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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Blogathon Canada - My turn!



Today is Ontario's day for Sew Sisters Blogathon Canada! I'm so excited to be one of the host bloggers and I have a whole list of bloggers for you to meet! First I want to tell you about a book review I did of my friends book "Modern Designs for Classic Quilts". You can read it here.

Back to Canadiana! All of the giveaway's are ioen until tonight so you have time to go back and meet all of the other province/territory bloggers! YAY for a virtual tour of Canada, WITH prizes! You can find the list with the posts that have prizes at the end of the post.

First I want you to go visit all of these lovely ladies that are based in Ontario (or the center of the universe as it is also known) and love quilting too!
Today in Kenogami

I get to giveaway an EPP (English Paper Piecing) starter kit from Sew Sisters! I'm totally addicted to hexies, you can see some of them here & here, and I want you to be too! One lucky winner will get this kit with thimble, charm pack of Little Black Dress by basicgrey for Moda, 1" hexie papers, some high quality needles and even a glue pen! 

To win is simple! Leave me a comment, including your blog address if you have one, and tell me one new technique you'd like to try! That's it! no hoops to jump through. I'd love if you followed me here on the blog, over on twitter, or facebook but I'm not going to make you.

The rest of the prize/list tour!

Sunday, November 18
Kick-off!
Michele
Monday, November 19
BC
Felicity
Monday, November 19
BC
Cathy
Tuesday, November 20
NS
Jeanette
Tuesday, November 20
NB
Holly
Wednesday, November 21
AB
Shena
Wednesday, November 21
SK
Patti
Thursday, November 22
QC
Marika
Thursday, November 22
MB
Heather
Friday, November 23
YT
Vivian
Friday, November 23
YT
Janet
Saturday, November 24
ON
Cathi
Saturday, November 24
ON
Cara
Saturday, November 24
ON
Kaye

140 comments:

Colleen said...

I'd actually love to try EPP. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
My blog is http://colleenquiltstoo.blogspot.ca

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I would like to try Paper piecing. I love your blog. So nice to have found you! Thanks for the chance to win!

CLS said...

I have just started paper piecing from a kit I bought at Sew Sisters. So much fun. I have also had my eye on the book you mention. It is on my Christmas list so hopefully it will inspire me to learn a new technique. (Pinehavencreations@rogers.com)

Anne-Marie B. said...

I have been wanting to try EPP for a while so this kit would be perfect! Thanks for this giveaway!

LethargicLass said...

Hi :) What a lovely prize! I would love to try needleturn applique. My blog is lethargiclass.blogspot.com and I am from Ottawa :)

Colleen said...

I love Ontario! It has my favorite lake in it! I would love to try EPP with other shapes then hexies.

Jacklynn said...

I am just getting into hexies, so your give away is awesome! I would one day like to try curved seams like a drunkard's path block - but I'm a big chicken! Thanks for the give away!

Nati said...

I would love to try hexies! my blog is www.natilittlethings.blogspot.com
Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I have never done English paper piecing, it was one of the few techniques still to do. Thank you for hosting this part of our blog hop now on to visit the other ON blogs. forbesrj@shaw.ca

Stephanie Zito said...

I've been wanting to better my EPP skills so this kit would be perfect! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Karen O said...

Someday I would like to try EPP. Hopefully my fingers will work well enough someday to try. :)

Angie said...

What a sweet give-away. :) I've just started learning EPP and I would love to try the glue stick. :) My blog is www.threadcatcher.blogspot.com. Would love to have you come and visit. :)

applepiepatchwork said...

I have not tried EPP piecing yet, but I have been tempted to. It is so portable, and I have to do a lot of waiting around for kids at school and after school events, and it would give me something to do with my hands. What a great giveaway!

beaniekins84(at)gmail(dot)com

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for the very generous giveaway. I have done a little EPP and like it.
I think one thing I would like to learn is curved piecing. It looks a little tricky.

Maureen said...

Thank you so much Cara for a chance at the give-away. I've never done "hexies" & am a bit intimidated. I would really love to try these & if I won this kit, I would have to forge ahead!!! I really enjoy your blog & glad that this Blogathon has showcased so much Canadian talent. Now my "bookmarks" are never ending!!!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Barb and Sharon said...

I have never done paper piecing of hexes. A long long time ago I did one block of paper piecing to go in a quilt I gave away. It would be fun to try again.
Barb@Witsend

Linda said...

HI! HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA YAHOO READER! LOVE YOUR BLOG!
I HAVEN'T TRIED 'HEXIES',SO THAT'S MY NEXT PROJECT! THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY TOO!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Emily C said...

I would love to try english paper piecing, it's intimidating!

Jen Olson said...

I am waiting for my free motion foot to come in from my dealer. Can't wait to experiment with it!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm just beginning my hand at blue work.
Thank you for the chance :)

Lisaleh said...

I'm actually taking an EPP class in December and can't wait to try it!

Wilma said...

Would love to try EPP....very interested..thanks Wilma

Dawn said...

I haven't tried paper piecing or hexies yet, this looks like the perfect way to get started! Thanks for the giveaway :)
gladystan.dawn@gmail.com

Teresa said...

I ould like to try Drunkards path but never seem to get round to it.

Krista said...

I'd love to learn English paper piecing. I recently tackled set-in circles, which has been on my bucket list for some time.

SewCalGal said...

I've never done EPP with a glue stick, but would like to try it. For 2013, one technique that I'm wanting to learn/improve is working with Y seams. I have the basic knowledge, but still fear them! Can you help?

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Breanna S. said...

I have been seeing Hexies on may blogs and would like to give them a try. This would be the perfect prize for me. I would be happy to follow you. My blog is at http://breannasknitbits.blogspot.com

Wanda said...

I love machine applique, but would like to try hand applique. I have a project ready...just not started yet.

KarieAnn said...

I am currently working on an EPP baby blocks charm quilt (diamonds) that's been going for about 20 years... The point isn't so much to finish as to have some pottable handwork nearby for whenever I need something to do! I'd like to learn how to do machine applique (properly!).

Jennifer said...

I would love to learn paper piecing. I need some hexies in my life!

Wendy said...

EPP is one of the tecnhiques on my list! I'm actually on a one-crafter mission to try all crafts/techniques out there, so it'd be too many to list here! I do have a list on my blog.

http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.com

Crickets Corner said...

I haven't tried EPP but would like to give it a try after I finish a few things. I think it would be perfect for the long cold winter. I am following you on FB. Thanks for the chance!

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

I have been wanting to try EPP for a while now. Thank you so much for the chance to win a great package.

OhioLori said...

Oh my gosh!! Have been sooo chicken to try Hexie's!! But LOVE them! lol This win would sure kick my caboose into jumpin in & makin some huh? lol

Signed up to follow your Blog thru Google Reader.

Thanks for chance to win your drawing! :)

Jenniffier Kramer said...

How fun. I the fabric you picked out is great. Thanks for the chance to win. jenniffier at gmail

Lori said...

I would love to learn EPP. I even have a pattern graphed out on paper for when I get the urge to start!

Deanna said...

I love EPP! I don't have much for EPP supplies, just some papers and a couple needles. I would love to have a thimble and glue for basting and beeswax... so many things!
I've only done hexies and very few diamonds, but I would love to try a star with diamonds and hexies.
Thanks for hosting!

dortha said...

I would like to learn to appliqué or to paper piece. Thanks for the chance.

Julie in WA said...

I have never done English Paper Piecing, so there you have it, a new skill I'd like to try. I am not fond of hand sewing, but after reading Cathi's blog (your fellow Ontario-an quilter at Quilt Obsession) I have a renewed interest in hand piecing.

Thanks, too, for the review of what looks like a great book. I need to head to the bookstore to check it out!

Jackie said...

Wow, I would love to try EPP, thanks for a chance to win!

ritainalaska said...

i'm working my first epp project and loving it! i hesitated trying this after making a miserable mess of foundation piecing, but i love this project and think i'm becoming addicted to hexies! thanx for the chance to win your kit and learn a little more about epp.

Baglady said...

I would love to learn how to make hexies.

Nancy said...

Hi - I have never tried EPP but would love to give it a go. Enjoyed checking out all your tutorials - thanks for those!

Ella said...

I need to get better with invisible zippers. (Not EPP related, but still..) I also blog over at http://throwawenchintheworks.blogspot.com/ and am a frequent Talkin'Tuesdays participant!

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a lovely blog. I think I would like to try more paper piecing maybe...lol

svelder said...

Very nice blog, nice to find new canadian ones! My blog is www.acornridgequilting.blogspot.com and I primarily post pictures of most of the quilts that I quilt for my customers. I would like to give the EPP a try! I have a long list of things started and my bucket list is full!

Mommarock said...

http://runtomomma.blogspot.com/
I would like to try Paper Piecing. I already love English Paper Piecing.

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

I tried EPP not too long ago and loved it! A great take along project. I love the selection for your giveaway...have you been reading my list to Santa?? I really want to try painting on fabric and art quilts. Just starting down that route. You can find me at http://twistfullyyours.blogspot.ca/

in rainy Nova Scotia today.

Rosa said...

I`d love to make more EPP and curve piecing.I run whe I see a curve.
My blog is:
moramargaritaster.blogspot.com

Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

Hello from Halifax! EPP is on my list. I follow your blog and always love to see what you are working on. Off to visit the rest of the list of Ontario bloggers. Thanks!

Linda H said...

Hi from New Brunswick. I've never used a glue pen so that would be a new trick for me... Want to try some wool work so I'm thinking a glue pen might came in handy for that... Thanks for the Giveaway chance.Drop by my Blog, Stitch Lines, to say Hi.

apple blossom said...

lovely quilt block I'm not a real good quilter. just do a few here and there but hexies sound like they could be interesting to try or Paper piecing thanks for chance to win this beginners kit

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Doodlebug Gail said...

I've caught the Hexi bug good and proper! Your giveaway is a lovely package to get going on a project.

M-R said...

I'm just learning how to EPP so this would be perfect! Thanks so much for the giveaway, Cara and for linking to my blog. :) Looking forward to following along on your blog!

Anda W said...

I would love to have more than one lesson on paper piecing. I feel intimidated by it but love the end result! I follow your Facebook page! awolk at rogers dot com

Briarose said...

I love to learn how to paper piece. I know it is not all that difficult, but I'd like to learn that technique.

Carla said...

Hi cara. I love EPP. Thanks

quiltinggrammy said...

I haven't tried paper piecing yet but winning this giveaway would almost force me to try wouln't it? LOL Those hexies are all over blogland now and the quilts are all so interesting.

pegsplace said...

Oh, yippee! I have just started making hexxies...So nice to have found you Cara and I will indeed be back! You don't have to twist my arm to follow you ;) (mindji@yahoo.com)

barbara woods said...

i would love to learn to paper peirce

quiltmom said...

Hi Cara,
I am not sure how good I would be at Hexies but I do admire the work that others have made with them. It would not be a big project if I did hexies. Did you see the lady that made one with 61,000 hexies as a bed sized quilt. That is a lot of little pieces.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods,
Regards from Edmonton,
Anna

Lisa Marie said...

The new thing I want to try is quilting freehand feathers.

arandomharvest said...

Thanks for the great blog, and for the chance to win! I can't find your button to follow your blog. I don't want to follow on facebook; is there another way to follow you? ~ Linne (maelinne@hotmail.com)

Mary Beth said...

Oh, I'd love to learn English Paper Piecing!

BizyStitches said...

well I've been wanting to do applique with the blanket stitch, so I have to say I just finished a table runner 3 days ago with blanket stitch applique and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the fun kit giveaway.

Lorraine said...

I'm having a great time discovering new quilt bloggers. I would like to try applique using back basting.

Lori said...

i dont know how to EPP. i would love to learn. thanks for a chance to win

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

At the moment I'm working on needle felting. I'm not a quilter of quilts instead I do textile art.
Check out my blog http://judycooper.blogspot.ca/

Patti said...

I'm so glad I came back and found your post up, as I would love to start some EPP! Thanks for the giveaway.

Zelda said...

Hmmm, EPP, I have thought about it and have seen so many unique designs. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kathy said...

I would love to try English Paper Piecing! I have a friend that has started it and I love the projects she has made.
Thanks for the chance to win the kit!
www.tamarackshack.blogspot.ca

Kate said...

I have tried hexies, and I think I would like to try another shape for EPP.

KAB#1 said...

would love to try paper piecing have read a lot about it, but never tried it, love all the new blogs and sites I am finding due to this blogathon! Thanks a bunch!

sandra said...

Hi Cara I would really like to learn how to make the hexies, and to machine quilt. These are two things on my list after Christmas is over. I also am a member of your blog which I do enjoy.

Vivian said...

How wonderful to meet you and the other Canadian bloggers, what a fantastic community we have!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Excellent for me, because I'd really like to try my hand at hexies! I've had a great idea in my head for a few years, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. It's great to meet you, I'm really enjoying the blog tour. Have a super day! My blog is curlicuecreations.blogspot.com.

barb said...

I have never tried epp but have wanted to for a long time thanks for giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

Natasha said...

I would love to try paper piecing. I have some patterns that I found online but still too nervous to start.

Donna Hawley said...

Cara I look forward to following your Blog. I too contend with chronic pain and live not far from you (Grand Bend)This Blogathon is my entry in Blog World and I think I'm hooked.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I love EPP! It is so addictive isn't it? Beautiful fabric and my girlfriend was just telling me about a thimble (like shown) and how much she liked it. I'd like to learn to paper piece. There are so many neat patterns that I'd love to try.

Thank you and Sew Sisters for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Janarama said...

I would love to try English Paper Piecing.

Thank you for a great giveaway. I'm a new follower.

JustPam said...

I haven't done much paper piecing and would love to give it a go.

supermomnocape said...

I just recently did my first EPP with some hexie kits from Sew Sisters and so one technique I'd like to try is to branch out into making stars with the diamond shape.
Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Shirley in Canada said...

I first tried EP this spring and I fell hook line and sinker for it! Love the giveaway - thank you!

hthnoord said...

Thanks Cara, EPP would be something new. I do love applique though.

elle said...

Well, hexies would be a new technique as I've not tried them. I probably would if I won! lol

Cathy said...

what a great giveaway!

Cathy said...

what a great giveaway!

Cathy said...

oops, my blog address is
http://cathy-blueberrypatch.blogspot.ca/

and I am hoping to get over my zipper phobia and perfect the zipper pouch!

java diva said...

Hey, I follow you on twitter. ;) xoxo

Pat said...

Oh, I've been wanting to try hexies!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Dolores said...

I've not yet done any threadpainting. I'm pleased to visit your blog.

Bonnie58 said...

I would love to win this prize. I have only attempted EPP once and enjoyed. It I would love to try it again. Thanks for sharing
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

hueisei said...

I want to try PP. I love EPP but never try any PP before :D

Annette said...

now that the way to get started with English paper piecing ... with a starter kit ... everything you need sew I would have no excuses
I'll be checking to see who is the lucky one.
in stitches

Eileen said...

I think this whole blogathon has been wonderful! Thank you for also participating and for the giveaway.

Sheila said...

I would love to try dying my own fabric , thanks or the chance to win this great kit , I love EPP ! You have a great blog and this blogathon was a wonderful idea. My blog is sheilasquiltworld.blogspot.com .

Donna Joy said...

I need to try paper piecing, and I have lots of small scraps to try out English paper piecing. Thanks.

Kathy MacKie said...

Just started doing paper piecing in a class but I would love to learn curved piecing.

Lori S said...

English paper piecing is one of the few things I haven't tried. I recently tried hand piecing a few tricky blocks and kind of enjoyed it, so I might like this too! Thanks for the chance to win. www.nightowlquilting.blogspot.ca

Helen Bazinet said...

Would really love to win the EPP kit,I like trying anything new.

Janet said...

Lovely! I would like to expand my EPP from hexies to other shapes, like diamonds etc.

Sundays Child said...

Love the look of hexies, the tutorials MAKE it look easy .. lol .. if I win this giveaway, I will give it a try. Thank you for hosting.
Julie Andrea
sundayschild1966(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Liz, Quilt Adventurer said...

Hi! I just learned how to make mandalas (RaNae Merrill) - that was a technique i've wanted to learn for a long time!

Lesly said...

Hey Cara! Thanks for posting the link to my blog! Love your EPP giveaway - I bought my Quilt Patis EPP templates from Sew Sisters a while back. The technique I would like to try is applique - never done it and that has to change. See you on #talknt!

Carla G said...

I want to try and learn FMQ. I'm a little intimidated to try... but I'm still a quilting newbie. And I'll get there eventually! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Dresden Quilter said...

I would like to do some more appliqué. Thanks for the giveaway.

Christal/Ottawa said...

I'd love to learn EPP, very scary getting into it.. seems so much more difficult then to just cut and stich. :\, but it's one of the things that I've set up for myself to learn in the upcoming year.. :)

Lolly Challice said...

I love Sew Sisters

Toni said...

I love hexies. The giveaway would be great addition to work with. Thanks for chance to win.

Lis said...

I would love to try paper piecing, never tried it!
lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

LL Gregor said...

Would love to win EPP starter kit. Would like to try EPP and appliqué some time soon.

Beth said...

Hey, Cara, today I was thinking about trying some reverse applique.

Sherill said...

I think I would like to try hand piecing some blocks. Thank you for the chance to win paper piecing supplies!

Fiber of All Sorts said...

Well you totally started the EPP with last weeks Talking Tuesday's! Besides that I would love to learn the embroidery function on this machine before I sell it.

Deborah said...

I'd love to try EPP - haven't tried it yet, only done hand piecing of blocks. Thanks for the chance!

Margaret said...

I've never paper pieced before so that's on the list. I'd also really like to learn how to free motion quilt, I've only ever done straight line. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win.

giddy99 said...

I'm already a follower! :) I'd like to try machine-piecing of hexagons (someday) to do BIG hexagons, but the little handwork hexies keep me pretty happy lately, too!

Alberta said...

Hexies are on my short list of new to me techniques for the upcoming year. Winning a starter kit would certainly bump that to the top! Good luck all.

Ariane said...

What a great giveaway!!! I love to paper piece and would love to do a little art quilt using this method!

MoeWest said...

I would like to try EPP. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa said...

I'm registered in a sexy hexy course starting in January, so this is a very timely prize. I'm curious about paper piecing (I've never done it), so that is what I'd like to try the most.

Gill said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to have a go!!!

Deb said...

I'd love to try free motion quilting, but I've also never done EPP. i'd love to be included. debgiro at wildblue dot net

Lesley said...

Nice to meet you! Love your giveaway....I would love to try some thread painting!

Nita said...

I'd like to try EPP.

quiltmania said...

Great giveaway! I need to try a little more embellishing on my quilts. Maybe next year. lol! Thanks.

Julie said...

No new techniques, since I'm a new quilter. Just want to get more experience!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

perfect for me - I have recently tried EEP which is a new technique for me! would love to win.
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Pam Pollock said...

Love your Henie bag. Wold be awesome to win a kit. Thank you.

supersara20 said...

I would like to learn to sew curves or to hand quilt.

Jenelle said...

Hi Cara! I'm Jenelle and I blog over at Echinops & Aster: http://echinopsaster.blogspot.com. I really love to try new techniques (I just picked up EEP this year) and would love to work more with regular paper piecing. Thanks for the chance!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Hexies and lozenges - those are things I have never done. I have been trying paper piecing and think I need more practice so maybe the hand sewing of hexies is my next project? Fab giveaway. I'm from Ottawa Ontario originally :) amycav at hotmail dot com

cherylj said...

I would love to try EPP, I made some hexagons once but never did anything with them. I am a new follower.

KellyS said...

I need to learn zippers and need to get more comfortable with curves. http://craftytwinmommy.blogspot.com/

KellyS said...

I follow your blog through RSS feed. Thanks again for the chance to win!

roccagal said...

I want to try free motion quilting on my home sewing machine!

roccagal said...

I want to try free motion quilting on my home sewing machine!

Sinta Renee said...

I just wanted to tell you that I hung up my Christmas tree quilt (your MBS pattern) and it makes me so happy to see it! Thank you!

jmniffer said...

I would like to try machine applique. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.