Meet our Favorite Thread company, Aurifil!


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Quite a few years ago the team at Aurifil thread wrote me a note, Alex Veronelli, the Brand manager, asked if I’d like to try their thread, a few weeks later a massive box arrived from Italy with a spool of every color, they sure know the way to a designer’s heart!

Since then I have become close friends with Alex, the president Elena Gregotti, and the entire team.  I’m so very honored and pleased to see how hard  Elena and Alex have worked to build the Aurifil brand into a household word.  Ok.. a Quilter’s household word!

Aurifil is a family owned company that has been in business over 30 years.  They are based in Milan Italy. They strive to make the most beautiful low lint cotton thread designed for quilters and sewists.  Learn about the company Elena’s father started at this page


Six years ago Alex and Elena asked if i would design and run a Block of the month for them, which I did. After the first year I am in charge of producing and hosting the Designer of the Month program. I come up with the theme for the year, I interview 12 designers who share their work and design a pattern for you, for free!   I love my job, did I say that yet?

Meet the 2016 team and see the Jan & Feb blocks so far!


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Aurifil at Facebook

At facebook click like and set to receive notifications. You will will be inspired by all the ways quilters share their creations with Aurifil! They make your Facebook feed so beautiful, and funny!

Aurifil Facebook

Also visit the Aurifil Website for links to videos, past projects and thread information


Designer Thread Kits

As the first designer to have a custom thread kit with Aurifil, it’s exciting to see all the variations the designers create!  There are regular spool kits and small spool kits filled with luscious and yummy colors to make your sewing beautiful. All hand selected just for you by the designer.

I have kits as do Vanessa Christenson, Kimberly Jolly, Lisa Bongean, Laurie Simpson, Vanessa Goertzen, Brigitte Heitland, Me & My Sister, Sweetwater Designs, Frances Newcombe, Kathy Schmitz, Kate Spain, Ann Sutton, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and more!

Ask for the thread kits by The Splendid Sampler™ Designers at your favorite quilt shops, and BUY them online at these linkhere, here and here… 

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