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November 20, 2014

Blogathon Canada Comes to Saskatchewan and Yes, Virginia, There Is A GIVEAWAY



Welcome to the Prairie Leg of Blogathon Canada 2014! I'm blogging from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (not nearly as snowy as Buffalo, I must add. At least not today!).  My Co-Prairie-Host today is the talented Lori from Manitoba who blogs at Night Owl Quilting. Be sure to visit her! Thanks to Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and the other sponsors for sponsoring and organizing this annual event.

Browse through my quilt gallery (tab above) if you're interested in seeing the kinds of things I've made so far. I'm not terribly productive. I refer to myself as the "slowest quilter EVER"! I've only really been quilting for the past 5 years though I have some earlier experiences and long held on to the dream of quilting hoping to really dive into it when I retire someday. As it turned out, I decided that I best not wait for retirement so here I am doing my best to make quilts for "all the people I love". I love SO many people that I know I'll never reach my goal but I'll give it my best shot! My quilting life has been greatly enhanced and expanded by the recent establishing (and my joining) of the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild. Here is where my local quilting peeps are. They nourish and inspire me and make my stomach muscles hurt from all the laughing!

As you might have guessed from my blog header, I was a teen in the 70s and I still identify strongly with my inner hippy. I might not look like one on the outside but on the inside, I'm still wearing bell bottoms or cut offs with a wide, purple suede leather belt, a pop top, a fringed vest, water buffalo sandals, and groovin' to my vinyl. Pop art, black light posters, fat albert lights, incense. Love. Peace. And now I quilt.

Here is a sampling of what I've been working on lately. I don't have many finishes right now. Just lots of things on the go.  Forgive the quality of these photos. Darkness has come to the prairies and it's hard to get good enough light in our fortress for proper photos. I'll take better shots of these when I'm home some sunny day and when I can take photos outside.


This is a wedding gift. I just have to add the binding. I can't remember the name of the pattern right now but it was a free one I found on the interwebs. (UPDATE: The pattern is Movement in Squares and it's a free download from Ivory Spring). What I learned with this quilt is that ironing seams open is what works best for me. On the first block I sewed, I ironed to one side as per the instructions but when I joined the pieces together, it just looked bad. I tried the next one with seams pressed open and voila! Perfect! I remade the first block. I really like the IKEA fabric I chose for the back. The colours match the front almost perfectly! I added some extension fabric on the bottom. Lisa (a friend in our modern quilt guild) did the wonderful "tangled squares" quilting on it. 


I've long wanted to make a "Sparkle Punch" quilt and so I'm making this one, also a wedding gift. If I had known how long it would take to make all those 3.5" crazy star blocks, I might never have begun but now that I've got almost 400 of them made, I'm glad I did. I love the look of the rich colours on the warm grey "Moda Weave" background fabric. My plan is to insert some extra large wonky stars (here's the inspiration quilt for that) but first I need to do a full lay out of the smaller stars. This is not an exact science. By the way, there are no orangy colours in this quilt. The light just wasn't good for photos. The colours are all true blue, turqoise, purple, plum, fuschia, and white. 




This is my Fishbowl and Terrarium baby quilt top. I need to get it completed.  It's one for the vault.


I made the flying geese block below. It's to go with the Modern Maples block that was given to me as part of our Guild's Taveling Quilt event. We have 11 participants and we each start a block and pass it to the next person. I have to finish a block for another quilt this week. It's a fun project to be part of but the talents of the others makes this a bit intimidating! (Ahhhh ... outdoor photos ... so much better!)





Now that you've poked around here for a bit, please check out some other Saskatchewan quilt bloggers. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!


Oh, yes! THE GIVEAWAY ... a stack of fat quarters of Alice Kennedy's Field Study line ...  generously provided by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED: Winner is #128 - jmniffer from Minnesota! Congratulations, jmniffer!

Just add a comment ... tell me where you're from and/or anything else you'd like to say.  The giveaway is open to everyone, including international visitors and a winner will be randomly chosen on November 23. I'll make the announcement on November 24.  (Make sure I'm able to reach you by email. If you're email is not provided, I'll have to pick another number.)



FYI ... All of the giveaways during Blogathon Canada are open until November 23 so if you missed any, you can still enter. There's also a giveaway on the Sew Sisters blog, compliments of Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

229 comments:

  1. Wow love this fabric! I visit from France and follow your blog.

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  2. I was born in England came to Kanata Ontario in 1975 - I now live just outside Victoria on Vancouver Island - LOVE Canada. Thanks for the chance to see all of your quilts and to enter the fabric giveaway. Pauline perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  3. I'm the slowest quilter ever, so you can't be. :) You are working on some awesome pieces! I especially like the flying geese. I am also a host for the blogathon (my day is tomorrow) so if you pull my name in the draw toss it out and pick another.

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  4. I'm from the US...and am enjoying this hop very much.

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  5. I am in NC. Your Interlocking quilt is wonderful. I really, really like it. I'm like you sometimes you just have to press those seams open.

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  6. Greetings from Cape Breton!! I have an inner hippie, too, although I'm a little older. It's so ingrained that I had conflict with that age old question "Who am I?" all through my adult years, trying to just be the hippie me and yet fitting in to conventional society. It was an interesting mix. Now I'm an old hippie with not quite yet grey waist length hair, still wearing long denim skirts, yada, yada, yada, who loves to sew!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts. I'm visiting from North Carolina, USA.

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  8. I am from Connecticut. You have some lovely quilts/projects posted! I had to laugh seeing your toes in your pictures. The same thing happens to me, no matter how hard I try not to get them. ;o)

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  9. I'm from Winnipeg! Love your quilting!

    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  10. You make a wonderful host! Thanks for sharing a little about you! Love you little wonky stars. And your modern maples!

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  11. Beautiful quilts!!! I live in a very small community in Ontario called Manitouwadge. The snow is building up steadily and it is beautiful outside. Thanks for sharing in this Canadian hop!!

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  12. Love that sparkle stars quilt! I'm here from fredericton nb!

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  13. I'm in blustry cold Wyoming. Thanks for sharing your fun quilts.

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  14. You make such happy quilts; I am sure that they are an absolute joy for those who receive them. I'm in snowy southern Ontario! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  15. I'm from Prince George, BC. your goal to give the people you love a quilt is wonderful. I'm hoping to do the same.

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  16. Those are some lovely quilts! Lots of work but worth it!
    I'm in the USA. Fun meeting all the quilters on this blogathon!

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  17. Beautiful quilts that you shared with us Heather.

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  18. Love that Sparkle quilt! I'm in New Hampshire, USA. Thanks for the chance. coudre at dmdrafting dot com

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  19. Hi Heather, I've been reading your blog for awhile now and really like your color sense - good thing you didn't wait until retirement ! I don't think you are slow at all ! I always laugh when I am reading a quilt pattern that says it is 'quick and easy' there should be a ;) after that ! I live in west central Saskatchewan
    Colleen - farmersfeedfamilies@gmail.com

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  20. I love your flying geese block especially - the colours are wonderful :-) I live in Indonesia.

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  21. Really beautiful work Heather! I'm having fun getting to see new (to me) blogs on the tour. I'm in Quebec, trying to put a positive spin on grey November weather by quilting in bright colours.

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  22. I live in calgary, and I am loving this blog hop. I'm relatively new to quilting and love to see all of the "local" talent. Your quilts are beautiful!

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  23. Visiting from Southern Ontario (less snow than Buffalo!) and enjoyed viewing your quilts. Warming up here this weekend summer may be back ��

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  24. I am from snowy Muskoka, Ontario. Love your quilts

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  25. Shirley sascott4@hotmail.comNovember 20, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Love your quilts, fantastic, going to search and find the pattern on your wedding gift one. As far north you are, I'm that far south - SW Florida. Just found your site, so refreshing to read. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful fabric.

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  26. I, too, love your happy colors. Your story is very similar to mine. So glad you are quilting and enjoying it so much. Lucky ones who will receive your gifts of love. Love the IKEA colors.

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  27. Hi from New York, love the bare feet. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  28. Visiting from Minnesota. Thanks for sharing a little about yourself!

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  29. I'm from NY. Your quilts look great, especially for a new quilter. You got a great lesson with the first one. Even if the pattern says press one way, as you found, it's not always the best way. Trust your instincts. Nice meeting you!

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  30. I am from northern Alberta. Wonderful quilts and blocks and thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Popping by from north of Toronto, ON. Wow, your Sparkle Punch quilt is going to be amazing. Off to visit your gallery. Lovely to 'meet' you.
    laura84watt at gmail dot com

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  32. I'm from Missouri, love your canada blogathon!

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  33. I live in the Rockies on the BC side. You wrote such a good introduction I do feel like I know you. Love your quilts!

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  34. I too was a teen in the '70's (well for half the '70's) and was a bit of a hippie too. I learned to piece, applique and quilt all by hand in the early '70's too. I grew up in Southern California, but now live in New Mexico, USA. I think there is still some hippie girl in me too as you can tell by the name of my blog, LOL!!!

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  35. wow that is a lotta stars, but you're so right, it will look amazing when it is finished!! Thanks for being a great hostess!!

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  36. I am visiting from Waterloo, ON. One of the things I love about the blogathon is finding new blogs that I can continue to visit and read.

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  37. i LOVE your quilts!! i'm visiting from kinistino sk, a couple hours northeast of toon town. thanks so much for the chance to win, and for being a host on this terrific blogathon!

    chrissiewunderlich@hotmail.com

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  38. I am from Illinois. Your quilts are simply stunning, I love the flying geese. Thanks for the giveaway.

    janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

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  39. Hello from Ontario, thank you for letting us see your gorgeous quilts. Your little wonky stars are wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win these fabrics, so many possibilities.
    My dad was from Norquay :)

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  40. I am visiting from PEI. Love the interlocking box rings and your wonky stars.

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  41. Lindsay, Ontario.
    So happy to have met your blog. I just love it

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  42. I made a lap size quilt like your wedding quilt and I think it was called Waste Knot. I am from Pickering and enjoyed visiting your blog! mcgaw224@gmail.com

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  43. cute shoes…cute quilts and wow you have been busy

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  44. I live in Indiana, I love the baby quilt. dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  45. Great job hosting for Saskatchewan! I miss seeing you! Although there is less snow here in Arizona :)

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  46. Visiting from Manitoba. Thanks for hosting and the chance to win!

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  47. your quilts are wonderful! I am from North Carolina

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  48. I love the idea of a fishbowl terrariaum quilt!

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  49. I'm from the UK!
    Could you (or anyone else) let me know if you can remember where you found the pattern for the quilt in the first photo - I love it!!

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  50. Hello from the GTA! I love your colour combination for your Sparkle Punch quilt :)

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  51. I'm from Marcelin, SK. Just north of Saskatoon. Thank you for the chance and for hosting:)

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  52. BC! Your quilts are stunning!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  53. great blog, Heather. tanks for sharing

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  54. Visiting from Utah. Thanks for sharing, it is always fun to find new quilting blogs.

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  55. Enjoyed you sharing your works with us. I am visiting from Missouri, USA. This is a great blog hop so many new blogs to follow now. :)

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. Yay for Saskatchewan!! I live in Regina. It's always nice to meet other quilters. I don't know too many but there must be lots because the local quilt shops are always pretty busy! I love your quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. You have some lovely work here!

    I am from the USA but thankfully not Buffalo...what a horrible disaster those poor people are going through.

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  58. Hi from Wainwright Alberta! I love your quilts! You have no need to be intimidated because you're holding your own beautifully. :) (But I do know how you feel! Some of the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild ladies are in my birthday club and they do amazing work!)

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  59. Hi from Cape Breton,Nova Scotia. You have some wonderful quilts and projects...I especially like your use of bright colours. The fabrics for the giveaway are lovely...thanks for the chance!

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  60. Hi from Calgary. I like all the quilts you blogged about today. I especially like the pattern of the first quilt.

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  61. Hi there. I'm from the UK. I love the first quilt you show, how can you bear to give it away?

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  62. Hello from sunny Alberta :) I love the modern maples block you've made. I'm hoping to make myself a maple quilt one day. The fabrics have been collected and I just have to make time now!

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  63. hello from snowy southern Ontario, and a fellow blogathon host!! Love you WIPs!! so glad to be finding all of my fellow Canadian Quilters

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  64. Good morning! I love your quilts :) I am a Yukoner living in the beautiful Shuswap area of BC

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  65. I am really enjoying your quilts - but love the PLUS quilt in the background of your blog the most! Big fan of plus quilts! I'm a quilter living on the Northumberland Shore in Nova Scotia - visiting you on the Sew Sisters Canadian Quilters blog hop!

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  66. Hi, I live in New Zealand, and have hopped to you from Janet. I have been following the snowfalls, as so many of my blog friends live up North. Your quilts are lovely, and so many, family and friends will treasure them always, and the giveaway, yes please.This hop is wonderful, and with each new person, I make sure I have a Geography lesson here with my friend Google, and learn about each area or state. Jean.

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  67. Thanks for introducing me to your quilts. I ,too, love the background quilt. Love the gentle feel of the colours. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  68. I am from Florida and enjoying this blog hop a lot.

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  69. I'm from New Brunswick and have never been to Saskatchewan (yet). I love your Mom's anniversary quilt!

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  70. Beautiful quilts! Stopping by from Tennessee.

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  71. Love our Fishbowl and Terrarium Quilt. Great Colors. I'm visiting from CA and hope to visit Saskatchewan in person some day.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. Greetings from Montana (no snow now),love your projects>especially the quilt in the first photo! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  73. The open block quilt (the wedding gift quilt) is super cute! I would love to make something like that. I am from Indiana. powersjlc (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. Also a child of the 70's, I did not have a purple suede belt but I did have an awesome large purple suede bag! Wonder where that went? I'm from Grimsby, Ontario and while we are close to Buffalo, we have only a few inches of snow. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. Your work is lovely Heather! I am visiting from Kentucky where I have now lived about half my life. I am a fan of Alice Kennedy's fabrics -- have several things from her older lines -- but this bundle is one I haven't seen. Gorgeous!

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  76. I'm an Edmonton, Alberta blogger. Love the colours in the bundle....very girly!
    lifeinthedoghouse@gmail.com

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  77. I am from the US and I love your Fishbowl and Terrarium baby quilt. So pretty! The wedding quilt is really nice too! Lovely projects!

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  78. Another child of the 70's!!! So lovely to visit your blog! I have a brother-in-law and his family that live in Saskatoon, so naturally I had to visit with you!!! Your work is beautiful and I love your cute shoes in the flying geese picture. I have the requirements for the big maple leaf quilt all ready to go. Yours has inspired me to get cracking on the project.

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  79. I'm in Victoria BC. I too am currently going with seams pressed open. Nice to see so many modern quilters in this blog hop.

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  80. I am visiting from the SE USA. I am loving these bright colors in this bundle.

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  81. What beautiful quilts you have done! Great choice of colours! I'm a fellow prairie girl living in northern Manitoba.

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  82. Hi from out here in New Brunswick! Love the bright colors in this bundle.

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  83. Happy Blogathon from Plenty, Saskatchewan! I've really enjoyed your inspiring quilt tour.
    carol@artlessfabrications.com

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  84. It's my day off and spending it quilting...and checking in to see what is new and put my name in for the giveaways!!!

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  85. Manitoba girl (Ross burn and winnipeg ) living in toronto

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  86. Washington State here.... very icy today!

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  87. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. I live in Wyoming.

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  88. Hello from 40mins North of saskatoon....lol your work is stunning! Thank u for including me in your list :)

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  89. Looking in from Edmonton, AB. I am enjoying all the sites I have visited so far. Lots more to visit.

    ioleen dot kimmel at gmail dot com

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  90. Hi I'm from BC. I love to make all sorts of quilts, modern, traditional, whatever appeals at the moment. And speaking of moments, I'm currently working on a 9"'x12" landscape quilt that features a fanciful dragon in the forest for my eldest child.
    Thanks for the opportunity to look and to win.
    Laura_m at telus dot net

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  91. Hi! I'm from La Crosse, Wisconsin, a little south of the (Canadian) border. I really like your sparkle punch quilt, I've been wanting to make that for a long time also. Someday! I really need a design wall to make that one. Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  92. love your quilts and the patience you had making those little stars (my maiden name). I am originally from NS, but have been living in Montreal for almost 50 years now. Going home this summer for a school reunion. Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win those beautiful FQ's.

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  93. I live in a small summer village in Alberta, I was a teenager in the 70's as well, and I have also been quilting for about 5 year. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  94. I am from Palestine, IL and have been on dialysis for 8 1/2 years. Just learning quilting and find it very relaxing.

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  95. It is so refreshing to read your blog! After becoming obsessed with quilting this past year I decided that I in fact was the slowest quilter ever (I still haven't finished one haha) but i guess it's ok to not be super fast! I loved looking through your gallery- I especially love the plus quilts and that flying geese block you just made! And all your wedding quilts too!!

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  96. Love the fabric...suehenderson@sympatico.ca

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  97. Hi from PEI, where it is raining today. No snow yet!

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  98. Good morning from Prince George BC. I've been quilting for 4 years and loving it. I too have many people that I want to make quilts for and work definitely gets in the way. After 35 years I decided I need more time to quilt so I made the decision to retire October 2015. I'm so excited. Love your quilts and your blog. ��

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  99. I love the fabric. I'm from Wisconsin.
    natalie.k711(at)gmail(dot)cm

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  100. Waving hello from Calgary!
    Wow. You've got some gorgeous quilts for us to all admire. I'm loving your WIP with the flying geese and Modern Maples block - great fabric choices! I'm so happy to have found your blog, thanks to Blogathon Canada.

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  101. Hey Heather! Well, you know how much I love your work! So nice to see the wedding quilts coming along. I would never do all those stars!
    Thanks to your marvelous sense of humour, I've had my required chuckle for the day! Thanks for the giveaway as well.

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  102. I think a newlywed couple are going to be very happy to receive that quilt! Looks great! Hello from ON.

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  103. I made a pillow with that sparkle punch pattern. 81 2" squares nearly did me in. I bow down to your 400. I've enjoyed clicking around here - I love finding new bloggers through the Blogathon! Great choice for the giveawayprize, too - thank you!

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  104. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. I love the tangled squares quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  105. WOW Heather ! You have been busy! I love your quilt! And the flying geese are beautiful-a real fall palette! Thanks for the chance to win that great fabric bundle too!

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  106. So glad to meet you on this blogathon. My favourites list grows with each blogathon.Thanks for participating. I live in Northern Manitoba half an hour south of Flin Flon. The bundle you selected for your giveaway is awesome. Thanks for offering us a chance to own it. Now I am off to visit other Saskatchewan blogs.

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  107. Love your squares and your fish bowls! Fun to share the day with you. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  108. Cheers! I enjoyed viewing your beautiful work, from Las Vegas, NV :-)

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  109. Fun colors! I love anything looking like knots and Celtic designs.
    I live in Utah, USA!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. Love to see what pother quilters and crafters are up to, so when I saw this blogathon I was in! I'm in Arizona. yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  111. On the wild, windy and icy shores of Lake Huron!

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  112. It is so nice to visit with you on Blogathon, I have been following you for a while now, and love the vibe you bring to all you do. Trying to keep warm here in snowy Niagara, Ontario, love the flash back to the water buffalo sandals. I remember soaking them and molding them to our feet on a hot summer day.

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  113. These colors are beautiful. Love this bundle. I am from southern Manitoba.

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  114. Ooh I'm from P. A. and look forward to checking out these blogs from close to home! annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  115. HI I'm form Ottawa Canada and love the bright colours in your quilts. The fat quarters would be a wonderful start to a "spring" quilt!! bclark26@rogers.com

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  116. Hi I am from Sherwood Park, Alberta and I love the colours in the fat quarter bundle. cmwstitchbystitch@gmail.com

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  117. Ohio Hugs!! from the USA,,,,, Looove your Quilts!! Awesome job! Glad we didn't have to pick a Favorite!! lol Would loooove to visit Canada!! :)

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  118. Hello from the USA (Virginia). Your quilts are just awesome. I can't even pick a favorite. You are very talented. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  119. Love your star quilt and the flying geese. Thanks so much for the sweet giveaway. (I'm from the Deep South, sw corner of Louisiana)

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  120. Visiting from Yarmouth, NS. Love your quilts! They are so pretty. I think I'm going to have to download the pattern for Movement in Squares. Love the colours you choose for it!

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  121. Visiting from North Vancouver, BC. I love the colours in your Movement in Squares quilt! Thanks for sharing, it's fun learning about all these different bloggers! :)

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  122. I am from western Pennsylvania. I've enjoyed your stop on the blog tour! sarah@forrussia.org

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  123. Hello from Minnesota! I really like your first quilt, Movement in Squares. It would be perfect for my nephew. Thanks for sharing the like to the free pattern, and thanks for hosting today.

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  124. Hey there! I am visiting from Dubuque, Iowa where we are just darned cold right now! I am a fairly newbie to quilting, but have it on my mind all the time!

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  125. Hello from BC. I love your Plus quilt for Nora.

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  126. Greetings from Nova scotia , I enjoyed visiting and love your work !

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  127. Hello from Belfast, Northern Ireland! I love your baby quilt top - trying to get inspiration for making a baby quilt for my newest niece, who was born today!! :) Thank you for the chance to win!
    ( acrothers06 (at) googlemail (dot) com)

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  128. Hello from Murcia,Spain.Love your quilt and the first one is my best fav.Thanks for the fun and the chance to win!

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  129. Blog hopping from London, ON! I too am a slow quilter. It will all get done eventually!

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  130. Hi from Sudbury, Ontario. Will be visiting your blog again.

    gagnon.s@live.com

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  131. Visiting from B.C. Really like your Movement in Squares quilt.

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  132. I love your projects Heather! The wedding gift quilt is really awesome, love those colours. I am visiting from Vancouver Island. :)

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  133. I'm in Massachusetts, USA. I don't have many finishes either, but I enjoy the process and love when I do complete a quilt. There's nothing like a finished quilt. Your gallery has lots of beauties.

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  134. Ontario and loved the pictures of your quilts....and your feet in the picture of almost everyone ... priceless!!

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  135. Love the colours in your Movement in Squares quilt. viewing from southern Ontario
    pchevali@mnsi.net

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  136. Hello from Georgia, USA. Your quilts are beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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  137. I really like the quilt with the linking squares. Super cute! I also love the fabric for the giveaway!

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  138. I'm visiting from Calgary, Alberta! Love your quilts! and...ps..love your shoes! So cute!

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  139. 400 stars!! Oh my! I'm in the process of moving all my fabric into a new storage area, a room lined with shelves. I feel like I folded or refolded at least 400 hundred pieces of fabric today. But I'm closer to the finish than the start! Thanks.

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  140. Mississauga Ontario here...great quilts you have worked on

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  141. Hello Heather and greetings from the south, Hampton, Virginia USA.
    I love your Maple leaf blocks...so bright and beautiful. Thank you for sharing and this Blogathon Canada has been a great ride!

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  142. Great giveaway! I'm from Toronto, and yes, I think everyone in Canada is feeling pretty bad for Buffalo these days. We have a keen understanding of the problem!

    I also think I must challenge you for the title of Slowest Quilter Ever. Love that star quilt, though!

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  143. I am from Wisconsin and also from the 70's, great times! You have made some very pretty quilts. Thank you for the chance to win some fat quarters. Matsche.christine@@yahoo.com

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  144. you are definitely getting some quilting done Heather- Your wedding quilt is sure to be a hit with the bride and groom.
    Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fat quarters.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna aka quiltmom

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  145. I love your work. I I like to take it slow sometimes too, but mostly I hurry to see the finished product. Thanks for doing the Blogathon! Heather in Nova Scotia

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  146. Hello from Haysville, Kansas. I love your quilts.

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  147. Hi from Moncton, New Brunswick! It is nice to reconnect with you and your blog! You have been creating some wonderful quilts! Your quilting studio is great - looks like a wonderful place to create!

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  148. Hi, from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Great projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  149. I live in northwestern Vermont, just a few miles from Canada. I'm pretty sure I am the slowest quilter ever, not you. I love your flying geese!

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  150. I'm from Surrey, BC just outside of Vancouver. I love the colours in Sparkle Punch!
    lin dot web dot 28 at gmail.com

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  151. I'm from near Cleveland, OH, but originally from Buffalo, NY! Love the fishbowl & Terrarium quilt- so cute! Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  152. Hi, from Toronto!
    I love your flying geese. I keep saying I'm going to make a flying geese quilt, but still haven't done so.

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  153. I live in Mississauga, Ontario...your quilting skills are fantastic! Love it! awolk at rogers dot com

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  154. Visiting from Waterloo Ontario.

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  155. I'm from Toronto--and I love your stars! :-)

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  156. I live in Brossard Quebec, across the St. Lawrence river from Montreal. I am trying to sell my house to move closer to my grandkids in Ontario, This means trying to keeping my craft//quilting room clean.(UGG) Love your quilts Thanks for the chance to win.

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  157. Love the fat quarter bundle. I am from B.C.

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  158. I'm originally from Battleford, but have lived all around Canada. I'm in Calgary now, but before that was at various different times Saskatoon, Vancouver, and Nova Scotia. Saskatchewan still feels most like home, but I don't miss the winter weather... (not that we don't get it here, but we're also getting a Chinook right now, and for all that they give me terrible headaches, it was also plus 9 today, so who can complain?).

    Anyway, I don't love that fabric (the colours just aren't my colours), so if I get drawn, please draw another name. Just felt like commenting anyway :D

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  159. I'm from just north of Toronto. Also possibly the most boring place on earth, but I try not to let that get to me too much.

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  160. Hi Heather - I'm from Calgary and sew under the name of lovinquilin. I too, grew up in the 70's. Love your quilting and colours you use. My favourite is the your flying geese but I have to say I really like the Movement in Squares pattern. Great fabric you chose!

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  161. Love your movement in squares! I am east of Toronto and wish there was a modern guild in my area!

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  162. Your quilts are very nice. I'm from Alberta-retired farm wife and love sewing. My colours in the give away.

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  163. I sure love the colors in Field Study! I live in Prince Albert, and I really enjoyed reading your blog. I don't spend much time on the computer, but I can see that blogging could be a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance of winning!

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  164. Love your quilts! I'm from the Vancouver area!

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  165. I'm from Niagara area, I love your quilts and Sew Sisters

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  166. Chilliwack, BC...started quilting 25+ yrs ago. Love this blogathon. Not a real techi person but love to look into blogs of fellow Canadian Quilts!

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  167. Guelph, Ontario. I started quilting when I retired. I love your use of colour and black and white.

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  168. I love your Movement in Squares quilt! :)
    I'm from Prince George, BC. :)

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  169. So many pretty quilts and colours here, I Iike the feet in the pictures. I'd love to win a stack of fat quarters from Alice Kennedy's Field Study line. Edith of Inch by Inch Quilting in Calgary, AB, enjoying Blogathon Canada.

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  170. I am a fairly new quilter and I recently found your blog. It's nice to follow someone local (I'm from Outlook) and I am enjoying your posts!

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  171. It's sew fun to see all the beautiful quilts and know there is such a sisterhood of quilters around the world.

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  172. Hi, I'm visiting from Newfoundland. Lovely quilts.

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  173. Lovely quilts, thanks for sharing. I love the giveaway, very spring-like ��

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  174. Enjoyed seeing some of your quilts. Movement in squares is on my bucket list.

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  175. Movement in Squares is awesome! I am from Iowa. Thanks for hosting this stop on the hop!

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  176. Oh...I love your blocks for the Modern Maples quilt!!!! So Canadian...with the geese and maple leaf. Thanks for sharing with a fellow quilter from Ontario. I feel inspired to get some UFOs done for the 'vault' as you call it.

    Happy Quilting!

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  177. Hi Heather, I'm from Cape Bretpn, Nova Scotia. I just love your quilts, the fishbowl is adorable and I love the modern maples...I would be thrilled to win this collection of wonderfully happy fabrics...I'm starting to follow your blog ��

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  178. Beautiful work, I enjoyed strolling through your blog. Thank you for hosting this leg of the blogathon. I am from Dawson Creek, BC. Have strong ties with MacDowall Sask (SP?) My dad's family originated there.

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  179. I am from Arkansas. What beautiful quilts.

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  180. Thankyou for sharing your Quilts .I am from Newfoundland.

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  181. Greeting from Edmonton. I love your flying geese block, such a great combination of prints!

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  182. Greetings from Toronto! Love your quilts - the first one gave me an idea for my daughter (who loves modern) quilts - Great idea to use the Ikea fabric for the backing - I love it as much as the front!

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  183. I'm from western Canada. LOVE that first bed quilt!!

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  184. hello Heather; I am from Cantley Québec and I am new to quilting - I really like your quilt named 'Movement in Squares' - I did enjoyed very much all of your photos. I hope one day I will be as good as you.
    Rachel.gagnon5@sympatico.ca

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  185. Visiting from WA state! I love your quilts!! Sparkle Punch is awesome.

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  186. Hi from Vancouver, BC :) I love all your quilts, you've got a great eye for combining colors and patterns! My farvorite one in this post is the Movement In Squares, really gorgeous!

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  187. I am really enjoying your blog. I love the modern maples. Heather from h.grover@sasktel.net

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  188. I am so thrilled to have discovered your blog. I am another lover of the '70s who is currently living in Fort McMurray. I love your Movement in Squares quilt and plan to download the pattern. Your Sparkle Punch quilt is going to be spectacular so definitely keep making those stars! Thanks for the opportunity to win a bundle of beautiful fabric.

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  189. Your quilts are lovely, Heather. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm visiting you from Sun Lakes, AZ today. (That's just south of Phoenix, AZ).
    Keep warm up North this winter and enjoy your holidays!

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  190. I am Kellie and am from Ontario. Love your quilts!

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  191. Love your blog & your quilts are gorgeous! I live in Ontario & thank you for a chance at the give-away.
    Maureen
    mgw070 at rogers dot com

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  192. Lovely quilts. I really enjoyed reading your blog. I am also from Saskatchewan. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  193. Hi! I'm from Whitby, Ontario. Really like your blocks for the Modern Maples quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. ^_^

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  194. Hello from Poland :) You have lovely quilts in the making, and the flying geese block has such a great combination of colours and fabrics.

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