Friday, March 20, 2015

Meet and Greet - National Quilting Weekend - Aurifil Giveaway!

Hello friends and welcome to
Meet and Greet Stitchers Around the World blog hop!   Many thanks to Mdm Samm @ Sew We Stitch for hosting this lovely event.  To see a complete list of participants, drool over some beautiful stitching, and checkout the blogging giveaways, click the button below.  
This first day of Spring AND start of the 2015 National Quilting Weekend I'm excited to share a #slowstitching post AND a fantastic giveaway including Aurifil thread and my latest Wooly Wren pattern.

If you're a current follower, you know that I LOVE to use Aurifil 50Wt Cotton thread for dense machine quilting -- but today I'll share projects that work perfectly with 6 strand AuriFloss and Aurifil 12Wt and 28Wt Mercerized cotton threads. 

I just LOVE to hand stitch with Aurifil floss and thread.  
Image Courtesy Aurifil.com
For those of you that are new to my blog, Welcome!   I'm Karen Miller, chief cook, bottle washer,  blogger, designer, editor, pattern maker, and welcome committee for Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals blog and Redbird Quit Co.


I've sewn for most of my life but became obsessed with quilting about 8 years ago when my sister Janet invited me to join her in a $1 block of the month at a Local Quilt Shop. So thankful to have my sister as my mentor, cheerleader and support system while I learned the art of quilting.

Although I enjoyed learning to piece, I really started having fun when I took my first applique class from the very talented Sharon Stroud in Upstate NY.  Oh My - I fell in love with needle turn applique!!

This is my first applique project, "Dancing Flowers", a Sharon Stroud design that includes needle-turn applique, reverse applique, ruched flowers, berries, bias stems - just all sorts of applique fun!  What a great learning adventure with a wonderfully skilled and patient teacher.
Once I realized how much I loved applique, I branched out and took two different Wool Applique classes from the very talented Debbie Wick.

This is my version of "Folk Art Melody" - design by Lori Smith - a wool on wool wall quilt.
It was fun to customize this block to incorporate a Redbird.   Love this!
 
When you're hand stitching wool applique, 1 strand of Aurifil 12 Wt Cotton thread works perfectly to for the blanket or overhand stitch.  The mercerized cotton has a pretty sheen to it and stitches without knotting or twisting.    It's really FUN!!

My 2nd Wool applique class and quilt was "Flower Baskets" by Wooden Spool Designs.  Here is one of the sweet blocks of this pretty wall hanging -- there were 6 blocks in all.
You can see more Folk Art Melody and Flower Baskets by clicking here.
 
One more wool applique class, this time from the designer herself, Kim Diehl.   This is my revised version of Kim's "Penny Garland" pattern.  We revised the center from a 9 patch to a circular design - I love the way it came out.
Kim came to Material Rewards in Upstate NY and a few of us traveled to attend her trunk show (swoon) and Penny Garland class... You can find the Penny Garland pattern published in Kim's latest book "Simple Appeal". Of all the wool applique projects I've completed, this one is my favorite -- well, at least so far ;)
I love the texture of wool applique with dense quilting around it. I used wool batting on this piece and, once quilted, makes the wool applique just POP.   You can read more about Penny Garland Revised by clicking here.

Penny Garland is another great project where you can use 2 or 3 strands of Aurifloss, 2 strands of Aurifil 28Wt Cotton or 1 strand of Aurifil 12 Wt Cotton.  I've done some comparison of Aurifil 12Wt cotton with other 12Wt embroidery thread and found the Aurifil to stitch with less twists and knots.  I also just LOVE the sheen that the Aurifil cotton has -- it looks beautiful on my wool applique.
In 2012 I started Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals blog and in 2014 Redbird Quilt Co where I released my first wool applique pattern, Spring Basket:
Spring Basket is an 11" x 13" half-moon WOOL on Cotton Mini-Quilt.  It is so much fun to work-up because you don't need to turn-under wool that is felted or fulled - just cut and sew!!    It uses very simple embroidery stitches and, with the addition of a little wren, looks just so sweet on an entrance or end table.  I really enjoyed using both AuriFloss and Aurifil 28 Wt Cotton on this piece.  Sew much fun!
Spring Basket can be stitched on a dark background with Big Stitch quilting (above). or you can use a background that is lighter and brighter and with dense machine quilting... Here's a sample:
You guessed it... Aurifil Mako Cotton 50 Wt thread for dense machine quilting.  Minimal buildup, breaks, and lint - love that thread!! 

You can see other completed Spring Basket quilts on this Pinterest board.   

You can find Spring Basket for sale in PDF form at my Craftsy Store -- or locally, in printed form, at Quilters Corner in Ithaca, NY.

Stay tuned for another Wool Applique design by Redbird Quilt Co -- Wooly Wren -- on Craftsy soon!

I really enjoy the process of designing and hand stitching wool on cotton quilts.   I also LOVE sharing detailed tutorials with the quilting community (See my Free Moda Bake Shop Recipes by clicking here -- and be sure to check out the "My Tutorials" tab my blog header). 

My latest Moda Bake Shop recipe "Chevron with a Twist" shows you how to make a Faux Ruched flower with just a few gathering and tack stitches.... you can see that recipe here:

Finally -- I not only love to hand stitch, but I consider myself a BIG advocate of teaching others to Free Motion Quilt on their domestic machines. 

Be sure to Read my last blog post -- where I demonstrate how to use The QP Curved Templates to stitch curved crosshatching on your domestic machine! 

Note:  On that blog post, there is an Active Giveaway for a complete set of QP Curved Templates, courtesy Linda Hrcka of the Quilted Pineapple.  

Click -->  The QP Curve Template Giveaway Open through midnight 3/28/15.

Whew!!  Now that was a bunch of information - hopefully some of it was helpful and/or inspirational to you. 

Since it is International Quilting Weekend we need to celebrate!!

The wonderfully generous Aurifil thread company donated a beautiful 12 spool thread collection for one lucky winner.   This collection of Bari J Splendor 1920 12 Weight threads are perfect for cross stitch, embroidery or any wool applique project!!    These 12 large spools will be a wonderful addition to someone's stitching stash.   Just look at those colors, aren't they beautiful ??
To read more about the very talented Bari J Ackerman click here.
 
To go along with this lovely set of threads, the same winner will receive a PDF version of my soon to be released pattern "Wooly Wren".  The BariJ threads will work perfectly with this spring wall hanging.
 The Giveaway:

This giveaway will remain open until midnight on the last day of 
National Quilting Month
March 31st, 2015

For one entry:

I would love for you to follow me on at least one of my social media outlets:




Leave a comment below letting me know which one you follow - if you follow more than one - let me know that in the same comment.  (Don't forget your email address).

For a 2nd chance to win - lets show our Giveaway Sponsor some thanks!

Jump over to the Aurifil Facebook page or Twitter account and share the love - tell them Redbird Quilt Co sent you -- If you don't have one of those accounts, consider following Aurifil's blog here.

Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you did to gain that 2nd chance (Don't forget your email)

If you haven't already, be sure to get in on the QP Curve Templates Giveaway - click => here

That's it -- Again I want to thank Mdm Samm for the awesome blog hop and I do hope everyone has  fun getting to know all the talented stitchers that participated - click button below for the list!

Have a great stitching weekend all -- and many thanks for stopping by
Hugs,
Karen

262 comments:

  1. Karen whenever I visit your blog I get the feeling you are such a bright bubbly person! I am only just starting to use wool felt for applique & I too love the textures! Oh that Auriful thread looks yummy! Have you tried their wool thread? That's nice too.

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  2. P.S I forgot to say I follow you on FB.

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  3. Dear Karen,
    I love Aurifil thread in any way - most time I use it for quilting!
    I liked them at Facebook.
    Greetings, Rike

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  4. And I follow you via FB, too. Thanks for this great chance!
    Greetings, Rike

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  5. Love Aurifil thread - and follow you on Blogger

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  6. Karen I actually made your first little bird yesterday. I just have to stitch it down. I follow on bloglovin

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  7. Hi Karen...I enjoyed getting to know your "journey" through this post. I'm always inspired when I stop by. Ya know I'm a happy follower...have ya right on my blogroll...but DID add ya on pinterest too!!

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  8. I follow your blog via GFC. Haven't learned embroidery yet, but you just might inspire me to get started! And the wool applique looks lovely!

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  9. I LOVE your blog. I follow you on Pinterest and FB and , of course, Blogger.

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  10. I love using aurefil thread. Have you tried the aurefil wool? I use it when doing wool appliqué and I love using it. I follow you on facebook.

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  11. I follow you on your blog, Facebook and Pinterest. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I have not yet tried wool applique, but can't wait to give it a go! One of these days when my pile of WIP and ToDo gets lower I will dip my toe into the wool applique! I just LOVE your quilts!

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  12. Your wool work and patterns are just gorgeous! I'm following your blog via Bloglovin.

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  13. I follow you on your blog & Facebook.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  14. I follow via GFC. Your wool work is gorgeous, I've never worked with wool but I'm thinking that I should after seeing your lovely work!.

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  15. such lovely applique...you so inspire many...

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  16. Hello Karen. I enjoyed this post. Although I have followed you for a while, it was nice to get "the full story". Love your work!
    I follow your blog with GFC, and also on Instagram, and have just followed you on Pinterest

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  17. Love your applique, Karen. I have your redbird & berries quilt all needle-turned and ready to quilt and have been trying to get up the nerve to do some curved quilting on it. Your blog is inspiring me to reach further. I follow your blog and Aurifil blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  18. Thanks Karen for helping us celebrate National Quilting Week. I follow your blog via email and follow you on Craftsy. I think I love the whole process of quilting like you do, the applique, the hand stitiching with wool or cotton and the dense FMQ. Sew much fun! I love your work.

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  19. I follow on Bloglovin' and wouldn't miss a post! It was great to read your 'story' :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  20. I forgot to mention I follow Aurifil on Pinterest and receive their blog via email.

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  21. Hi Karen. I follow your blog and on Facebook. I love your work and designs!

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  22. I follow you via e-mail, and on Facebook. Beautiful work. Thank you for the chance.

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  23. I also follow Aurifil through Facebook, and I commented on their page.

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  24. I am already a subscriber to your newsletter and I now follow you on Pinterest.
    While I was on there I now follow aurifil. I've been wanting to try that thread for awhile now. I don't not use the other social media like Twitter of Facebook.
    Suzanneyerks@gmail.com

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  25. I always enjoy seeing your work and I already follow you on Instagram. My quilt guild is having a wool applique workshop in a couple months that I'll be attending. Hopefully that will get me into gear with using wool!

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  26. I love Aurifil and already follow them on both Twitter and Facebook.

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  27. You not only have a goft for creating beautiful patterns, but you are a gifted writer, too. I so enjoy reading your blog and always learn so much. This was a delightful and informative read. I've not tried wool appliqué, mostly because of the expense, and also because I always have so many other projects requiring handwork, but I can see I'm going to have to bite the bullet and give it a try. Thank you for the awesome give away!

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  28. Love the little wooly wrens pattern!

    I follow your blog by email and on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I already follow Auriful's blog, and you have a gift, not a goft. I also follow you via email.

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  30. Hi Karen! I found your blog by accident and love all that you do! I became a follower and also by email! Thx for all you do, it is beautiful! Take care, Leslie

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  31. I follow you on the instagram. Your work is unbelievable !

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  32. I follow your blog and enjoy each and every one. Thanks for a chance.

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  33. Wow - so many gorgeous projects in this post - I'm overwhelmed! Could sure never pick a favorite - I just love them all. I love Aurifil for machine piecing but I'm just itching to try it for hand stitching with wool. I think I follow you on everything except Twitter - that is one bandwagon that I have not jumped on! Thanks for such a great post and for the chance to win!

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  34. Following you on facebook, twitter, and pinterest. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  35. I "liked" the Aurifil FB page a long time ago, but I went and gave them some love today!

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  36. I shared some love on Aurifil's Facebook page. Thanks again for the fun!

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  37. Your projects are so lovely! I really want to learn to applique. There are some really beautiful projects out there, and I want to give them a try. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful thread. I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  38. I already liked Aurifil on FB, but I told them you sent me over today.

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  39. Follow you on instagram and Facebook. Follow aurifil on instagram and have them some Facebook love as well! Love your work, you're truly talented.

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  40. You had my full attention with all of those wonderful wool projects! That is one medium that is ultra relaxing for me. Thank you for being part of the Meet and Greet and for the chance to win the gorgeous thread!

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  41. I would love to win this prize!
    I love your designs and beautiful applique. I follow you on FB.
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  42. I also follow aurifill on FB.
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  43. I would really love to try the 12 wt. Aurofil and this group looks lovely. I already follow you on Instagram and love your projects! thank you for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  44. Your work is stunning. I can't believe how well you did with your first applique piece. I would love to be able to do it that well now! I follow you on FB now.

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  45. I already follow Aurifil on FB. I LOVE their threads and use them all the time.

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  46. Love Aurufil! It's the only thread I use. I follow you via Bloglovin and Facebook. I relly enjoyed your video tutorial for crosshatch quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. Beautiful use of the threads! I mentioned you on the aurofil page on FB and am following you both now!
    tggarvin@shaw.ca

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  48. You are so creative and work with so many mediums! Thanks for the inspiration. I follow you here and on Instagram.

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  49. I commented on Aurifil's facebook page as well.

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  50. I follow you on Facebook and email,

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  51. I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis,
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  52. Such gorgeous designs! I follow on facebook!

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  53. I only recently found your blog, and I so love your designs/work; plus the effect of Aurifil. I use Aurifil #50 for piecing - would love to try the #12 on my wool applique. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Dee
    PS Following you on Pinterest

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  54. I follow aurifil on facebook, too.

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  55. Hi Karen, I follow your blog via email, and also now follow you on Facebook and Pinterest! I love hearing/seeing photos of Ithaca - went to college there a million years ago! Ksoppelt at aol dot com

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  56. Love your designs. Want to learn. Am following you on Facebook and pinterest.
    Sandie Staley - bunihutch@hotmail.com

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  57. I just discovered and started following your blog. I LOVE Chevron with a Twist and have already started making it! The machine quilting is amazing! I also follow you on Pinterest. You are incredibly talented and SO generous to share your expertise, patterns, and give always with us. Thank you so much! So inspiring!

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  58. Such beautiful work Karen! I follow your blog through email and sidebar on my blog and I also follow you on instagram. I never want to miss out on what your creativity muse is up to. I would love to win this thread as I am starting a large applique quilt and would love to try out this thread as I have never used them. Your lovely review has my mouth watering to use these lovely threads.

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  59. I liked the site and left a comment on the post about your giveaway! Thank you again for an awesome opportunity to win this beautiful thread.

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  60. I follow you on Facebook and on Pinterest.

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  61. I commented on Aurifil Facebook.

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  62. I just discovered the 12 wt. Aurifil--it is great and I could use a lot more--lol! I am a FB follower (and blog via email).

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  63. I commented on the Aurifil FB page--thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. Great give away, love Aurifil thread and your appliques are awesome. following you on facebook

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  65. I follow you on Facebook and email. Great inspiration.

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  66. I visited, and totally adore Aurifil thread on Facebook. Thanks.

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  67. I always love viewing your lovely work. I am loving your new pattern too with the wrens.
    I follow you here and also on facebook

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  68. Just started following your blog. Fell in love with wool applique after trying a pattern I saw on. Quilted Pineapple blog. Love it! Would love to try some new threads, haven't tried Aurifil.. tammik57@yahoo.com

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  69. I follow both you and Aurifil on facebook. Lovely work, lovely threads!
    Kay Taylor
    waitkat at Hotmail.com

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  70. Karen , I love your work and enjoy my visits here as well as on FB and Pinterest . Thanks as always for sharing your talent with us .

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  71. I am a happy follower of your blog with GFC and also on FB. I love your applique.

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  72. I started following you on Facebook. Your work is amazing!!

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  73. I visited Aurifil on Facebook.
    k. Love their threads.

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  74. Following on twitter - @katy_marriott

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  75. I follow all but twitter. I don't tweet...:))

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  76. I follow on facebook and on the blog.

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  77. I left Aurifil a message that you sent me.

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  78. I follow you on Pinterest and blog as a committed wool applique devotee!

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  79. have been following on Facebook

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  80. I visited Aurifil on Facebook and told them you said Hi

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  81. I follow you on facebook. Your work is amazing, thanks for the giveaway x

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  82. I follow Aurifil on twitter x oops, I actually follow you on twitter also and not facebook as per my last post!

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  83. I follow you on FB and would LOVE to win this amazing set of colorful threads! And, by the way, your quilting with wool is so inspiring. I love having little handwork projects to take on vacations :)

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  84. I visited Aurifil's FB page and told them you sent me :)

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  85. i visited aurifil on facebook.

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  86. following on Pintrest. Love your patterns

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  87. So glad I found you through Linda H's blog! Love your work! I'll now be following you here, Instagram, fb, and Pinterest. Liked Aurifil and left a comment on fb too! Thanks for the giveaways. ljkishman at charter.net

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  88. Hello- I follow on instagram! Thanks for this great opportunity and have a blessed day:)
    hatlevig@integra.net

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  89. I have never used wool but you make it look so beautiful. I will be reading your blog now and also commented on Aurifil's fb page. This giveaway is fantastic. Thanks!

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  90. Hi Karen - I follow you on Facebook, Email newsletter and Pinterest. Love your work - your new Wren pattern is gorgeous.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  91. I follow Aurifil on Facebook - love their thread.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  92. Hi, I follow you on Pinterest, by email and also on Bloglovin. Love your work. Thanks for the opportunity to win your give away. My email address is 2bquilting247 at hotmail.ca.

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  93. I follow you on facebook now. Fantastic applique!

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  94. I follow you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. I also get your newsletter via e-mail. I am following Aurifil via Facebook. janicelashley@gmail.com

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  95. Following via Pinterest. Such wonderful work. Love them all. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

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  96. I also follow Aurifil - have been for awhile.

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  97. A lovely bubbly post Karen :-) I love using Aurifil for both handwork and machine applique - and have just astarted using the 50# for fmq - love it! I follow you on fb and piterst - and this blog too of course!

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  98. And I've left a comment on the Aurifil fb page too :-)

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  99. Karen, I follow you on Instagram and Facebook. I also receive your blog and have watched your You Tube videos. I follow Aurifil on Instagram and Facebook. I love your work and like someone else said, you sound like such a bubbly person! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  100. i follow you on facebook, twitter. and pinterest

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  101. just signed up to follow their blog

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  102. Just finished thanking Aurifil for the awesome giveaway.
    minkgirl60@hotmail.com

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  103. I love applique also. Your blocks are so pretty, thank you for sharing. I'll follow on Facebook.

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  104. Following you on Pintrest. I love, love, love Aurifil thread and have converted most of my friends to it now.

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  105. Love your blog I follow on Facebook. vandej@msn.com

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  106. What beautiful wool projects! Thank you for joining the Meet and Greet.

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  107. I follow your blog and your facebook page.

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  108. I also follow Aurifil on facebook and their blog. thanks to you both for the giveaway.

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  109. Hi again Karen, I love the wool wrens- just bought some wool at the quilt show! I am thinking that I will enjoy wool applique more than needle turn. Can't wait for the pattern. I have not seen the 12 wt Aurafil- do you have an online source? Thanks- follow on Feedly. See you soon!

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  110. I follow you on facebook....great giveaway thanks

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  111. I follow you on Facebook and I follow Aurifill, too! Both are great! Thanks!

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  112. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest as well as your blog. Aurifill is awsome!

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  113. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest Love Love your Blog! I also visited Aurifil Letting them know that Redbird Quilts sent me! Aurifil is my favorite choice of thread. my email is: bculberson@cinci.rr.com

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  114. I am truly envious of your beautiful art. Thank you for sharing with us. I enjoy your blog.

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  115. I flew over to Aurifill and shared the love!

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  116. I flew over to Aurifill and shared the love!

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  117. I am truly envious of your beautiful art. Thank you for sharing with us. I enjoy your blog.

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  118. Love your work. I follow you via e-mail and also on FB.

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  119. Your work is beautiful. Think of the beauty you are adding to the world and the love you put into each piece...we need lots more of that! I am a Bloglovin' follower!

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  120. Your work is beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of the beauty you create. I now follow via GFC.

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  121. I already follow Aurifil. Love their threads.

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  122. I have followed your blog for some months now, by Bloglovin. Loved your Spring Basket, and mine is still on the chair in the living room and admired by all who see it!! Love to win the Aurifil threads, they are one of my favorites too!

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  123. I also follow Aurifil on Facebook.

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  124. Hi Karen, I follow your blog and on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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  125. I visited Aurifil's Facebook page and left a comment. I already like their page. :-)

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  126. I loved all of your wool applique. How beautiful. I have got to do some wool applique now. Thank you for sharing.

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  127. I follow Aurifil. sarah@forrussia.org

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  128. I follow you on pinterest. sarah@forrussia.org

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  129. I follow on Pinterest and FB; love your blog too! quiltntherapy@yahoo.com

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  130. I just clicked on the "follow" buttons on your Facebook and Instagram pages.
    Your work is absolutely beautiful! I could only dream to be that creative.

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  131. I follow your blog via bloglovin... I am so impressed with your work. Thanks for sharing!

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  132. I posted to Aurifil's FB page as well!

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  133. I am following on facebook.

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  134. You are so very talented. I follow on your blog. All the give aways are exciting and fun. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  135. You are so very talented. I follow on your blog. All the give aways are exciting and fun. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  136. WOW! This applique and quilting works are stunning! I am so happy to have found your blog and see this beauties.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Hilda

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  137. I follow your blog by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  138. Hi Karen,
    I have been following you on Facebook and your blog, I just popped over to pinterest to start following you there.
    These threads look lovely!
    Kate
    quiltin_kateatverizondotnet

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  139. Love the blog, I follow on facebook.

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  140. I follow you on FB and pinterest
    notes4fish@yahoo.com

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  141. Your work is absolutely stunning! I'm a new Facebook follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  142. I follow Aurifil and left a comment! Thanks!

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  143. I am so impressed with your work. Wonderful! I do follow you on FB.

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  144. Your creations are beautiful!!! Wow!! Gorgeous!!!

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  145. I am following you via Bloglovin and IG!!

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  146. I follow on Instagram, twitter and now Facebook - love your designs!

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  147. I follow on Twitter. Your machine quilting boggles my brain.

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  148. I follow on Instagram! I love that photo of you with the owl--such beauty! Your work is lovely and thanks for the chance to win.

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  149. I visited the Aurifil FB page and let them know you send me. I just love to look at those colors!

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  150. Will follow on facebook. Gchand4391@aol.com

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  151. I follow you on fb. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous threads with one lucky winner!

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  152. Wow!! I swore off applique after my first experience with it in a beginners quilt class....I am not a fiddly turn under kind of girl...but your post with all the beautiful wool applique that requires no turning under has me reconsidering...maybe an old dog is ready for a couple new tricks :) I am following you on FB :)

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  153. I've never owned a spool of Aurifil thread...I know, boo!!! Was thinking just this morning A"set" of thread would be perfect for a particular black and white quilt that needs hand quilting!! I have followed Aurifil on FB...and have told them a little Redbird sent me! :)

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  154. I've never owned a spool of Aurifil thread...I know, boo!!! Was thinking just this morning A"set" of thread would be perfect for a particular black and white quilt that needs hand quilting!! I have followed Aurifil on FB...and have told them a little Redbird sent me! :)

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  155. Love Aurifil! I follow you on Pinterest.

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  156. I'm a new facebook follower! I am a beginner at applique but I really like it!

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  157. Liked your face book page and posted on aurofil page also pomchi23@live.com

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  158. I'm following you on Pinterest. I love your penny garland - the colours are glorious.

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  159. I follow your blog with RSS Feeds. You do amazing work! I'm just beginning to dabble in applique. I've done a small wool piece and want try needle turn next. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome thread.

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  160. I left a comment and now follow the Aurifil blog.

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  161. I left a comment on the aurafil Facebook page.

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  162. I'm a new follower through Bloglovin and Pintrest!

    Sandy A

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  163. I just started following you on Pinterest. Your work...just, WOW!

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  164. I follow you in IG- those colors are so gorgeous!!

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  165. I follow you on Twitter. I love applique too, and love all the projects in this blog post.

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  166. I follow Aurifil on Twitter. Love their threads.

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  167. I follow you on Facebook. I love applique too, and love all the projects

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  168. I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook. You inspire me so much, one could only hope to be as gifted as you are. Beautiful work!
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  169. I follow Aurifil on Facebook and thank you both for the generous giveaway.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  170. I had never heard of you before today, so now I follow you on facebook. I also follow Aurifil on facebook. LOVE Aurifil thread and want to try the 12W for my hand applique and embroidery. susangj@msn.com

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  171. Your applique work is wonderful! I follow you on Facebook and would love to try the 12wt thread!

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  172. I loved looking at some of the work you do and would also love to win the give away. my email address is sassymama1960@yahoo.ca and I have started to follow you on Facebook as well as Pinetrest.

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  173. I follow Aurifil on Facebook. Love their 50 wt thread.

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  174. I follow you on Facebook. Coincidentally, I just downloaded your Twisted Chevron pattern this morning. Looking forward to learning how to do the flowers.

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  175. Following you on FB. Love your work with wool.

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  176. Karen I follow you on Pinterest. sparkymom56@gmail.com

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  177. I tweeted @aurifil that you sent me. sparkymom56@gmail.com

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  178. I've got ya followed on Facebook, pinterest AND instagram! Cassie.hatch@gmail.com and duckie125

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  179. Your applique is such an inspiration! I enjoyed seeing so much of your work together in one post. I have just followed you on facebook but really I'm more a blog person and I'm follower with bloglovin :)

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  180. Your thread is divine! And your designs are too. Showing love to your Facebook page for one entry. Always love Aurifil Facebook page! My email address is Stargal714@yahoo. com

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  181. Also expressed my love for Aurifil thread for a second entry for your generous thread. Stargal714@yahoo. com

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  182. Beautiful thread colors and I'm following via the blog.

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  183. I love your designs and have followed your blog for some time. I now follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

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  184. I am also a follower of Aurifil blog and facebook. I love using the 12 A urifil thread. Bari's colors are beautiful.

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  185. Hi Karen, I follow you on IG and FB, and have left a comment on Aurifil's FB page. Keep up your lovely work, Katharine. katharinevonbibra@hotmail.com

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  186. I already follow your blog and love the wool applique designs, grecomara at gmail dot com

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  187. I said hello over at Aurifil's facebook page.

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  188. Your projects are amazing!. I follow on FB.

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