It’s our birthday and we’re celebrating in a big way with quilters all over the world.
If you’re new here, WELCOME! I’m Michele Foster and live in Canada’s national capital of Ottawa in Ontario. I started the Quilting Gallery site on December 10th, 2007 as a way to bring quilting back into my own life after a long hiatus. I had no idea this site would grow into what it is now, five years later, and what it can/will become in the future.
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 – he’s our official Mascot. He was up bright and early this morning getting ready for our party.
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.
Enter a quilt in this week’s Christmas Quilts contest. Your quilt can be made with any technique (i.e. piecing, appliqué) as long as it is completely finished, i.e. quilted and bound. More info and enter here!
I have several FUN events planned for 2013 including swaps and a world-wide event to celebrate the upcoming Olympics.
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 appliqué. 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:
I’m giving away two scrap bags of yummy hand-dyed fabrics. These are small pieces, approximately 12″ square or so. I’ll stuff as much as I can fit into an envelope for two winners.
To enter my give-away, leave a comment below answering: What’s your favourite holiday cookie? Share a link to a recipe if you can. The two winners will be chosen randomly on December 17th. The give-away is open world-wide.
Also, I have another give-away on my site until December 12th: Blog Tour and Give-Away: 15 Minutes of Play.
Blog Hop Party
I’m thrilled that 170 quilting bloggers from around the world are helping us celebrate our birthday by hosting give-aways on their own blogs. Visit the party blogs and enter their give-aways!
This give-away is now closed. Congratulations to the winners. Please check your inbox for an email from me.