Win Angela Walters' New Thread Collection from Aurifil!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

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"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!

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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.

Aurifil logo has lots of free quilt patterns and tutorials to feed your own therapy. In addition to working well for piecing and quilting, cotton thread is perfect for sewing natural, lightweight fabrics or delicate lace.

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.

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Angela Walters
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!

Click here for lots more ways to enter — the deadline is Sunday, July 6th. The winner will be announced as an update to this post on Tuesday, July 8th. 

If you were looking for a reason to make a quilt this summer, here it is!

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  • by pippaparsons
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    My last holiday was to the UK and I met Alex @aurifil at Fat Quarterly Retreat, that in itself was inspirational as were all the gang enthusing us with their love of fabric

  • by paige.reedgonzalez
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    My last vacation was in Alaska. There is nothing more inspiring than the beautiful blue ocean and the pillow like white clouds in the sky. Oh and the crystal glaciers.... I have never experience such beauty before and I recommend it to all!

  • by drainl
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    The sounds of nature being deep in the woods was the favorite of my last camping trip!

  • by txtyphoon
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    I find the colors of nature to be the most inspiring. Everything always blend and in perfect balance and harmony!

  • by cynthia.lanahan
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    We were in the Rpcky Mountain National Park last August when there was a rain/hail/snow storm! Everything was green, there were flowers and snow! Beautiful and striking colors!

  • by paml
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    I would love to win this.

  • by ellaredstar
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    Really exploring DC with someone who has never been before! I walked myself into the ground and had a blast!

  • by prusakcornell
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    I never get to vacation now.the last time was with my kids and watching them have fun stays in my heart.

  • by marilyn.snow.3
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    We got to see a few members of our extended family while on vacation. It is amazing that even though we don't see them often, we are still connected and have a rich heritage to lean on. It is always inspiring to be able to spend time with people who can lift and support you.

  • by duchick
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    Our last vacation to the Southwest, I was inspired by the colors of the sunsets. Just gorgeous in every way. Those colors are God's idea of beauty!

  • by shannonmuree
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    Time with my husband and the bright colors at Disneyland.

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    We saw the quarry in southern IN that provided the stone for the Empire State Building. Awesome!

  • by gayayax4
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    Time with my grandson! <3 :)

  • by joyfish01
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    Time with family :)

  • by beansmom07
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    The sunsets in the Outer Banks were gorgeous!

  • by sewandsew
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    I love Aurafil! My last vacation was to the AQS quilt show so there was LOTS of color inspiration. I am a fan of jewel tones but really was inspired by some brights!

  • by aggiesmom1
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    My last vacation was in Seattle and I loved the beauty of the cascades and Puget Sound. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • by vicmil
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    My last vacation was a the lake but the colors I remember most and have been inspired by are the purple, lavender, and pink hues of the hydrangeas blooming in front of the cottages. So lovely.

  • by margaret.zupfer
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    I always like a mix of sunshine and water colors.

  • by marianagalvagno
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    Im always inspired by the colors that surround me!

  • by sewbig
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    The colors of nature always inspire, though I enjoy spring, summer and fall much more than winter for thee colors and the weather. Out last trip was to the seashore and the colors of the ocean and beach were so calm and peaceful.

  • by embellishmepattyv
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    One year ago we went back east and it was great to be with family again. That was the very best.

  • by dphelps
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    My last vacation was in the North during the fall season. The crisp air, oranges and browns of the changing leaves all gave me inspiration for a fall quilt I have been collecting fabrics for. Almost ready to get started.

  • by gccmom
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    I was inspired by the children that we served in the country of Hungary. They were so eager to learn English and very excited about learning the game of baseball. What fun we had.

  • by rustyavenger
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    I always take lots of pictures while on vacation because I find so many things that inspire my art quilts. It could be a pattern in a rug, metal work or even the beautiful colors in a garden.