Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Aurfil’s June Designer of the Month and a give-away

Annie Smith
Annie Smith of Simple Arts is the Aurifil Designer of the Month for June. Annie loves sampler quilts; she says they are “the ultimate instructional quilt” because you learn a different construction technique with each block. She is a lover of appliqué, too. Her free project for this month is this beautiful circular appliqué:

Annie’s free project
You can read more about Annie, and download her free pattern on this Aurifil blog post.

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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 a comment after this post telling me if you have tried Aurifil thread yet, or what you think about Annie’s project. I'll pull a name at random on Monday, July 4 at noon EST. The sampler pack includes great colors in different weights. We have a winner! Sallie from Texas won this month’s sampler pack.

46 comments:

  1. I have not tried Aurfil thread YET!

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  2. I absolutely love Aurfil thread. There are so many colors to choose from. The Blue Moon River is really lovely. Even though I don't do very much applique, I always admire those who do. Thank you for the design and pattern. Melodie Bachelder

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  3. I just won last months threads!
    I can`t wait to try it out, with your DVD, I should be in great shape to try out my thread sketching.
    Thanks Susan!

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  4. I have not tried the thread yet, but love how it looks in the projects. I love how the threads enhance the design in Annie's piece.

    Debbie

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  5. I have not tried it YET either ... but my quilty friends tell me I MUST ! :)

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  6. I love Aurifil! Since first trying it last year, it's pretty much the only thread I buy now. I want to start doing more thread painting so would love to try the different weights you mentioned that are in the giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  7. Hi Susan, I have not tried it yet (Alex won't be too happy ...) so thanks for the shot.

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  8. I just purchased some and am giving it a try! I am sure its lovley! thanks!
    I really love the applique!

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  9. I haven't come across these threads anywhere (I've been) in the UK yet

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  10. I have not tried them out yet.

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  11. I have used Aurfil thread. Love the color changes and the texture of the heavy thread on the small quilts I make for charity sales. Art lovers seem to like the outcome very much.

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  12. I haven't tried Aurifil yet - in fact I've never seen any!!

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  13. I have not tried it yet, but have read such fabulous things about it.

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  14. I havent tried any yet but I won some in a giveaway Im hoping thye will come soon so I can.

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  15. Haven't tried it yet, but I'm becoming more & more convinced that I should. Don't think I can get it locally though.

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  16. I like the bright colors and how the project is framed, and I absolutely love Aurifil thread, although I have only used the piecing weight thread to date. I love how it works for piecing, quilting, and especially on the long arm.

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  17. Nearly half of my thread stash is Aurifil. Each spool seems to last forever!

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  18. Aurafil is not commonly available yet (or at all as far as I can tell) here; so I haven't tried it yet. But I would love to - I thing my Juki would like it!

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  19. I haven't tried it yet. I can't get it in my town and have not gotten around to ordering any yet. I love your work and Annie's block. I would really love to try out Aurfil thread in my own quilting.

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  20. I love Aurifil threads and am slowly replacing all my threads with Aurifil. I have used them for about a year now and love to work with them.

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  21. i have not tried Aurfil's yet.
    seeing it on Susan's blue moon river blog sure makes me wan to .annie's piece uses it well!

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  22. I have not tried Aurfil thread... but do love your blog.

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  23. I haven't tried Aurfil thread yet but I'd love to.

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  24. I haven't had the pleasure of working with Aurfil Thread yet!

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  25. I haven't tried Aurifil yet because it is hard to come by here in Finland!

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  26. I use Aurfil's khaki color for all of my quilt piecing. It blends well with about any color. Would love to win the collection to try to do some thread painting.

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  27. I havn't tried Aurifil thread yet. They don't sell them around here.. I don't shop online as much as I should. I usually get gift cards for birthdays and holidays.

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  28. I won the Aurfil name the thread contest (You picked my name) and I love the thread. The colors are so vibrant. I love Annies project. Applique is my favorite technique. Hugs.

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  29. I haven't tried Auriful thread yet. I would love to. Thank you for the chance. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  30. Yes I love Aurfil thread. I've tried the the red work threads and they handle beautiful and I like thread painting with the rayon and polyester threads. I have a few cotton spools that I use for seams and thread painting. Wonderful product.

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  31. I love Aurfil Threads. I like thread painting and the lack of breakage and smoothness of Aurfil threads makes my artwork Professional. I would like to win your collection because I enjoy working with Aurfil Threads.

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  32. I am an Aurfil lover also. I would use it more if I had easier access to it here near home. I end up ordering online. It's worth it though. =!=

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  33. I have not tried Aurfil thread, but hear so many wonderful reviews about it. Annie's piece is amazing.

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  34. I use Aurifil thread quite a bit and love the feel and strength of it. I'm looking forward to adding more to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  35. I have not tried Aurfil thread yet and I love Annie's project...thanks for the giveaway..

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  36. Still trying to win some Aurifil threads so I can try them out! Thanks for counting me in, Susan.

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  37. Hi Susan-
    I have not tried Aurifil thread yet either. Love your blog and congratulations on being chosen for the Quilting Arts Calendar again.

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  38. I have never tried Aurfil threads but have been drooling over the colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I haven't tried it yet but would sure love to win some so I could!
    thanks!

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  40. Wow would love to win this. I do not know how to quilt yet...but going to learn..thanks for the inspiration and chance to win this


    Chris W.
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  41. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a sample of Aurifil thread. I like this month's project from Annie and have downloaded/printed it. Perhaps my first venture into applique? Congratulations on your interview with Mark L.

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  42. I have tried Aurfil thread..only the 50..I love it and it lasts forever. I didn't realize they made different weights and would love to try some of them! Love Annie Smith's circular applique.

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  43. I've not tried Aurifil thread yet, but I would love to win and use it! Thanks for the chance!

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  44. What a wonderful circular applique block Annie made! I love the colors and design. Thank you for another great Aurifil Designer of the Month choice. :)

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  45. My beginning quilting class instructor recommended Aurifil thread for both piecing and quilting so I've been using it a few years. I love to see the color collections coming out. The applique pattern is darling and looks like a good way to try out machine applique.

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  46. robinllooney@aol.comJune 14, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    I have not tried Aurfil thread yet. Hope to someday.

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