Monday, March 10, 2014

Get Creative Giveaway

This post is a bit of a service announcement for Lower Mainland locals, as well as an amazing giveaway for absolutely everyone!

On March 28 and 29, 2014 the annual Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive Show takes place at the Abbotsford Tradex. It is the largest sewing-related expo held in the Vancouver area and features tons of exhibitors selling everything from quilting cotton, thread and notions to every single sewing machine you could imagine.  Plus, the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild will have a booth and exhibit their mini modern challenge quilts! I've seen several of the quilts pop up on IG and blogs lately: there will be some amazing examples of modern quilting on display.

I'm please to announce that one of my favourite shop owners from the area, Carola, will be at the show with her usual massive booth of Aurifil Thread and gorgeous fat quarter stacks at amazing prices. Carola's Quilt Shop is the Aurifil distributor for the west coast so she has it all: 50 wt, 40 wt, 28 wt  and 12 wt cotton in ALL of the colours, plus a variety of variegated threads, 'Lana' wool blend and polyester Aurilux.  If you've got a quilt top awaiting quilting, bring some fabric swatches along and and Carola will help you find the perfect thread for your project. Last time I saw her I bit the bullet and purchased my first giant cone of grey 50 wt for piecing. I must say, it feels rather professional piecing off a cone with almost 6000 km of thread on it. I wonder how long it will last?


Carola has recently teamed up with well-known local Bernina Technician and Certified Educators Bernie and Shelley Tobisch who will be at the show offering hands-on demos using the brand new and exciting Bernina 750's. If you attend the show, head straight to Carola's booth (#101, 102, 103) and sign up for one of the many demo sessions  offered each day. You'll make and take a thread-embellished lanyard and also receive a free sample spool of 50 wt Aurifil to take home and try. AND, if you happen to fall in love with the sewing machine, Carola will have a show special on all of the demo models used over the two day show.

Now for the truly amazing giveaway.....

Carola has generously offered up this Mark Lipinski Basics box of 12 Aurifil 50 wt spools in just about every piecing neutral you'd ever need. This is over $120 worth of thread that will go to one lucky winner.  

This giveaway is open to everyone, which means that international entries are welcome!  Here's how to enter:

1. Leave one comment on this post to enter. 
2. If you follow me on Instagram (where I am Poppyprint) please leave a second comment letting me know for a second entry.

Comments will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Monday, March 17th at which time the random number generator will choose one winner. Get out your 4-leaf clovers and may the luck of the Irish be with you on St. Patrick's Day!!

ETA: comments are now closed. The lucky winner is Joan!! I've emailed Joan to let her know about her big win - I'm so jealous. You will see that Joan's comment shows as 65 below. That is because blogger only lists 200 comments at a time and starts renumbering them at 1. Joan's is comment 65 on the 401-525 comment page.



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Terry@ a quilting blog said...

This is a truly amazing giveaway…thanks so much for the chance :)

Aliceart said...

Wow, this will come in handy for everyone! Thank you!

Mary said...

Oh, I love, love, love Aurifil thread! Thanks so much for a chance to win.

Katie B said...

That IS truly amazing!

Katie B said...

I follow/stalk you in IG. :)

Hazel said...

Great give away ,I follow you .

floribunda said...

I'm a big fan of Aurifil thread, so of course I'd love to win this kit! thanks.

Kathy MacKie said...

Who wouldn't love some sweet Aurifil thread, count me in.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

The perfect giveaway - yummy thread and in "low-volume" colours which is just what I need!!! I'm not on Instagram but I wish I was!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I would love to live close enough to attend the show. Thank you and Carola for the very generous giveaway!

Amy Friend said...

As much as I love all the colorful threads, the neutrals are my go to colors for thread and I would love these!

Linda said...

Hello, Wow! what a very beautiful+generous giveaway from you+Carola+Aurifil! Happy Stitching! Thank you!

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Kathy said...

I've heard wonderful things about Aurfil thread and would love to give it a try for piecing and quilting.

Grandma M said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to try the thread.

Brenda said...

Pick me, please, lol! My hometown of Winnipeg doesn't have one of those big sewing shows -- so I'm jealous that you do.

Nelly Kelly said...

Wow, thanks for the great giveaway, and for your great blog... I get so much inspiration and encouragement here! Fingers crossed-

Aureas Kitchen said...

Thanks for the chance

Aureas Kitchen said...

I follow you on IG

Gill said...

Wow!
Count me in please!

debra said...

Love Aurifil and Bernina!

Hilda said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to try the Aurifil threads!

Frederique from Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Gorgeous threads! I love them! And I would love to win them too!!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Ooh, what a treasure! Thanks for the giveaway!

salamanda said...

What an amazing giveaway. I now have 3 aurifil threads and using them I realise why everyone likes them

salamanda said...

I follow you on IG

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'd love to try aurifil! Thanks

felicity said...

Yes, please! Greys are my go-to colours for piecing!

felicity said...

I'm an IG follower. :)

Rossie said...

Carola is amazing! And I follow you on IG.

Anita said...

Oh my gosh, what a great give away. I love this thread and so does my sewing machine.

Heather D. said...

Oh I would LOVE to win this Krista!!!

Heather D. said...

Yes, I follow you on IG!

momentary lapse said...

I keep hearing about how wonderful Aurifil thread is and I have yet to try it!

momentary lapse said...

I follow you on Instagram.

Canadian Abroad said...

Wish I could go to the show! But meanwhile I am happy to put my name in the hat for the Aurifil because you can never have enough. Ever! Thanks for the chance, Krista.

Canadian Abroad said...

Yes, I am a IG follower. :-)

Nessa said...

Now THAT is a very practical and useful giveaway! Please enter me into the giveaway - thank you so much!

Nessa said...

Thanks for the chance at a second entry for all your IG followers too!

SBK said...

Ah, Aurifil -- wonderful stuff! Great giveaway - thanks!

Christine M said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

Jenelle said...

What a fun giveaway! I'm sure everyone could use more of those colors in their thread collection. Thanks for the chance.

Jenelle said...

I follow you on Instagram now (glad to find you!).

Melanie Sim (Heart and Homemade) said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and that Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive show sounds awesome! Too bad I live a bit too far away.

craftykaren said...

I would love all that thread! I am doing a lot of sewing and am going through a lot.

Cathy said...

oh fabulous!!!!!!!

DianeY said...

Very cool prizes that everyone would like. Hearing about the show makes me wish I was a Lower Mainland Local!

DianeY said...

I'm a follower on IG������

Hannlib said...

Awesome giveaway! You can never have too much aurifil

Hannlib said...

And I do follow you on IG

Joyce said...

Would be just lovely to win!

Kintija said...

Thanks for a chance to participate in this giveaway!

Joyce said...

I am new to Instagram and am following!

Dianne said...

I can always use more thread ;0) thanks for the opportunity Krista and Carola.

Dianne said...

I am a follower on instagram as well.

Saira p said...

Have recently started using Aurifil and love it, thanks for the chance to win!

Katie said...

It's kind of funny, but with Carola's being a 2 minute drive from my house, I often forget that not everybody's LQS has so much Aurifil. Sometimes it helps to be reminded of how lucky I am!

Bearpawquilter said...

I would love a chance to try Aurifil thread. Never used it before. Thanks, N

Michele T said...

This box of Aurifil threads would be a jackpot win!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

Michele T said...

I am following you on Instagram... I am Winkowl! Thanks for another chance!!

Alli said...

Ohhhhh! This would be wonderful!

Alli said...

(and I follow you on ig!)

Barb said...

Oh, a wonderful giveaway...count me in!

Kristen Clawson said...

I'm in! Thanks for the giveaway =)

Barb said...

Yes! I follow you on IG...

trash said...

I love quilt shows. A friend and I make the pilgrimage to Festical of Quilts in Birmigham every year. I have played with Aurifil thread and it is the sewing equivalent of knitting with Malabrigo wool. Love love love.

trash said...

I follow you on IG as theoriginaltrash.

Betsy said...

Thank you for the chance.

Ali said...

Wow that is an awesome giveaway, thank you so much, I'm sadly becoming addicted to Aurifil.

Ali said...

I follow you on Instagram (although I don't use it a ton) and all I can say is... macaroons, drool!!!

Mandy Noble said...

Ooh yes please!!!!!

Catherine said...

Great giveaway: thanks for the chance

Catherine said...

And I follow you on IG too (sewonderfulife)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love Aurifil thread!

bnppiper said...

Love aurifil! Thanks for the giveaway!

bnppiper said...

I follow you on IG too :)

barbara woods said...

Great giveaway, thanks

SoozeM said...

Ooh what a great giveaway, I love Aurifil threads, they are so lovely to stitch with!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Oooh, it'd be nice to win. I still haven't tried this thread that everyone is raving about!

Barbara B said...

Wow! I can always use more aurifil thread.

What Comes Next? said...

I always need more Aurifil! I just finished off two of my piecing spools this weekend - maybe I should go for "The Big One"!

Allison C said...

Awesome giveaway! I could use some thread

Allison C said...

I follow you on Instagram (alibear167)

LethargicLass said...

I would love a choice of neutrals! Thanks for the chance :)

LethargicLass said...

I am an IG follower :)

Tabatha said...

I would love to win!!!! On IG too as PurplePenguinsDesign!! Crossing fingers!!

Tabatha said...

Oops!! Lol. I'm a follower on IG too!! PurplePenguinsDesign !!

Quilting by the Lake said...

I just started using some Aurifil thread....but I'd need the luck of the Irish to win this set!!! Thanks for the chance! Looks awesome!!!,

Georgi said...

Even as a fairly new quilter, Aurifil has been my favorite thread for a while. Thanks for the chance ~ fingers crossed!

Jackie said...

This is like the holy grail of giveaways! Thanks to you and to Carola! I'd love a chance to win.

Jackie said...

I follow you on Instagram!

Jane S. said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Aurifil is the best thread and it would be a real thrill to win so much of it. Thank you for the chance. :)

Jo-Anne said...

What a generous give-away from Carola! Thanks for posting Krista!

Jo-Anne said...

And of course I follow you on IG! :)

Amy Friend said...

I follow you on IG!

Claire Corry said...

Great giveaway I would kill for one of those- would love to be at the expo sounds great

Claire Corry said...

I follow you on IG too!!

Tricia said...

So exciting! Thanks for the chance

Tricia said...

I follow you on Instagram

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love aurfil threads

Heather A said...

All that Aurifil! DREAMY!!

Heather Campbell said...

Woot! Awesome giveaway Krista! I only just recently discovered how much my aging Pfaff LOVES Aurifil.

Heather Campbell said...

also an instagram follower too :)

aangto said...

Awesome giveaway!

aangto said...

I am an IG follower.

Francie Quern said...

Great give away. I am also an IG follower.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a super giveaway!

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Leigh Anne said...

Ack! I love Aurifil :)

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm a follower on IG (@usairdoll)

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Leigh Anne said...

I follow you on IG!

Alisa said...

I am hoping to make it to the show!

Alisa said...

I follow you on IG

Debbie said...

amazing giveaway! Thanks!

Tamie said...

I'd love to have a box of neutral Aurifil! Thanks for the giveaway.

Tamie said...

I follow you on IG.

Gene Black said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love Aurifil and the Basics set is great for piecing. I love to piece with a cream colored thread, but sometimes the grays or black work better and with this set you have them all. LOVE it!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love Aurifil and those look like the perfect neutrals to use for everything!

Theglasdiva said...

A girl can never have enough thread! Thanks for the heads up.

Arita said...

Really great giveaway.....couldn't live without my aurifill

Onebaggielady said...

I love aurifill!!!!! Great give away!

Esther Dunn said...

Oh my goodness...could I ever make use of that delicious collection...Pick Me!!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

This is a great giveaway! Fingers crossed!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I'm already following you on IG :)

PK Sews said...

Aurifil! Swoon! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway, and for your lovely blog!

diane said...

Auric ill is the best. Thanks for a chance to win.

diane said...

I follow you on IG

KimS said...

I've been reading & had decided Aurifil is a thread I simply have to try :) This would be a great chance!

allierae said...

Awesome! I might have to make the trip from Seattle for this one.

allierae said...

I follow you on IG

Diane said...

So much wonderful thread!

Onebaggielady said...

I love this thread!!!! Perfect give away!

PatchworkPottery said...

Oh WOW! I would love to try those threads!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'd love some Aurifil thread. Of course I'm a follower of yours. I have been for quite a while. Thanks for the chance.

Swanky Swag said...

Love love love! What an awesome giveaway

Swanky Swag said...

And I am also an IG stalker

Patti said...

I'm a big Aurufil fan too, so thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

Patti said...

I'm an Instagram follower! Yay!

Lynn M said...

Thanks for the chance!

Sonya said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sonya said...

I follow you on Instagram.

Chez Roo said...

Ooh, I would love to win some aurifil -- thanks for the giveaway! Especially since I can't go to the show :(

Chez Roo said...

And I follow you in Instagram :)

phigginb said...

Love this thread ! Thanks for give away

Andrea C said...

Love Carola! And love this thread!

Laughing Owl said...

I have not tried Aurifil yet, mostly because it is not available in local shops where I live, so winning this will be so so amazing. Thank you for a chance!

Julie said...

Never sewn with Aurifil….I have a few quilt projects lined up so it would be fun to try!

Nadia Wilson said...

ohhh! This is a great giveaway! I love piecing with Aurifil threads!

Lisa said...

I am new to Aurifil (via Felicity), but a total convert. My machine loooooooves it. I hope I win!

rstogether said...

Me please! I would love to have these beauties.

rstogether said...

I follow you on IG.

Barb said...

This is an awesome giveaway, and I love your colourful selvedges blocks!

Barb said...

I follow you on Instagram. How could I not?

Live a Colorful Life said...

I adore aurifil. I'm trying to collect more colors in 12 wt

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'd follow you anywhere...including Instagram :)

Sigrun said...

Yeay, would love to win!

Sigrun said...

....and I'm following you on IG :-)

staceyinstitches said...

What a great giveaway!! It takes me about a year and a half to get through a 3000m cone, using it for topstitch only. ;)

DeborahGun said...

Aurifil is the best! Thanks for the chance :-)

DeborahGun said...

I follow you on Instagram :-)

Samantha said...

Oh lovely giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance :)

Samantha said...

I follow you on IG :)

Charlotte said...

what a fab giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :-D

Charlotte said...

I follow you on IG :-)

Rumi said...

Amazing giveaway! Thanks!

ELNM said...

I've never tried Aurifil, but I keep hearing amazing things about it (I'm working on my first quilt top). I wish I lived in your area and could attend the show - it sounds fabulous! Many thanks!

Michele said...

Awesome giveaway :) I love Aurufil for piecing!

Vine Lines said...

Ooh, such a great giveaway. Thank you so much for opening it to international entrants. I'm an Instagram follower too. :-)

Pat said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I have never tried Aurifil so this would be a great opportunity.

GranChris said...

That's a wonderful giveaway. I love their thread.

Margaret Doro said...

Fantastic giveaway I love Aurifil thread!!!

Digiscrapations said...

What a fantastic giveaway. Thanks

Michelle Hiatt said...

Love Aurifil!

Rebecca said...

Thank you for hosting a giveaway, love threads of all colors.
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Mary Lesko said...

So very generous. Thank you for a chance to win!

tiggers7652 said...

I only ever had 1 spool of Aurifil but would love more.

SewLittleToSay said...

What a great and generouse giveaway - such a useful selection of thread colours.

SewLittleToSay said...

Following you on Instagram

Lee Ann Marsh said...

I love your threads! Thanks for hosting a giveaway

Gail Bartlett said...

It would be a fabulous day if I got a call to let me know that I had won.

Annerieke said...

Love the box of Aurifil threads, great giveaway. Like to take a chance :)

Sherry Evans said...

Just started using Aurifil thread....LOVE IT! Would love to win!

pennydog said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I may need your insight on any good fabric shops in Vancouver as I will be there for my honeymoon in October!

pennydog said...

And I follow you on IG :)

Terri van Gulik said...

Wow. I would love to win this thread.

csburns said...

So would love to have that thread!! I love Aurifil!

melanie said...

I would so love to win this! I am yet to try aurifil thread, but I am really keen to!

Steven Tharp said...

Recently tried aurifil and now understand the hype! Would be great start to collection. Thanks for the opportunity!

Margarette Jones said...

I have never used Aurifil thread. Will be a wonderful way for me to try it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this give away.

Kathy H said...

That show sounds like a really interesting one.

Barb Blincow said...

Amazing!

Susan Bennett said...

Wonderful collection for any quilter! Thanks for the opportunity!

Carol Spadea said...

Wow.awesome. I use this thread with great results. follow you faithfully.

Kelly said...

This is an awesome package! Thanks for the chance to win some great thread.

Ellee said...

I am a totally happy new convert to Auriful thread and welcome the opportunity to win such a wonderful collection of neutrals. I guarantee they will be put to good use. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

f2317dda-a90e-11e3-a974-000bcdcb471e said...

I love Aufil for piecing but is difficult to find locally.

Monique Atkinson said...

I have never used that thread but I have certainly heard a lot about it. Thank you for the chance to try it.

Carol Moellers said...

Love the Basics Collection!!!! Auriful is great thread. Thanks for the great give away and I would love to win Mark's fabulous collection.

Tina Younker said...

I am a newbie and need all the help I can get!

Shirlee Ramblings said...

I have not tried this thread yet due to where I live and availability at local stores, so I would be thrilled to win and get a chance to try it out.

The Vellotones blues and rock band said...

Always been a fan of Aurifil. Would love to win!

Kathi Cullop said...

My FAVORITE!!!!

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