Saturday, November 23, 2013

And we're home!


Wow! Is the week over already? Hasn't it been an amazing time?
Thank You to everyone who took part in Blogathon Canada - all our hosts, our co-sponsors, 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 this year in Ontario. We have two experienced 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

Jackie White is an avid 3D art quilter who loves to embellish her quilts with anything and everything.  She is currently the Vice President of the Canadian Quilters Association (CQA/ACC) and loves uniting quilters across the country.   Her work has been juried into shows both in Canada and the US.  She gets a big kick seeing her quilts published, but the best thing is still meeting fellow quilters!
Click here to visit: Jackie at Jackie's Art Quilts

Krista lives in Ottawa, and has been quilting for about 9 years.  Krista loves all aspects of quilting, particularly creating her own designs. She spends as much of her spare time as she can sewing - when she's not out ballroom dancing!  Krista has 2 sons, 3 cats, a full time job, and a desire to create.
Click here to visit: Krista at Krista Quilts

Jackie and Krista have chosen delicious goodies from our store to giveaway on their blogs and have a great list of blogs for you to visit. Check them out and enter the giveaways on their blogs to win amazing prizes!

Giveaway from Robert Kaufman

Our featured sponsor today is Robert Kaufman.


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

Robert Kaufman is offering a Fat Quarter bundle of Darlene Zimmerman's Betty Dear. This collection will only hit the stores in December! So one lucky winner gets to have this bundle before anyone else! How cool is that?! 
For a chance to win the Betty Dear Fat Quarter Bundle  leave a comment on this post. Winners will be chosen at the end of the Blogathon and contacted by e-mail and announced on our blog on Monday, November 25th. 

This Giveaway is Closed. Please see our blog for the winners.

All giveaways on Blogathon Canada  are open to everyone! 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 and Teresa Coates for this great giveaway!

Head on over to Jackie's Art Quilts & Krista Quilts for the party!

187 comments:

Lori S said...

Thank you to Sew Sisters for organizing this wonderful event. There had been a lot of great things to see and wonderful prizes like the icing on the cake. This is a great giveaway to end the Blogathon!

virtualquilter said...

The Kona Queens is a great title. Thanking for pulling us all together with the blogathon - and to RK for the fantastic fabric prize. This would make a cool modern Dresden plate quilt!

Karen4Q said...

This has been a wonderful trip across Canada!

ritainalaska said...

thanx for a great blog tour! lots of interesting, talented bloggers all across Canada!

Dolores said...

What a great week featuring Canadian quilters. Many thanks for putting this all together.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

First I would like to thank you for hosting this eye opening event. It has been a wonderful trip across Canada and meeting all our talented sewing sisters. Oh, I think this bundle would make a great Dresden Plate quilt, too.

Pat V. said...

I have really enjoyed this blogathon! I had the privilege of hearing Darlene Zimmerman speak recently, a very talented lady. Thanks for the giveaway!

Fran said...

This has been a fantastic blogathon! It has been great fun & I have discovered some great new blogs. Thanks for all the fun & for the chance to win.

Sheila Ivany said...

Splendid work to our Quilter Hosts of Canada. Your blogs were educational (1st time blogger), enjoyable, FUN, inspiring & proud to have your quilting talents represent Canadian Quilters. Thank you for your sponsorship "Sew Sisters Quilt Shop" A quilter's dream to win fabric. Happy Quilting:)

Colleen said...

The Blogathon has been such fun - thanks very much for introducing us to so many Canadian quilters/bloggers.

sewbusy said...

Great week...enjoyed the cross Canada journey!
sewbusy.pc@gmail.com

wipgirl said...

Oh, what a fun bundle of fabric!

Thanks for hosting this again - I found so many new blogs this year and last to follow.

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

HollyM said...

I've really enjoyed visiting all the host blogs and checking out the Canadian quilters everyday this week.
What a fantastic giveaway!
Thanks!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow..this has been a great hop; hasn't it!!! Wonderful giveaways Carol..Thank you for including me.

Kate said...

This has been a fabulous week of visting - thank you so much to everyone involved.

Along the Perkiomen said...

Thank you so much for this Blog Tour through Canada. I have found some wonderful blogs to follow!

Barb and Sharon said...

Thanks so much for organizing this hop. It's so much fun to visit all over Canada.
Barb@Witsend

bluenines said...

Thank you for organizing this blog hop it has been fun to read and sew all the wonderful quilt and blogs , and all the giveaways have been a added bonus, happy sewing to all

Gill said...

What a great giveaway - thanks!
This hop has been such fun - I hope you will be doing another one?? I've enjoyed discovering so many new blogs!

CLS said...

Thanks again for another great Blogathon!

Ann said...

I have really enjoyed the Blogathon

Rita@ Pinpricked Fingers said...

It has been so much fun seeing all the Canadian blogs! I've found a few more 'friends'!

Val Capsticks said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip across Canada and the chance to win some fabulous fabric

fiberchick said...

Thank you so much Sew Sisters!!!

Emily C said...

Love this hop. Lots of fun finding new blog to follow. Thanks for all the fun.

Lisa Marie said...

I have really enjoyed the hop and checking out the many blogs. You showcased a lot of talented quilters! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely, colorful bundle!

Brenda said...

Thanks for organizing this and for the chance to win!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

thank you so much for organizing this amazing event! So much fun, and found so many great Canadian quilters and bloggers!! And what a great final bundle of fabric to give away.
thanks again!

Stitching Impressions said...

Thanks again Sew Sisters for the great give aways this week. Hoping to get my hands on some of them.

ruthq@rogers.com

MrsV said...

Thank you for organizing this blogathon, and providing so many great chances to win and make new connections. Hope it happens again next year.

JoyceLM said...

Have enjoyed the Blogathon so much - following so many more bloggers now. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Margaret said...

What pretty fabric. I'm so sorry the blogathon has come to an end. It was fun to see something new every day!

Sheryl said...

Sorry to see the blogathon coming to a close. It's been so much fun!

cafe lale said...

Thank you for organizing this wonderful event. I saw so many inspiration on all blogs of Blogathon!
Thank you
Annie

Marti Dyer-Allison said...

I am so saving this blog post to my 'trip ideas" folder -- I foresee a cross-Canada road trip in my future!

Debbie Norton said...

What a great Blogathon! I've enjoyed the cross Canada journey and found a few new blogs to follow too.

dnorton at uoguelph.ca

Maureen Williamson said...

Holy moly! What a great bundle of fabrics! Thanks so much for a chance at this give-away. And thank you again for a wonderful blogathon!
Maureen
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Thank you for the wonderful event. I am a little behind on checking out the posts but very excited to see all the Canadian blogs! Thank you for arranging! And thank you for the give away!

sherry said...

wow that is a super bundle of fabric

Jo said...

I am learning so much about Canada from this hop. My mother was born there but I haven't been since I was a child. Thank you Sew Sisters for holding this hop.

Rosa said...

Thanks for hosting.This was a fabulous trip to Canada with these talented quilters!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Oh my Betty Dear is a glorious giveway. I can't believe the journey is over already, I have so enjoyed my trip across our wonderful country. Thank you for hosting again it has been fantastic.

Lesley said...

It's been a great trip across Canada! Thank you so much!

Paula said...

Om! I looove all of Darlene's collections! What a gorgeous chance!

Laura said...

Awesome new collection. Can see this paired with white for a modern quilt! The array of Kona colours available is so inspiring. Thanks for organizing this very enjoyable event.

Michele T said...

I very much look forward to this blog tour each year!!! It is awesome to discover new Canadian bloggers. Thanks for the fun!!

elle said...

You definitely have kept us hopping! LOL What a very cool giveaway package. Not something I have in my stash. ;o

Teresa Aikens said...

This made for a fun week..I enjoyed all the sites....and what great fabric giveaway's...Good job to all involved..

juceyj03 said...

I love what you are doing here!
Glad I found your blog!
Thanks for the chance, Jessica
juceyj03@gmail.com
FINGERS CROSSED :-)

Heather Rourke said...

Wow! That's quite the bundle. Kona and Robert Kaufman fabrics- my faves! Thanks for a great week of discovering new Canadian bloggers! Yay!

Michelle said...

Enjoyed the blogathon tremendously. We quilters are a far flung group with common interests.

Heather said...

Thanks for the wonderful blog a thon. I have not blogged much, but I think I am going to start doing a little more. This week I was challenged by so much beautiful work, although the talent far outweighs mine, I have been working on christmas runners all this week. I will be posting them on my blog this week. 3 complete, 3 to finish.Thanks for the inspiration!!!

EgayZra said...

Loved that there were bloggers from the Yukon :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

This has been a lot of fun! I've been introduced to some wonderful new bloggers - thanks for the great week.

Julie Vanderhoek said...

Thank you Sew Sisters for this amazing blogathon! We have met so many accomplished quilters and I've enjoyed peeking into their lives! Thank you to the companies that provided these wonderful gifts. Good luck to everyone!
thejules92@msn.com

Angela Smith said...

What a fun week this has been. Thank you Sew Sisters for this great blogathon. I have enjoyed every minute of it and am so happy to have found all these talented quilters blogs.

Monica said...

What a fantastic fat quarter set! Please count me in. :)

Elaine L said...

Loved the blogathon. Thanks so much for hosting.

Penny said...

Those fabrics are awesome, and thanks so much for my very first blog hop experience , loved it !!!!!

Patricia Gilchrist said...

Wow thats a fat quarte bundle i would love to see! I need some new ideas for my three week break from school over christmas, which will be lonely this year.
Thanx for bring Canadian quilters together for some fun, its terrible when most giveaways are americans only.

Anne Simonot said...

It's been a great week checking out all the Canadian quilt bloggers you've featured. Some I knew & some were new to me. annesimonot@sasktel.net

G. said...

A big thank you to Sew Sisters for organizing this 2013 Blogathon event! I enjoy learning about other quilters and their projects. Also, a great opportunity to win some giveaways!

Heather said...

I love bright and wild fabrics especially if they hav lots of oranges. it's been a lot of fun this week meeting new online friends.

G. said...

A big thank you to Sew Sisters for organizing this 2013 Blogathon event! I enjoy learning about other quilters and their projects. Also, a great opportunity to win some giveaways!

Nati said...

What great giceaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Teresa said...

Thank you to everyone for showing their fabulous quilts. Also to the sponsors there have been some wonderful prizes

Renate said...

Whew! Made it to all the areas of Canada! Thanks for hosting this Blogathon! I've met some very creative and talented Canadian quilters!

kim said...

This has been a fun week discovering new Canadian quilt bloggers!
That stack of fabrics is gorgeous!!!

Katherine said...

Thank you for a wonderful week! It has been so fun hopping across Canada and making new quilting friends.

Appreciate all your work in organizing everything and for sponsoring such wonderful giveaways!

Barb said...

So pretty! Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

kim said...

This has been a fun week discovering new Canadian quilt bloggers!
That stack of fabrics is gorgeous!!!

Bethany Martini said...

This is such a wonderful blog hop, thank you for making it all happen!

withajoyfulheart said...

I cannot believe it is over already. It feels as though we have only just begun. Thank you Sew Sisters for this amazing tour of Canada...and I didn't even have to leave the comfort of my dining room table ;) This was my first blogathon tour of Canada...and I will be back. The generosity has abounded in giveaways and wonderful comments. I've no doubt to have made at least one new friend! Thank you sew much!

Wens said...

It really has been an awesome blog hop! Thanks so much for putting it all together, I discovered so much!! Yay for the gorgeous Betty Dear too, it looks so lovely!

BaggyQueen said...

It is so wonderful to travel across Canada and meet new quilters. Thank You for giving us the chance to win these beautiful gifts.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for hosting Blogathon Canada. It's a great way to find Canadian blogs.

Laurie T said...

Wow! That is very cool! What a great prize!

Diane H said...

Thank you for a really fun week. It's going to take me awhile to visit all the great blogs mentioned but I'll get there.

Cecilia said...

Thank you for a fun hop across Canada! I've enjoyed meeting new bloggers and seeing all of their quilts. Thank you to all of the great sponsors! The prizes are wonderful.

Barbe said...

thanks for the hop, i've had a great time this week finding all kinds of Canadian quilters like me, even started following a few, so again thankyou!

Janet said...

Another great giveaway!

Sue said...

What a great Blogathon! I've found so many great blogs, and a lot of inspiration. sguday at shaw dot ca

Cathy T said...

I truly enjoyed the blog hop this year. Thank you. The talent out there is tremendous.

Margaret Sandiford said...

Enjoying the blog - so much talent across our great country - love the giveaways too!

bvanwe said...

Thank you so much for organizing this. It is great fun. and thanks too to the great sponsors.

Carol (Eccles) Tudor said...

What a Wonderful week to follow you.
Packed full of inspiration for all of us CDN Quilters! I Love Robert Kaufman fabrics and designs. I do not have a Fabric quilt store near me, and in my travels it is very hard to find his fabrics. So I have ordered on line. Darling Cute gift pack prize. Good Luck Everyone*

BonnieH said...

Wow, what a week.I visited all the blogs PLUS a lot of the blogs listed on THEIR sites! Holy moley, not much housework done this week! Thanks Judy!
Bonnie

shemie said...

Love the fabrics

jmniffer said...

What an enjoyable blog hop this has been. Thanks for organizing it and for the chance at a wonderful giveaway.

Nita said...

That was a lot of fun...thank you!

Linda said...

Thanks for a great hop. It's been a ton of fun.

Kathryn Chapman said...

These blogs are amazing but then again I'm new to blogging. Thanks for the introduction to blogging and for the chance to win some amazing fabrics

JM in Toronto said...

I've really enjoyed the blogathon this week!

Rose Marie said...

Great blog hop and lovely fabric!

Heather D. said...

Would love this bundle Carol!

teachpany said...

Another great day of hopping! Thanks. I am collecting for a vintage looking top. This is a great bundle! Thanks.

Bonnie said...

The "Betty Dear" fabric looks wonderful. Would love to win it.

ManitoulinGirl said...

Wow. I would love to win that fabric. Thank you for organizing this event. I have enjoyed finding Canadian quilters. I'm a beginner quilter, but have fallen in love with the hobby. Thanks again!

momofmhasr said...

What a blessing it would be to get some new fabric for a quilt top :)

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Thanks so much for this Blogathon! I have made all kinds of connections because of reading blogs or through people reading mine. I even “found” someone I met on a beach while vacationing in Maui - our husbands both work for DFO and we bumped into each while snorkelling!!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Thank you so much for this fantastic week with so beautiful projects to see and great give aways! These fabrics are adorable! Sunny wishes from Greece!
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Quilter Kathy said...

This has been so much fun... thanks for arranging such a fun all Canadian tour!

Maris said...

Thanks for the beautiful projects and giveaways

funstitching said...

This would be a dream to win, and i love the Kona solids. Thanks to all of you to make this such a fun week

Patti said...

Thanks for once again putting on this fun Blogathon! This fabric bundle looks really wonderful.

Arita said...

I would love to win this bundle. I haven't had a chance to check out all the blogs this week but hope to do so this weekend.

anita dickson said...

Thanks for this opportunity! Would love to win!

Vivian said...

What an awesome week, thank you for the fun.

Beth said...

This last week following your blogathon and now this is the icing on the cake!!

Thank you for the chance to win such stunning fabric already I am dreaming about what I could make with them!

Sunnybec said...

I am loving this Blogathon Ive started following some lovely blogs thank you so much for all the giveaways. Linda

Sewnuts said...

This has been fun - thanks!

Margaret said...

This blogathon has been so enjoyable. Meeting all the Canadian quilters who are so inspirational. I have loved it. I have a lot of new blogs to follow and I will enjoy each and every one.

Lori said...

Thanks for the great blog tour. I "met" lots of new friends!

Lisa said...

I've really enjoyed the blogathon this year. Thanks for all the great intros!

Ali said...

Thank you so much for the blog hop, I've found a couple new blogs to follow and seen some pretty cool quilts on the trip!

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KAB#1 said...

Loved all the blogs I had time to read! Thank you once again!!

Quilting Queen said...

been blog hoppin' what a great idea...

Donna Joy said...

Thanks for getting all the Canadian Bloggers together. It was nice to read about fellow Canadians creative artists.
Thanks so much for a fantastic fabric giveaway.

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Line Vienneau said...

Sure enjoyed this blog series. Thank-you and thanks for showing such beautiful fabric!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Whew I made it to the final day so glad I took the time to hop.

ytsmom said...

Beautiful fabrics. What a great way to end the week. Wish it could go on!!

M-R Charbonneau said...

That line looks fabulous! I missed the Blogathon, but will be taking the tour now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sylvia said...

So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win.

Marla said...

I've really enjoyed seeing the Canadian quilt blogs - so nice to know what is out there in my own country!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a great giveway! Just think of all that you could make with that bundle!

Chris R said...

Thanks again for doing this fun blogathon and the giveaways!

Krista said...

What a great blogathon! I had a wonderful time hosting, and now have a long list of new blogs to visit.

Mary said...

What a great week, thanks for putting all this together

Beth said...

Thank you for this wonderful & fun blog hop! I learned a lot about Canada & found some fabulous blogs.

Beth said...

Thank you for this wonderful & fun blog hop! I learned a lot about Canada & found some fabulous blogs.

Barb F said...

Krona Queen.? I would agree with that. Thanks for sponsoring the blog hop. Have been introduced to so many talented quilters.

violetgypsie said...

Great giveaway and thanks for the around Canada tour of some great blogs! (my displayed name at gmail dot com)

Ella and Nesta said...

This is a great idea, hopping across Canada! I have had the pleasure of making a few Canadian quilter friends in Blogland and they are all so very generous. Thank you for organising this event.

Margaret said...

what a great giveaway. Thanks for having this blogathon

Margaret said...

what a great giveaway. Thanks for having this blogathon

Marnie said...

Thanks Sew Sisters for the great Blogathon.

Debbie P said...

Great Blogathon!! I really enjoyed all of the different blogs and seeing the wonderful pictures and creative designs!

Liz said...

this blog hop has been fun and will be even nicer should I win the giveaway...thanks so much

Colleen said...

Thanks for doing the giveaaway. It's been great to "meet" more Canadian bloggers.

Liz said...

this bloghop has been fun, and would be nicer if I should win the giveaway. Thanks so much Sew Sisters for organizing this event.
Liz

QuiltinGram said...

So enjoyed travelling across Canada and find out about lots of bloggers! A heartfelt Thank You!

Robin said...

What a great bundle! It's been a fun hop. Thank you!!

Joanna said...

I love the colors of Betty Dear. It's a beautiful collection. Thanks for the blog hop. It's been fun.

Helen Bazinet said...

Lovely bundle of fabric, so could use them.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

This has been a great cross Canada blog hop - such interesting Canadian Quilters! Thanks Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

This has been a great cross Canada blog hop - such interesting Canadian Quilters! Thanks Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.

Carmen N said...

Thanks for the wonderful Blogathon!

Jenniffer Howling said...

nice to see abit of home from afar. Great Blogathon

Audrey said...

Blogathon Canada has been an exciting event. Thank you for organizing it. The giveaways have been amazing. There are so many talented people in this vast country of Canada.

Joyce said...

I have enjoyed Blogathon Canada immensely! Thank you all so much!

Cathi said...

Thank you so, so much for putting this Blogathon on again this year. It has been fun to see more Canadian quilting blogs.
I love that bundle - would make some wonderful quilts!

Kathy Boice said...

Thank you for making so many wonderful give aways to our attention!! Love this fabric!
midwayfarms@hughes.net

Liz said...

What great giveaways !:)

Louisa said...

Great to find so many good blogs!

Nancy said...

Enjoyed reading so many great Canadian blogs. Thanks for organizing it all and for the chance at the giveaway fabric.

Lyn Ja said...

loving all of these blogs!

Anda W said...

Thank you for the very interesting blog hop! Nice to catch a glimpse of quilter's lives across the country! awolk at rogers dot com

roccagal said...

the blog a thon was a HUGE success AGAIN! thanks so much I discovered even more wonderful Canadian talent!

Lolly Challice said...

I love Sew Sisterse!

Carla G said...

Thanks for showcasing some great Canadian quilters! :) And thanks for a chance to win this great fabric! :)

Sherri said...

Nice bundle! Thanks for the chance to win.

judys said...

Thank you for the opportunity to hear from Canadian bloggers! it's been really fun.

ELIZABETH CROSS said...

hank you Sew Sisters for giving me the opportunity to visit so many quilters from across our great country, I only wish I could visit more, but have taken on too many Christmas projects, lol

hetty said...

Thanks for a wonderful Blogathon! I loved it. And thanks for the chance to win stuff. I love that too!

Sue H said...

Really enjoyed the Blogathon - thank you for organizing this. And thanks to all the sponsors for some great giveaways.

Teresa @ http://twistfullyyours.blogspot.ca/ said...

This week was crazy so am just finding time now to sit down and enjoy all the blogs. What a great giveaway. That collection looks amazing!

Stephanie Zito said...

Thanks for organizing this years Blogathon! It's been great to visit new and old blogs! And thank you for the wonderful giveaways!

gb said...

thanks for the tours and draws

janie said...

I love you two gals, so funny and cute. Thanks for the opportunity and chance to win such a lovely choice of fabrics.

berylthepearl said...

Love the fabrics! Thanks for your giveaway!

Barbie Laframboise said...

Oh Sew Sisters here you go again, making our quilting world so exciting and a joy to be a part of. Thank you.

ikkinlala said...

Thanks for organizing this - it's been fun to see blogs from across the country!

Mrs.Pickles said...

it was a great hop already looking forward to next year

Karen H said...

Thank you so much for organizing this blog hop. It was great fun and I had the opportunity to visit new blogs and make new friends!

Peggy said...
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Peggy said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Loved it.

Leslie Stobbart said...

This was such a neat week of connecting with quilters across Canada. Thanks for making it happen!

twodraftmom said...

Thanks you for hosting the blogathon!. I won a bundle via tamarack shack!

Sheila Ivany said...

This has been fun to do. Thank you to all the Hosts across Canada and Sew Sister Quilt Shop. The prizes would make any quilter smile. Being new to Blogs I am hooked. Happy Quilting:)

SIMPLESEW said...

Go Blogathon,,, WoW.. what great giveaways and artist out there

Jo said...

What a week! Thanks for hosting such a great event! :)

dungeonquilter said...

Loved the blogathon!

dungeonquilter said...

Loved the blogathon!