"Drift" is the newest collection of 50wt. cotton quilting thread by Angela Walters for Aurifil. It coordinates beautifully with Angela's "Drift" fabric line with Art Gallery Fabrics. Filled with gorgeous sea-breezy blues and crisp corals, this colorful set of 12 large spools has a retail value of $130 — and thanks to our generous friends at Aurifil, you have a chance to win one for yourself!
Angela is a prolific quilter, a popular teacher
, and she has authored several books and many modern quilt pattern designs. She didn't start quilting until after marrying her husband, whose family was filled with quilters. She took lessons from his grandfather, and in the process, she learned how much she enjoyed free motion quilting, especially on modern quilts; it's like doodling with thread. "I'll tell anyone who will listen, that the quilting is the most fun part of making a quilt. I often joke, if quilting is my therapy, then threads are my meds," says Angela.
Headquartered in Italy, Aurifil makes beautiful threads and features color collections from many different designers
. Visit their website to learn more about working with cotton thread
in different types of sewing and quilting projects.
Be sure to check out the Gen-Q blog
for more about Angela and her work. Generation Q Magazine
is all about contemporary and modern quilters and their creative lives.
Angela's color inspiration for "Drift" came from her vacation to a tropical island in the Caribbean. One of the many ways you can enter to win this thread collection is to leave a comment here, telling us what you found most inspiring on your last vacation!
If you were looking for a reason to make a quilt this summer, here it is!