LUKE! and a special Giveaway

There are some who think a quilt is something to be placed on a bed or sofa, to throw over a chair and to drag out when it gets cold to provide warmth.  For others, the idea that what is providing comfort is also a piece of art is foreign.  Fortunately, in the world of quilting, there are artists with many different styles of quilting that open up the opportunity to create something for every one to enjoy.  They show that the possibilities of quilt art are almost infinite. The quilting community has been taking the art world by storm with artists that are creative, fun, provocative and even scandalous.  These artists are taking art out of the bedrooms, off the sofas and putting it back where it can be seen in galleries and museums.

One of the quilt artists that takes all doubt out of quilting as an art form is LUKE!

luke-profileLUKE Haynes creates scenes, images, portraits and environments out of fabric and thread. Drawing from a tradition of meditative American portraiture, with influences ranging from Chuck Close to Kehinde Wiley, Haynes depicts the images with which we find comfort, constructed within the traditional quilting process, layering found cloth pieces, inscribed by thread. With roots in the American South, and an architectural education at Cooper Union, his work lies within the juncture between form and function, art and craft, quilt tradition and contemporary design culture.
Quilting for 10 years, Haynes has completed almost 200 quilts, the largest to date reached 9×17 feet. His work has been showcased in exhibitions and installations in 15 states and 3 different countries. Haynes gives new life to the tactile American experience. His work is in the collections of the Newark Museum, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Private collection of the Norton Family, and in the lobby of Duke University to name a few. He is coming up on his 60th exhibition.
Haynes was born In Colorado, but grew up primarily in the American South, which was the generative source of his craft and culture. He has lived in 15 States and attended 14 schools creating a foundation of knowledge and human interactions that is ripe within his work. He currently splits his time between New York and Seattle.

Luke’s art is a interesting combination of traditional blocks with an abstract feel and raw edged applique images to create a visual buffet that appeals to both quilters and non quilters.

Recently, Luke designed this fantastic art piece for Mr. Aurifil himself!  It is safely in the hands of Alex and is on permanent display at the Aurifil offices in Milan.

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The back of this quilt is as stunning as the front showing Luke’s amazing attention to detail.

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Other artworks of Luke include a favorite of the Aurifil office:

[Iconography #8] Material Girl

[Iconography #8] Material Girl  36%22 X 36%22 [Iconography #7] Rags to Riches  

This piece is constructed from reclaimed Textiles.

“I took Clothes and sheets discarded from the people of NY and created this quilt.”

The quilt is an image of both Kanye and JAy-z. I used an Image by Troy Gua for the design.

The Artist with [Iconography #7] Rags to Riches

Luke also creates other images with his quilting that show his wonderful sense of humor and love of good food!

[Iconography #5] Ice Cream Cone 59%22 X 33%22

Luke’s work can be seen on permanent display at Brooklyn Museum in New York and  coming soon to American Folk Art Museum October 1, 2013- January 5, 2014 and The Business of Art Center

To celebrate art quilting this giveaway is offering a special, one of a kind Aurifil Collection!

The collection is 12 large spools of the finest 50wt cotton thread in rich wonderful colors that would be the perfect addition to any sewing room.

GENERICO

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Sorry for the delay, the computer is more in control of passwords than I am at times,lol!

Congratulations to the winner of the Aurifil Art Collection

I’m more a traditional quilter, I love the older styles but I would love to get into art quilt they just look so neat.

749 comments

  1. I am more of a traditional quilter. I am awestruck by the quality of some of the art quilts. They are truly amazing. Thanks so much for sharing

  2. My favorite quilt style has to be modern. I like the bright colors, the wonky designs, and the limitless ways the quilters express themselves. So much better than traditional quilts in dark, county or civil war colors. Luke’s quilts are amazing, even my husband was impressed!

  3. My favorite quilt style is whatever my mood is. I prefer applique but love to mix up applique with piecing whether it is a “modern” style or traditional or Baltimore. It’s what looks right to me.

  4. Luke’s quilts are stunning! I make quilts to hug my relatives when they need comfort and I also make quilts to display in my home as wall art. I vary my quilting style depending on my mood at the time. Currently, I have the hexagon fever really bad; therefore, most of the quilts I have been making lately are english paper-pieced quilts in modern and semi-traditional setting.

  5. I am more of a traditional quilter. But I am really interested in trying some of the patterns for modern quilts. Who knows? Maybe art quilts will be next!

  6. These are stunning! I would have to say “semi-traditional” – I like utilitarian scrappy quilts, but tend to kick up the colors/settings to suit the recipient – sometimes more modern than others.

  7. I lov to create,,,some of my work pops out if my head,,, some takes time,,, then I have to make the traditional quilt,,,blah,,,, why can’t I say NO

  8. I really like modern quilting and modern traditional. I’ve recently started to try out some improvisation type quilting which is a departure from my normal “follow-the-rules” kind of style

  9. My gosh what an exceptional quilter he is. His work is absolutely amazing. I am slowly becoming a modern quilter. I still love patchwork. Thank you for sharing with us and for also the chance to win your giveaway.

    Sandi Timmons

  10. I like traditional piecing but like to use bright colors in my quilts. I also try to make my quilts reflect the recipient. I guess you could say I’m a “modern traditionalist”!

  11. i like quilts that tell a story. be it spoken or not. to me they are all works of art and evoke a memory or feeling to all who view them.

  12. I am an art quilter bound by modern-traditionalism, time, space and resources. In other words…I can’t keep up with all the patterns and designs floating around in my head. 🙂

  13. just a nice… but I want to try a quilt with a major centerpiece and work around that… modern perhaps?

  14. Currently, my preferred quilt style is modern! My quilting might not be as modern as some, but it is still more modern than traditional. And, I always use Aurifil thread for piecing, quilting . It is simply the best. Thanks for the give away! Someone will be very happy with this collection of threads.
    pam_biswas@yahoo.com

  15. Depends on what day of the week it is and my state of mind, but I do love improvisational. Your quilts are stunning.

  16. I’m definitely a modern quilter. I do enjoy a little traditional quilting, but tend to put a modern spin on it…

  17. I enjoy taking traditional patterns and geometrically changing them into something of my own. Mathematics now makes more sense!

  18. amazing quilts definitely works of art. my style of quilting is traditional patterns and modern fabric choices.

  19. I do mostly traditional blocks, but try out untraditional settings. I love applique, but need a pattern! Lovely portrait! Love the use of color!

  20. Is there such a style as “modern traditional” as I like the simpler traditional blocks in modern fabrics. Though I wonder if improv would be more suited to my standard of stitching.

  21. Have been a utility quilter but just started on my first art quilt; developed from a wonderful photo of an ocotillo cactus in winter that my friend sent me. Truly a journey for mind and soul.

  22. I tend to gravitate towards modern quilts that are derived from traditional blocks and style. Luke’s portrait quilts are amazing, and true works of art!

  23. Luke’s art is just amazing.
    My favorite style? Hmmm…let’s say it is – BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful colors, shapes and emotions they bring to my heart.

  24. My favorite style of quilts is art quilts. It is nice to see an art quilter get this kind of recognition. I am always amazed that art quilting is not valued more in the world of fine art, considering the complexity and time involved. Bravo, Luke and Alex.

  25. My favorite style is traditional but I certainly appreciate all styles and am trying my hand at more modern styles. I am amazed at Luke’s creations…especially Mr. Aurifil himself! Thanks for the chance!

  26. My favorite style is a pieced quilt that is happy. I love modern fabric colors. Luke’s quilts (creations) are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win some of this AMAZING thread. Once you go Aurifil you never go back!

  27. My quilts lately have been whatever style fits the person getting the quilt, recently finished a semi-modern for an arsty young lady and a muted traditional for a bride.

  28. I would have to say modern, those types of quilts look young, fresh and new to me. Luke is a very talented man!

  29. I have been transcending toward modern quilts over the last few years. I used to be traditional, but have moved into the new modern trend–mostly queen/king bed size. I am loving the designs and colors. I also greatly enjoy creating art quilts–more on the wall hanging size.

  30. I love modern and straight line quilting generally. But it may also be that I wish I could do great free motion (still need a LOT of practise). Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. I love the recent modern quilt trend with the retro twist. My current project is a hand pieced Grandmother’s Flower garden, with current “low volume” fabrics.

  32. Wow his quilts are amazing! I love a variety depending on my mood or what I’m into during a particular time. I love modern and bright but I also love pastels. Thank you for the chance!

  33. I have had an interest in quilts for many years and this year finally started to make A few. I love learning about quilt history, traditional quilts and the new Modern Quilt movement, of which has captivated my artist within. Love working with Aurifil threads!

  34. I’m more a traditionalist when it comes to quilting, but have been branching our, will try anything as long as it looks like fun !!! Have also been know to design a few special quilt projects for family and friends!!!!

  35. I am pretty new to quilting so I am pretty traditional and haven’t branched out and tried too many new things. I do love the modern fabrics in the traditional designs.

  36. I’m looking for some thread in allot of colors, this would sure help. Love the idea of hanging quilts and not just using them.

  37. My favorite style to make is modern with a traditional twist; however, my favorite to look at are beautiful art quilts like these! I would love to spend time with them in person.

  38. I am pretty new to quilting and really don’t have a particular style… I just make whatever “talks to” me.

  39. Wow thanks for making me aware of Luke’s work. I love appliqué. I am alway working on a new series of patterns. Sewforever.com

  40. I’m drawn to modern quilts, however, I do love many of the traditional quilts too. The modern fabrics are my favorite and when you use them in any style quilt it lends a modern edge to it.

  41. Luke makes the most amazing quilts! I was lucky enough to see his work at my quilt guild in Portland, OR!
    My favorite quilt style is the one I’m doing at the moment I’m doing it! Mostly modern ~

  42. Such stunning talent. My favourite quilt style is modern but then I could get into a whole debate about what that means! My style is slow and often random! thanks for the chance to win

  43. I do a lot of traditional quilting, but I have to do at least one significant art quilt a year. I do a 12″ art quilt about once a month, just to keep my creative side going. It’s so funny, I can finish a traditional quilt top in a few days, but work on a much smaller art quilt for weeks. It is a great way to experiment with fabrics, threads, techniques, and stitches you didn’t even know your machine had!

  44. These are amazing! My favorite projects are appliqué portraits of pets from photos. (“Neon Kitty,” from a thermal image of my favorite cat, will be part of the “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” special exhibit this year at Houston…very exciting :)!…and huge amounts of Auriful thread went into its production– of course!!). Your thread is the absolute best…

  45. I am a traditional quilter, but am fascinated by landscape and portrait quilts. I live in an RV most of the year, so experimentation needs to wait till I am around a space that allows for a design wall in winter. Love the ice cream cone above and the 3 D effects Luke achieves with it.

  46. I am a traditional quilter, but enjoy checking out all kinds of quilts. They all have a place in the quilting world. I may not make certain types of quilts, but I appreciate the work and talent that goes into all of them.

  47. I love art quilts that incorporate multiple styles in one
    paper- piecing with applique
    landscapes that use traditional quilt blocks

  48. I like quilts that use classic blocks, especially those with an American heritage. I love the block names and enjoy finding out how the names came about. At a quilt show, it’s fun to view the art quilts because they are so amazing.

  49. I tend to lean towards modern quilting. I like the simplicity, clean lines, and bright colors used in a lot of modern quilting designs.

    Luke’s work shown above is absolutely stunning.

  50. I have done traditional quilts in the past, and I absolutely love scrap quilts. But I am more and more interested in doing some modern quilts. Right now I am working on a t-shirt quilt with my daughter and granddaughter. We have the big picture of what we want, but we are designing the rest as we go. My granddaughter chose a lot of modern style fabrics to use with her t-shirts.

  51. I like modern, but mostly I like the modern colors/fabrics. The classic blocks and appliques are still quite beautiful, I think.

  52. I’ve been following Luke’s work for a few years now he’s quite the talented young man. I’m hoping he will get to do a show in Baltimore at some point. Also I discovered Aurifil a few months ago and now it’s my favorite thread. Just wish I could get it locally.

    1. I misread for comments. My favorite style is art quilting. I don’t do much of it but are amazed what some people can do with thread and fabric.

  53. I love quilts that have a mixture of applique and patchwork, especially those with flowers and birds. They can be made with traditional or modern fabrics.

  54. I truly admire those who can create such beautiful art, but I can’t see myself doing it. I tend towards modern quilts, and even if I make a more traditional quilt design, I apply a modern aesthetic with regard to fabric choice and quilting style. I particularly enjoy making quilt backs–these are the bonus space of quiltmaking.

  55. I enjoy some traditional quilt styles and some modern styles. I’m definitely a mix of the two!

  56. I love any type of quilt. Each one I see or make shows a piece of who the artist is. I would love to win this beautiful thread. thank you so much for having this giveaway! 🙂

  57. Luke’s work is wonderful. I love all kinds of art, especially fibre art, but I prefer to make more traditional pieced quilts myself. I don’t like using kits or whole collections, but really enjoy choosing my own colors and fabrics. Great blog post! Thanks.

  58. Being fairly new to quilting my style is modern but also like traditional hand pieced, hand quilted pieces that show so much history and tell a story. These art quilts are amazing so much detail!

  59. Luke’s quilts are amazing! I like a lot of different styles of quilts, from the traditional to art quilts. Thanks for sharing Luke’s work and for the chance to win some yummy Aurifil.

  60. Thanks for sharing the pics of Luke’s amazing quilts. I’m more of a traditional quilter with a little modernism thrown in to stir things up. Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. I have always loved a vintage traditiional style; but lately I am venturing into more modern/
    comtemporary styles. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

  62. All kind! Depends my mood, sometimes crazy, sometime traditional, sometimes modern. That is so funny in quilting, you can do so different things!

  63. I enjoy traditional quilting buti also like to do appliqué and paper piecing and am always up for trying new ideas and techniques.

  64. I love Modern quilts for their fresh approach but my heart is moved by Art Quilts so they have to be my favourite. In truth I am awestruck by any style of quilt as long as it is executed with care. there is something about the work of human hands that inspires no matter what the style or subject.

  65. I like modern and traditional quilts. Luke’s quilts are amazing! I switch to Aurifil 50wt thread this year and really love it. Thanks you for the opportunity to win!

  66. I enjoy free motion quilting. I would love to have Lukes thoughts on what he would do on my next quilt.It is a pixel quilt of a rose

  67. Whenever I begin a quilt for a soldier, I think not of just r/w/b-I begin to feel there is someone special just waiting for one that makes them smile. I made some and sent them to Ft. Hood, one was pink and brown, and a soldier bedridden asked her friend to go look and find a pink and brown one, without knowing there was one, or that I as a quilter may have made one. She got mine and I am still thrilled after 2 years of the story. Any quilt is art, any quilt is memories and
    any quilt is made for something/someone special from the heart.

  68. I am a traditional quilter but the way I see it no matter what kind of quilting you do…thread is definitely a staple and I would love to win this…count me in please!
    amazing quilt artist!

  69. Whoa, my sis lives in Brooklyn. I’m going to see if she’s seen his work yet – – fabulous! I love quilts that are scrappy with a lot of texture, maybe combining cotton and linen, I love Japanese textiles, and basically quilts that have an abstract layout.

  70. wonderfull it’s realy very impressing Luke, !
    You are special. I wish that i was so good as you are.I like to applique with hand and machine.

  71. I am a traditional quilter, however, I love the modern look. Since I’ve been quilting for 20 years, so much has changed in the quilting world. Very exciting! The threads MAKE the quilt. cswsand50@hotmail.com

  72. I would say I’m semi-traditional. I like to adapt patterns to work with my fabric and style. What awesome quilts by Luke!

  73. I am very much a tradtional quilter with a small touch of modern. Thanks for a chance to win these threads.

  74. Truly amazing work!! I am a traditional quilter, but I have been enjoying working with some brighter, bolder prints this summer, and just a little landscape artistry.

  75. Hello,I prefer the Traditional Quilting. Luke’s art is wonderful+this is such a great post!
    Thanks to Luke+Thanks to Aurifil too!

  76. Just love these quilts………absolutely amazing. My quilting style is modern follow the traditions of the past. Thanks for the giveaway. (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

  77. My favorite is applique – any kind, wool, machine, hand, needle turn, raw edge….love it all.

    Awesome art Luke!

  78. I really like most kinds of quilts. The modern style is growing on me. I love Aurifil thread and would really enjoy winning the collection.

  79. My favorite style is bright, scrappy, wonky 4 patch. I make other styles as the notion strikes me. 🙂 Thanks.

  80. I love sampler quilts. They are a great way to try out blocks and see if you want to make a whole quilt out of that block and they don’t get boring! You can have so much fun finding new ways to put them together, too.

  81. My favourite quilting style is applique, especially floral. It’s so relaxing to sit quietly and sew my fabric pieces together.

  82. I’ve always been happiest with scrappy quilts in the traditional style. Modern is beginning to seep into my mind set these days. II guess you could say for different reasons I love different styles!

  83. I truly enjoy every style of quilting I come across. As a very new quilter myself there are many styles I would like to try, so I have yet to decide on a favorite. Thank you for giving the opportunity for someone to win the Aurifil Collection! It further shows the family feel of the quilting community.

  84. I have eclectic taste and will try anything to improve my skill base. Currently working on several mod/trad and my first ever “Art” quilt, My quilting is definitely leaning toward the modern style

  85. Scrappy is what really makes me happy!!!! I am finding myself leaving off solid borders and liking my quilts better. Luke is certainly talented.

  86. Thanks so much for sharing Luke’s incredible talent! I like all types of quilts, but if I had to pick a favorite style, it would be art quilts.

  87. Thanks for sharing, his quilts are amazing! I am a traditional quilter, but have moved a bit towards the modern trend recent years.

    Thanks!

  88. Luke’s work is amazing! I don’t really have a favorite style of quilt. I make both traditional and modern and really can’t say I prefer one over the other.

  89. I’m very much a modern quilter but I have a great admiration for art quilters & traditional quilters – I think there’s room for all of us! Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful threads.

  90. I am more of a traditional quilter. I am very drawn to applique and always have a hand project going, but I love piecing too. I do have to say I’m becoming more attracted to Modern quilts that I’m seeing, so I’m sure I’ll venture down that path.

  91. I am an art quilter with a fashion sewing and studio art background. Never bothered to learn the “rules” of traditional quilting and have no regrets. Love Luke’s work.

  92. I love scrappy quilts, in the more traditional style, and having been a ‘fabric collector’ for 20+ years I can make scrappy quilts for years to come just out of stash fabrics 😉

  93. What amazing work! Thanks for sharing with us.
    My favorite quilt style is probably modern, but I’m still playing with different styles.
    Ramona / rpsandbag(at)gmail(dot)com

  94. What beautiful quilts. Truly the best pictorial quilts I’ve ever seen. Love the one of Alex. 🙂

    I like all forms of quilting, but traditional is my favorite.

  95. Since I am a newbie I don’t really have a style yet lol.
    His quilts are awesome!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  96. Wow. These quilts are amazing. I am more of a traditional quilter, but have been tempted to try some simpler art quilts.

  97. I am usually drawn to a mix of traditional and modern, but not leaning too far one way or another. His attention to detail is absolutely amazing! I haven’t tried Aurifil yet but I’d love to be able to use these gorgeous colors in my future quilts!

  98. !Colorful, scrappy, modern quilts are my favorite, though before “modern” came along the art quilts showed how much can be done with fabric and thread. Thank you for this post and bit about Luke

  99. I have always loved traditional quilting but I have been drawn lately more and more to modern patterns and bright colors.

  100. I love traditional, that is how I got started. But, I find myself, more recently, being drawn to the modern style. It’s the simplicity of design coupled with bright colors that seems to catch my eye.

  101. Luke, I love every quilt that is ever made! My reason is as follows: every quilt tells it’s own story from the very moment that the quilt was concieved too the day it’s finally delivered! Every stitch that is sewn can and does sometimes tells a story, I love them all. Its fun trying to find out the story of why and how. There are some quilts that could have been made better or some that are simply perfect. No matter the how or why, I am glad to have learnt the art of how to make a quilt no matter the style, theme or colour. They are all brilliant! Julie

  102. My quilt interests are eclectic. My favorite quilts demonstrate quilters’ artistic talents – especially quilts with happy colors.

  103. I Like my quilts like my music – a little of this and a little of that. My first love is applique’, but I love a good 9 patch. My first quilt (finished) was a shark theme quilt for my oldest son. The focal material (sharks of course!) separated by sashing. The backing material was a mottled blue/green batik that looked like the ocean with bubbles and then the quilting was a loose stipple that mimicked ocean currents. He has totally outgrown it now, but still has it. I also love portrait quilts. I have seen some gorgeous ones on this blog!

  104. My favorite style is eclectic. I see beauty in all styles, and if there were 36 hours in a day and 8 days a week, I’d try them all. 😉

  105. Traditional quilting has always been my favorite but lately I’ve been seeing a lot of modern quilts that intrigue me.

  106. I really love modern/scrappy quilting. I enjoy knowing that my fabrics are not being wasted. I use my Long arm and only hope one day I could be 1/10 the artists posted above!!!!

  107. I love making the log cabin. It is easy to assemble and looks beautiful. You can use so many different colors.

  108. I don’t really have one particular style. I am more of a process person, always willing to learn new techniques. I have fallen in love with aurifil thread.

  109. As a newbie, I don’t have a specific quilt style. I love and appreciate the old and new. Colors that I thought I would not like, I love. I was never a girl for curves, yet I am now loving the curves, circles, hexes. I love the endless possibilities in quilting. With each new quilt I complete, I learn so much and I appreciate its history and want to maintain it heritage.

  110. I’ve always thought of quilting as ART, and Luke sure confirms that. What a talented artist he is. Simply Amazing.

  111. I so hope to win this since I have looked in all my usual go to quilt shops in my rural area and I cant find your threads anywhere!! 🙁 I would love to use it on my next quilt since I drool over most of the daily pics you post! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  112. I really like all styles – but mostly I like the one where the quilter made it very personal, and that can be either modern or traditional.

  113. Since I am still considered a beginner I am still finding my style. I lean towards Modern because the freedom is so exciting. I am so addicted to quilting. I love it!

  114. I love all types of quilting.. currently I am hand piecing and quilting a sampler. But love working on piecing and quilting on the machine. I want to learn to art quilt.

  115. Modern quilting is what got me interested in quilting again – SO many possibilities! And it is an excellent opportunity for expression. 🙂

  116. Mostly I have made traditional blocks. But the last time I am more and more interested in art and modern quilting. The more I see, the more new ideas I get 😉

  117. I love it all. But for the most part I’m pretty traditional. I love intricate piecing either by hand or machine.

  118. I am a traditional quilter.. But I have noticed, the more I make, the more I want to twist “traditional”! I love the feeling of connection I have to quilters past when I make a traditional quilt. I love art quilts too and find I like incorporating the two. They are still primarily traditional, but I see some daring quilts in my future! 😋

  119. I love artsy quilts. Scenic backgrounds (especially beach and oceanic scenes) are my favorite. I would love to work on one big enough for my bed.

  120. I like traditional and scrappy for sure. But I also like bright colorful quilts. So I guess I’m somewhere in between those. Love Luke’s quilts. What a talent. I would love to see his exhibition! And it goes without saying, I love Aurifil thread.

  121. I kinda like to do my own thing! Must have lots of color – sometimes I’m very unconventional. But I love all types of quilts. Luke’s quilts are fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  122. I love applique, and I am still learning. I just love to do everything by hand, but I also learn how to do everything by machine. I just started quilting about a year ago, and there is so much I need and want to learn, so I am trying to got on every class I can get too:)

  123. My favorite technique is always what I am currently working on! Usually it is incorporating free motion machine embroidery into my quilts. Frequently, I like to enhance the fabric or pieced design with an embroidered element. I use a contrasting thread on the back so it creates an unusual backing to my quilts.

  124. I love scrappy quilts with many many little pieces of fabric to be given as a gift. And lots of Aurifil thread to sew it together.

  125. Luke’s work is amazing – a true artist! I can appreciate lots of quilt styles but tend to gravitate most to bright, modern, colourful quilts.
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  126. My quilt style changes… depending on what I want to create and the method/technique I want to use/experiment/play with to create the finished (UFO/PIG/PHD) at the time I have the idea!!! I don’t limit myself to any one any thing, as that would limit my options!!!

  127. I like a quilt where the style suits the subject matter – whether it is portraiture, art quilts inspired by Scottish/British history and icons (my current inspirations), or a quilt inspired by tradition. Feel what the quilt wants! Luke’s work is fantastic. We need more men quilting. Cheers, Glyn (borrowing my wife’s e mail address for this lol).

  128. I’m a traditional quilter with a long family history of quilting for the frigid Wisconsin winters! I must say that Luke’s work is simply amazing.

  129. I am a thoroughly modern quilter. I love breaking the rules and doing “my own thing.” Every now and then a shade of traditional creeps in then it’s a bit of fusion. I just love to quilt.

  130. If I have to pick one style of quilts it would have to be traditional. Art quilts would be next. I love batik fabric and Aurifil fabric rocks!

  131. I am more of a traditional quilter. I love vintage quilts and their beautiful patterns. However, I have seen a lot of modern quilts that I admire because of their beautiful colors. Lukes quilts are amazing. The details are awesome. I really love these. Thank you for the giveaway.

  132. Luke’s quilts are fantastic! I do more scrappy, traditional quilts. I can’t find Aurifil thread in my
    rural area; winning this would really be a dream come true! Thanks for the chance to win!

  133. I love all quilting but my favorite now is english paperpeicing a hexagon xmas quilt by Bonnie Hunter. I got a treadle machine from my motherinlaws estate and aurifil thread sews as good in it as my new Janome.

  134. I love the traditional styles. You can do so much to change the appearance with the type and design of the fabric used.

  135. I’m love traditional quilts, pieced by machine with some hand applique added. But I like using bright colored fabrics instead of reproductions. I am trying to use more batiks.

  136. Traditional, modern and art. Just depends on what type of adventures mood I’m in. Love making quilts with earthy colors.

  137. My favorite quilt style is traditional, but I like to use contemporary fabrics to give it a fresh look.

  138. Unbelievable! I love seeing new techniques and looking at quilts of all styles. Beautiful! I enjoy modern and get inspiration from colors~then go wild with piecing. My current project is hand dyeing my own fabric…now I just need to cut into them!

  139. I am more of a traditional quilter. I love using the Aurifil to piece with. I am just learning FMQ and have some Aurifil that I am trying .and loving it

  140. I have learned to quilt with traditional quilts, but I am turning more toward modern quilts lately. I also want to dabble in creating art quilts, but modern quilts are tugging on my creativity now.

  141. Although I am fascinated by the art quilts and Luke’s are fantastic, I still love traditional geometric pieced quilts especially made with modern fabrics. The world of quilting is so wide open now, it’s hard to choose an absolute favorite. Not so hard when it comes to thread, though. Aurifil is the best!

  142. I have made all kinds of quilts over 25+ years. But, I seem to be making a lot of art quilts in the last several years. With art quilts it is completely your own design…..an no wrong way to do it. Of course, I use Aurifil thread…love it! These quilts are true masterpieces!

  143. I love Art Quilt, big and small. I also love making traditional quilts. No Aurifil thread in my area. I love that thread, but to difficult to get hold on it.

  144. I have always been a traditional quilter but I’m starting to branch out a bit into the modern and art quilting area I’ve never tried Aurifil but the colors look amazing.

  145. I Am a new quilter, and I am drawn more towards modern quilts, but I still love the traditional as well as the art quilts. Art quilts seem so intimidating – maybe someday I will take the plunge!

  146. I guess I’m in the ” quilts are for snuggling under” school, although I love to see other people’s art quilts. As I love learning new things so am willing to have a go ati anything”

  147. I like to sew traditional quilt patterns but with modern colors and fabrics. I think I am still trying to learn who I really am as a quilter.

  148. I am a traditional quilter and prefer to make traditional quilts. However, I love enjoying the beauty of all quilt forms! I am sometimes in awe of the incredible talent around us! Truly beautiful “works of art” can actually take my breath away!

  149. Hello from Minnesota! I’m firmly into making modern quilts at the moment…mostly foundation-pieced but my all-time favorite quilt block is a traditional: the little red school house.

  150. I am a traditional quilter working with both machine and by hand. When working with hand I like to use the traditional or sometimes called primative stitches like the double stitch or the promise stitch.

  151. What beautiful, beautiful work. I love that quilting has a style for everyone. As a quilter, I love to embrace different quilting styles. I love wall hangings that look like landscapes, traditional quilts, new arts quilts, tabletoppers, etc. I could go on and on. I would have to say my favorite is traditional handquilting of applique patterns. This is such an amazing creative field.

  152. I am all over the place with style. I like anything and everything and making my own designs. I will make what I like in colors I choose but then challenge myself in new colors and style. Ever changing ever challenging!

  153. I’m a traditional patchwork girl at heart, but love seeing more modern quilts!
    lindame dot rumsey at gmail dot com

  154. I enjoy making all kinds of quilts, but my favorite is a crazy quilt, which I have not taken time to make yet.

  155. My favorite is whatever I’m doing at the moment. Everything from applique to paper piecing to scrap. Traditional to modern…..love fabric and creating.

  156. Generally I like traditional blocks with the bright modern colors. Aurifil thread is awesome and I would love to win some.

  157. My favorite quilting style is traditional. I love looking at landscape and picture quilts, but I’d never make one. Aurifil thread, however, is my thread of choice for any quilting style!!

  158. A little bit traditional, a little bit modern, a little bit scrappy, and a little bit English paper piecing. I just love quilting!

  159. I am a traditional quilter, but I really like looking at art quilts. I have just recently used the light grey, 50 weight, aurifil thread and just love it. I can’t wait to get some of the other colours. Winning them would be extra special. Thanks.

  160. I am a traditional quilter at heart I love seeing more than one design come forth when the blocks are assembled. I do however appreciate all styles and creativity in the work of other quilt artists.

  161. I enjoy many styles of quilting, from traditional to modern, appliqué to pictorial. And I love Aurifil thread!

  162. I’m definitely a traditionalist. I love old-time patchwork designs. Particularly when they’re quilted with Aurifil!

  163. is easy a style?? I really like more modern styles, but since I’m a beginner I lean towards the easy ones.

  164. I prefer more traditional quilts, but love to look at the more modern ones. I like making anything except applique

  165. My style of quilting is traditional, scrappy. When I retire and have more time I would like to investigate other styles and perhaps develop new patterns.

  166. I chose many of my quilt designs to enhanse the fabric color and design. The thread choise is as important as the fabric. Add the quilting design I get a true one of kind quilt that is connected by the thread. I love thread and find it as important as the fabric.

  167. I have always loved traditional quilts, mixed with piecing and appliqué. They have a way to warm you inside and out.

  168. Amazing quilts AND amazing threads! Learned traditional piecing but am finding that I am attracted by the edgy modern looking quilting!

  169. I am definitely a traditional quilter because I’m really not experienced enough to do anything else…however, I admire all styles and am in awe at people’s talent.

  170. Modern quilts! the color! the designs! the imagination! Although I also truly love japanese modern quilts, the brilliant use of negative space and understanding of design just floors me.

  171. My most favorite type of quilting is the artistic quilting, it allows more freedom from precision than the traditional quilting. I like to follow the flow of a creation not the flow of precision. Precision is good for many things but creativity requires the ability to use your imagination and the freedom to be inspired. Great work Luke. I must try this Aurfil so many are talking about it.

  172. My favorite quilts are hand quilted traditional patterns. but I also like to use more modern fabrics using traditional blocks…I enjoy making art quilts, just disappointed I never have the right fabrics. SEw Peacefully

  173. I love the log cabin quilt designs. So many possibilities. I only use the awesome aurifil thread. I love it.

  174. I appreciate most modern art quilts, representational or purely color field that incorporate aspects of traditional piecing or applique in clean, unfussy ways.

  175. I started as a traditional quilter. I am working my way toward more modern/art quilts, but always go back to traditional quilts. I love solids and batiks.

  176. I can’t believe that this can be done with thread and a machine, what a talent. I’m just a “regular” quilter but do like what others are able to do.

  177. I love them all I have a place in my heart for the traditional, a love for the abstract of the modern and I wish I could have the talent of the amazing art quilters. If making I tend towards the more modern I collect antique traditional and I like to go to art quilt shows.

  178. My favorite quilt style is … well, I really don’t have one! I love to challenge myself to learn something new with every quilt I make. Therefore I rarely make the same thing twice. That is, as long as my 3 daughters don’t all decide the want the same thing – if that happens, then I have to make three of whatever it is!! I love Monkey Wrench and Card Trick, but don’t limit mself to them.
    Thank you,
    Ronna Gilani

  179. I started out with a traditional quilting class and am working my way towards modern. My favourite quilts these days are modern with traditional elements, like an old fashioned block made new with fresh modern fabrics and quilting style.

  180. I tencd toward traditional blocks but like to use them in a non-traditional way.
    They are more creative when my own personality is expressed in them.

  181. What beautiful art work! Thank you for sharing this amazing artist. I started quilting because I wanted to create mandalas. I was hooked! Endless styles, beautiful colors, geometry, inspiration. Its a whole world of possibilities. I have always loved fabric and Aurifil is absolutely the best thread for all aspects of sewing. Thanks.

  182. I have only been quilting for two years and have started with mostly traditional designs. However I am venturing out to some modern designs. Color is most important to me.

  183. I’m much more a traditionalist. But I do appreciate all types of quilting. I am always amazed at the talent of others. Right now, Aurifil is the thread on my sewing machine.

  184. I’m a traditional quilter, but have just started paper piecing and love the great designs you can achieve with paper piecing..

  185. I do people and dogs. Rarely do I do a traditional quilt.However, I just finished a bed quilt and I am using a variegated Aurifil thread. Since no one in my area carries it I had to order on line.

  186. I love to make the traditional quilts, but I love to look at the modern ones and wonder where the ideas came from. Tradtional makes sense to me…you follow the directions and it goes together as is with no surprises and no back talk or special adventures…predictable…which I sometimes need. I do not blog so…suz_knutson@sbcglobal.net is my info.

  187. I am still such a newbie i am not sure i have a style and sadly i seem to be drawn to both some traditional and modern patterns so is there a middle style?

  188. I am a new quilter, just a year, and see myself being more of a modern quilter, loving the bright colors and geometrical designs. I love Aurifil thread, and was taught to use it from the beginning. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win!

  189. I appreciate all styles of quilts, but since I seem to gravitate more towards appliqued quilts (since my piecing skills are less than stellar) that are simple. I am in awe of the works of Mr. Haynes.

  190. I love art quilts, that is my quilt appreciation self. I make more traditional pieced quilts. These quilts of Luke’s are amazing!

  191. I love an artsy background and making it pop with thread. Free motion quilting and painting on fabric are my favorite techniques.

  192. I lean towards traditional piecing. I love to share my craft with others by teaching them to make something for themselves. ( hoping to start a young person’s class this fall). I am new to teaching, but it will come from the heart! <3!

  193. I have the greatest of respect for the traditional quilts but it’s the more modern interpretations that draw me in. I love the colours and experimentation.

  194. I tend to make more traditional quilts although I dabbled in art quilts in a year long journal quilt project. I find I am interested in watching the modern quilting world evolve. I love Aurifil. Just found it about a year ago. Thanks for the great giveaway. I’d love to win.

  195. I began as a traditional quilter but have joined a modern guild and they are inspiring me to move in a new direction. I have however, been an Aurafil user for over 12 years!

  196. The portrait art is amazing! Thank you for sharing! I have always been a traditional quilter but lately I seem very drawn to the modern style and the bright colors and graphic patterns.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  197. My Favorite quilt style is modern.i really love Aurifil thread and use it as much as possible. I am also interested in art quilting.

  198. I guess my most favorite style of quilting would have to be hand applique. I love to do this and am in awe of the old Baltimore Album quilts. I love how my Aurafil threads blend right in to my appliqued pieces.

  199. Mit fortrukne quilt er mit FARMERS WIFE, som jeg har lavet på 10 måneder i hånden og på amerikansk.

  200. I’m a traditional quilter but I love to look at the work that goes into an art quilt. I have twp art quilts hanging in my home, done by friends of mine.

  201. I the vintage quilts, dresden, wedding ring, hexi, etc. The older the better:-) I love Aurifill thread!

  202. To only have one style of quilt I am not sure I can choose just one. I love many styles of quilts and fabric.

  203. i like applique the best but traditional piecing is goo too. aurifil thread makes a difference in accuracy.

  204. When I admire a traditional quilt, I am convinced that that style is my favorite, but then I look at a modern quilt and I am wowed y the negative space and then the art quilts, and the crazy quilts……I love them all.

  205. Leaning more and more toward modern quilts. Love the seeming randomness and sometimes starkness of the designs. After seeing a number of modern quilts some traditional patchwork seems too, I don’t know, picky.

  206. I’m not sure that I have a favorite. I started out wanting to be an art quilter but I am just intrigued by the intricate construction of traditional quilts and very complex quilts like Mariner’s Compass and New York Beauty. Right now, I seem to be stuck on sampler quilts because doing one block over and over seems so boring. And scrappy because why use one crayon/fabric when I have a whole box/stash full?!!! But so far, no art quilts even as big as a placemat!

  207. I don’t really have a favourite. I just go with the flow and want to try it all. I always use good materials though, especially good fabrics and thread.

  208. I tend to lean toward traditional quilting but am just not starting on the free motion path. I’m excited to learn new techniques and admire all quilts.

  209. This is a difficult question. I guess paper-piecing tops the list with quilt-as-you-go a close second.

  210. I am a hand quilter, and since I’m working with Aurifil thread, my quilting looks better and better,So, I LOVE to win these spools