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 17, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Happy Birthday, and thanks for the chance to win some awesome thread! I’ve watched Kimberly Jolly’s tutorials and have made 2 baby quilts. Can’t wait to get acquainted with the designers I haven’t heard of. I’m a fairly new quilter.

  • December 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I love them all im very new to quilting and am so excited

  • December 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I would love to know more about Bonnie Christine. I love her designs.
    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day.

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    John Kubiniec. I find male quilters so fascinating. I’m glad so many are joining our ranks.

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I am really new to the quilting arena so I am excited to learn a lot about all of the designers. I am so amazed at what they come up with. Looks like 2015 is going to be an exciting and busy year.

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Pat Sloan I love her style!!!

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Have a great Birthday! Looks like 2015 is going to be an exciting year for you:-)!
    I would like to learn from all of the designers, as each of these people bring special experience, expertise, talent to the entire fiber design world.

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I went to Sisters, OR a few years back for their Quilter Affair retreats. I’ve made several quilts with kits Valori Wells has created and they are my favorite by far. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!
    Happy Birthday!

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Hi there Michelle!
    I am keen to see what Gudrun Erla and Sara Lawson have up their sleeves! I just love Gudrun’s scandi style and Sara designs the cutest bag patterns.
    Lovin the great giveaway and Merry Christmas to you!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    always love to hear of ideas for creating in so many aspects

  • December 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Gudrun Erla has some beautiful work that looks very inspiring.

  • December 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Sara Lawson

  • December 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Definitely Valori Wells. Love her designs, which I’ve used in a quilt I’ve just finished. Can’t wait to see the new mini quilt pattern. Happy birthday.

  • December 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I would love to meet Pat Sloan & quilt with her.

  • December 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    all of them!

  • December 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Pat Sloan…bring it on!

  • December 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    A- applique
    T- talented

    S- satin stitch
    L- long stitch
    O- original
    A- adornment
    N- nice

  • December 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Love your new quilting room too! Aurofil thread is my absolute favourite & I use it all the time- you can never have enough!

  • December 17, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I love Pat Sloan!

  • December 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I am looking forward to getting to know Pat Sloan better and her free mini patterns as well.

  • December 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Have a great birthday and a fantastic 2015!
    All the designers world be awesome to spend time with. Each offers different skills, experiences, talent and natural gifts for details with fiber arts.

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Pat Sloan .

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Pat Sloan – still getting to know about her. She’s a busy busy lady.

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    All designers are wonderful.

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    looking forward to seeing Gudron’s work.

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I am always excited to see what Pat Sloan comes up with because she incorporates applique into her designs and I love applique. I would love to win her thread box.

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I am excited to see Celine Perkins in the designer line up. I love her designs, and continue to look for more from her.

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Valori Wells. I love her composition.

  • December 17, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    More of Valorie Wells

  • December 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Pat Sloan

  • December 17, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Pat Sloan for me, too!

  • December 17, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Oòo..hard to choose, but maybe Pat Sloan…what a delicious prize!

  • December 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    I too will be waiting to see designs from Bonnie Christine. Thanks for the chance to win the thread

  • December 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    All of them. Interesting to see individuality.

  • December 18, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Happy Birthday!
    Love Valerie Wells fabric and fresh new designs.
    But will enjoy seeing what they all design for 2015.

  • December 18, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I want to see Sara Lawson work

  • December 18, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I love Valorie Wells! Her fabrics are so vibrant, just beautiful. I can’t wait to see what she will share with us in her mini quilt. Thank you for the Aurifil giveaway.

  • December 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

    For myself, I know none of these names yet, really, except Pat Sloan, because I see her name plastered everywhere, so I will start with her, lol! I am excited about the new venue…love mini quilts! Aurifil thread was recommended to me by my LQS. After a big mishap with old thread, I decided after Xmas I needed to buy a truckload of new thread. Everyone seems to love this brand! I guess I will start with the basics , lol! LOVEbeing a part of Michele’s group and have met some wonderful and helpful ladies! It’s kind of tough starting this so late in life… I feel I am lacking in so many skills that I should have acquired so many years ago! I have lots of catching up to do!

  • December 18, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Ebony Love….Love her stuff (and she has a fun name!).

  • December 18, 2014 at 10:43 am

    pat Sloan

  • December 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Joanna Figueroa’s Fig Tree & Co patterns have intrigued me.

  • December 18, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Pat Sloan.

  • December 18, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Sara Lawson and Pat Sloan are the ones I want to see more of…

  • December 18, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Looking forward to learning more about John Kubiniec. I would like to see what interests the male quilter, love mini quilts and already follow several of the other designers! Love Aurifil thread!

  • December 19, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I would like to see what John Kubi iec comes up with in this female dominated world of quilting.

  • December 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Happy birthday!! I would love to get to know Gudrun Erla better—-and I would love to win some thread–would make my Christmas complete!!

  • December 20, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Kimberly Jolly is the one I want to watch for!

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