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Meet Road Vendor WonderFil Specialty Threads

WonderFil = Thread (and only thread)download

WonderFil Specialty Threads offers products that enhance both the quality and appearance of stitching results, as well as expanding embellishment possibilities. They have a diversity of thread weights, textures, finishes, and materials. A family run business based in Canada, their 17 specialty thread lines are distributed in 8 countries: Canada, USA, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

They carry several different lines, ranging from 8 – 100 weight, that can be used for any project. All of their cotton based threads  are made only from Egyptian Cotton which is lint free so it doesn’t gunk up their customer’s machines.  

Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Photo by Gregory Case Photography

One of their most popular products lines is InvisaFil, a 100 weight cottonized polyester thread. The number one seller in the United States, Invisafil is available in 60 colors and is a great alternative to fine silk thread. It’s unique texture is a result of combining preshrunk cotton with strong, colorfast polyester. It’s the perfect thread for all kinds of sewing, including free motion quilting.  

WonderFil prides itself in working with teachers, like Vikki Pignatelli, to create color palettes that coordinate with their projects.1-Invisafil3a

 

New in 2017 is Wonderfil’s partnership with Sue SpragoEllana is a wool fabric line combined with 28 weight wool thread that comes in 60 matching colors.

Another line, Efina, is a lighter weight thread designed for hand quilting .  

WonderFil is also committed to helping their customers learn how to use their threads. They call this Threaducation. On their website, they offer how-to videos for all their thread lines as well as share contact information for qualified teachers standing by to assist customers in Canada and the United States. 

Road to California 2017 appreciated Wonderfil’s employee, Joanne from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, supporting their philanthropy project, Roadies Give Back. Joanne is had a good friend pass away from Cancer in June, 2016 and appreciated the opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause. “It’s always fun whenever quilters get together,” remarked Joanne during the event.   

 

Meet Road 2016’s International Vendors

We search all over the world to bring our guests the best vendors. The 2016 show will feature 6 international vendors:  

From Australia: Yazzii International

Owner Yasmita Magan is a fireball of energy, especially when she explains the versatility, stability, and quality of her Yazzii Bags. Proclaimed by Yasmita as “the world’s best bag,” Yazzii Bags come in a variety of sizes to meet a variety of quilting needs._I4C8203

 

From Canada: Wonderfil SpecialtyThreads

Wonderfil is a family owned and run business that offers only thread products that enhance both the quality and appearance of stitching results, as well as expanding embellishment possibilities. They have a diversity of thread weights, textures, finishes, and materials.

Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Photo by Gregory Case Photography

 

From France: Bohin France

This will be Bohin France’s fourth year at Road to California. Founded in 1833, Bohin is France’s last manufacturer of needles and pins. The company’s high standards, knowledge, and experience, have made it a leader in its field. Authentic  Murano glass used for their glass-head pins comes from Italy. In addition to needles and pins, Bohin also manufactures Dussaussay Gallier specialty scissors made from stainless steel.Bohin Booth at Road 2013

 

From France: Quiltmania

An international company located in France, Quiltmania features both modern and vintage quilt and craft designs.couvsv17gb  

From the Netherlands: BeColourful

A quilt pattern company, BeColourful’s goal to inspire quilters all over the world with traditional designs that have a contemporary and colorful twist.

Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Photo by Gregory Case Photography

 

 From Spain: Apliquick

Road 2016 will be Apliquick’s first venture to California. Apliquick has developed innovative appliqué tools for turned-edge appliqué.download (4)

Save yourself some air fare and come to Road to California 2016 for the best international quilt vendors.