Monday, November 17, 2014

Blogathon Canada is On!

Welcome to the third Blogathon Canada -  a week long blog hop of Canadian quilting blogs!
Join us as we turn the spotlight on the amazing talent and artistry of the Canadian quilting & blogging community. This week you can travel across the country and meet 100s of quilting bloggers.  Find new blogs. Make new friends and enter giveaways to win fantastic prizes!

Blogathon Canada kicks off in Beautiful BC!

Our first stop on Blogathon Canada is British Columbia! 
We have two amazing hosts from BC with many fantastic blogs that you can visit. If you want to be inspired and see amazing work - BC is where you should go! 

The Hosts:

Stacey is a quilter, pattern writer and designer. Stacey has a beautiful and informative blog with great tutorials and patterns. We especially like The Quilted Clock
Click here to visit: Stacey at Stacey in Stitches

Jessica is a quilter, crafter, and general fabriholic who likes to "spend as much time as possible in her sewing studio  with an overflowing collection of cottons, silks, and other textiles." We love the work Jessica does with Indigo and Shibori dying. 
Click here to visit: Jessica at Momiji Studio

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


Giveaway! 


Our featured sponsor today is  Aurifil

 Aurifil is a high quality thread that has a long staple so is unlikely to tangle or break and has very low lint .  The 50 wt is our go to thread for piecing whether by hand or machine. It would be amazing just based on its quality but the price is very reasonable too!  Thanks Aurifil!
- Judy 
Follow AURIbuzz - the  Aurifil Blog for all the latest news!

Aurifil is offering Angela Yosten's Flats Thread Collection to one lucky winner. You can use these threads for hand appliqué, machine appliqué, machine quilting and more! The box has 12, 12 wt spools of yummy colors. Each spool is 356 yards of pure delight! Learn more about the 12wt 100% Aurifil Cotton Mako here: Cotton 12wt

Angela Yosten's Flats 12 wt collection
For a chance to win Angela Yosten's Flats 12 wt collection leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open till November 23. Winners will be announced on November 24 and contacted by email. 

This giveaway is now CLOSED. Please see our blog for the winner. 

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  Aurifil and Alex Veronelli for this great giveaway! 

Head on over to Stacey in Stitches & Momiji Studio for the party!



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A Quilter's Mission said...

I'm so excited about this hop, even though I'm not from Canada! I love Aurifil thread.

Sheryl said...

Oh I would love to play with those

Anita said...

Fantastic quality of the Aurifil thread; love it! I will follow the Blogathlon.

Cathi said...

This is a fabulous giveaway! I can't wait to see all the Canadian quilting bloggers this week.

TractorGirl said...

I have never used Aurifil thread, but through all these quilting blogs, it is starting to feel like I'm missing out on something!

bluenines said...

Happy Blogathon Canada, I have a great time reading all the blogs

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for hosting another Blogathon Canada & thanks for the great giveaway.

Debbie Bauer said...

I am from the Sask. prairies. This sounds like so much fun! I have tired Aurifil thread and love it!

Ladymax said...

Thanks for hosting this blogathon. I look forward to meeting many unknown bloggers.

Ladymax said...

Thanks for hosting this blogathon. I look forward to meeting many unknown bloggers.

Kate said...

Would be wonderful to have these. I always look forward to this Blogathon and meeting fellow Canadian Bloggers.

DeborahGun said...

I've been looking forward to this blog hop! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Looking forward to this week of meeting new bloggers and rekindling old blogger friendships! Kudos to Sew Sisters for a great idea!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Always a great hop!!! had a blast last time.

Lesley said...

Thank you for hosting this hop. It is always wonderful to see what my fellow Canadioan bloggers are up to! I love Aurifil thread so thanks so much for the chance to win some!

"The real" MarthaSue said...

Can't wait to see all the blogs this week! Thanks!!! (Love aurifil!!!)

Digiscrapations said...

What a fun bloghop! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anja said...

Thanks for the hosting the blog hop again. And thanks for the giveaway.

Finnie said...

Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful prizes-it's like a early Christmas present!!

FinnFinn1@yahoo.com

Heather J said...

Your blog hop is off to a great start. Was visiting BC! We have wonderful Canadian quilters/bloggers. Thanks for hosting.

Andrea R said...

YAY! Go Canada!

Patricia said...

I have never used the Aurifil thread and would love to win.
Looking forward to meeting the quilters in Canada.
Patricia C

Margaret said...

O I would love to have this. I thank you for having this blogathon. So many ways to meet new friends

charlotte said...

I love a good giveaway, but also, I am excited to find some new blogs to read. Thank you for this!

Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks for organizing this wonderful blog hop! It's always nice to make new friends and see what others are up to!

SandraC said...

It's quite snowy here this morning....a perfect day to come across this Blogathon, thanks!

Dorian said...

How fun! I really enjoy blog hops, finding new to me blogs to follow and enjoy. Thanks for setting this up! and thanks to you and your sponsors for the prizes.

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Thank you for organising this Blogathon. This is such a great idea as it gives me the opportunity to meet fellow Canadian bloggers I didn't know before. And thank you for all those giveaways. I would very much love winning those Aurifil spools!

Sandy W said...

Fantastic prize!! Flatts is one of my favorite fabrics!! I've made a few projects with it!! And who doesn't love Aurifil!! (blog host)

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil. I'm looking forward to reading all the blogs.

Diane H said...

Love finding new blogs and great quilters on this hop. Thanks to you and Aurifil - which is my all time favourite thread!

Kathy said...

My favorite thread. Introduced to it through Sew Sisters a few years back. Now a permanent fixture in my sewing machine ☺

Alison said...

I love the difference Aurifill thread makes in my machine!

Karen Pryce said...

Looking forward to seeing new blogs. This is a great giveaway, since I understand Aurifil thread is fantastic.

Kathy said...

I've been looking forward to this week! Thanks for organizing this great online quilt event!

Conni said...

so excited that you are doing the blogathon again, can't wait to meet some new Canadian bloggers!!

yklynne said...

Love Aurifil thread!

DuAnne said...

Looking forward to seeing all the great projects. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win that lovely thread.

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Fabulous giveaway for the Aurifil Thread! I would love to try the thread. Thanks.

Rolanda said...

I love blogathons. I get to see what other areas are doing.

KarieAnn said...
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KarieAnn said...

I'd love to win!

Stacey said...

Thanks so much for hosting this Blogathon - I'm really excited to read all of the blogs this week!

Debi Schepers said...

I would love to play with more Aurifil thread! Thanks for the opportunity!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

Wonderful giveaway, thanks. Can't wait to start blog hopping!

Shari said...

Wonderful thread...and I've been hopping...loving every minute...thank you!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

thanks for organizing this fun event again...and for the great giveaway!

Lynne Tilley said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I just love blog hops!

Kris said...

I can't say enough about my love of Aurifil except that I wish I could use a bigger spool so I would not run out all the time. :)

dungeonquilter said...

Would love to try Aurifil thread!

Laura said...

I love aurifil thread. It's all I use for piecing and it's great for thread painting as well. Thanks aurifil and sew sisters.

barbara woods said...

Would love to win, thanks

Kathy Brown said...

I have started using this thread and I love it. I get better piecing results. It has to be special ordered in yellowknife and it flies off the shelf one one day! Would enjoy winning and using this product.❄️❄️⛄️

Cherie Freestone said...

Love to quilt

Cherie Freestone said...

I love to quilt

Jordan said...

I could really use some new thread. I'm running low ;)

Jean Pankratz said...

I hear good things about Aurifil thread, would love to try some out.

Gordon Cale said...

Oooooooh those look pretty

Michelle Yvonne said...

This would make a great bday present ;)

jmstitching said...

Aurifil are some of my favourite threads!

Linda S said...

This is a great opportunity to find more great Canadian blogs on quilting. Thanks for setting up the blog hop. Pick me! pick me!

shemie said...

I love Aurifil thread - would love to win.

Jacklynn said...

I would love to win a collection of Aurifil, I have several on my Christmas list! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

Deanna said...

Aurifil! I always hear about it, but haven't yet had the chance to use some yet. Hope I will soon!

Giovanna Cantuaria said...

I would be in a heaven with this beautiful airfil collection...lovely colors ;)

Nancy J said...

Hi,I hopped from Dolores to Stacey, then Jessica then you, and will follow this hop, always such fun to see other quilters from another country ,down here in NZ we are so small in numbers, both quilters and country size. Please enter me for the giveaway, Aurifil thread is lovely to use.Happy quilting, from Jean.

Linda Nikipelo said...

Love Love Love Aurifil thread. It is all I use.

Lise said...

this is so much fun, thank you and sew awesome :) 125

Laurie T said...

Wow! I love the idea that you can use the same thread for hand and machine sewing. I stress over which thread can be used for which craft, but this would certainly fix that problem! Thanks for the chance to win.

Laceflower said...

Thank you for hosting this Canadian Blog hop; it is so nice to see the Canadian side of quilting.

Kalynn's Creations said...

I love Aurifil thread. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Cherise Towrr said...

I would love to win that Aurifil thread! Thanks for doing such a great blog hop!

Nell's Quilts said...

Thanks so much for hosting this bloghop. I use Aurifil threads for most of my quilting and would love to win.

Susan Strong (strongstitches.wordpress.com) said...

Looking forward to this Canadian Blogathon! And love Auriful thread.

Pauline G said...

Great to get a chance to see some amazing bloggers in Canada and giveaways as well!

Alexis Borsboom said...

Hurrah for BC!

t_ktl@yahoo.com

Terri van Gulik said...

I could definitely use more Aurafil thread. Beautiful colours, and wonderful to sew with.

Gill said...

Thanks for introducing us to new blogs!
Fabulous giveaway!

Michele T said...

Awesome giveaway prize!! Thanks so much!! Looking forward to this Canadian Bloghop!!!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY!
THANKS BLOGATHON CANADA!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Deb said...

I've never taken part in a Blogathon before, love reading about other peoples creative projects. I just love Aurifil threads. Debbie

Nita said...

Good Monday morning!

Heather said...

I am so excited to see the Blogathon again this year.

Ellie said...

I've never used the 12wt thread before, would love to quilt with it!

Janie said...

Beautiful colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

janie.mccombs(at)yahoo.com

Heather said...

I have never heard of this thrad but sure would love to try it.

virtualquilter said...

Talk about inspiration! Great giveaway!

Rachel said...

Would love to win this nice Aurifil price - it would give me a chance to try it since I don't own one.

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

This is so much fun! Thanks.

Nannie B said...

I love Aurifil thread. Thank you for having this great give a way.

Bonnie58 said...

Finally, the hop is here. Thanks so much for the wonderful prize offer.

MrsV said...

Thank you for hosting this wonderful blogathon again.

Will Cook for Shoes said...

Can't wait for Manitoba's turn on the blogathon! What a great selection of threads!

Trina

Verna Kingston said...

I would love to try Aurifil thread!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my gosh... I am so excited about the hop!
Thanks for all the fun again this year!
I love love love Aurifil 12 wt for hand quilting... my fave!

Laurie T said...

I checked all the shops listed for Angela Yosten's items but can't find the panels anywhere. Could someone please let me know where I can purchase them? Thanks!

Daytona Damsel said...

Aurifil is my go to thread for machine quilting. This is my first time following this blog hop and I am excited about meeting new blog friends.
Debbie

LethargicLass said...

What a great prize for something that already is so much fun on its own :)

Heidi said...

I am enjoying the Great Northern Tour!

Preeti said...

I love Aurifil threads! Thanks for this great giveaway!!

Sandi said...

Aurifil is my go to thread. I'm taking part in the bloggers festival and check out my fellow B.C. Bloggers.

Anda W said...

Would love to win this package! I only use Aurifil thread after learning a bad lesson with others...top quality! awolk at rogers dot com

Lori said...

I would love to try Aurifil thread. I'm excited to visit all the Canadian blogs this week.

Wishes and Wings said...

Aurifil is the only quilting thread I use! Love it and Sew Sisters!

Marilyn said...

Aurifil threads are my very favourite threads. I love the 50/2 because it nestles right into the seam and doesn't create extra bulk.

Marilyn said...

Aurifil threads are my very favourite threads. I love the 50/2 because it nestles right into the seam and doesn't create extra bulk.

Barbe said...

Yea, Blogathon Canada is back, i look forward to discovering new Canadian bloggers to follow, last year was great, thanks

Renate said...

Who could possible pass up a chance to win some Aurifil Thread. Not me!!

Karen said...

I am stitching with a similar heavy thread today - would love to try the Aurifil, their 50 wt is wonderful.

Erin McSweeney said...

what a great giveaway to start with thanks for the offer of the Aurifil

erin2470@hotmail.com

Soccermom said...

would love to win!!

Patricia said...

I am very excited about following the Blogathon to meet with other quilters. I also love using Aurifil thread. I think it is the best.

Patricia said...

I am excited about this blog,it is a wonderful way for quilters to connect. I also use Aurifil thread I find it is very high quality.

GranChris said...

I love Aurifil thread. This should be a fun week. Look forward to everyone's blog.

Heather said...

Sweet. I'm excited to see what Canada has to offer.

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

I'm excited as always for this hop, this year even more so because my blog, On the Tide, is part of it! Aurifil is my go-to thread for piecing, quilting, machine embroidery ...think I'm up to about 30 colours now, and still growing my collection! Glad Sew Sisters is now stocking small spools of all the colours, would love to see some of the bigger spools, and some cones in the staple colours! Thank you for the chance at this box of threads...it looks amazing!

Veronika said...

Looking forward to getting to know lots of Canadian bloggers this week! Thanks for the chance to win!

LissaG said...

Oooo - they are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

JSimon said...

I love this thread!!! It's truly the best!!!

sewmissmouse said...

I've been anxiously awaiting the blogathon. I absolutely love Aurifil thread but haven't tried 12wt yet.

sewmissmouse said...

I've been anxiously awaiting the blogathon. I absolutely love Aurifil thread but haven't tried 12wt yet.

Cecilia said...

The blog argon looks like a lot of fun, I can't wait to visit all of the different blogs. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Adrienne said...

So excited for this hop! Thank you for the chance to win

Linda R said...

Love Aurifil thread. Great gift. Thanks for hosting the Blogathon. Great idea. Tks for the chance to win :-)

Kitten said...

I'm in the USA...but found out about your blogathon through Kathy's Quilts. I'm just now using the 12wt Aurifil to hand quilt a gift & I love it...would love to win more. I'm looking forward to seeing what more of my quilting sisters up north are doing. Thanks!
Debbie
===^..^===

Kathy H said...

I am from the US but follow several Canadian bloggers. I am looking forward to meeting some new ones on this hop. And aurifil 12 weight is the best for embroidery. I love it.

mary mahoo said...

Wow! What a fabulous giveaway....and Canadian bloggers,,,what could be better?

GrammaJ said...

Loving this idea - cant wait to hop through all the Canadian sites.

C Lamb said...

Great way for a new quilter to see what others quilters are doing and get new ideas for projects.

Shannon Miller said...

I love checking out all the Canadian sites. Saw this tour for the first time last year

Gail Silva said...

Love Aurifil thread! What a great idea to gain inspiration!

Sandi Whitford said...

Not sure what to do to be part of this but I would love to learn more about quilters around me!

Quilting Tangent said...

Love seeing what everybody is making and what there part of the world looks like.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Karen H said...

I've never tried Aurifil threads and would love to try them out! I've heard such wonderful comments! Thanks for the chance to win!

KaHolly said...

Looks like the beginning of a fun week!

Sunnybec said...

I always use Aurifil it's my favourite thread. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anita said...

I love Aurifil so much! I do not own any 12 weight so this would be wonderful. Thank you for hosting Blogathon Canada and bringing us Canadian quilters together with each other and quilters around the world!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, what a wonderful box of threads! I have enjoyed this blog hop in the past, off to check out today's posts!

ytsmom said...

Aurifil is my favorite thread, and I love using 12wt for quilting.

Leslie Batt said...

I'm a newbie so I'm up for anything I can learn as I have more enthusiasm than skill at this point. Looks like a lot of fun.

twodraftmom said...

I'd love to try the Aurafil thread! thanks.

Suzette said...

I love Aurifil thread! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy MacKie said...

Nothing beats Aurifil Thread, thanks for the chance to win.

Sandra W said...

Aurafil is the best thread. Period. I have tried sosme of the 12wt and it is fabulous. It would be great to win some.
sandravwoods@hotmail.com

Louise said...

Oo, I've always wanted to try their 12 wt thread! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Louise said...

Oo, I've always wanted to try their 12 wt thread! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

ErinMG said...

Would be a great way to try aurifil!

Joy said...

I've never tried the heavier weights of Aurifil, but I have just the perfect project in mind.

Pat Graham said...

I would love to win these..already use them for machine quilting.

Elizabeth Kearns said...

Awesome contest!
Elizabeth.kearns33@gmail.com

lovetoquilt said...

Can't wait to explore Canadian blog sites in the days ahead. So nice to see Canadian talent being showcased.
Thanks for the chance.

Lita King said...

It's amazing to see the range of styles and artistic talent that we have in Canada...happy to be part of the community as a new quilter!

Jackie P said...

Great prize! Would love to try this thread.

Jo said...

This is such a great blogathon! Love seeing all the different Canadian blogs! Thanks for the giveaway too :)

Jacqueline Frances said...

I love the 28 weight Aurifil thread and am just dying to give the 12 weight a try!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

prairiecharm said...

thanks so much for the great giveaways!!!

chrissiewunderlich@hotmail.com

Anne said...

Aurifil thread is great.

Louanne said...

I am looking forward to a Canadian blog-a-thon! Thank-you!

Rosa said...

What a fun bloghop and great giveaway! Thanks for the fun and sure I`ll follow the party!!

Audrey said...

I am so excited that another Blogathon Canada has begun. I will be spending lots of time at my computer the next while. This is one awesome giveaway. Thanks for hosting the blogathon and offering such wonderful giveaways.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I am looking forward to another great Blog Hop.

Joanne Southam said...

I think this is such a great and fun idea! Visiting theses blogs. I love thread!

gramma val said...

It is great to find Canadian bloggers and sure would love to try out the thread! Thanks...grammaval3@gmail.com

QuiltGolfer said...

Love the thread!

Kathy said...

I love Aurifil thread...and this case looks so transportable!!

CountryGal said...

I love, love, love Aurifil thread! I use it to hand and machine piece as well as hand and machine quilt. Thank you for this giveaway and sponsoring our Canadian Bloghop. I always enjoy reading blogs from Canadians!

Lisa said...

very cool :)

Bev said...

Would love to try some of the 12 wt. Aurifil thread.
Bev in Alberta

Kat said...

Love this giveaway!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for sponsoring this Blogathon! We have some very talented quilters!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I use Aurafil thread for all my piecing and would love to try some 12 wt thread for hand quilting!

lindawwww said...

I'm looking forward to visiting Canadian quilters' blogs. Thanks for the opportunity.

Katherine said...

Woohoo! A great start to a whole week of fun. :o)

Thanks so much, Sew Sisters and to today's sponsor, Aurifil!

Donna quilts said...

I am so thrilled to visit our Canadian blogs. Thanks for hosting this blogathon! I bought my first spool of Aurifil thread at a quilt show many years ago - and I loved it. Have been using Aurifil ever since.

Sheila said...

I love Aurifil threads and I love canadian blogs , what a great combination , thanks for the chance .

Elizabeth Cross said...

I am not familiar with Aurifil thread as I have limited resources to fabric/quilt stores, so would really love to win a set to sew my quilts with. Thanks for the great Blogd

Allison C said...

I could use some thread. Looking forward to finding new blogs.

Joanna said...

Some of my wonderful blogging friends are in Canada, and I think this hop is fun and a great idea. I love visiting new blogs.

roccagal said...

I LUV YOU BLOGATHON!!!! thanks for the give away as well!

Cathy said...

Love The Blogathon and what can I say about Aurifil!!!!

Nic said...

I'm looking forward to hearing about great bloggers from across Canada. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mary Howland said...

I love Aurifil for piecing but haven't tried it for quilting. I have a quilte for my niece which needs quilting so I'll try Aurifil on it. Thanks for the opportunity to win this thread.

Janice said...

Great Thread.

Marmalade said...

Excited for this blog hop, it is my first!

sherry said...

love this blog hop…and who wouldn't love aurifil thread

Cheryl Moscoe said...

Love Sew Sisters and I would love to win the prize.

GailM. said...

Wonderful. Looking forward to the he blogathon.

java diva said...

What a great giveaway! My husband and I dream of living in Canada someday.

Heather Noordermeer said...

Lovely thread. Thanks for the giveaway.

Laura B said...

Thanks for hosting the Blogathon again this year.

PK Sews said...

Thanks so much for Blogathon Canada! I'm looking forward to discovering many new blogs. And thanks for the chance to win some fabulous Aurifil.

Crickets Corner said...

this is going to be a fun hop, thanks for hosting.

Lola said...

Dawn said - what a neat idea for quilting in Canada. I wonder if the blogging will go through Quebec. Fabric and quilters are not many!
Lolabelle2@gmail.com

Linda said...

I've never tried Aurifil thread but I'd sure like to!

Yvonne said...

I'd love to try this thread. I've heard so many good things about it!

June Robertson said...

Gorgeous Aurifil - such a beautiful collection!

Lorrie said...

I've never tried Aurifil. I hear it's wonderful!

Nancy said...

Love Aurifil thread.looking forward to all the bloggers

On the Dock Knits said...

As a new quilter I have not tried Aurifil thread. Looking forward to all your future posts to learn more.

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