Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blogathon Canada - Day 3: Alberta


Welcome to my stop for Blogathon Canada - Edmonton, Alberta. My internet friend Kelsey from Everyday Fray is hosting from Calgary, Alberta and you will want to check her post out too. 

Untitled

First I get to tell you a bit about me. I have been sewing, knitting, embroidering and crocheting since I was about 5 years old, taught by my super talented Grandmother. I put off quilting for years as it is not very portable but one very rainy March break holiday in 2010 I gave in and made my first quilt with the design help of my kids. A year later I began this blog and the rest is history.

All the Colours

I enjoy learning about all kinds of quilting techniques but over the years it has become clear to me that I most love modern quilting. I mostly design my own quilt patterns now, but not always For example, the pattern of the quilt pictured above is by my friend Krista, who blogs at Poppyprint and lives in Vancouver.

I did not actually meet Krista in person in Canada, instead we had to both head over to London, England to actually meet up. We attended the Fat Quarterly Retreat - I've been twice - where I have had the pleasure of meeting many quilters from the UK who I had previously met online.

The Sixties Pillows

I especially love the quilting part of quilting, so much so that I purchased a beautiful Millennium APQS Long Arm Quilting Machine in February 2013. I have been having the best time learning to quilt with it.

Sunset

I am a member of the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild and I attended the Modern Quilt Guild's first QuiltCon and I'll be at QuiltCon again in February next year. Besides QuiltCon and the Fat Quarterly Retreat, I have been able to meet quilters at Sewdown Nashville, Pittsburg Quilt Market and the Grand Rapids AQS Show. I have also entered some of my quilts in Quilt Shows and have even won some ribbons. 

Peace

Feel free to check out my blog - starting with the My Quilts tab at the top is an easy way to get to know me a bit better. Even more important, Blogathon Canada is a chance for you to get to know more Canadian blogs. The Alberta bloggers that I get to introduce you to are:

My giveaway for Blogathon Canada is this fantastic bundle of fat quarters from Doe, by Carolyn Friedlander. I adore these fabrics and you will too. Everyone, anywhere in the world can enter, here's how:

Edited: the giveaway is now closed, thank you.
  • Leave me one comment per person. Let me know where you live and if you have ever been to Alberta or other places in Canada. And if you blog, feel free to share the link to your blog in your comment so others can visit you too.
  • Make sure I can find you, so if you have any doubt, put your email in your comment. If I cannot find you I will draw again.
  • The giveaway is open until 10 pm MST November 23 and I'll make a random draw from the comments and announce the winner the next morning. 
Besides this fantastic draw, there are more prizes to be won, and everyone in the whole world, is able to enter:

  • Each day throughout Blogathon Canada week, Sew Sisters will be  giving away prizes too. Today, the giveaway at Sew Sisters is sponsored by Northcott Fabrics - so go here and enter too, today and every day this week.
  • Each of the provincial hosts are also giving away beautiful things sponsored by Sew Sisters this week and you can enter those draws too. The provincial hosts are:


Monday, Nov. 17

British Columbia

  

  Stacey


Stacey in Stitches
Monday, Nov. 17British Columbia 

  JessicaMomiji Studio
Tuesday, Nov. 18Maritimes   LindaScrapmaster

Tuesday, Nov. 18

Maritimes
  
  Linda

Stitch Lines

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Alberta

  Kelsey

Everyday Fray

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Alberta

  Leanne

She Can Quilt
Thursday, Nov. 20
Saskatchewan      
  HeatherPeace.Love.Quilt
Thursday, Nov. 20Manitoba  LoriNight Owl Quilting

Friday, Nov. 21

Quebec
  
  Josée

The Charming Needle

Friday, Nov. 21

Northwest
Territories
  

  Janet

Caribou Crossing Chronicles

Saturday, Nov. 22

Ontario
  
  Lorna 

Sew Fresh Quilts

Saturday, Nov. 22

Ontario
  
  Sandy

Upstairs Hobby Room


I hope you enjoy meeting all the Canadian quilt bloggers during Blogathon Canada.

Best,

Leanne