We posted last Monday about the  Oh Canada! Maple Leaf Quilt Pattern being now available + a limited time offer of another pattern  (fabric buckets) from Tamara Kate (see below). AND the Aurifil Janome Canada 150 Thread box giveaway.  

Tamara Kate of 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.

Please see the post last Monday for more information about this magnificent quilt and check out the links to the Pattern for the quilt and the limited time offer of a free fabric basket pattern when you purchase the maple leaf pattern

The colours in the thread box are based on the logo colours and quilt which tamara Kate designed.  Please see below for info on how you can enter to win one of 2 boxes of this thread. 


The Maple Leaf quilt pattern is available at Craftsy:


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:

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

As above: we have a thread giveaway for you. We have a box of Aurifil 50wt cotton thread as in the pic above. This is a limited edition Canada 150 thread box with the colours in the Canada 150 machine logo that Tamara designed as well as in her Maple leaf quilt.

Want a chance to win this thread box? Drop us a line 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 will only be done to Canadian addresses.
  • Only ONE entry per person during the 2 week draw period please. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
  • Entries will close at 12 midnight Pacific Time 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 sew, read, knit , crochet, travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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  1. Lynne Lott says:

    I have a new passion for paper piecing! The stunning colors of the fabric quilted with this beautiful thread would be nirvana!


  2. valerie baylis says:

    This wonderful thread box would accent the complete collection of frolic fabrics that I have in my stash, and would beautifully enhance the baby quilts that I will be sewing as gifts for various people this fall. Aurifil threads are fantastic to sew with!


  3. Carol Nelms says:

    I have a few applique quilts that I would like to make and this beautiful Aurifil would be a great help. Thanks for the chance to win.


  4. Connie Goman says:

    Beautiful colours. I would use them to embellish the Hudson Bay beach bag that I am embroidering for my grand daughter. I have downloaded the free Canada 150 leaf and would add her name in an arc above the leaf and the words Canada 150 in a reverse arc under the leaf. The possibilities are endless. Thank you.


  5. Charlotte Hince says:

    I would make many more bibs and recieving blankets for my moms in my Public Health practise.



    I would use the thread & pattern to make a quilt for the bed in our motorhome.


  7. Margaret Yeo says:

    I would love to win this fantastic box of thread to make some wall hangings to decorate my home.


  8. Joan Ransom says:

    I would love to win this thread box! I would use it too make mug rugs and cup cozies for my wonderful staff!


  9. linda arnholtz says:

    I would replace and add to my dwindling thread stash.I’ve heard many positive opinions about Aurufil threads so I’d like to experience sewing with them


  10. Awesome ( i have an address in Ontario LOL) Lovely design!!!


  11. Louise Charlton says:

    I would use the thread to make a quilt for my sister with fabrics from Tamara Kate!


  12. Margie Brincheski says:

    Please delete if this is a duplicate!! I would use the thread to create home decor projects form my home, my sewing space and for my granddaughter..who is really grand to me!


  13. Vera Golley says:

    I would use the thread to embellish my grand daughters in the hoop quilt. First time on making such a quilt!


  14. Bev Leischner says:

    The brilliant colours of these Aurifil threads would find there way onto several winter projects I’m planning with bright embroidery designs – likely a few of the 15000 built in designs.


  15. Jean Mary Beinemann says:

    I make hospice and at-risk baby quilts. Love Aurifil thread!


  16. Joan Keegstra says:

    This would be wonderful for the machine lace I make.


  17. Bonnie Greenwood says:

    I have decided to create a lap quilt using batiks for maple leaves and a combination of flying geese blocks to commemorate Canada’s birthday. The colours of thread would be wonderful to use with the rich colours of batik fabric.


  18. Shelley Parham says:

    I have a Depression Era baskets pattern in mind. Some of those colours would be perfect!


  19. Deb Fox says:

    The options for these threads are endless! What to chose first???


  20. I would use this thread for any quilting project, so vibrant it brings your quilt to life.


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