Blogathon Canada – Day 5: Quebec and Territories

Welcome to my stop for Blogathon Canada. I’m the host for Quebec. My co-hoster today is Janet from Caribou Crossing Chronicles. She is hosting for the Territories. Be sure to stop by her blog too!

For those of you who are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you’ll enjoy exploring the different projects I’ve shared here. I’ll start by introducing my-self. I come from an engineering background, but I’ve always been a crafty person in my free time. I think this is a great combination for quilting and sewing in general, as both require some logic and creativity. I started sewing when I got my first apartment, mainly doing home decor projects. I would say I got into sewing and quilting more seriously after becoming a mom, about 5 years ago. As I wanted to make projects for my little ones, I discovered modern prints as well as an amazing online quilting community. I love creating and designing projects of my own. For me, quilting and patchwork projects are a great way to express my creativity. I have published (see my Tutorials and Patterns) several projects in different magazines, and I’m the co-founder and current vice-president of the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild.

Here are a few pictures of my projects that I find representative of my style:

HRT_Finished
Petals Patchwork Pot Holders
Gear Pillow

Reflection Mini Quilt
Amalgam Quilt
Jack's Chain Pillow

I thought I would be great to share a small project with you today. But since this post is already quite long, I decided to write it in a separate post. It’s a fabric tray I’ve made for my eyeglasses. I hope you’ll like it!

Eyeglasses Tray

Now to the fun part, a giveaway generously provided by Sew Sisters! The winner will get a Fat Quarter bundle of some of my favorites Kona Cotton Solid colors.

To participate, just leave a comment on this post. The giveaway is open to International participants. You have until November 23 to participate. I’ll announce the winner on the 24. If you are a no-reply blogger or don’t have a blog account, please leave your email in the comment (otherwise I’ll have to pick another winner).

Update: The winner of the eBook is Margaret.

Be sure to stop by the Sew Sisters Blog, there is also a giveaway sponsored by Timeless Treasures today.

If you didn’t have time to see the other stops of  Blogathon Canada, take note that all giveaways are open until November 23. So, there is still time to enter other giveaways. You’ll find the list of hosts here.

Blogathon Canada is also and more importantly about getting to know other bloggers sharing the same passion from all over the country. Let me introduce you to some bloggers from Quebec. Some I know, because they are friends and members of the Montreal MQG. Others, I’m discovering them my-self.

I hope you are enjoying Blogathon Canada!

227 thoughts on “Blogathon Canada – Day 5: Quebec and Territories

  1. Leo

    haha .. maybe I need one of those glasses trays … I even manage to "mislay" mine on the bedside table .. can't ever find the darn things in the morning – even though it's a tiny area they end up at in the evening …

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  2. Kate

    Nice to meet you Josée and to see your projects – I quite like the red and white quilt and your eyeglasses tray is a terrific idea! I must admit that I've acquired a liking for the Kona solids. BTW I'm visiting from SK. ^^

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  3. Judy Cooper Textile Images

    Thanks for hosting. This is a quick visit as I'm off to the Christmas Craft Fair. I have a booth there this weekend. It opened yesterday until Sunday. So just getting to enter the giveaway and spending next week visiting the blogs.

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  4. JoyceLM

    Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts & thanks for the eyeglasses tray tutorial. Hope it will keep me from knocking my glasses off my bedside table. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. kay

    It's great to be introduced to you and other quilters/bloggers from Quebec! I live in far northwestern Vermont, only 5 miles from the Canadian border and one hour from Montreal, so I'm practically your neighbor! Thanks for the Kona solids giveaway; I can never have enough of those in my stash!

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  6. France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation

    What a joy this is to meet fellow bloggers from my own province! I love your orange, grey and black squares on your top right picture. They are quite stunning! Mixing orange fabric with other colors can be tricky but you've done it beautifully with this project. Are they placemats?
    I also wish to thank you for adding my blog to your list of bloggers. Have a great day!

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  7. Jacklynn

    Love your pillows! I make a lot of pillows and table runners, because they are small, fast and fun! Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  8. Lisa Marie

    Your projects are lovely! I also come from an engineering background and agree that the creative and the logical aspects (and sometimes, the math skills) of quilting and engineering have some similarities.

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  9. Laura M

    I'm particularly fond of the stacked coins wall hanging that has the line down the centre. Lovely design.
    Laura_m at telus dot net

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  10. Monica

    Thank goodness there is no skill testing question, because I've been missing them all this week! I love the colours you chose for the giveaway, especially the citrons, please count me in!

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  11. Roz

    I didn't think that I was a "modern quilt" kind of person, but yours are beautiful. I just finished a baby quilt that to me fits into the modern category. Thanks for the opportunity to hopefully win the Kona Cotton FQ pack. Have a great day.

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  12. Nancy J

    Hi, I hopped to your from Janet, and am so enjoying this hop. Your quilt hanging by the trees in the snow, loved the photo-by-photo of the making, it is absolutely stunning, The tutorial of a glasses desk case, my next project, thank you so much for sharing, and the giveaway, yes, please enter me. I will add you to my, now ever increasing bloglist. Fond wishes, Jean.

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  13. MC

    Love the modern lines in the Reflection quilt, and looking forward to looking around today. Thanks for the chance to win a lovely bundle of solids.

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  14. Lynne Tilley

    Oh my goodness, your quilt in that photo up there is amazing. I'm new to your blog and adding it to my daily feed. Also, I have dozens and dozens of readers and your readers try is going to be my next project! Maybe even today 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway chance! And welcome to my daily reading list :).

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  15. Lin

    Hello Josee – good to meet you and see your gallery of projects. I am enjoying this blogathon meeting lots of new people. Thank you for taking part.

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  16. Dianne Cook

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Its so go to read so many Canadian blogs. I love your quilts and all the colours even if I am a more traditional quilter. Thanks for the interesting pattern.

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  17. Katherine

    Hi Josee! You have such a way with solids. Beautiful and striking modern designs that I adore (Reflections is one of my all time favourites). Thanks so much for sharing with us on Blogathon Canada!

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  18. Donna quilts

    Thanks for the chance to win a beautiful bundle of solids. I have checked out your blog from time to time and always found your projects to be really innovative. I wish I was still living in Montreal, so I could attend your MtlMQG meetings.

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  19. Anonymous

    Love the Chain Pillow and your wonky kite stripe blocks! Thanks for the chance to win! Ssarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  20. Joy

    One can never have too many Kona Cotton Solids and your choices are great. I am drawn to modern design and foundation piecing. So many quilts to make and so little time!

    Thanks for the opportunity to meet you.

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  21. Sherry

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts. My favourite is the red and white one. It's absolutely stunning! The eyeglass tray is very cute. I know a few people who would benefit from owning one.

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  22. Havplenty

    Glad to have had an opportunity to stop by your blog. Love the red triangles quilt. I can see that top portion in some low volume prints for me.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. quiltmom

    I have made lots of quilts over the last 15+ years but I have not made much with solids- I have worked with tone on tones. You have created some really lovely quilts. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  24. debbie@wowilikethat.com

    Your quilts are beautiful. I've enjoyed visiting your blog too. Thanks for the great giveaway. Your color picks are great. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers and quilters at WowILikeThat.com. Thanks again.

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  25. Diane Beavers

    Thank you Josee for the eyeglass tutorial. I just said to myself I need something to place my specks on and there you were! Call it Karma . I love exploring modern quilting too, colors, fabrics, threads.
    Blogathon Canada has been thee best ride of creativity and yes I'm enjoying it immensely.

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  26. Gene Black

    I love working with solids – and as is apparent by some of the photos of your lovely work, so do you. I really love the blue wall hanging and the pillow below it.

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  27. Katrine Dukic

    Hello Josee,
    I really like your 'style', the pillows and quilts look fantastic. Thank you for the pattern for the fabric tray, it will come in useful for so many things.
    Love those solids, one can never have enough.

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  28. HeyJudee

    Enjoyed meeting so many QC bloggers! I'm a fellow QC quilter but haven't tried entering into the world of blogging yet. Love your work! That Kona cotton is great.

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  29. Lisa J.

    It's nice to see your photos collected together. I've seen several of them previously on visits to your blog. I'm hoping I'm lucky with this draw as I would like to make a quilt for my guild's comfort quilt project that uses lot's of different solids.

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  30. pamspretties57

    Hiya Josee!!! Thanks for being a part of the Blogathon Canada. I'm meeting many new friends up North. I live in a little town called Valdese in North Carolina. Thanks for having the giveaway, those Kona solids are great. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  31. Carolyn A

    Great to discover your blog today via the Blogathon! I will come back and visit often to see what you are up to – I love your red quilt with the triangles – great design! carolynarmstrong208(at)gmail(dot)com

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