Today is Ontario's turn for Blogathon Canada; that means Cathi, Cara, and myself are welcoming you to our little corner of the world! I have not had the pleasure of meeting Cara as she lives in London, Ontario, but Cathi is the extremely lovely lady who gifted me (just about three years ago now) with the sewing machine that I still use to this day. If you don't know that story, you can read more about it here.
Well, let's see, I guess you'd like to know a little about me, right?
I live in downtown Toronto with my partner of four years, Alex (that's us with the popsicle stick snowflakes we made at our friends' American Thanksgiving party this past week). I am a librarian by trade, but am currently working freelance writing quilting, sewing, and cross stitch patterns, as well as articles, for various publications including Stitch Craft Create and Quilts & More. I also have my own independent line of patterns which can be found here and here.
I have been crafty all me life but began quilting a few years ago when a friend from high school was getting married - I randomly decided that I wanted to make her a quilt and just jumped in fully dressed. I didn't even realize at the time that there was such a thing as a quilt pattern so I just made up my own and that's basically what I've been doing ever since.
In June 2010 I was asked to take over the presidency of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild and have been President ever since. In July the TMQG was asked to participate in the Quilts at the Creek show at Black Creek Pioneer Village and this is me with two of my quilts. The one on the left is Mine Shaft and the one of the right is The Geese Have Landed.
To celebrate our little blogathon, here are some other Ontario blogs that you can visit:
And here's a few I've added myself:
Thought & Found
The Enchanted Bobbin
Well, how's about the giveaway now then?
To celebrate the Blogathon, Sew Sisters is offering one lucky reader of my blog the chance to win the above bundle which includes one metre of the chevron print from Down Under by Mint Blossom and four coordinating Kona fat quarters in White, Deep Blue, Chartreuse, and Leprechaun.
You have two chances but please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Here's what you've got to do:
1. Leave a comment letting know what your favourite solid colours are!
2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog.
That's it! Two easy-peasy ways to enter! The giveaway is only open for one day so jump on it now!!
International entries are, as always, welcome! Also, please remember that I have comment moderation enabled so if you don't see your comment right away it just means that I haven't had the chance to approve it yet (duplicate comments will be deleted).
*the giveaway is now closed*