Earlier this week, the Quilting Gallery turned 7!! I want to thank you all for visiting my site over the years, leaving comments, sending me email, buying my patterns, joining swaps and other fun events. I adore all of you!

If someone had told me seven years ago, that quilting would become my main source of income and encompassing so much of my life, I wouldn’t have believed them. But that it has, and I’m very grateful and fortunate to be able to live the life as a quilter.

I have lots of exciting things planned for you in the new year. Of course, the move has put me a bit behind schedule, but I’m working hard to get caught up.

Speaking of the move … here’s my new desk/office set-up:


I’ll be sharing more complete photos next week… for now, here are a couple I took after Ikea delivered and assembled the new studio furniture.

Sewing/work station, with office in the back:


Ironing/cutting stations:


I’m just about done organizing and sorting everything into their new home and will be stitching THIS weekend. I haven’t sewn a stitch since before our Thanksgiving, mid October. I’ve really missed it.


Pat Sloan Perfect Neutrals

To celebrate the Quilting Gallery’s birthday, our friends at Aurifil have generously donated a thread box of Pat Sloan’s The Perfect Box of Neutrals. Aren’t these threads just gorgeous?

Pat Sloan Perfect Neutrals2

Earlier this month, Aurifil announced the 2015 Aurifil Design Team. For the past few years, designers have been making free quilt blocks to share with Aurifil fans. You might remember my Nana’s Buttons block from earlier this year.

Next year, instead of blocks, the designers will be sharing free mini quilts with you. Here is the star-studded line-up of designers:


Back row

Front row

Lower row

Enter the Give-Away

To enter the give-way to win the The Perfect Box of Neutrals, simply leave a comment below telling me which of the above designers you’re most excited to get to know better next year and that you are looking forward to their free mini quilt pattern.

One random winner will be chosen next Thursday, December 18th. Winner will be notified via email. One entry per person please. Aurifil pays for shipping directly to the winner.

For me, I can’t wait to see what Ebony Love and John Kubiniec come up with. I adore mini quilts!

Aurifil Thread Box Birthday Give-Away
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1,410 thoughts on “Aurifil Thread Box Birthday Give-Away

  • December 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I am most looking forward to learning more about Valori Wells but seriously it will be fun to learn more about all of them.

  • December 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Looking forward to something from Valorie Wells. I agree that it would be fun to learn something from all of them. Today’s my 50th Birthday and I’ve been quilting for 20+ years…always looking for new exciting things to learn! Thank you!

  • December 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Looking forward to finding out more about Celine Perkins. Love learning new things, so looking forward to all of them.

  • December 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    The only name I am familiar with is Pat Sloan, so I am looking forward to getting to know the other quilters better. I have had a basic fear of mini quilts, it’s a size issue, so this will be a challenge for me. I am ready for something new.


  • December 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Being new in the quilting field and living in Germany I am not familiar with any of the designers but are excited about the mini quilts. I think it’s easier to get one of those finished ;.) I have heard a lot of praise about Aurifil threads. So I’l really like to get a chance to try them out.

  • December 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I love Nancy Rink’s designs and would enjoy learning more about her.

  • December 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Congratulations on 7 years, hope the next 7 are even bigger and better. Learning about the designers that are new to me, like John Kubinec and Celine Perkins will be great. Mini quilts are so much fun to make, I’m looking forward to the new year.

  • December 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I’d have to say Valori Wells. I’m most interested in her designs. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a super day!

  • December 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I’m excited to see what Ebony Love comes up with! Thanks for this amazing chance to in and … hAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

  • December 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I am looking forward to Pat Sloan’s mi I quilts. I like the colors and fabric design selection

  • December 15, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Happy 7th Birthday. So many talented people, can’t choose any single one.
    Looking forward to joining in and seeing what they have in store for us.

  • December 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Happy Birthday! i am new on you site. looking forward to seeing what John Kubiniec has in store for everyone.

  • December 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing more from Pat Sloan.

  • December 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I would love to meet Pat Sloan. I have followed her on FaceBook and her site/blog. She always has some of the most fun projects and helped me get back to sewing with her ’10 minutes of sewing @ day’. Looking forward to these mini quilts are perfect for a limited income newbie-quilter like me!

  • December 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Pat Slone can’t wait to see what she has next

  • December 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    All of the above! I learn something new from every designer! Oh what fun we’re gonna have!!

  • December 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I am looking forward to looking at Lynn Harris’s work in greater detail.

  • December 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I would like to get to know all of them. I have just started looking at the mini quilts! Such detail!

  • December 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I’m super excited about Joanne Figueroa as I absotively love Fig Tree fabrics!

  • December 15, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I love Pat Sloan, but Valori Wells has some beautiful designs..

  • December 15, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Are we allowed to vote ALL of them? Can’t wait to see the designs, but if I have to pick one I’d like to see what Pat Sloan has up her sleeve. :)

  • December 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I love watching Pat Sloan, but would be excited to learn more about all of the designers.

  • December 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I like bold and modern patterns, so liiking forward to seeing what Sara Lawson will come up with

  • December 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Would like to get to know all of them but looking forward to seeing Valori Wells at work, thanks for a great give away.

  • December 15, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    How exciting – mini-quilts are my favorite thing!!! Pat Sloan and Valori Wells for sure, and I see some names I’m not familiar with, I’m looking forward to getting to know them as well!! Congratulations on 7 years, that is awesome!

  • December 15, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I can’t wait to see Pat Sloan’s mini quilt. She always has great designs.


  • December 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    looking forward to seeing Pat Sloan’s mini quilt pattern

  • December 16, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday! Here’s ti many more! Such an awesome giveaway! All great designers and it will be swell learning from them all. Joanna Figueroa has such beautiful designs and fabrics. I’m looking forward to hearing from her.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  • December 16, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I have followed Valori Wells for a long time but have not really been able to focus on her latest designs and fabric. My wish for the New Year will be to spend time looking into her latest inspiraions along with Kimberly Jolly who is another great quilter I would love to emulate.

    Thank you for this opportunity to win my favorite thread Aurifil… Merry Christmas, Suzann

  • December 16, 2014 at 1:11 am

    I receive Pat Sloan’s newsletter, so she is the only name I know.

  • December 16, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Looking forward to them all especially Kimberley Jolly

  • December 16, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I’m excited to see all the designers mini quilts since I am new to this site. Can’t wait for all the fun to start!!

  • December 16, 2014 at 8:28 am

    What a fun idea–mini quilts. A very doable project. I’m interested in learning from all of them but I like how much fun Pat Sloan always generates.

  • December 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Pat Sloan I have several of her books and the neutrals are gorgeous

  • December 16, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Kimberly Jolly – But truly learning more about each of the designers will be fun!

  • December 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Love Pat Sloan!!!

  • December 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Ebony Love. I love using die cut shapes and would like to see more of her designs!

  • December 16, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I can’t wait to see more of what Bonnie Christine has! They all look to have so many fun things I will have to watch them all!

  • December 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing what the talented Kimberly Jolly comes up with. However I am sure with such a talented team there be lots of mini quilts for next Christmas gifts:).

    I hope my Aunt enjoyed her quilting gift from your site today, it was a great price.

    looking forward to following along with you on year 8.

  • December 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I can’t wait for Celine Perkins– she just looks so perky

  • December 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing what Ebony Love has to share. I have only just started quilting again and the changes in 20 years are so amazing.

  • December 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I like Joanne Figueroa love Fig Tree fabrics!

  • December 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    It will be lovely to see all of the designs! Very exciting!

  • December 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Looking forward to all of them! Especially curious to see what Gudrun Erla is working on, and Joanna Figueroa, and Pat Sloan. If I’m not careful, I’ll be naming them all!

  • December 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I can’t wait to see all the new designs – but especially Sara Lawson’s.

  • December 17, 2014 at 1:20 am

    SARA Lawson! LOVE her, she is so helpful and kind. Really excited to see what’s next for her!

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:11 am

    I am looking forward to seeing Sara Lawson’s contributions. Like myself she too is a seamstress and diving into new fields.

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Joanna Figueroa! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Looking forward to Kimberly Jolly.
    Kimberly has very good tutorials on YouTube.

    Joanna Figueroa, love her fabric designs.
    They are timeless hoping for more
    in 2015.

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