I’m really excited to be helping to kick-off the Blogathon Canada event featuring fellow Canadian quilting bloggers. The event is hosted by the Sew Sisters Quilt Shop located in Toronto, Ontario. They have both a physical shop and offer online shopping too.
Over the next week, several Canadian bloggers will be participating in the event, sharing their own creations, their favourite blogs and, best of all, they’ll all be hosting a give-away too. Here’s the line-up:
|Sunday, November 18||ON||Michele||Quilting Gallery – ME|
|Monday, November 19||BC||Felicity||Felicity Quilts|
|Monday, November 19||BC||Cathy||Blueberry Patch|
|Tuesday, November 20||NS||Jeanette||STAMP * STITCH * CREATE|
|Tuesday, November 20||NB||Holly||Through My Window|
|Wednesday, November 21||AB||Shena||Apple Pie Patchwork|
|Wednesday, November 21||SK||Patti||Retired to Quilt|
|Thursday, November 22||QC||Marika||Live, Laugh, Love… Sew|
|Thursday, November 22||MB||Heather||Church Avenue Quilts|
|Friday, November 23||YT||Vivian||Quilting Under the Midnight Sun|
|Friday, November 23||YT||Janet||Caribou Crossing Chronicles|
|Saturday, November 24||ON||Cathi||Quilt Obsession|
|Saturday, November 24||ON||Cara||Cara Quilts|
|Saturday, November 24||ON||Kaye||Miss Print|
About the Quilting Gallery
If you’re new here, WELCOME! I’m Michele Foster and live in Canada’s national capital of Ottawa in Ontario. I’m a transplant from the Toronto area having moved up here 11 years ago. I love it! In addition to running this web site, I’m also a self-employed web developer and am currently taking an intense pet dog certification program to become a pet dog trainer. I have a 14-month old puppy, Milo.
The Quilting Gallery contains several sections that you can visit from the tab above. By far, the most popular section of the site is the Quilting Bloggers directory that features bloggers from around the world. For Canada and the United States, you can also search for bloggers by province/state/territory. I welcome you to add your blog!
I host several FUN events on my site, including block parties, weekly quilt contests, swaps and blog hops. I’m also organizing a quilt block drive to benefit our friends to the south affected by the Sandy hurricane. Click on the graphics below for more info.
My Own Quilting
My own quilting seems to have taken a backstage while I’m doing my school work. I do hope that 2013 brings me more quilting time. I love scrappy quilts, paper piecing and appliquÃ©. I plan to launch my own patterns next year. Earlier this year I also hosted a Beginner’s Quilt-Along and I have plans for a Level II quilt-along for next year too. Here are a few of the quilts I have in progress:
Favourite Canadian Quilting Bloggers
With so many talented Canadian Quilting Bloggers, it was really hard to choose just two favourites.
The second one is Jill, located in southwestern Ontario. Her blog is The Quilt Rat. She’s always trying out new techniques and sharing the results with her readers. Many will recognize her as a columnist in the Canadian Quilter’s Association magazine.
Our hostess of this event, Sew Sisters Quilt Shop, is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of my readers. The give-away is open to everyone world-wide.
To enter the give-away, just leave me a comment below telling me what, if any, sewing you did this weekend. The winner will be randomly selected on Monday, November 26th.
Visit the other participants:
P.S. I have another give-away going on right now, enter here: Beam N Read Light
Congratulations to the winner: