Monday, November 7, 2011

Aurifil Designer of the Month for November – and a giveaway!

“For Ella‘s Sister” by Jacquelynne Steves
Aurifil’s Designer of the Month is Jacquelynne Steves from The Noble Wife. Her free project, “For Ella’s Sister,” is shown above. Pat Sloan has interviewed Marianne on the Aurifil blog. (That’s where you go to download the pattern for her free project!) 

Jacquelynne with Alex Veronelli of Aurifil
Each month this year, a different designer has been giving away a free pattern on the Aurifil blog (my month was January). Remember – if you make any project from the design team, load a photo to our Aurifil Flickr group; this puts you in the running to win an Aurifil thread prize!


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 ever tried Aurifil thread.
I'll pull a name at random on Saturday, December 10 at noon EST. The sampler pack includes great colors in different weights. AND THE WINNER IS… Made by Herbie Hands

115 comments:

  1. Hi! I've been wanting to try this thread for some time now! Would love to win the sampler pack to see what the different weights are like.
    Thanks for the chance!
    Sandy A

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  2. Hi!
    I love Aurifil thread and would love to see what might be in the sampler pack.
    Thanks!
    Colleen M

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  3. I have never tried this beautiful thread, but am ripe for the picking. would love to get it in my hands.
    Hugs from Mary

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  4. I have never tried it before, need to do more machine quilting this year. I did get some specialty embroidery threads with my machine, so need to try the different types.

    Debbie

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  5. Ive done some handstitching with it.

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  6. I hadn't even heard of aurifil.
    Of course, I live in the boonies & don't get to town too often.

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  7. I love Aurifil...it's my go to thread, so can always use it in a variety of colors!!

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  8. I just bought my first spool.

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  9. No, I have never tried Aurifil thread. Sometimes I get frustrated with the thread I am using so I would love to try something new. I'm not sure Aurifil is available in the shops here.

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  10. Have I tried it? Oh yes and I am an Aurifill addict. I have a box full of threads. I even bought a big box with 30 colors. Awesome!
    I use the cotton (Mako) and the Auriroyal (for quilting and embroidery) a lot!
    gr. Marjolijn

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  11. I have never tried this beautiful thread,but would love to try ;-)

    Thanks
    R. Ása from Iceland

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  12. I love Aurifil Thread 50. It is great for piecing my Nearly Insane and all those Itty Bitty Pieces. It also makes the best top stitching thread for my lovely Liberty Shirts.

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  13. I have never used Aurifil thread. I am always overwhelmed by the thread selections in the stores and tend to stick to the tried and true threads. I would love a chance to try these threads.

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  14. I have never tried it yet, though I have seen it all over and especially in your work! I have a lot of thread lying about that other people have given me and though I would love to try aurifil, I keep thinking I ought to use up what I have got before buying new. Trying it out might well change my mind? :-)

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  15. That's a good idea putting in different weights to try out. No, I haven't used Aurifil yet. Still trying to win a pack, LOL!

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  16. Hi,I have never try those threads.Thanks

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  17. Hi! Yes, I have tried the thread and really love it. A sampler pack would be great. Nancy

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  18. I've used it, but color selection where I shop is very limited.

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  19. I have used it and I LOVE it....so does my machine.

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  20. I have been reading about Aurifil thread and how wonderful it is. I am looking for it when I go shopping. So, I am very excited for an opportunity to win some. Can't wait to try it!

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  21. I have not yet tried it but would love to since you rave about it.
    thanks!

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  22. I love to tried it :)
    It's hard to get Aurifil thread here..

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  23. I've never tried it , but sure would like to!

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  24. Yes I have and I do like piecing with the 50/2 cotton.

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  25. I've never tried Aurifil threads but I'd like too!!!

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  26. I have never tried it but I do have some of their wool thread!

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  27. I bought the neutrals pack (first time for me) last year and have since used it for piecing. Loved it. I'd love the chance to try other weights and colors.
    Dianne V.

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  28. I love Aurifil!! I've only had the chance to try one of their weights/styles (don't remember what it is 50/50 or 60/40 cotton?). Would love to try their others.

    P.S. - I love your work. This is the first time I've ever posted on your blog and just had to tell you!!

    Thanks,

    Jackie P.

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  29. Thanks, Jackie P!

    Aurifil makes 100% cotton thread in the following weights – there are 252 colors (216 plain and 36 variegated):

    Cotton Mako 50 (orange spools) – this is my favorite for thread sketching and piecing

    Cotton Mako 40 (green spools) – my favorite for machine quilting

    28-weight Cotton Mako (gray spools) – for hand quilting or blanket stitch

    Cotton Mako 12 (red spools) – heaviest thread, for Sashiko or embellishment

    They also make 12-weight wool Lana (in 192 colors) that is gorgeous and wonderful to do hand work with, and invisible thread/monofilament.

    For more info, see www.aurifil.com

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  30. I believe I have used Aurifil, but it's not the one I normally use. I'd love to win the pack to see if I'd like to use them more often. I've heard good things about it.
    Thanks for the chance to do that.

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  31. I have never tried Aurifil, but certainly would if I won some!!

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  32. I have never tried Aurifil thread but I would love to.

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  33. I've never tried Aurifil, but would love to give it a try!

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  34. I have tried Aurifil and love it.

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  35. I have used Aurifil and love it!!

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  36. I have never tried Aurifil threads but have wanted to for some time now! Thank you for the chance :)

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  37. My Bernina dealer started carrying this thread line and promotes it vigorously, so I decided to try it. It is great -- strong, constant, and very little shedding. I will buy more. 8)

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  38. I have not used this thread but would love to. I do a lot of both hand and machine work and this looks lovely.

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  39. I used Aurifil thread on my last quilt. It lives up to all the reviews I've read. I would be interested in trying different weights.

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  40. I have never used it but would love to try it!

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  41. Never tried it before. I don't even know a shop where it's available here...

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  42. I've never tried Aurifil thread, but love the colors shown.

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  43. I have never tried this thread, but would love to....thanks! Angela

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  44. I love Aurifil thread I used it on all my quilts that I make. The color is vibrant and is works so well on the quilts.

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  45. Hello! I've never used it, but there are certainly some beautiful colors in this pack. Thanks for the chance to see/feel it in person!

    wannabecraftygrandma at gmail dot com

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  46. I have read about aurifil threads and how wonderful the threads are to use. I do a lot of embroidery and would love the opportunity to win a sampler of auriful threads :-DD

    chandice m

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  47. I would love to use this thread .
    thanks for the lovely giveaway and wish that i win .

    roycedavids at gmail dot com

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  48. thanks for the lovely giveaway.I would really love to use this thread.

    roycedavids at gmail dot com

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  49. I have not tried the thread yet,but I have just been converted into a "better thread buyer" recently! I love having as many colors as possible to choose from :)

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  50. Never used it, but have heard great things about it! Thanks for the chance!

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  51. I haven't notice these threads on the shelves. Hope to try them!

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  52. I have not tried Aurifil thread, but have heard great things about it! Would love to win!

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  53. I have never tried Aurifil thread, but would really like to.

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  54. Never have tried this thread before but would love to!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  55. Having difficulty posting to your blog - after click submit get HTTP 504 error message. Will attempt again. If there are duplicates, please understand that there is no confirmation of a post.

    I'm hoping to win an Aurifil sampler with thread in a color that can use for piecing projects (not bright orange - something more neutral). I have an orange minispool yet no orange project. I hear that it is wonderful for piecing. I'm also curious about the sashiko weight thread.
    Thanks fir the chance.

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  56. Marcia W: Sorry you were having problems. The way the comments are set up on blogger (or at least on my blog), you don't get a confirmation. Comments used to post immediately, but I got slammed with tons of Japanese pornography, so I have to moderate comments now. That is why they do not appear immediately. The sampler pack I am giving away does not have neutral colors. It is the one shown in the photo. Sorry!

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  57. I've never used this thread before.

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  58. I still used Aurifil Threads for hand embroidery.

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  59. I have not tried aurifil thread..Thanks for having this giveway! Christine R

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  60. Yes, I love Aurifil. I bought a spool just to try, & did a binding with it & I could not BELIEVE how smooth the hand was! As they say.ike butter! Now my challenge is to shift my (fairly large) thread stash over to Aurifil. The restjust doesn't feel as good now.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. I have not tried these threads for no other reason as I hadn't heard about them before. I would love to win this giveaway and I can then try them. Thanks for the chance.

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  62. I am new to quilting and having so much fun with color combinations. Have not tried Aurifil thread and welcome this opportunity! Thanks.

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  63. I've never even heard of it before (I am still just breaking away from embroidery kits.) I'd love to try them! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. the thread looks so pretty I have not seen it here in Ind.

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  65. Yummy colors and I haven't tried it before but would be anxious to win some. Thank you.

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  66. Please enter me in your giveaway for the Aurifill thread - I do have a couple spools of it and love them. Always hard to find though around here.
    Lovely blog.
    Thanks, Denise
    paperpals@yahoo.coom

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  67. would love to win, with the price of good fabric you have to go to the least expense thread so I have not try Aurifil although I"ve heard is great and doesn't leave little dust balls on your machine

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  68. would love to win, with the price of good fabric you have to go to the least expense thread so I have not try Aurifil although I"ve heard is great and doesn't leave little dust balls on your machine

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  69. Would love to try this thread...read a lot of good things about it.
    Gil (jeffngil@hotmail.com)

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  70. I haven't used Aurifil yet, but I would love to try it.

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  71. Hello, thank you for a giveaway! No chance for me to try it as we are from the other side of the world. But I would so like to try them out and create something memorable.

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  72. I have never tried Aurifil before and would love too.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  73. Stumbled here from Craft Gossip.
    I have never tried Aurifil thread.
    Winning the Aurifil Designer of the month giveaway would be "sew sweet."
    Kathy I.

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  74. Hi!! Oh I hope I win!! I loooovvveeee Aurifil. It's like butter in my machine!! One of only 2 brands I'll use!!!!!

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  75. It would be a dream come true to win a smple pack of Auriful thread with the different weights of threads to try out on differnt projects. I've never used Auriful thread as in Canada it is very costly to say the least. I would love to promote this product to the Home Ec. class and to the many Canadian Quilters in my area.

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  76. Have never tried it but would love to!

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  77. I've never used it but would love to try.
    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway.

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  78. I haven't tried but would be nice to try. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. No, I've never tried Aurifil but the colors are beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  80. I bought a mixed selection of Aurifil this year at the NEC Fashion & Embroidery show and am really thrilled with the thread.
    So please do drop my name in the hat........!

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  81. I have never tried this thread but I sure would like to.

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  82. I've not tried Aurifil thread but I'll be looking for it in the sewing shop. Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  83. I've never used Aurifil thread don't think is in my area. I would love to win the sample pack

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  84. I would love to try out this thread. You have such a generous range of beautiful colors.

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  85. Have never tried the Aurifil thread but sure would like to.
    Thank U 4 this opportunity on this giveaway.
    ColleenB.

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  86. I would love to try some Aurifil for the first time! I've heard so much about this thread & would love to give it a sew... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  87. No, I've never even heard of Aurifil. I live in a very small town and we don't really have much here in the way of any crafting supplies. I'd love to try it!
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Christy
    botm2@yahoo.com

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  88. I would love to try this thread!!! Thanks for giving us the chance to win. Hope

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  89. I love Aurifil thread and I have told my friends about it and they are in love with it as well. I would love to win some pretty colors.
    cheers
    maggie

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  90. I have just started my collection of different colors of Aurifil thread. Each time I go to my local quilt shop I buy a need spool. I'm up to 4. I would love to add to my color assortment.
    Margaret H.

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  91. Hi, I have never tried Aurifil thread, but have wanted to try it. I have heard wonderful things about it. Would love to win this sampler pack to see how it sews up. Am going to the Aurifil site to definitely download the beautiful quilts. Thanks for the giveaway. Janet P

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  92. I haven't try it before but I'd love to. Thanks for this nice giveaway!

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  93. I don't think I have ever even seen this kind of thread. It would be really nice to win some to try out.

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  94. I do not think I have tried Aurifil Thread yet. I would like too try it so I could submit an article about it to our Guild's monthly newsletter. Please put my name in the drawing.
    Penny G
    65tucker@hughes.net

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  95. I am making my first doll quilt for my grandaughter for Christmas,havent tried this thread,but would love to!!

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  96. I've used the yarn with the grey spool for making lace, but the other types I've never used before.
    Please enter my name in the giveaway.
    Greetings, Anita

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  97. I never tries it, but I would LOVE to!!
    So pretty, pretty please (with a cherry on the top) - can I win it?!

    Thanks :)

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  98. I haven't tried this thread, but it looks luscious! Thank you for the chance!!!

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  99. I have tried this thread before, it sews out very nice.

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  100. I have never tried Aurifil Thread. I would be very grateful to win a sample pack to try it out. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  101. I have never tried Aurifil Thread. I would be grateful to win a sample pack of it. Thank you for a chance to try it.

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  102. Just found your web site and reading your blog. Lovely work for sure. I have never used Aurifil thread, always a first time for sure.
    thanks
    Barbara H.

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  103. I have heard so many positive reviews of Aurifil but have never tried some. Thanks for the chance!

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  104. Honestly, I've never tried this brand. Very curious though....

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  105. I have never heard of them, but they look beautiful and I'd love to try them!

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  106. Yes I have used it and it is all I use now that is how much I love it. Once you try it you won't want to use anything else. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  107. I have never tried this thread but would love to!

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  108. I've never tried it before it looks pretty :)

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  109. I LOVE Aurifil thread!!!! Comes in so many colors and virtually lint free in my machines. Also love there wool spools. Would love to be a winner of your Aurifil thread pack.The more weights and colors the better!!!
    Thanks.
    BobbiD

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  110. I have used Aurifil thread for piecing and machine quilting for several years. I love the thread because it produces very little lint in my machine. Would love to win a sample pack.
    Loretta

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  111. I have never used Aurifil thread but want to!

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  112. I didnt see where the winner wasvposted..?

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