Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Aurifil Thread Competition Winners

107 entrants, 207 entries and some of the most creative ideas as well as beautiful Aurifil thread collections.  As you know, the two original judges were Katy Ginger Monkey and Laura Quokka Quilts and when I needed a third judge, I turned to Anna from Eternal Maker and The Button Company since they are both Aurifil thread retailers (Eternal Maker) and wholesalers (The Button Company) so can get hold of anything for you, even if you can't instantly see it on the Eternal Maker website.  In fact, for those of you with a taste for Aurifil collections, you can find quite a few right here.   And on to the winners...

Chosen by Katy I'm a Ginger Monkey because this is the thread collection she would like to buy and because the top row of whites was, she said, "genius" was this "Workhorse" collection by Adrienne Little Bluebell:

The Workhorse

Laura Quokka Quilts chose the Beginner's Toolbox put together by Alyce Blossom Heart as her winner, again because she would love to have this collection of threads. 

Beginners Toolbox 

And finally the one we've all been waiting for, the most creative collection.  There were so many incredible mosaics in this category that I don't know how Anna from Eternal Maker made a final choice but, as she said, "Had to really, didn't I?".  And this mosaic was put together by the British loon and queen of quilting that is Hadley Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle

Cool Constellation...

Congratulations to all three winners, thank you to the judges and I will be contacting each of the winners to finalise details of the exact colours and weights of threads in your collections.    And as always, a big thank you to Alex Veronelli from Aurifil who was generous enough to let me give away three thread sets - for anyone wondering, Hadley's mosaic is 12 pictures of Alex. 

23 comments:

  1. I am silently squealing so as to not wake up my babies.... AHHHHH!! Thank you Laura and Lily and Alex!!!

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  2. I pop out to get the kids from school and this happens!! I better remember to collect them more often!

    Thank you everyone!!

    So glad I didn't go with the idea of Alex in a techni-colour afro now!

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  3. Damn Hadley, she wins everything! But, seriously, well deserved. Congratulations to everyone.

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  4. excellent choices! congrats to the winners.

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  5. Thanks for a fan fun contest and congratulations to the lucky Aurifil thread mavens!!!!

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  6. Congratulations to all of them but WOOHOO to Hadley. She rocks!!

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  7. Eeeek!!!!! This totally makes my day!! Thank you so much Katy! And thank you Lynne for hosting, this contest was so much fun! And a big thank you to Alex for sponsoring! Yahooie!!!!

    *** Edited to add, my family is looking up bewildered wondering what the heck is happening. Why is Mama so excited?! : D

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  8. Congratulations to the winners! This was a lot of fun. Thank you.

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  9. Congrats! I had a great time working on the collection and checking out everyone's beautiful choices. Thanks for the great contest.

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  10. Fantastic competition - and such GREAT winners - what impossible choice!

    Congrats to you clever clever creative people and big forelock tug to sr. veronelli ...

    I think the afro would have won as well, Hadders ...

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  11. Great winners but a huge woohoo for Hadders!

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  12. oh crap, I'll have to buy my own now ;)
    Congratulations to all the winners :) Big whoop for Hadley! :)

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  13. Congrats to all the winners, and the resident loon ;o)

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  14. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you, Lynne, for hosting this. It was a lot of fun to play with colors, and now I have a few color palettes to add to my "Must Do" list.

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  15. Congrats - nice choices. Can't wait to see what you whip up with all that thread!

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  16. Congrats to the winners! Great choices. Beginners toolbox is a must have and the creative entry with Alex was so clever, I just knew that would win! Congrats ladies!!

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  17. This was so fun to follow - congrats to the winners!

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  18. Don't want to be mean (but I do enjoy it) but I think Jennie P should have got some sort of Lifetime achievement award for the gob-smackingly amazing designs she came up with.

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  19. What great collections! Congratulations to the winners. I have to agree with Katy - I'd definitely buy that Workhorse collection.

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  20. Congratulations to all the winners!!
    Hadley is a comic genius :)

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