Friday, March 4, 2011

Aurifil’s free project for March

Eclipse by Sarah Vedeler
Aurifil’s Designer of the Month is my friend, Sarah Vedeler. Sarah designs fabulous machine embroidery designs, and recently won first place in that category at International Quilt Festival in Houston with this beauty:


One of the things I like best about quilting is being part of a community that encompasses such a wide range of techniques and interests. There is a place for everyone, whether you like handwork or computerized designs. Sarah’s experience as a software engineer led her to digitize her own quilting designs and use the embroidery machine to do the quilting. 

If you click over to Aurifil news page and read the interview with Sarah, you can also download the free project she designed for this month, Eclipse (shown at the top of this post).

You can learn more about Sarah and her work here:
Pat Sloan’s interview with Sarah (scroll down to the podcast): http://toginet.com/podcasts/creativetalkradio/?s=creativetalkradio

Aurifil will pick one random winner each month who has made one of the designer projects; she or he will receive a special Aurifil thread prize. You can make any of the designer projects (and we hope you make them all!) To participate, simply share your photos at our Flickr Folder... we can’t WAIT to see what you do.



GIVEAWAY!
Each month this year, I’m going to be giving away a pack of Aurifil minispools (like the one shown above) when the new project is announced. Just leave me a comment here to tell me what you think of Sarah's project. I'll pull a name at random on Friday, April 1 at noon. The sampler pack includes great colors in different weights. 

UPDATE: Tonya Littman won the thread this month! If you didn't win this time, please come back and try again each month this year. 

33 comments:

  1. What fabulous color in this quilt! And incredible quilted feathers. Thanks for sharing.

    I use and love Aurifil threads!

    Joanna

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  2. I have a thing for circles, so I adore her quilt... and most of all I love her colour choices!

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  3. Love the quilt. Such a simple pattern that she turned into a piece of art with fabric and thread.

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  4. The quilt is delightful, but when she quilted it.. oh she made magic!!

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  5. Sarah's work is wonderful. I wish my digitizing skills were this good!

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  6. Love the colors. And the quilting is amazing!

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  7. gorgeous! wonderful quilting!!!

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  8. I think the project of Sarah's is exciting.
    Janice

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  9. Sarah's project is exciting. Her colors just make you happy.

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  10. I love Sarahs quilt.

    What a fabulous design in the quilt and the quilting.

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  11. I love her Christmas Tree quilts, and love that they're made with silk. The colors are wonderful. I love Aurifil thread but can only find beige, black & grays locally, so I only use them for piecing. I'd love to win a bunch of different colors to use for FM quilting.

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  12. Sarah's Eclipse is a wonderful design and the colors are so yummy!

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  13. I really love the "Eclipse" quilt!! It's gorgeous!

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  14. Wow, these are lovely quilts. I do like the quilted feathers! And what a bright colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I really like the quilt this month. I love the bright colors!

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  16. The quilting, colors and design are fabulous. Thank you for the photos. I would love to win some Aurifil thread so can try it "risk free." I do so like to visit your blog. Your jay bird feathers are so good - it should win!

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  17. Hope that this isn't a duplicate comment. My internet crashed before I received a confirmation of posting. Sarah V's quilt has wonderful quilting, design, and color. Thanks for the photo and perhaps RNG will pick my number. I also enjoy visiting your blog for inspiration and the jay bird feathers are so cool - you have to win a prize with that work.

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  18. Of course the feathers and the circles are fantastic work, but what I like best is the COLOR!

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  19. Thanks for sharing this interview - I really enjoyed reading her comments. Love Eclipse!

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  20. I've always wanted to learn to quilt feathers, can't wait to try with this lovely quilt. The colors are just great, really livens things up a notch!

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  21. She is definately not afraid of color! the turquoise really pops against the yellows and orange.

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  22. It's beautiful, sort of floating in mid air.

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  23. I love the quilt and have been wanting to do something different, this might be it. I haven't worked with Aurifil thread yet but would love to try it.

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  24. I love applique and Sarah's design is very modern looking. I really like the stars. I could not see the Bedazzle jewels in the photo, but very much like the overall design.

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  25. A beautiful pattern, I will try it with my hand dyed fabrics.

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  26. Fun quilt. Lots of movement. Great colors!
    Katherine

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  27. Well this is my kinda quilt, filled with circles and using batiks. Can't get any better, love it, love it, love it.

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  28. The Eclipse quilt is beautiful! I love the colors.

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  29. Love the eclipse pattern, and although it was not an eclipse, the pattern makes me think of the supermoon we just saw the other night! Her work is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. It's gorgeous...I love her color combinations! So talented!

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  31. I love the colors and the contrast with the circles!It all just makes me smile...thanks for sharing!

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  32. I love the bright colors in Sarah's quilt, especially since we've had so many dreary days in our area lately! I really like the monthly designer feature by Aurifil. It is so interesting to read about quilters and their "before quilting" careers!

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