myBearpaw Blog by Jo Avery

My very own Aurifil Thread Box!!

I have had a few very exciting things to share recently – TV appearances and Bookazines – but I have kept the best and most exciting announcement till last!

I now have my very own Aurifil thread collection box!!!

This is such a dream come true for me, I love Aurifil and I love colour so choosing 12 shades as a collection was such a joy! When I had to name the collection all I could think of was sweeties, especially refreshers, so I came up with Sherbert Dip.

I have included my favourite shades for piecing and quilting, all in 50wt, alongside some lovely variegated threads as I use these so much for FMQ. I also hoped to highlight my ‘signature’ colour palette here, and though I do like to use pretty much ALL the colours I think this is a good representation.

I am currently working on a quilt (a wall hanging really) to accompany the collection and here is the top (it is slowly getting quilted this week). I am calling it Shangri La Sherbert as it was inspired by the sunsets we get behind our line of poplar trees (this is a very impressionistic interpretation!) but using the collection’s colours.

I am planning on taking it to FOQ for the Aurifil booth. I will also be on the Aurifil stand (C1) on Friday afternoon, and at 2pm you can catch me doing a demo. More details on this next week!

I will be selling the collection box in our store and online but I won’t have stock till later in the month as all the Italians are on holiday in August!


  1. Congratulations on having your own collection of aurifil threads a lovely range of colours. Looking forward to seeing this wall hanging at FOQ and seeing your demo.

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