Oh Canada! Maple leaf Quilt Pattern and Aurifil Canada 150 Thread box giveaway

The Oh Canada! Maple Leaf Quilt Pattern is Finally Available + a limited time offer of another pattern  (fabric buckets) from Tamara Kate (see below) .

Tamara Kate of Kayajoydesigns.com is one of our Janome Canada artisans who has been featured in several blog posts in the past. Tamara Kate designed this exquisite quilt below for our Canada 150 Limited edition sewing machine and featured in our Cross Canada Look book this summer. The quilt was also on display in the Janome booth at Quilt Canada in June in Mississauga, Ontario.

Tamara tells us: Earlier this year I designed and made this quilt inspired by the logo I created for Janome Canada’s Special Edition Canada 150 sewing machine (the machine is available until the end of 2017 through your local Canadian Janome dealers) to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The logo was inspired by the vibrant diversity of this wonderful country of ours.

Making a stunning wall hanging, the quilt is a 44″ square, foundation paper pieced project in a rainbow of colours that has been touring Canadian quilting and sewing shows with the Janome Canada team since this spring. And now you can make your own!

I had a lot of fun with straight line quilting it with the AcuFeed Flex foot (walking foot), using a light grey thread on the leaf and a few rows of light grey, a row of red and lots and lots of rows of a darker grey thread for quilting the ground. These colours, along with a lovely colourful range pulled from the quilt, can be found in the accompanying Aurifil thread kit that is available through many Janome Canada dealers. Please see below for info on how you can enter to win one of 2 boxes of this thread. 



The pattern is available at Craftsy: https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/oh-canada-maple-leaf-quilt/503556

I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did. I’ve included a multitude of hints and tips in the pattern to help you out along the way. I think you’ll find it goes together surprisingly quickly due to its large-scale pieces.

And for a limited time, every purchase of the Oh Canada! Maple Leaf Quilt pattern will entitle you to a free copy of my popular Variable Sized Fabric Buckets pattern (see details here: https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/fabric-buckets-variable-sizes/510467

The additional fabric buckets pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the quilt pattern purchase.


– Printable pattern.

– Full instructions (with photos) for paper piecing, so even novices to this technique can get straight to it. You basically only need to be a confident sewist and know how to sew a straight line. You’ll be amazed at how quickly and easily it comes together.

– A full fabric requirement list with suggested Michael Miller Cotton Couture colours (though it shouldn’t be difficult to find substitutes from a variety of different fabric houses).

–  A pictorial overview of the pattern for ease with pattern placement.

– Lots of tips and hints to help you out along the way.


Pattern: https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/oh-canada-maple-leaf-quilt/503556

AND AS PROMISED:  we have a thread giveaway. We have two boxes Aurifil 50wt cotton thread as in the pic above. This is our Janome Limited Edition Canada 150 thread box with the colours in the Canada 150 machine logo that Tamara designed.

Want a chance to win one of these 2 thread boxes? Drop a line in the comment box below about what you would like to make with this thread…….besides Tamara’s Maple Leaf quilt , of course!


  • Shipping of the 2 thread boxes to Canadian addresses only please.
  • Only ONE entry per person during the 2 week draw period please. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
  • Entries will close at 12 midnight on Saturday 30th September. We will draw ONE winner from entries during week 1:  18-23rd September and a SECOND winner from entries during week 2: 25th – 30th September.
  • We will notify the winners in early October and make arrangements to ship the thread to the 2 lucky winners.



About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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139 Responses to Oh Canada! Maple leaf Quilt Pattern and Aurifil Canada 150 Thread box giveaway

  1. Janni Galenzoski says:

    I would like to make a Christmas quilt as a gift.


  2. Marilyn Voytechek says:

    I love love love sewing with my Janome machines, I loved sewing many Canada 150 projects this summer. I just love sewing!


  3. Connie Faust says:

    I would like to give this to my mom . she is always sharing ALL her supplies with me.


  4. Corrine Clarke says:

    I am a new owner of a janome 500e I would love a starter set of threads as I have not done much more then play with my machine trying to learn all its features❤️


  5. Darci Butcher says:

    I would love to use aurifil for all of my projects! This box has so many colours that would work for so many projects.


  6. dimiller1 says:

    Beautiful collection. I would use it for decorative stitching on a black background jacket.


  7. Bev says:

    I would love to win these colourful threads to use in a grandbabys quilt!


  8. Carole Sawchyn says:

    If I won the thread box I would make the Oh Canada! Maple Leaf Quilt! P.S I enjoyed the demonstrations you gave at Haus of Stitches last week 🙂


  9. Larain says:

    That is one beautiful quilt the pattern and the threads would make my day. It is one fantastic competition.


  10. Judy Webber says:

    I would to win the thread. Being new to quilting i would love to build my thread supply and have the variety of colors to choose from. The colours in the quilt are so beautiful.


  11. Maligne Kroeker says:

    I would love to use these threads in machine embroidery! They are beautiful colors!! Thanks for the chance.


  12. Shirley Jones says:

    If I was fortunate enough to win your thread, I would drive straight to Haus of Stitches, buy fabric to match every spool of thread and sew all kinds projects and give those projects to all of my friends and I would also make sure every person at the Haus of Stitches and one other special person received one of my projects. I would love to have that challenge. Even if I don’t win thank you for the give a way. Regards. SJ.


  13. Michele Piper says:

    I would love to win such a collection of beautiful threads! I am a new quilter with my Janome skyline 5 and would use it to quilt the neonatal quilts we make in the guild I joined!!!


  14. cherylsewing says:

    If I’m the winner, I will first just look at and admire the beautiful threads, then I’d work on creating a quilt for one of my 14 grandchildren.


  15. Ellen Lang says:

    I would love to
    Make a quilt for my grandson with this thread. I use and love Aurifil.


  16. Stephanie Buckingham says:

    I love Aurifil thread and I have three fairy tops that need to be quilted for three little girls. I will use my Janome Artistic Quilter SD to do that stitching.


  17. Thanks for the chance at the lovely box of thread. My goal is to make everyone in my family a quilt. Five down so far…..and I don’t even want to count how many are left to create😊


  18. Pauline Martin says:

    I have never used Aurifil thread, having said that – if I win I’ll put it to good use on a quilt for my granddaughter.


  19. Sonia says:

    I would love to make my grandchildren quilts for Christmas with all those beautiful threads.


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