four january giveaways!
By Patricia Belyea
This month’s giveaways feature Aurifil Thread Collections and Kai Thread Snips—two essentials to get you started in the new year! Each giveaway is valued at $58.
Aurifil threads, made in Italy with Egyptian Mako cotton, create happy sewing machines with virtually no lint and minimal tension issues. Plus, the thinness of the threads promise flatter and more accurate seams.
The color selection of Aurifil cotton threads extends to 250 colors—216 solids and 36 variegated.
Paired with Aurifil Small Spools Collections are Kai Thread Snips from Japan’s leading manufacturer of sewing scissors.
The Kai 5125 Thread Snips feature an ergonomically styled grip for maximum comfort and handling. Their spring action quickly takes care of any threads.
PB TIP: Never grab just any scissors to cut a thread. Oversize scissors might overcut right into your project! Use the correct scissors for each task.
Each thread collection features the favorite colors of well known textile and quilting designers:
Giveaway No. 1: Folk Story by Sarah Fielke. Ten 220 yard spools of 50 WT cotton thread.
Giveaway No. 2: !ndelible by Katarina Roccella. Ten 164 yard spools of 40 WT cotton thread.
Giveaway No. 3: Gleeful by Caroline Hulse. Ten 220 yard spools of 50 WT cotton thread.
Giveaway No. 4: Sketchbook by Sharron Holland. Ten 220 yard spools of 50 WT cotton thread.
To participate in the January giveaways, just answer this question in the Comment Box below: What new quilting or sewing challenge would you like to take on this year?
HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The January 2016 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on January 31, 2016. Giveaway is open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. Winners will be notified within 24 hours. Winners must respond within one week of notification or their giveaway will be forfeited. A list of winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thank you for participating!
The winners of these giveaways are Lorraine E of Orting WA, Alice R of Torrance CA, Edna W of Fresno CA, and Nina Dilley of Sharon MA.
QUILT ART SYMPOSIUM
April 16, 2016
Washington State History Museum, Tacoma WA
Join with the art quilt community for a day reflecting on What’s Next For Quilt Art.
Three speakers talk about what they’ve learned and what they believe is next:
Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator, Texas Quilt Museum
Cathy Izzo, Owner, The Art Quilt Gallery in Manhattan
Chris Sazaki, President, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
The day also includes a luncheon, a tour of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association (CQA) exhibit, and an opening party. Plus lots of time to mingle with like-minded individuals. Learn more at QuiltArtSym.com