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AGF Stitched with Kimberly: Birchen Quilt

Hi everyone! It’s Kimberly here with a new and exciting collaboration with Art Gallery Fabrics called AGF Stitched. If you haven’t hear the buzz on AGF Stitched, click here
A couple of weeks ago, we filmed an episode for our first AGF Stitched quilt called Birchen, featuring the beautiful Hello, Bear collection. by Bonnie Christine. This quilt reflects the playful nature of wilderness in the woodsy prints. 
Ready to get started on your Birchen quilt? Then sew along with us! Download the Birchen Quilt pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial on how to piece the blocks. It looks tricky, but Kimberly demonstrates how she’s simplified it so that anyone can do it!  If you love our Hello, Bear Birchen Quilt version, we also have quilt kits available at our shop!
And, we invited a few of our bloggers and Art Gallery Designers to sew their own versions of the Birchen Quilt using beautiful Art Gallery Fabrics. Go hang out on their blogs for a while and leave them some quilty love! 
AGF Designer, Katarina Roccella
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Michele-Renee of Quilt Matters
Heather and Megan of Quilt Story
Christina of Sometimes Crafter
Maxie of Maxie Makes
John of Quilt Dad
If you’re not ready to tackle the whole Birchen quilt, why not make a couple of pillows instead! 

SURPRISE! Aurifil was so generous to give us 100 Aurifil #2600 mini spools to give away. Ten lucky winners will receive ten mini Aurifil spools! To enter our giveaway, all you have to do is enter our giveaway through Rafflecopter below! 
Share with us your #AGFStitched creations on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Thank you so much and happy quilting! 

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  1. Love Aurifil thread. Thanks for the generous giveaway and thanks for the fun pattern. I will put it on my bucket list of quilts I want to do.

  2. It is going to be interesting to see what everyone creates. I am looking forward to visiting these blogs and finding out. Thanks for sharing and for offering a giveaway.

  3. Cherie is my current favorite, but really there are so many I love! Thanks! Ssarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

  4. Right now I love the whole Gossamer collection, but that is subject to change hourly. I love all the designs that come from their designers. Thanks for the chance to win the thread. That is one thing I never have enough of in my stash. πŸ™‚

  5. Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker is my favorite at the moment. Love the blend of blues and peach in this fabric line. What beautiful blooms! Thanks for a chance in the giveaway Kimberly and Aurifil.

  6. Oh, gosh. I love several of the collections. I guess I will have to say Utopia. I waited months for it to come out! I also really like Etno, Hello Bear, and loved the "trees" in Cleta. AGF has too many great collections to just pick one!

  7. What?? You mean I have to choose? I love it all! and I love the Fat Quarter Shop and Aurifil! Thank you both for the chance to win this awesome thread!

  8. AGF fabrics are awesome and you just have to use Aurifil. Can't wait to see what other quilts Kimberly is going to make..

  9. I love the arrow print from Maureen's collection and Oval Elements are great in every color. As a whole collection Winged is great.

  10. My favorite is the "" collection – I love everyone of them. Thanks for the thread give-away! ktsquiltdreans atgmail dotcom

  11. All beautiful fabric .I would not want to make a choice. Have never used the thread it would be nice too have some to give it a try.The pattern looks beautiful. Thank you.

  12. I think my favorite has been Sweet as Honey. I love the bee theme. Art Gallery fabric has such a nice hand for garment making — especially for blouses and dresses.

  13. The Birchen pattern is beautiful and is definitely going into my "need" to make stack. I love Aurifil thread and thanks for the chance.

  14. Love the quilt, and I really like Hello, Bear as well as Wild & Free. Thanks for the opportunity to win This wonderful thread. Truly I love the collection and the colors. bettyharden (at) charter (dot) net

  15. All AGF fabrics are unbelievably
    beautiful and lovely to design with. I really love "Petal and Plume" and "Priory Square" …
    Aurifil Thread….. the Best!!!

  16. I would love to try some aurifil thread! I have been drooling over it the past few days but would love to try before I buy.

    Thanks again!

  17. I am really loving Drift by Angela Waters. I does speak to me!
    mcmsagers AT comcast DOT net

  18. I love so many AGFabrics but Wild and Free is at the top of my must buy list right now! I love Aurifil too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. My fav fabrics are pretty much AFG. They are always just so yummy! They have lucious colors and a great hand. To work with them is a dream. They pretty much are a dream t work with.

  20. I love so many of them: Sweet as Honey, Meadow, Wild and Free, Petal and Plume, and this latest too! Thanks for the tute on how to use the special triangle paper too. Love this design!

  21. I haven't tried aurifil threads. I don't really have a quilting store where I live. So when I have money to spend, I buy fabric. As for Art Galley Fabrics, Wow, I went to their web site and my granddaughter will love the fabrics on this site. I will be ordering.

  22. I had never explored AGF before. Thanks for sending me over there. There are so many pretty fabrics. I think my favorite collection is Drift by Angela Walters.

  23. I love Indeliable by Katarina Roccella! I always need Aurifil threads! Even a small spool lasts such a longtime! Great giveaway! Love the new quilt pattern!

  24. My favourite AGF fabric is usually the latest one released, but this is only because the lovely feel and consistently gorgeous colours makes them all so appealing.

  25. That's a hard one, everytime a new AGF line comes out, I say that's my favorite, but right now at this moment I will say Petal and Plume

  26. I love "Hello Bear" and I only sew with the best thread-Aurifil! Thanks for a chance to win.

  27. It's very hard to choose because there are so many great lines… suitable for different moods or purposes. Right now, I would choose Petal & Plume, but Hello Bear is adorable.

  28. I took a break from quilting and just now getting back into it. What a pleasant surprise to see such beautiful fabrics! Its hard to pick a favorite.

  29. I have not tried Aurifil…would love to be able to win this..maybe would change my sewing life forever!

  30. I love this fabric collection and this pattern! It has been so fun seeing the different layouts that people have been doing. It all be impossible to make just one.

  31. I love the Prisma collection. Thanks for introducing my to the Art Gallery line of fabrics and their website with all it's tutorials.

  32. Etno, a new line, very colorful!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I have switched to Aurifil thread from using Mettler for years.

  33. Winning this beautiful thread would be wonderful for myself and for my daughter in law who just bought a new Babylock. I've been telling her how great Aurifil thread is!!

  34. I love your 4-Patch quilt — so sweet! I had never seen Art Gallery Fabrics before. The Reminisce line is nice. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  35. I think the line was Botanica? It is an older line that I received as a gift…still working on a log cabin out of it that I just love. Beautiful colors.

  36. I love Cherie. I am thinking I may use this to make a quilt for my girly 16-year-old daughter, who is also a mountain bike racer!

  37. Oh, oh, oh I NEED thread so bad and Auriful is my favorite! I think that Dreamin' Vintage is fabulous. πŸ™‚

    Paigegathome (at) yahoo (dot) com

  38. I don't think I could ever choose just one favorite! I consistently like EVERYTHING you do, which makes choosing very hard!

  39. Hiya!!! I can't possibly pick just one favorite, lol. But I am especially fond of Winged. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

  40. Love all of them, but I sew for Project Linus and "Hello, Bear" would be fun to make a boy's quilt with. Love Aurifil thread. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. I am really excited about this quilt pattern, the quest links have my mind going in a million different directions for this quilt! I just can't decide which version to tackle first; needless to say thanks so much for sharing this collaboration with us all!