Friday Allies: Aurifil Thread

Aurifil and Quilts for Cure– quite the winning combination if you ask me!

Good morning, everyone!

Today we are celebrating another generous #OperationSmiley donor– Aurifil Thread! Aurifil is an Italian thread company that was founded in 1983 near Milan. They are recognized across the quilting industry as top of the line threads that are available in an astonishing range of colors.

Me with Brad who was so generous and helpful in securing Aurifil thread for #OperationSmiley
Me with Alex Veronelli in front of Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill’s amazing quilt of all the Aurifil colors

Aurifil 50 wt thread is my favorite for piecing and quilting, so I reached out to Bradley Mitchell,  marketing director for Aurifil USA, via Instagram. Brad was kind and generous, and he immediately got the ball rolling for Quilts for Cure to receive thread. Several weeks later, I was thrilled to meet Brad as well as Alex Veronelli, CBDO of Aurifil, at QuiltCon and thank them in person for being part of #OperationSmiley.


Aurifil sent 5 spools each of 4 colors for #OperationSmiley (20 spools total), securing that all 10 #OperationSmiley Quilts and all of Quilts for Cure’s projects for the foreseeable future will be pieced and quilted with the best. Thank you, Aurifil!!

I love quilting with Aurifil!


1) Comment Leave a comment saying THANK YOU, AURIFIL! for this generous donation!

2) Share If you missed yesterday’s post, please check that out and spread the word by sharing it. I am still hunting for a quilter to make Nicholas a twin sized quilt.

3) Share Continue spreading the word about The E Pluribus Unum Project by sharing that blog post as well. I want to honor as many childhood cancer fighters as possible! Does your child have cancer? Please email me their name and home state at hollyanne (at) so I can honor them on your state’s quilt!

Go Gold,


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