Blogathon Canada is a week long event featuring some great Canadian bloggers. Hosted by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and supported by a bevy of amazing sponsors, this Blogathon Canada promises to be the best yet! If you are coming over from the Sew Sisters website, you have probably already entered the great Aurifil Giveaway they have running today, but if not, be sure to click the Blogathon link above to enter and then head on back for some more great stuff right here!
I am thrilled to be one of the hosts for BC. Not only do I get to introduce some great local Bloggers ( a few of which are fellow Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Members), share a little about myself, and kick off this awesome week, I get to have a great giveaway too! Are you excited? Great! Then lets get things rolling!
Hi! I’m Stacey and I am a Quiltaholic! I love everything about quilting, from picking gorgeous fabrics to making tops to actually quilting and finishing some! I also design and write my own patterns, as well as do some writing and designing for a couple of great companies. I was bitten by the sewing bug early, when I made my very first quilt with my Grandma at 6 years old. I have always sewn on and off, and in 2002 my Grandma gave me her Janome 6600 for Christmas. That machine got me through college-where I earned a diploma in Fashion Production-travelled North with me when I met my husband, and then south again when I went back to school to get my diploma in Medical Radiography. I quilted on and off through all those years, but it was when I moved here, to the Lower Mainland, that I really started quilting in earnest. In the summer of 2010 I met Krista (@Poppyprint) at the Lions Gate Quilt Guild show, and she led me to the very first ever meeting of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. It was the most amazing experience of my life, and I will always be thankful for that chance meeting. I had been a solitary quilter for a very long time, set apart by my style and age. I didn’t realize how many like minded quilters were out there until that meeting, nor the strong online presence and resources were out there. I started entering challenges and shows, having fun the whole time, looking forward every month to those VMQG meetings.
I started my blog in 2012 (it took me that long to embrace an online presence) when my son was born. I guess I didn’t feel busy enough, ha ha! I still managed to find time for sewing and quilting, and while I do have a few more Works in Progress than I might like, they are slowly being finished and given to loving homes. I do keep quite a few for myself, my quilts rotate around in my hallways (which are nice and long, perfect for hanging lots quilts!)
Thank you for visiting, and have a look around! There are tutorials and free patterns scattered about in here, I did try to corral them into a single tab up top, but you know how those things tend to migrate! (I can tell you there might be one here, and here, and possibly here)
Here is the list of great blogs I get to host for! Be sure to check them all out, and then come back here and tell me your favorite in the comments below. Why you ask? Well, for this amazing bundle of Tula Pink’s Moonshine! Thats why! Yay!!! I love giving away great fabric! The giveaway is open to everyone, international friends are welcome! If you are a no reply Blogger, please be sure to leave your email in the comments so I can reach you! My partner host for today, Jessica over at Momiji Studio, will also have some great fabrics to give away as well as another list of great BC bloggers, so be sure to hop on over and keep the fun rolling!
Without further ado, it is my pleasure to introduce a great group of British Columbia Bloggers! I am honored to know many of them in person, and pleased to make some new friends. I hope you do too!