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):

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.

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.