I am thrilled to announce that I am an Aurifil Color Builder 2020 Designer ! The Colors of Italy will be the 2020 theme.
We designers will be creating a series of blocks for a worldwide Sew A Long. The free (yes free) blocks and patterns will be available monthly on Pat Sloan’s’s blog. Pat will then assemble all of the blocks into a custom quilt design. The finished quilt will be placed in the Aurifil Gallery in Milan Italy. The quilt will also travel around to shows with the Aurifil team and hang in their booth at the trade shows.
Join The Sew A Long for a Chance to Win
Our team leader is Pat Sloan who is well known to the quilting community worldwide. Pat will post the blocks every month and she will run a Sew-A-Long giveaway on her blog. Quilters can join the monthly sew along starting January 2020. Each month, Pat and the Aurifil team will pick a random winner who has made the block and that person wins a $130.00 Aurifil thread box…. a very sweet prize!
To get each block pattern, be sure to follow Pat Sloan’s blog starting January 2020.
To learn more about the Aurifil Thread Color Builders, click HERE. Be sure to scroll down for information about the prizes.
My Quilt Block Inspiration–March 2020
I will be designing a quilt block inspired by the colors and landscape of the Dolomites region of Italy–an area filled with beautiful mountains and Alpine meadows.
I’ll be using this fabric from Robert Kaufman as my color palette–and I’ll think about adding a bit of yellow and/or white for added contrast. That chartreuse (second from left in fabric and the middle thread) just make my heart sing.
So, hello to EQ8 as I start designing–March will be here before I know it! I’ll be thinking a lot about the Dolomites and spending some dreamy hours on the internet looking at photos for inspiration. When I post my block in March 2020, I’ll include a tutorial and a fabric giveaway. So, be sure to follow my blog or sign up for my newsletter.
My Fellow Aurifil Designers
Here are links to the websites for the 2020 team! Our team this year is from around the world and we work in many different styles.
Top Row left to right –
- Blair Stocker wisecrafthandmade.com/
- Kathy Ross www.kathyrossart.com/
- Carole Lyles Shaw www.carolelylesshaw.com/
- Carolina Asmussen www.carolinasmussen.com/
- Sarah Ashford www.sarahashfordstudio.com/
- Sandra Johnson sandrajohnsondesigns.com/
- Alyssa Thomas penguinandfish.com/
- Nicholas Ball quiltsfromtheattic.wordpress.com/
- Kate Toney www.toughkittencrafts.com/
- Sherry Shish poweredbyquilting.com
- Tiffany Sepulveda sewtiffanysew.wordpress.com
- Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby shibaguyz.com