Saturday, November 22, 2014

And we're Home!

Blogathon Canada has been AWESOME! Thank You to everyone who took part - all our hosts, our co-sponsors - Aurifil, Camelot Fabrics, Northcott, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, & Timeless Treasures, and everyone who hopped across the country with us! We were so happy to see so many of you back from last year and meet so many participating for the first time. We appreciate all your wonderful comments. Thank You for making this week so much fun!

We end Blogathon Canada in our home province - Ontario. We have two wonderful quilters and bloggers hosting today. And a long list of quilt blogs for you to visit!

We hope you will bookmark and follow the blogs you visited during the Blogathon.

The Hosts

Lorna is a quilter, pattern designer, farmer, and full-time mom living and working on her beautiful farm in Ontario. Lorna makes the most colourful and happy quilts that will brighten up anyone's day! Follow Lorna's blog for loads of inspiration and fun.
Click here to visit: Sew Fresh Quilts

Sandy has always liked to sew, knit, crochet and craft but when she started quilting in 2012 she was hooked! She quilts, longarms, has a studio full of fabric and you can tell how serious she is about her quilting by the rolls of batting you see propped against the wall! Sandy is sharing a special tutorial on Blogathon Canada today so check her out! 
Click here to visit: Upstairs Hobby Room

Giveaway!


Leave a comment on this post for a change to win 10 Fat Quarters from Northcott's Stonehenge - Oh Canada! This giveaway is brought to you by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.

The giveaway is open till November 23. Winners will be announced on November 24 and contacted by email. 

All giveaways on Blogathon Canada are open from the date of posting to November 23! So if you missed any go back and enter! International participants are welcome! 

If you are a no-reply comment blogger or a Word Press blogger please leave your email address in your comment so we can contact you if you win. 

Head on over to Sew Fresh Quilts & Upstairs Hobby Room for the party!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Blogathon Canada is in Québec and the Territories!

Blogathon Canada has been such fun! We are now off to visit our hosts and bloggers from Québec and the Territories.

The Hosts

Josée at The Charming Needle
Josée is the mother of two little boys and loves to express her creativity through quilting and sewing. Josée
 loves modern fabrics and enjoys exploring fabric related methods and techniques such as appliqué, embroidery, and screen printing.
Click here to visit The Charming Needle

Janet at Caribou Crossing Chronicles
Janet has lived in the Yukon for over 35 years. Janet was the host for the Territories the very first year we hosted Blogathon Canada and we're so happy to have her host again. Janet even visited the store when she was down in Toronto! You'll find lots of great quilting projects on Caribou Crossing Chronicles and some awesome pictures of her hometown!
Click here to visit: Caribou Crossing Chronicles.

Giveaway!

Our featured sponsor on Blogathon Canada today is Timeless Treasures!


Sew Sisters has always had a great selection of beautiful fabric from Timeless Treasures. We love their fun and funky novelty prints, Tonga Batiks, and gorgeous designer collections. We are very happy to have Timeless Treasures partner with us this year on Blogathon Canada.

Follow their blog - Sew Timeless - for insider access to all things Timeless Treasures.

Timeless Treasures is offering a pack of Tonga Mini Treats - Punch to FIVE lucky winners today!
Tonga Mini Treats contain 40 pieces of 5" squares from their gorgeous Tonga Batiks and comes with a Free Pattern!





For a chance to win a pack of Tonga Mini Treats - Punch leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open till November 23. Winners will be announced on November 24 and contacted by email. 

All giveaways on Blogathon Canada are open from the date of posting to November 23! So if you missed any go back and enter! International participants are welcome! 

If you are a no-reply comment blogger or a Word Press blogger please leave your email address in your comment so we can contact you if you win. 

Many thanks to Timeless Treasures and Hayden Lees for this great giveaway! 

Head on over to The Charming Needle & Caribou Crossing Chronicles for the party!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blogathon Canada in Saskatchewan & Manitoba!

Isn't it great to be able to travel across our awesome country from the comfort of your living room? We know you've been having a wonderful time visiting BC, the Maritimes, and Alberta. Today we're going to make two stops - Saskatchewan & Manitoba!

The Hosts

Heather loves to make quilts for the people she loves. She says, "I need to leave a legacy. Time's a wasting. Must make quilts." She blogs about her life, her kitchen experiments and her return to quilting as therapy. We love Heather's work and her zest for life.
Click here to visit: Heather at Peace.Love.Quilt

Lori at Night Owl Quilting & Dye Works
Lori has been quilting for over 18 years now and is a fantastic Longarm Quilter. She shares her work and projects on her blog. Lori, along with her close friend Kathy, recently launched their pattern company - Highway 10 Designs - and have released beautiful quilt patterns that we are proud to carry at Sew Sisters!

Giveaway!

Our featured sponsor on Blogathon Canada today is Robert Kaufman Fabrics



Did you know that our Robert Kaufman rep calls Sew Sisters the Kona Queens of Canada?  :) We love that! We stock a broad range of Kona Cotton Solids and run a monthly program called Kona Club that is perfect for quilters who love solids. When we need inspiration and amazing fabric - especially fun, funky and modern prints - we always turn to Robert Kaufman!
- Judy


Follow The Swatch & Stitch for all the latest news from Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Robert Kaufman is offering TWO fat quarter bundles from their soon to be released Metro Living collection! We will pick TWO lucky winners. Let us know which colourstory you like best! 

Metro Living - Platinum

Metro Living - Prep School



For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Metro Living  leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open till November 23. Winners will be announced on November 24 and contacted by email. 

All giveaways on Blogathon Canada are open from the date of posting to November 23! So if you missed any go back and enter! International participants are welcome! 

If you are a no-reply comment blogger or a Word Press blogger please leave your email address in your comment so we can contact you if you win. 

Many thanks to  Robert Kaufman Fabrics  and Yael Kaufman for this great giveaway! 

Head on over to Peace.Love.Quilt & Night Owl Quilting & Dye Works for the party!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blogathon Canada in Alberta!

We've had a lot of fun visiting BC and the Maritimes over the last two days and now we're visiting Alberta! There are so many amazing quilting bloggers in this province that we're sure you'll enjoy visiting! Meet our fantastic hosts and lovely quilting bloggers from Alberta.

The Hosts:

Kelsey learned to sew from her grandmother and made crafty things growing up. Bit by the quilting bug a few years ago, Kelsey has been sewing up a storm ever since. Kelsey and her cousin Amanda share their quilting projects and tutorials on their beautiful blog - Everyday Fray.
Click here to visit: Everyday Fray

Leanne has been sewing, knitting and embroidering for much of her life and began quilting in 2010.  Leanne is a talented and innovative quilter, a pattern designer and an involved blogger. She Can Quilt is a treasure trove of inspiration, knowledge, and information. 
Click here to visit: Leanne from She Can Quilt

Giveaway!


Our featured sponsor today is Northcott.

Northcott has long been a favourite supplier of Sew Sisters.  They are a Canadian based manufacturer of Quilt Fabric and we are proud to carry their products. Northcott's immensely popular Stonehenge and Stonehenge - Oh Canada fabric lines are still our best sellers! 
- Judy

Northcott is offering a bundle of ¼-yd cuts from their new collection Artisan Spirit - Sandscapes available in stores in January 2015!

Artisan Spirit Sandscapes includes a wide range of exquisite marbleized textures in vibrant hues with metallic accents. Twelve palettes ranging in progression of value can be used alone or in combination with other palettes for both traditional and modern quilting. A portion of the sales from Sandscapes will be donated to Prokritee, a certified fair trade company based in Dhaka, employing the artisan women who inspired this collection.


For a chance to win a bundle of Artisan Spirit - Sandscapes leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open till November 23. Winners will be announced on November 24 and contacted by email. 

All giveaways on Blogathon Canada are open from the date of posting to November 23! So if you missed any go back and enter! International participants are welcome! 

If you are a no-reply comment blogger or a Word Press blogger please leave your email address in your comment so we can contact you if you win. 

Many thanks to  Northcott and Patti Carey for this great giveaway! 

Head on over to  Everyday Fray & She Can Quilt for the party!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Blogathon Canada is off to the Maritimes!

We're off to the gorgeous Maritimes on Day 2 of Blogathon Canada! Representing the Maritimes are two wonderful quilting bloggers and they have a great list of blogs for you to visit.

The Hosts:

Linda says that she is "totally devoted to quilting" and you can see this when you visit her blog! Linda is a maker of gorgeous quilts and quilted things, a quilting teacher, and most recently a published pattern designer! 
Click here to visit: Linda at Scrapmaster

Linda "loves to quilt, stitch, garden, read, cook and dabble in photography". A talented quilter and teacher, Linda's blog is a great mix of her quilts, the quilt shows she visits, her love of reading and snippets from her life. 
Click here to visit: Linda at Stitch Lines


Giveaway!


Our featured sponsor today is Camelot Fabrics

Camelot Fabrics proudly offers a fresh and exclusive selection of eclectic fabric designs and products, by artists both homegrown and international. Camelot Fabrics is the official licensees to many of your favorite brands such as Archie Comics, Marvel/DC Comics, Star Wars, and Star Trek.

Follow the Camelot Design Studio blog to for great tutorials, giveaways and the latest news on their collections!

Camelot is offering a fat quarter bundle of Kate designed by Camelot Design Studio to one lucky winner!


For a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Kate leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open till November 23. Winners will be announced on November 24 and contacted by email. 

All giveaways on Blogathon Canada are open from the date of posting to November 23! So if you missed any go back and enter! International participants are welcome! 


If you are a no-reply comment blogger or a Word Press blogger please leave your email address in your comment so we can contact you if you win. 

Many thanks to  Camelot Fabrics and Vanessa Yee for this great giveaway! 

Head on over to Scrapmaster & Stitch Lines for the party!