Aurifil 2016 January Designer of the Month, Heather Valentine

Aurifil4colI shared my news on Instagram, but I think I neglected to mention it here on the blog. I was invited to be an Aurifil Designer of the Month for 2016. Of course I said yes because I am a huge Aurifil fan! I use Aurifil exclusively for my quilting.

Pat Sloan has put together an amazing team of designers this year.  If you don’t follow these people already, you will want to!
Jan -Heather Valentine – The Sewing Loft
Feb – Kari Carr
Mar – Christa Watson
Apr – Kate Spain
May – Amy Friend
June – Jacquelynne Steves
July – Wendy Sheppard
Aug – Angela Walters
Sept – Lynn Krawczyk
Nov – Katarina Roccella
Dec – Amanda Herring

Over the course of the year, designers will share patterns for 12″ blocks in blue and white.  At the end of the year, you will have a quilt top!  Along the way, you have a chance to win a box of Aurifil thread, valued at $120 just by posting a picture of your block to this Flickr group.

Aurifil 2016 Design Team January Heather Valentine650

We are starting off 2016 with a block designed by Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft.

Finished Block

I like the way Heather used value in this block.  If you’d like to make it and read more about Heather, you can find all this information on the Aurifil Blog.



  1. Congrats, Amy! This team is just perfect for you and you are perfect for this team!

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