Friday, March 21, 2014

Magazine Feature + a Giveaway!

Hey y'all! How ya doing? Look at me, blogging after only two days - I think I'm doing pretty good at jumping back on the bandwagon!

Back in the fall, I was approached by Quilter's Connection magazine about contributing to their Spring 2014 issue all about 'modern quilting'. I've previously worked with the magazine before when I was interviewed in my capacity as President of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild (have I mentioned yet that I resigned as President at the end of 2013?) and was tickled to be asked again. While I wasn't able to contribute a brand new design to the magazine because of time constraints and prior commitments, I gave the magazine permission to republish my Ziggy Zaggy Table Topper pattern which originally appeared on the blog way back in 2011.


In case you haven't heard of Quilter's Connection, it is a Canadian magazine, published out of British Columbia by the lovely Heather. I'm not sure if it is available in the US, but I know it can be found in stores across Canada and is also available as both a physical and digital subscription.




The table topper shown in the main pattern picture is the one I made back in 2011, but then QC had another one made to show another colour option. I always like it when magazines do this because it helps the reader to see how a design could fit with their own personal aesthetic.


Hey look, it's me! Since I'm usually the one taking the pictures, this was one of the only ones I had to send to Heather for my little bio. I probably should do a head shot at some point in time.

This issue also features designs from Cheryl Arkison (who is rad) and a slew of other great Canadian quilters. I feel like I'm in good company.

As you can see from the first picture in this post, I received four copies of magazine. You know what that means, right? It's giveaway time! One lucky person will win a copy of the magazine - woot! Here's what you've got to do:

1. Leave a comment letting me know what is your most favourite thing 
about your particular country of residence.
 
2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog.

That's it! Two easy-peasy ways to enter! I will close the comments in a week (on March 28th) and announce the winner here on the blog. 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*

111 comments:

  1. I love all our beautiful natural places (state parks, national parks, etc.).

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  2. I am Canadian and I live in Northwestern Ontario, I love the beautiful scenery along Lake Superior!!!

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  3. I'm a follower of your blog through Bloglovin!

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  4. I love to live in a country that my daddy fought for. He just turned 90 and I'm so proud to still have him with me!

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  5. I love all all the water: lakes, rivers, oceans and beaches!

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  6. Hi: I am Spanish and I live in Spain. I love that where I live I could see and smell the sea evry day, but if I want, I could go to climb small mountains from where I could see the sea... Yes, I love the sea and our beaches.

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  7. I follow you on bloglovin. Thanks for this giveaway

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  8. This is going to sound lame, but I love seeing my tax money at work. You learn to appreciate these things after living in country after country where you mostly see your tax money in the pockets of the rich. Oh, and also beer gardens. And butter brazen. And Oktoberfest.

    Do I really have to choose?

    What I don't love about my country is the atrocious prices of fabric.

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  9. I'm choosing not to get too political so I'm just going to say freedom of rights. I think the US is fairly liberal, but could always use improvement.

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  10. FOLLOW >BLOG LOVIN'

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  11. HELLO, we live in Montana, the home of the beautiful Rocky Mountains !
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  12. I love the 4 distinctive seasons of Canada.

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  13. I enjoy to read your blog on a regular basis. Thank you.

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  14. I love the huge variety of natural beauty that is spread across the US. So many interesting places to see!

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  15. From Austin, TX....we love us some tacos, breakfast tacos are pretty tasty. Is that funny I chose a food item? haha Thanks! Congrats :)

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  16. I live in the US and love how we have such a varied landscape. Rainforests, swamps, deserts, forests, plains, mountain ranges, lakes, oceans, beaches, we have it all! And the best thing is that you can drive to any of it in just a couple of days.

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  17. First, congrats for being published. YEAH Kaye!
    Second I was born in Canada and never thought of moving out of it or even out of Ontario. I love this weather (no matter what the others say, I LOVE winter.) I live near Ottawa and we skate on the Rideau Canal during winter time and in the fall we go to the Laurentides when the trees are changing. But most of all, Canada is a peaceful country to live in and the people are so sweet (English and French).
    Thanks for the chance.

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  18. I'm live near Seattle,Washington. They say...if you don't like the weather, wait a minute!! Today is beautiful and sunny. Just got back from the fabric store.

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  19. I've been following you thru Blogger.

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  20. I was just eyeing that issue today at Chapters. I left without it, but was wishing I'd picked it up. Winning a copy would be ever better! Congrats on being in it! My favourite thing about Canada, well Canadians...our sense of humour and how we don't take ourselves too seriously. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Being Canadian as well, I really love summer........whenever it decides to arrive! Congratulations on the magazine article and thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. I love all the National Parks in the US.

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  23. I live in the United States, specifically Virginia. I love it that we have urban, suburban, and rural areas, the mountains, rolling hills, farmland, swamps, the ocean, horsefarms, vineyards, bluegrass, rock n roll, and history within 1 days drive. I could not imagine living anywhere else!!!!

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  24. I just joined twitter and discovered your blog for the first time. I am a first time visitor

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  25. I love all the beautiful and very different beaches the US has to offer! I'd love to live on the beach, but I'm not sure which one I'd choose!

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  26. My favorite thing about the USA is the variety, in both people and geography. Backgrounds, landscapes, experiences, opinions -- we are so lucky to be able to live with it all.

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  27. I follow you via email. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  28. Rosemary b here: I doubt very much that you are sailor mouthed lol
    Your quilts are always so sweet
    I follow you on... Oh I don't know how I get your email... Something called feed burner
    I love you blog a lot

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  29. Rosemary b again: I live in northern Virginia. We have a lot of fabric stores, and parks

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  30. Love the climate most of the t ime

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  31. I love the Welsh and Cornish coast towns and villages of the United Kingdom. So picture perfect!

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  32. I follow your blog via Bloglovin'

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  33. I follow you with Bloglovin'!

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  34. I live in Sweden, and while the winters can be a bit too long, summer is lovely! I live just a 5 minutes walk from a small lake where I go swimming in the summer. I just love the almost silky feel of the water, totally different from swimming in the ocean. And the light short summer nights... !

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  35. I know we're always complaining about the weather but it's what I love about England!

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  36. I love that the U.S. has such variety - a melting pot of people and their cultures, every type of geography (mountains, deserts, beaches, plains, lakes, etc), and every type of living environment (urban, rural, suburban). Something for everyone. Congratulations on being in the magazine!

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  37. I follow you by email. I've never seen this magazine in the States. Congratulations, and thanks for sharing with us!

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  38. I live in Virginia, in the US, and I love our mountains! Lovely to look at, lovely to hike in.

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  39. I follow you with bloglovin

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  40. Live in Canada, love the seasons, especially the fall when the leaves change.

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  41. I love the middle of the USA, I love the changing seasons.

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  42. I live in the US and I am proud of our freedom and diversity.

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  43. I love the varying landscapes - ocean, desert, mountains, prairie, canyon! Always something new to see and enjoy and you can drive for days enjoying it all.

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  44. I live in a very rural place in the US, but I love my home because we can work the land and feed our family. We all work together and its great. We have regular jobs of course, but most everything we do goes toward self sustainability.

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  45. I love South Dakota-even the snow but am always happy to see spring arrive.

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  46. I follow you via Bloglovin! Congrats on getting featured in this magazine!

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  47. I live in New York State, near Lake Erie, suburb of Buffalo, so the lake makes life interesting weather-wise!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  48. Congrats on being featured! That magazine is made in my home province, very cool! LOVE the flowers blooming where I live, and the snow topped mountains in our landscape.

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  49. My favorite thing is the west coast ocean and views!

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  50. I follow your blog too, thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  51. I LOVE Canada! I live in Ontario and I have to say my favourite part has to be Ontarion Parks. Love to camp with my family!

    Sarah

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  52. I follow you through email and Ravelry!

    Sarah

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  53. I live in the US and love the USA! I follow on Bloglovin'

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  54. I live in the US and love the USA for the different seasons in different places!

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  55. I love the beautiful scenery, from mountains to beaches, in the south where I live. Congratulations on being in the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  56. Hi! Born in Argentina but living in Valencia, Spain. I love the sunny skies!!!! 360 days of sun!

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  57. I'm Canadian too, and I love that we get to experience 4 seasons - REALLY looking forward to spring weather right about now!! Looks like a great magazine, congrats on the feature!

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  58. I am a long-time follower of your blog :) I didn't know about this magazine! I'd love to read it :)

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  59. My favourite thing about living in Canada....our health care system. I know it could be better, but at least I will never have to choose between medical care and groceries.

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  60. I live in Canada and my favourite thing is Niagara Falls and the healthcare :)

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  61. I live in the U.S. I love the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!
    Mejayne
    Jalalonde@aol.com

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  62. I am now following your blog!
    Mejayne
    Jalalonde@aol.com

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  63. I live in Canada and my favourite thing is the Pacific Northwest - the beaches, the ocean, the forests.

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  64. I'm also a follower of your blog!

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  65. I am living in Nova Scotia in Canada and I love the diversity of our climate and all the changes. But right now I am sick of winter as we wait for another snow storm and would love for Spring to finally arrive.

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  66. I follow via email - (laura84watt)

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  67. Living here in Ontario my favourite thing is spring after a long winter.

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  68. I currently live in the US. It is one of 4 countries that I have lived in. My favorite thing about the US is that it is home (to me)! I usually know how to act and where to find things, which is not always the case in foreign countries :)

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  69. I'm getting to really like these modern quilts, Kaye. Looking forward to reading your article.:) I live in a modern neighborhood and I like that just a ten minute drive away are ancient, thousands of years old, neighborhoods that modern people live in.

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  70. I have been following for a looooong time!

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  71. We moved from the UK to Vancouver, Canada 3 years ago. The thing I love about living here is seeing mountains when throwing open the curtains each morning!

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  72. I follow you by bloglovin.

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  73. I live in Australia! I love the fact our climate is generally very mild! I'm not sure I could handle all that snow!

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  74. I love the weather of US the US (particularly South Carolina) where I live

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  75. I love my small part of the U.S.because it's laid back and close to all my family. I'm pretty sure most Americans are spoiled and I'm one of them! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  76. I follow by bloglovin! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  77. Well I live in Canada. Best country in the world? In some ways yes. Definitely the most beautiful.

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  78. I am a follower on Bloglovin'.

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  79. I live in Indonesia and I love that it never gets cold!

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  80. I love cottage country. It gives me a calm happy feeling every time we are headed north towards our cottage.

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  81. I live in Utah, USA. I love the desert with 4 seasons, plenty of snow but sunshine too. I love the autumn colors.
    I follow in Bloglovin.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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