively through local quilt shops or select online shops. In this way, we hear directly from the shops and their customers what they love and what needs to be changed.  You cannot get better quality assurance! 10891764_10206686295099867_680196916765110011_n For the past year, Alex has been traveling the United States visiting Official Aurifil Quilt Shops to spend time with the shop owners and quilters themselves to share what makes Aurifil so wonderful!  He has designed a lecture that both educates and entertains the participants with behind the scenes video of the Aurifil manufacturing process from conception to the shelves in your local shop.  Also included in these sessions are Aurifil goodies and giveaways! Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 11.37.45 AM Be the first to hear about Aurifil’s new products, innovations, promotions and much more! Receive tips on recommended thread weights and care instructions for all of your sewing projects. Enjoy an inspirational collection of artworks produced by world renowned designers using Aurifil threads.  And sometimes local Aurifil Designers ( Pat Sloan and Kimberly Einmo in Kelly Ann’s Quilting shown above) even show up just for fun! 11042298_10206595991962345_4829391766139609577_n People are loving the lectures and learning so much!  These are comments left from last week’s lecture in Florida at The Dragonfly Quilt Shop! “A very informative and interesting presentation by Alex Veronelli. Thanks so much had a wonderful time and what beautiful thread!!” ~ Debra in FL “Thanks Christina Fratcher for having Alex Veronelli to your shop. There was so much to learn and the presentation was awesome.” ~Rosemary Alex’s next lectures will be in May in Minnesota!  Make sure to call the shop to reserve your spotFriday May 8th Bear Patch Quilting Co. 2199 4th Street White Bear Lake, MN 55110 phone: 651-429-1039 info@bearpatchquilting.com http://www.bearpatchquilting.com/ 1st lecture 10:00 am to 11:30 am 2nd lecture 1:30 pm to 03:00 pm Saturday May 9th Pine Needles Quilt & Sew 1300 Salem Road SW Rochester, MN 55902 507-226-8480 http://www.pnqs.net/ info@pnqs.net 1st lecture 10:00 am to 11:30 am 2nd lecture 01:30 pm to 03:00 pm Monday May 11th Blue Bamboo 12865 Industrial Park Blvd Plymouth, Minnesota invisiliz@gmail.com 763-744-1105 or 800-323-1105 http://www.mybluebamboo.com/ 1st lecture 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm Tuesday May 12th QUILTER’S HAVEN 2930 146th Street Suite 108 Rosemount, MN 55068 Telephone: 651-322-7071 Email Us: quilthav@frontiernet.net http://www.quiltershavenmn.com/ 1st lecture 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm The next lectures are already being scheduled and posted in Arizona, Massachusetts and wherever the wind takes him! To keep tuned in to the event schedule please visit Alex Veronelli’s Events Page.

Aurifil Special Petfinder Foundation Collection and Giveaway! {Winners announced}

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”
George Eliot

Animals are a part of so many lives. In the lives of Quilters, you can see the love in photos posted of cats and dogs in sewing rooms, lying comfortably on quilts,  and sometimes even helping to choose fabric, thread or at the sewing machine. These animals are loved deeply and cared for by wonderful people.

Not all pets are fortunate enough in their lives to have caregivers to show them the love and respect they need to thrive. Some animals are either displaced due to an unfortunate event or sometimes are neglected or abused and need to be rescued. In either case, the animals need a good and loving “forever home.” A place where their past can be met with the care and concern for them to learn how to trust again. The Petfinder Foundation is a non-profit organization created to help bring together these animals with people that will be loving caregivers.

“The Petfinder Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that supports the shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com. Our mission is to help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home.”

The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) established a program with the Petfinder Foundation to help animals after disasters. The program began after Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012 when The Quilt Pattern Magazine put out a call to its readers to make Kennel Quilts including free patterns on their site to help comfort animals in shelters affected by the hurricane. Over 100 Kennel Quilts were sent from all over the US, Canada and even England. Because of the overwhelming response, the Petfinder Foundation and TQPM decided to make this an ongoing venture. To date over 1300 Kennel Quilts have been sent to shelters affected by disasters in 12 states. In the Fall of 2014, Aurifil was completely thrilled with the idea of creating the perfect collection including “pet colors” to help out this worthwhile cause.”
Aurifil is honored to partner with Petfinder Foundation and The Quilt Pattern Magazine to offer an Aurifil thread collection like no other we have presented. This beautiful collection of Aurifil colors in 50wt thread has been put together to benefit pets in need of finding their perfect home. A portion of the proceeds from this collection will help to support the Petfinder.com website. The site provides access to helping to locate either rescue or shelter animals in your area.  The search is not limited to dogs and cats alone. If you find that chinchillas or a lovely Eclectus is more your ideal pet, you can find those as well.  The Small Kennel Quilt Thread Kit is currently available in local quilt shops or can be requested by your local quilt shop from their favorite distributor.

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Meet Gary, the adorable furry baby of Aurifil CEO, Elena Gregotti.  Gary is a rescue dog and is loved by all of the members of the Aurifil family! Elena shares his amazing story from neglect to a happy home!

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“Gary, our beloved rescue dog has been a part of the family for just over 2 years. He’s a happy and charismatic dog with a great personality.

However, before his days of chasing lizards in the Aurifil garden he lived in Serbia, where he was un-loved and terribly abused.

Luckily for Gary, one of our family friends whom originally is from Serbia but now lives in Italy, rescued him and brought him to Milano. She posted a photograph of Gary on Facebook asking for help in re-homing him and my husband saw him and knew he had to live in our home.

We fell in love with Gary and contacted our friend, he joined our family on November 18th 2012, at first he was unhappy, timid, petrified of men and never played. In the past two years he has settled in, learnt to trust again and enjoys long evening walks around the city, spending his days being swooned over by the Aurifil office family and long summer vacations in the Tuscan countryside.”

Nan Baker from Quilt Pattern Magazine is helping the cause by making available a free tutorial for Kennel Quilts using Island Batik Fabrics for kitten and cats on Purrfect Spots! Nan shared this adorable photo of Penny on a Kennel Quilt she made.

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“I am happy to report that Penny was at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region until the day this picture was taken. She got adopted that day to her furever home! Was this a coincidence? I don’t think so!

I just love happy endings, don’t you?”

In an effort to promote this special collection for a cause, Aurifil, The Quilt Pattern Magazine and Island Batik Fabrics have put together a knock your socks off giveaway package!  There will not only one but Three winners!  Each winner receive a special bundle of an Aurifil Small Kennel Thread Kit Collection, a fat quarter bundle of 12 fantastic Island Batik fabrics and a one year subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine!

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This giveaway is open internationally and will close to new entries on 24 March 2015, 11pm EST. Three random winners will be chosen and announced on or about 26 March 2015.

Thank you everyone for sharing stories and participating in this event to promote a very worthy cause!

Congratulations to the winners!

Kathleen McCormick

Betty Hughes

Carole McCellan