Aurifil believes that education is key… that sharing extensive knowledge on the construction and behavior of Aurifil threads will help you make informed choices when purchasing thread. With that in mind, we’ve created the Aurifilosophy Lecture.
Aufifilosophy will cover thread basics, including information on weight and ply, spool positioning, needle recommendations, and tension settings, helpful tips and tricks, share projects and photos aimed to inspire and expand your use of Aurifil thread.
Gail Heller is a certified Aurifilosopher. Gail will give a live power point lecture and will provide you with great insights into Aurifil’s history, the production process for Aurifil threads and will help you to understand what makes Aurifil what is arguably the best thread for your quilting and embroidery projects. Did you know that the major European fashion houses use Aurifil thread when sewing their couture gowns and bags? Gail will also discuss the various thread weights and how you should use them for various projects: piecing, machine and hand embroidery, hand stitching/big stitching and needlepoint will all be discussed. Throughout the event, Gail will share many photos of projects and will also share a fun video from a couture fashion house.
Gail Heller is the owner of Erie Quilt Art Inc., Canadian distributor for Aurifil threads and other quality quilting products, selling to quilt shops and quilt businesses across Canada. Gail is certified Aurifilosopher.
Gail has been fascinated by quilts since she was a little girl, watching her Babci (Polish grandma) making quilts. Gail began quilting herself in 1991 from time to time, being mostly an observer at quilt guild meetings. Once she had more time, Gail began to devote more time to quilting, beginning in about 2005. Gail enjoys a combination of traditional, modern and art quilting techniques. Gail resides in Calgary, Alberta which is where her business is located.
Free Event for all interested in Sewing, Quilting, and Crafting
Date: Feb 3 10:00am - 11:30am
Instructor: Gail Heller (Certified Aurifilosopher