At this time of the year I am in two minds …looking forward to the new year with anticipation, but still looking back at the old with surprise as to what we actually achieved in the past twelve months.
We wrote about exhibitions we enjoyed,
July is the month that everyone looks forward to the popular Victorian Quilters exhibition in Melbourne. This year we sponsored the challenge with Aurifil prizes for the winners
Another exhibition that we enjoyed was Quilts in the Barn. It is an annual fund raising exhibition that is well worth visiting.
and we wrote about our stitching projects,
We featured Hand quilting with cotton Mako’28 in a lot of our posts
We shared our differing versions of the 2012 Aurifil Embroidery Block of the Month .
Judysew4th stitched her blocks with Cotton Mako’ 12,
while I stitched mine with Lana.
I even wrote a post about how to replace other threads with Aurifil thread colours so that you can stitch your embroideries with your favourite (Aurifil) thread.
Ladybirdee used Lana for a lot of her stitching projects this year,
Judysew4th joined the machine quilting challenge and
KnitsnQuilts worked on a lot of her favourite appliques
We shared posts about our customer’s stitching.
We love seeing (& sharing) the projects that our customers are making with Aurifil
Zoe’s embroidery pattern uses Cotton Mako’ 12
This motif below is part of a beautiful hand embroidery stitched with Lana thread by Jeanette,
and for a change of pace, Marlene’s machine embroidered quilt is stunning
and Juliet sent us a photo of her pieced quilt. As you can see it is a star!
We posted tutorials about techniques that we have used this year,
Knitsnquilts showed us how to transfer the design to the fabric to simplify the placement of applique pieces:
We shared a post to show you how to make a quick wrist pincushion and
how to make a simple cushion cover
We even wrote a post about how to edit photos for your blog
and we wrote about events where we represented Aurifil.
These are smaller events than the USA Quilt Markets, but they are just as important for us, as they allow shop owners to visit with the Australian textile craft wholesalers in the one location, and are a great opportunity to see the latest & greatest products.
We enjoy using these opportunities to introduce the new Aurifil products.
So what is ahead for us in 2013?
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