Dance With Me and a Giveaway!

From Brigitte Bardot to Brigitte Heitland cool,clever, sexy and fun… Dance With Me is out and ready to play!!!!

Who would not want to team up with one of the best designers to create a beautiful Aurifil thread collection to match this brilliant new fabric collection Comma by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics.

I was born in Germany, Black forest, and grew up with my three siblings. We were a funny “gang” and my grandma sewed a lot of clothes for us children. I always set down next to her old PFAFF and felt so comfortably.  So I started sewing at the age of six and I hope I mustn’t end before I’ll die :-). When I had to decide which profession or study to choose it had to be something creative and I decided for Interior Design. But more and more I was drawn to all the students in the room next to me acting with needles and thread and so I ended up as a student of Textile Design.

As a Textile Designer I had to create my own line of fabrics. And so I did – it led to my roots of Interior Design:

When developing a fabric or even a design for a quilt the entire impression of a room comes to my mind. I see the light, the furnitures, the color concept, the style and my quilt is a natural element of this scene, fitting in harmoniously. I like clarity in a room, an environment of simplicity where you are surrounded by only the things you really need and love, where you can relax, find your inner peace and balance. So my quilts are kind of this reduced, pure and clear style.

The small pack collection offers with colors of 50wt thread  containing 220yds each.

Colors included :

1231 green

2021 off white

4241 black

5004 slate

1154 orange

1135 yellow

At Market, Alex was able to catch up with Brigitte at her booth and look at all her wonderful art.
 And have a few laughs!

Thanksgiving in America is a time to give thanks for what we are grateful. At Aurifil, we are grateful for all of you!

To show our appreciation we are having a giveaway of this new lovely line.

The giveaway is one collection of thread and two small charm packs of Comma!

To enter the giveaway please leave one comment ( one entry per person)on what you are thankful!  The giveaway will end Tuesday November 27 at 12am EST.  If you are a no reply blogger please leave your email in your comment.  The winner will be selected randomly and announced on November 29.

Good Luck and Thank You!


It was so lovely to read all the things you are all thankful for, they are all very good thing indeed!

Congratulations to Sharon who said:

“Of course, I am thankful for my family, health, and home. I am also thankful for the opportunity to create and fiber is my choice of materials. Aurifil thread is a favorite in my thread collection and I enjoy using it for both piecing and machine quilting.”



  1. I am thankful my husband made it thru radiation and seems to be doing good! I love the Aurifil thread. It is so fine and the colors are tremendous.

  2. I am thankful for my husband – he is my best friend. I am also thankful for the 18 wonderful ladies in the Alzheimer’s unit where I work as their nurse – each one is a joy.

  3. I am thankful for family, friends, a warm home with plenty to eat, and a hobby that keeps me sane and lets me be creative at the same time.

    And I am thankful for the internet, because it gives me insight to new and beautiful ideas!

  4. I’m thankful for all the military personnel current and retired who are and who have given us the freedom to give thanks for all we have.

  5. I’m thankful for our (family and friends) health. The only thing that you cannot control…… And I’m thankful for the person(s) who invented fabric and sewing 😉

  6. I am Thankful for my husband who is upstairs cooking the entire Thanksgiving dinner while I am in my craft room playing

  7. I am Thankful for being happy, healthy and having my family together today to create new memories. I truly am blessed to have the best two kids in the world!!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!

  8. I’m thankful for everyday I spend with my daughter. From 1 lb 4 oz to 70 lbs in 12 years I couldn’t ask for anything more. If you BELIEVE anything can happen!!

  9. I am really thankful for so many things but today I want to say how thankful I am for the internet. It has opened up so many new sites for me to find wonderful ideas, fabrics, threads, quilting friends and my list could go on!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  10. I am very thankful for my grandchildren and I hope it continues so that I
    may be able to help them till they are self sufficient. This is my prayer.

  11. I am so thankful that my husband has survived his surgery and treatment for cancer! Every day is a true blessing!

  12. Very thankful for family today, that my Mom is still alive (91) and able to come for dinner! thankful for a wonderful daughter, son and husband that have all pitched in to get ready for the big dinner today! And thankful I can afford this dinner and have a roof over our heads.

  13. I am thankful for family and friends, good health and happiness. We are celebrating and reflecting on the loss of loved ones this past year and how they impacted our lives. We love being close to family and sharing in the lives of our children and grandchildren. Seeing them grow is a joy.

  14. I’m thankful to have been able to keep my Mom at home and personally care for her during her ten year struggle with Alzheimer’s. I’m also thankful to have my grandchildren nearby so that I can watch them grow.

  15. I am thankful for healthy family and friends, my love of fabric and creativity, nature in all its glory, and a loving presence that puts it altogether.

  16. What not to be thankful for but your family. They are your heritage to the future. Happy Birthday to my daughter born today many, many years ago. (Cannot disclose cuz the grandkids don’t know her actual age….lol)

  17. I am thankful for all that I have that money can’t buy. Family, health, friends and quilting friends. Priceless!

  18. I am thankful my sweet husband is still with me after another difficult year with his worn out heart. I am thankful for the wonderul life he has given me and our son.

  19. OH, as soon as I saw Juggling Summer, I was in love! Now, I am in love again, with Comma! I am thankful for my family and for the leaps and bounds quilting fabric design is taking!

  20. I am thankful for my husband, my children, my cat, my home, my fabric stash, the fact that we both have jobs, my life in general. It may not be exciting or full of adventure, but when I see the problems my friends face and the struggles of those I don’t know, my husband and I are both very thankful for our lives together.

  21. I am thankful for my husband who supports my passion for quilting. My quilt guild buddies who have taught me to relax and enjoy the process and never be afraid to try something new in life.

  22. I am thankful for the “sewing” gene that was passed to me from both grand mothers. Without that gene I would not have been able to clothe myself or my daughters. And now it has provided me with hours of enjoyment making quilts. I am hooked on Aurifil thread. Makes sense to use the best products when you are putting time into a quilt.
    XOXOXO Subee

  23. So many things to be thankful for. Number one would be my family. Thankful to be born in USA the land of the free. I’m thankful for the soldiers who are protecting that freedom. Thanks.

  24. I am thankful for my husband who bought me a long arm machine and supports all my quilting efforts. I love Aurifil thread–it’s the best!

  25. I am very thankful for my loving family, their health and happiness and that my husband and I have secure employment to provide for our family. awolk at rogers dot com

  26. I am thankful for a loving husband, 2 great son, 1 tereffic daughter-in-law, 1 terrific daughter-in-law to be, 3 beautiful grandchildren, & a host of family & friends. I am truly blessed!!

  27. I am thankful for my family and their realization that I just have to create things, and their willingness to accept the quilts, clothes, and slightly wonky knitted items I bestow on them. 🙂

  28. I am thankful to have another Thanksgiving with my husband . Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours. Thankful for a chance to enter this contest .

  29. I am thankful for my best friend, soulmate husband! I know how blessed I am to have him to share my life with!

  30. I am so thankful to still be alive today to write this! I was given 30 days or less 5 yrs ago, and am still fighting inoperable spinal tumors eating thru the bones, but am so filled with Joy that The Lord has chosen to allow me more time.. I love life! Love the gifts of friendship we are blessed with and family, both near and far. And am so grateful for those responsible for created the internet so we can all design, research, and communicate, far beyond our wildest dreams and hopes! Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving day to all of you.. ( .. and grateful to Auriful Threads and Designs of course!!)
    Cathy B*****Y pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom

  31. I am thankful for my family and my friends and even though I cannot be with them this holiday they are near and dear to me! I am also thankful for quilting, it is my hobby, my therapy and my joy!

  32. I am thankful to be able to feed my sons college friends who to travel to far home, my freedom, my health, my marriage of twenty-five years and to be able to give a new quilt away to childhood friend who has been sick for so time thanks to my being able to sew!

  33. I’m thankful for my group of docotrs that have seen me through having Crohn’s Disease for over 40 years!

  34. I am thankful for the strength God gave me to struggle through the rough times so I can enjoy the good times. My life has been so blessed with a loving husband and two healthy children now grown up and making their own way in the world. Thank you for this opportunity!

  35. I am thankful for each new day, each person that I meet, and the dreams that I can dream. Smiles on your face, brings smiles to mine, enjoy life and live it up!!!!

  36. Those threads are great! Live the quilt (first picture) have much to be thankful for…my family, my health, my job…I have been truly blessed.

  37. I am thankful to be alive and mostly pain free, I have had five surgeries in the last four years and I can enjoy life much better, love my hobbies….

  38. I am so thankful for my family and for my God, he has blessed us all and I know I will see him one day and join all my family that has gone before me….I miss my mom, dad, and twin brother.

  39. What great design she has. I enjoyed reading this. I’m grateful Alex doesn’t button his shirt up all the way. 😉 Today, I am grateful for some quiet time at home with my family!

  40. I am thankful that we live in the USA, and for my great family who appreciate my obsession with sewing and quilting!

  41. There nothing I can’t say I,m not grateful for I have been blessed with great family and friends.

  42. I’m thankful for the unconditional love and support of my parents. And for fun giveaways like this!!!

  43. I’m thankful That my family and friends are there for me when I need them, and I am in turn able to be there for them, and that they are all healthy and happy. sguday at shaw dot ca

  44. I am most Thankful for my family, my husband (this is our first Thanksgiving together as man &wife!), my sweet pups, & my career as a Quilter! I am one lucky gal!

  45. I am thankful that I have a loving husband and that his family invites us for thanksgiving so I don’t have cook a huge meal. =)

  46. Hier kennen wij geen thanksgiving. Maar ben elke dag dankbaar dat ik een live partner heb en geweldige kinderen.

  47. I’m feeling especially thankful for my kids today. My girl (1) and boy (3) fill my life with love, joy and laughter even when so many other things seem wrong.

  48. Thanks so much for the opportunity! I love the fabric line and I only use Aurifil thread, so it would be a very fun package! I am very thankful this day, for my husband and our tiny home, so full of fun!

  49. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and family. Which also include my extended quilting and sewing family. They encourage me to make beautiful quilts and art quilts. Also embroidery.

  50. I am thankful that this year I overcame my fear of sewing machines and learned to sew. thank you for the giveaway of beautiful fabric and fabulous thread.

  51. I am so thankful for my best friend/husband”s full recover from 2 heart attacks this spring. I’m also thankful for helping my 93 year old mother enjoy her daily rountines in her own home.

  52. thankful for my daughter who is 39 today and inst home hospice, for my husband and other daughter and 2 grand kids

  53. I am thankful for my faith, my husband and family. I am also thankful to have survived cancer.
    Thanks for the chance to win!


  54. I am thankful that when my son was hit by a car while jogging, his injuries were not life threatening. And I’m thankful that what injuries he did have are healing very well. And of course I’m very thankful for all my family.

  55. I am thankful I am able to get up and go when someone says Let’s go! No staying home for me when there are places to go.

  56. I am thankful for family. Especially my grandmother who taught me to crochet, sew and quilt. She never knew what a gift she gave me.

  57. I am thankful that at 70 years the good Lord still teaches me, changes me and best of all pursues me.

  58. I am thankful for my family and friends. Also so thankful that I started quilting after losing my husband of 50 years. Keeps me going.

  59. I am thankful for my wonderful husband, beautiful daughters, healthy grandson and wonderful friends – who could ask for more!!!! Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  60. I am so thankful for the gift of life, good health and my family. I’m also grateful I have a sewing machine and love to quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win some Aurifil thread!

  61. I am so thankful for having at least 6mths with my 2nd grand daughter before she was taken from us 6yrs ago. I luv you more and more every day Zoi Maree.

  62. I am thankful family near and far, and I am very grateful for internet access to help me stay in touch with the ones who are far away.

  63. I am really thankful for my beautiful family – I know that I am truly fortunate to have such love & happiness & I try not to take it for granted. Thanks for the chance to win some of the amazing Aurifil thread & some Zen Chic fabric.

  64. I’m thankful for family, friends, a roof over my head, and more fabric than I will probably ever be able to use in my lifetime – but that won’t likely stop me from acquiring more ;0)

  65. I’m thankful for everything I’ve been blessed with; being able to awaken to a new day each morning with infinite possibilities heads the list.

  66. I am thankful for family, friends, a warm home with plenty to eat, and a hobby that keeps me sane and lets me be creative at the same time.

    And I am thankful for the internet, because it gives me insight to new and beautiful ideas!

  67. I am thankful that I have a husband who supports my love of sewing and quilting….and thankful that Alex keeps making great colors of Aurifil threads for all my projects. <3

  68. I am thankful that I have been blessed to have my wonderful parents with me for another year. It has been a close call a couple of times, but God has seen us thru. Thankful for all of my family and that I have my first grandchild due in January!

  69. I am thankful for the new baby I hear crying in the background, the health of my family, the opportunity to travel and visit everyone, and this give-away!! Thank you.

  70. I’m thankful for so much…my God, my husband, our kids and grandkids, Our health and our service people who serve and protect our country.

  71. I’m Thankful for my husbands health; Two surgeries down and only one more to go, my beautiful step-daughter, my talent, great friends and an abundant fabric stash.

  72. I am very thankful for the love of my husband, children, friends, good health and the happyness that quilting brings to my life. I haven’t yet tried Aurafil but am looking forward to it as I’ve purchased a couple of spools. I hear it’s fantastic.

  73. Iam thankful that my late mom taught me everything I know about sewing . If it wasn’t for her love and patience teaching me this skill I wouldn’t have this wonderful hobby today . I am thankful that I can pass this love of sewing onto my two daughters now too .

  74. I am thankful, of course, for family, friends. I am also so grateful for place where I am free to be me and create and sew and quilt!!

  75. I am thankful for my family and for the opportunity to travel to Italy with my daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters next week. We will be visiting near Milan. Are you located near there? Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely thread.

  76. I’m thankful for my family and friends, my home, and my ability to sew and make quilts. Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric and some wonderful thread! :0)

  77. I love aurifil threads, and that comma fabric is beautiful!
    I am very Thankful for the good health of my family and friends.

  78. I am thankful to be a grandmother. It feels like it was what I was meant to be after all these years of wondering what I wanted to be “when I grow up”. Spending time with either of my grandchildren is a true gift in my life.

  79. I am thankful for the art of thread and fabrics. Also for good health and family and friends!

  80. I am very thankful that my dad is finally home and on his way to recovery after 2 surgeries and 2 months and 2 weeks in the hospital and that we will all be able to celebrate the holidays together.

  81. I am so thankful that my entire family on my husband’s side was able to come eat dinner with us. Everyone pitched in and brought dishes. It was wonderful fellowship, food, and fun!

  82. I’m thankful for family that loves each other and good health. Also thankful that I could retire and make pretty things out of fabric.

  83. This is beautiful thread and fabric! I am thankful to celebrate any holiday, or any occasion, in a country that has no restrictions on our freedom to do so. I was not able yo be with my children, but did spend special time with a great neice and a great nephew. So special.

  84. I am just thankful, I sat here and typed and then deleted and then typed again and again, and I just could not decide what I was most thankful for.

  85. I am thankful that my husband and I have been together thirty years and still going strong with wonderful children and great grandchildren. I am so blessed to have a wonderful family who I am very proud of.

  86. I am thankful for my daughter who has been there fy or me during may medical issues. Love her. Love to try aurilfil thread. Haven’t done that yet

  87. I am thankful I learned how to use a computer so that I can keep in touch with family and friends wherever I am.

  88. I am thankfull for modern technology so I can search around the world and see all that is there on offer for our creativity.

  89. I am so thankful for my husband and kids and friends! And that Jesus found me!
    Thanks so much also for the chance to win! This is also fun!

  90. I am thankful for the men and women who went to the East Coast to help after Super Storm Sandy. And my family and friends..

  91. I am thankful for having survived cancer twice to enjoy life even more! And for my wonderful family!
    Thanks a lot for the chance to win this lovely thread 🙂

  92. I am thankful every morning that I have three healthy and ‘spirited’ children! Which makes me even more thankful for my partner in crime, my husband. And chocolate. All my family is thankful that I have chocolate.

  93. In the Netherlands we don’t know thanksgiving. But I try to be thankful for each day. I have a lot to be thankful for! Lia

  94. I am thankful for all these lovely and inspiring blogging people out there. Many of my quilts wouldn’t exist if they wouldn’t share what they are doing.

  95. I am thankful for every day I spend with my family and for the good health and happiness; I thank you for this giveaway and hope to win it.

  96. I am thankful I have a sewing room of my own and my family knows I’m a better human if I can spend some time in there once in awhile!

  97. I am thankful that I can work for the Red Cross as a volunteer and help those who are in need as well as my family and friends.

  98. my blessings are too numerous to detail here, a short list of thankfulness includes, my husband, my daughter, my granddaughter, and last but not least i am thankful my little sister was not on the back of that motorcycle and she is alive today

  99. I am thankful for so much! Family, friends, abundance of life–and a husband who did the majority of cleaning up after our Thanksgiving meal… 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway! sandyquiltz at gmail dot com

  100. I am thankful that my son healthier and happier than he was this time last year. Life is good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. I am thankful for what I have. There are so many people in the world who are hungry, who don’t have shelter, who live in war torn countries and fear for their lives every day and have lost family members. I live in one of the best countries in the world, we have lots of food, we have shelter, we don’t fear for our lives and we have each other. I am thankful for the talents that have been bestowed on me that have allowed me to share so much with others.

  102. I’m thankful for the ability to CREATE! Thanks so much for the chance to win – I’m a big fan of Zen Chic, can’t wait for the new Comma collection.

  103. I’m so thankful for my son ~ he’s the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life.
    We were in a car accident 20 years ago ~ my husband died and I was injured badly. My son was only 7 at the time and had so much love and wisdom for one so young. He told me once that he was so grateful that we didn’t die and had a chance to have a happy life. He’s really a wonderful person ~ creative and full of possibility.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  104. I am grateful for the quilting / sewing community that includes awesome folks such as you! I’ve learned so much about creativity and the joy it brings by online relationships and in person ~

  105. I am thankful for my faith in God who gives me blessing everyday of the year. As a disabled Senior, I am thankful that my sons call me on special holidays to wish me well. I am thankful that God gave me 2 grandchild and took one home. I am thankful and grateful for all the freedom we have and the freedom to express our gratitude.

  106. I am thankful for the continued opportunity to do the type of work that I love doing. (Quilting) I am also thankful that I can use those gifts God gave me to help those in need and effected from Hurricane Sandy. Making quilts and blankets to warm those who lost their homes during the hurricane. Thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful threads.

  107. I was diagnosed with MS earlier this year and I am thankful that it hasn’t stopped me from starting the nursing program!

  108. I am thankful for my family and all the men and women fighting for our freedom. Also thankful for the opportunity to win Aurifil thread!

  109. I am so Thankful for everyone in my life. My Husband just finished his radiation treatment and we go back on December 4th to have his check up. I am grateful to have quilting to keep my mind busy with thought other than worrying. Thanks for the opportunity to join in this giveaway. Love to fabric and use this brand of thread.

  110. I am thankful to have a job and food on the table a roof over my head and warmth. I am thankful for the good days that my husband has with his disability and pain. I am thankful for my children who have all turned out well

  111. Im thankful for my new grand daughter along with the rest of my family, and thankful for sewing..

  112. I am thankful for family, friends, home and health. And so glad I can enjoy a wonderful craft full of great people! Thanks to for an opportunity to win.

  113. My family. My friends. My creative friends that are so inspirational to be with in the quilting arts community.

  114. I am thankful for my husband; a constant source of support, encouragement as I pursue a job and crafts I love.

  115. I am thankful for my country that allows me the freedom to do what I want and follow my dreams, whatever they are! My husband who supports me in all that I dream and aspire to become as we grow old together, quilt together and travel together – and my kids, who light up my world with the little families they are making and the grandchildren who I can enjoy and send home when they are tired and needing their own mothers!

  116. I am thankful for family, good friends, my canine companions, having a home, food, and clothing. I am also thankful for chances to win free quilting supplies! Thanks!

  117. I am thankful to live in a country where freedom of expression is encouraged. of Course, I am thankful for my husband and family. I am thankful to have been able to travel to so many inspiring places and to have met so many wonderful friends, all over the world.

  118. I am thankful for the time I get to spend with my dear sister. She received a dire diagnosis a year ago which reminded all of us that time together is the most precious gift of all!

  119. I’m so thankful to have good relationships with all six of my children…and to spend time with them this holiday 🙂

  120. There’s so much to be thankful for, that it is hard to know where to start, but I’m going with friends and family. And the opportunity to win this yummy fabric and thread!

  121. I’m thankful for the gathering of friends and family on these wonderful holiday weekends. I’m thankful for the gift of quilting and all it brings to my life and the comfort it brings to others. Thank you for the opportunity to win this thread and fabric package.

  122. The list of what I am thankful for is quite long and seems to grow the more I think about it. Let’s just start with family and friends, the beauty of God’s Earth, the gifts of sight, hearing and touch, the babbling and laughter of children, … You see my dilemma – the list just grows and grows.

  123. Of course, I am thankful for my family, health, and home. I am also thankful for the opportunity to create and fiber is my choice of materials. Aurifil thread is a favorite in my thread collection and I enjoy using it for both piecing and machine quilting.

  124. I am thankful for the people who have and are teaching quilters how to quilt and carry on special traditions for generations to come…and for my hubby, kids, and most especially for the good Lord above.

  125. I’m thankful that my 96yo Dad is living in FL and riding his 3-wheel bike twice a day, every day. I can only hope……………………….

  126. I am so thankful that my family is healthy and all together and we are blessed of the Lord. Thanks for the giveaway.

  127. So thankful for family, friends and community! Also thankful for the internet and skype and the ability to share our celebrations with family and friends around the world.

  128. What a lovely give away! It is so true to focus on all the things we have graciously given to us by God. Doesn’t mean everything is perfect or even running smoothly-But, in all things, give thanks to the Lord. I realize without Him, I wouldn’t be able to handle the difficulties that are on my plate right now.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  129. In addition to the usual things … family, health, friends, etc. … I’m thankful to people who create Aurifil threads and to Zen Chic for such inspiring design. Without you and others like you who create the tools that inspire us to “create”, too, my life would surely not be so rich as it is.

  130. I never miss an opportunity to win some Aurifil threads and beautiful Moda fabrics. I am thankful for every moment of my life whether good or bad.

  131. I am thankful for the Country we live in,my amazing husband 4 daughters and spouses and 6 beautiful grandchildren.

  132. I’m so thankful for my husband who parents our three beautiful children with me. He also supports all my crazy fabric and design talk and has even learned so many sewing terms that he catches me off guard all the time with his knowledge!

  133. What am I thankful for? My husband being home with us this holiday when so many other Military people were apart from their loved ones. For my two boys ages 8 and 11, even if they are driving me nuts. and for my little lady who is almost 5 months. Even the sleepless nights like the crying for no real reason and playing for an hour in the middle of the night are worth it when she cuddles with me.

  134. I am so thankful for my family, for my friends and for my job. I am thankful too for my great hobby “patchwork”.

  135. I’m thankful for my new lease on life…long story there, not going to bore you. Even for simple things, such as eyesight, so I can see! And Aurifil thread, which I keep introducing all my friends to!

  136. I am thankful for all of my friends, especially the ones who quilt so if I need something I can borrow it and am saved a 2 hour trip to shop.

  137. Thankful for the info My Grandfather came from Germany and well I have dreamed of going there someday yet well, may not make it yet thankful I can read your background. I’m thankful to be able to sew comfort quilts for others and those in need.

  138. I am thankful for my family, friends, and health, and that I can set aside time (sometimes!) for quilting and embroidery.

  139. Thankful for a loving family, a partner who understands my fabric obsession, a teenager who missed the teenager brief, a job that keeps a roof over our heads and food on the table, and another that allows me to do what I love – quilting! Great giveaway for a fabulous designer!

  140. I am thankful for my grandson who arrived in January at 27 weeks gestation. Almost 10 months later, he is a very healthy and happy little boy. He has done fantastically well for being so early. He is growing up surrounded by quilts.

  141. I am thankful for my family’s good health, and my own, of course. Thank you for showcasing artists from outside the US 🙂

  142. There are so many things I am thankful for… I have 3 beautiful daughters, and a sweetie of a grand daughter… all of my family…. my friends, all in person and online… and that I am able to participate in the wonderful world of quilting and crafting!

  143. I can count me blessings, just like us all, for every day is a gift. But I am very thankful for that first needle in my hand.

  144. I am thankful for the health of my family this year, and all of God’s blessings. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  145. I am thankful for my health and the health of my family. I am also thankful for each one of them and all of my wonderful friends! I love Aurifil thread! Thank you for the giveaway!

  146. I’m thankful my husband understands my passion for quilting and hasn’t left me while I’ve been quilting with my priceless, crazy friends.

  147. I am forever thankful for my family and friends, good health, food to eat, and a roof over my head 🙂

  148. Besides being extremely thankful for friends, family and my health, a job, God and all the things we all should be thankful for. I am thankful for my new sew machine and my almost retired status so i can enjoy sewing, quilting, embroidery and all the things i could use that thread for.

  149. I am thankful that I switched from garment sewing to quilting and craft sewing this year, it’s the first time I’ve ever had a hobby that makes me truly happy.

  150. I am thankful for my husband. He is not only my husband, but he is my best friend. He is supportive of whatever I embark. He is the best!

  151. So thankful for a loving husband, family and friends. This wonderful country and the gift of sewing. Thank you for the chance to enjoy Aurifil threads and your fun fabric.

  152. I’m thankful for small improvements in my husband’s health. For my two sons who are both happy, and healthy with good jobs, my warm, secure home and the opportunity to fit in some sewing time almost daily. Thanks also for the fun blog contests/giveaways that give me a chance to try and win things I don’t normally get to work with.

  153. I am so very thankful for my loving family!!!! Also to the talents of the aurifil for making such wonderful thread and the fabric designers that let our sewing machines sing making such beautiful things…… Fingers crossed that I win!!!!

  154. I am thankful to have the opportunity to operate my Professional Longarm quilting business out of my home. And, thankful to have the resources to purchase all kinds of supplies and THREADS to use and test on all kinds of quilt projects.

  155. I am thankful that my son drove 80 miles to see me, which I didn’t expect her would since he had to work 7am-4pm on Thanksgiving day. I am also thankful that my daughter Emily, an airman in the USAF, was able to fly home to be with me Thanksgiving day. What a blessing

  156. I’m thankful that my family has stayed close over the years, instead of drifting apart. Family means everything to me. (I love this fabric collection and Brigitte’s new quilt patterns. What a talented lady she is!)

  157. I am soooo thankful to live in a Free Country! for our Military folk’s the keep us protected & free! And thankful of course for my sweet Husband, our Kiddo’s, Friend’s, and for ALL the Blessings God has given us! Wowie! Glad for Cancer bein’ gone, and healing almost complete too! 🙂

  158. I rejoice in the longevity in my family…Mom is 89 and her sister is 96 and still sews! What an amazing legacy. Just hand stitched a quilt top that their Mom made when she was 85!! It’s a surprise for my Mom. Mild Alzheimer’s setting in, so she might not remember that quilt top, but it will give us a time to talk about the memories she does have. I’m recording them on my phone! PS – Aurifil is the premier thread!!

  159. I am thankful that I still have enough vision to sew & to appreciate all the beauty that surrounds me.

  160. Thankful for a sewing break with a great cup of coffee. Thankful that we have so many wonderful designers to keep us fresh!

  161. i am thankful for the freedom to celebrate this holiday any way i choose with my family and help people less fortunate when i get the opportunity

  162. Thankful for many things but right now, mostly for wonderful nieces and nephews. Agree with ohers who have said the simple things are the best.

  163. I’m thankful for my sweet little granddaughter, who keeps me young at heart! Also thankful that she wants to make quilts with me!! She loves playing in my stash of fabric and threads (Aurifil, of course!)

  164. I am thankful for surviving Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. We were so lucky to only have a tree fall and be out of power for 6 days. So many are not as lucky as we were.

  165. I am thankful for my mother who is taking care of me as I struggle with health issues. I am thankful for happy, healthy little grandnieces. I am thankful and praise the Lord for his grace.

  166. So much to think about this year, I’m thankful for family who supports my quilting obsession <3

  167. I am thankful that I can freely worship Jesus and tell of His sacrifice for all of us. I am thankful for my wonderful husband, kids and grandkids. I am thankful for the gift of sewing and that I love to do handwork. Thank you for the chance to win.

  168. I am thankful for a country that is still free, for the service men and women who make it so, for voting; no matter whom was elected or not. For creative spirits, for endless creativity, for eyes to see it all. For family and friends and doctor’s wisdom in times of health crises.

    What pretty fabric and thread. I love a giveaway.

  169. I am grateful for many things, but one of the things I am grateful for is a generous and inspiring crafting community that has opened my eyes to all sorts of possibilities I could not have imagined myself!

  170. I’m thankful for the chance to live in a beautiful part of the world, my friends and family and the people I have met through quilting – its a wonderful creative group!!

  171. I am so thankful for my family, our health, my job and for my hobbies of sewing & embroidery! Life is wonderful!

  172. I am truly thankful for a wonderful husband, daughters, son-in-laws and the greatest grandchildren! I hope and pray that everyone had a very blessed Thanksgiving!

  173. I’m thankful that God created cats, and that He has blessed me to care for every stray that comes into our neighborhood.I’m thankful for quiet times, and would welcome more, so that I may reflect on all my blessings.I’m thankful for everyone that has crossed my path, for truly I have learned so many valuable lessons from each .I’m thankful for all of life’s beauty.I’m thankful for creative people who inspire me to learn and and encourage me to keep trying.Thank-you,and I hope ya’lls Thanksgiving Day was more about family and friendships and your blessings,than it was about turkey or ham.Gentle blessings.

  174. I am thankful for my 5 wonderful grandsons and how my heart overflows with love when I am with them. I love them to the stars…….

  175. Like so many, I am so thankful for my wonderful & supportive family. While we didn’t managed to all be together this Thanksgiving, our children did manage to make it home a one point during the holiday weekend. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  176. I am especially thankful for my 3 grandchildren and my husband, but there are so many other things to be thankful for. I am 70 years and I still have a good health and enjoy my hobby patchwork every day. Thank you for the chance to win.

  177. I am thankful for my family – and my extended family of quilting and needlework friends around the world. They all make life so much more interesting!

  178. I am thankful that my son-in-law Matt made it through major surgery on the 23rd and that finally has a chance to start feeling good at the age of 30!

    Love the Thread and Charm packs – Could make something Beatimuss!! 😀

  179. I love the colors in your give away. I am thankful for a husband who does not mind my hobby of quiting and supports me.

  180. After a horrible car accident where I was hit from behind by a person texting while driving, I am most thankful that I am still here with my family & friends this holiday season. I have 4 grandchildren, 2 boys & 2 girls, and still have lots of time to spend watching them grow up.

  181. I’m extremely thankful for finding atleast a part time job this year. And I’d be lost without quilting, so I’m so happy that I stumbled upon this amazing craft.

  182. Thankful for so many things, but most especially my incredible family! 🙂 Thanks for the lovely giveaway….love the market display pics too!

  183. I’m very thankful for all the blessings I have received. To relate a part of what I’m thankful for to quilting, I thank all the wonderful “online” friends, businesses, tutorials, websites, etc. that I’ve discovered to enable me to teach myself this wonderful art of quilting. Just since I began in July, through the help and inspiration of others, I’ve been able to make a quilt for each grandson for Christmas; a quilt for my SIL who was stricken with a stroke and in a coma not expected to live – and did and included all the wonderful, loving comments friends and relatives had left on FB throughout her 80 day journey; two gifts for swaps for groups I belong to among other little things. I’ve gained so much knowledge and friendships just since then, I’ve truly been blessed. (sorry it’s so long, but quilting is a wonderful journey)

  184. I’m thankful for my children and family, and for having discovered patchwork just a little before having 40 so I could avoid get depressed. My new addiction makes me so happy 😉

  185. I am so thankful for my wonderful healthy daughter. At just over a year she is full of energy and interest. I couldn’t ask for anything more than my little family. They bring me peace, laughter, and a sense of grounding.

  186. The best thread on earth – and thankful that we are able to be creative. Good friends, good health and good times to all.

  187. I am thankful for my wonderful family, friends, and great new job I found! Oh and my great frineds who have me in all of these hobbies.

  188. I am thankful for my salvation and try to glorify the Lord every day! I am extremely grateful for my family and leaving in a free country where I can worship my Lord and Savior! SDG!

  189. I am thankful to be working, after being unemployed for a while. I am thankful for my family and friends who have helped during this stressful time. I am thankful for the opportunities to be able to share my passion (quilting/sewing) with those who are not as fortunate as myself.

  190. I am thankful that my daughters are talking to each other again. They are more than sisters and had a misunderstanding between them. A day together and a long hug helped to start the healing. I love them so very much. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

  191. I am thankful for life itself, all God has blessed me with and all the wonderful people he has blessed me with as family and friends….

  192. I’m Thankfull for my husband, who brought me to light when my entire life wath surrounded with shadows. Thanks to him, now I am a wife and a mother, more that I could ever dream.
    I’m Séverine from France, and I thank you too for the giveway!

  193. Of course Aurifil thread is wonderful, and this color assortment is gorgeous. Coupled with the Comma charm pack make it all so perfect together! I would LOVE to it all to great creative purpose!

  194. I am so thankful for my husband, who makes me feel loved and safe! He also supports me in everything I love to do!

  195. I am thankful for the new state in which I call home. It’s been a while since i felt *at home* and Washington State and it’s beauty have totally taken me by my heartstrings!

  196. I am thankful for the internet which has allowed me to connect with so many quilty folks, reconnect with friends and stay in touch with family out of town.

  197. I am thankful for a wonderful supportive quilt guild, Thimble & Thread Quilt Guild of Greater St. Louis, for Aurifil 50wt Mako thread, for a great family who supports my quilting avocation.

  198. My greatest gratitude this year is that my son has survived a horrible bout with throat cancer and is on the road to full recovery! The treatment was so drastic that it took him almost to the point of death. Our thanks to an awesome God who continues to hear and answer prayer.

  199. I’m thankful for my great new job promotion, and that it gives me the chance to move on Saturday into a great new flat, which is only 45 minutes away from my other half, instead of 4 hours! Can’t wait to start.

  200. I am thankful that I have a job that I like and a hobby that allows my creative side to be satisfied and my husband and family support them both.

  201. I’m thankful for my health and the health of my family. Not everyone is so fortunate. So excited about the fabric!

  202. I am thankful for so many things. God, family, work, breathing… (Not possible without my first thank.) May everyone know what to be thankful for. L

  203. i am thankful for my family who accepts me just the way i am (sometimes a little crazy(% ) and that my children and husband are healthy.

  204. I am so thankful for my family and friends. They are always there for me no matter what. I am especially thankful for my grandson Hunter, who is the joy of my life!

  205. I am thankful for so much in my life, my freedom, my health, my family, my ability to do and say as I wish, love of family and friends,

  206. I am very thankful for my family and our health. I am also very thankful for my beautiful grandchildren.

  207. I am thankful for my family. They mean the most to me. I am also thankful for a creative mind, heart and spirit.

  208. I am thankful for the ability to work part time from home and be able to take my children to school, pick them up and take them to whatever activities they want to do! I treasure the time I have with them. Thank you!

  209. I am thankful to God that I am able to be home to school my children and a husband that is supportive and hard-working to provide for it!

  210. I am thankful for life and the ability to do for others. I am a breast cancer survivor that wasn’t supposed to be here and thru the life saving efforts of Northwestern Hospital in Chicago I have life.

  211. I am Thankful that my parents are still with us. My Dad is fighting lung cancer and my parents will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary tomorrow. I am thankful that my kids and gkids are healthy.

  212. I am thankful for the means to sew (home, machine, supplies, family that loves my arts and crafts) to my heart’s content and for having a great stash of Aurifil threads and Moda fabric to sew with.

  213. I’m thankful for the ability of sight … to be able to see all these beautiful colours. Of course the health and love of all my family too.

  214. Thankful for a healthy family! And that we have a chance to come to Mesa for 5 months each year so I can do so much quilting with all the wonderful shops and great selections!

  215. I am more than thankful for my beautiful family and the time that I do get to sew & quilt, as it is too infrequent but very valuable!!!

  216. I am Thankful for the fellowship of quilters and sewers…who gather together to share their stories as we create things of beauty and utility to be shared and used by generations to come!

  217. I’m thankful for the good health of my family and I’m thankful for being able to start my ‘atelier’ for cloth repair 😀
    tael at home dot nl

  218. I am thankful that my mom is recovering from a stroke and I will be a new grandma in January. I am most thankful that my health is getting better after being sick for 6 years. Give Thanks to God!

  219. I,m thankful for everyday that I wake up to,be able to share my family and friends and that they are all healthy and well. For those of you that do not have that it makes you a much stronger person and also a special and caring person .