November 30, 2013
November’s aurifil designer of the month — Laurie Tigner
Today is the LAST Day of November….so it is my day to finally get this post up!! Since I am going to be a designer of the month for Aurifil next year, I promised Pat Sloan that I would work on getting up posts about THIS year’s DOM’s here at the Blue Nickel, and since it is November 30th….well today is my last chance!!
So without further ado, meet Laurie Tigner.
Pat’s interview with Laurie is here and the link to the 11th block is here. The interview is really interesting! Laurie has been doing this quilting gig for a long time now, and like me, seems to always be “perpetually ‘busy'” in her own words! Read all about her adventures and thoughts on the Aurifil blog.
Remember that if you make a block and enter it here, then you are in the running for a thread kit from Aurifil (worth over $120) Woohoo!. To be completely transparent here, I don’t know when the drawings are done, but I am pretty sure they are random and from any of the blocks, so the more you enter with a post to the Flickr page the better your chances.
You can also read about Pat Bravo, the designer of the line used in this year’s Blocks here.
And then you can see the blocks that Pat Sloan is making with the 2013 blocks here.
And if you missed some of the blocks (as I have!) you can get them all here.
AND as if that wasn’t enough…..Starting December 6th here at the Blue Nickel, I have pulled together some of the hot new fabrics from my Fabric Company friends, and I will be hosting a great “12 Days of Color!” from December 6th through the 17th, and each day will feature one of the blocks from this year’s DOM program…..AND there will be some incredible prizes at the end of the event…..More details to come as I am still working on the logo and the prizes as well as the Christmas decorating thing going on here this weekend….This December is shaping to be one of the BUSIEST months on the Blue Nickel Blog! If you subscribe, you will be hearing from me a lot this next month. And I think that is pretty appropriate, because even after 25 years plus in retail, I still absolutely love Christmas!