Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

***UPDATE*** The winner of this giveaway as chosen by Random Number Generator is comment number 322: Sandra. She said, “I have heard people talking about going to Canada. I would think that the trips planned would probably be visiting the Prince Edward Island. I know that would be where I would go. My ex-husband is French Canadian and I know that if he were to go to Canada, there is where he would go. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving all of us a chance to win the $50.00 gift card to go fabric shopping. Very generous giveaway on your part”

I have emailed Sandra. I agree… Prince Edward Island is one of the top places to see in Canada. I have been there three times and once was for my honeymoon. 🙂

*** This Giveaway is now Closed. Thank you to all who entered. ***

It’s Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day (well, Giveaway week). Yay! A much anticipated event in sewing and blogland.

If you haven’t been to my blog before – Welcome! And if you have – Welcome back! I am a Canadian Quilter, military wife and Mom to two kids (expecting my third this fall). I LOVE quilting! I can’t stop thinking about it so that is why my blog is called “Daydreams of Quilts.” I currently work full time at a Fire Hall as an administrative assistant but will be back to stay-at-home Mom at the end of June.

I thought long and hard about what my giveaway prize would be this time around. I know for myself there are some lovely bundles over at Westwood Acres that I am dying to buy. So I am giving away a $50 gift card to Westwood Acres.

Westwood Acres is my current favorite online shop. I have bought most of my fabric from this shop this year. (I am going to do a giveaway featuring a Canadian online shop soon so stay tuned to my blog for that in the next month or so.)

To win this prize please leave a comment on this post telling me something you know about Canada, your favorite fact about Canada or your favorite place to visit in Canada. This giveaway is open to everyone. The Giveaway is open from May 12 – May 16 5:00 p.m. PST.

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I normally respond to all comments that are not “no-reply blogger” but will not be able to during this very busy time. I’m sure you understand. Have fun for Giveaway Day (week) and best of luck! Go back to Sew Mama Sew to enter more giveaways!!!

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  1. Unfortunately all I know about Canada is I have relatives (distant) in Saskatuan (I know that is mispelled!) and they have wheat fields by the mile. I was up there when I was in third grade and thought it was great! And isn't the AAA team for the California Angels in Toronto?
    Found you on the Sew Mama Sew blog giveaway!

    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://www.fabricandmemories.com

  2. I love Westwood Acres too! And I'm a Canadian quilter! Well I'm a displaced Aussie, who now calls Canada home! I'm living in crazy Montreal, but I can't wait to go travel the east a little. I want to go to Fogo Island Inn as soon as I save up! Cheers for the chance 🙂

  3. I live in Norway, but my son visited Canada 3 years ago, and celebrated his 18th birthday there. He had a great time.

    jachelno at gmail dot com

  4. I hardly know anything about Canada, except that it is beautiful in pictures! I would love to get up there to visit one day. Amazing giveaway to a lovely shop, thanks!

  5. I don't know much about Canada, and I've never been there. I do know that they film lots of television shows there and that it is beautiful.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

  6. I have only been to one place in Canada, Banff National Park when I was in high school I took a summer trip with my sister & grandparents…it was GORGEOUS! Thanks for a chance to win!

  7. I love the beautiful British Columbia! Especially Vancouver Island! Well, that's kinda the only place in Canada that I've ever been in! I noticed that a lot of Canadian will say "eh?" in the end of questions 😉

  8. I'm from Canada, so it feels a bit like cheating answering anything here 😀 Well… to pick just one random fact: one of the former capitals of the NorthWest Territories was Battleford, Saskatchewan. (Which, incidentally, is where I'm from originally. And which is likely the only reason I know this – we had a History of the Battlefords class in Junior High.)

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

  9. Well, I used to know the Canadian national anthem! When I was little, we lived on a Canadian Air Force Base in Europe and I attended 2nd and 3rd grade at the school on base 🙂 My 5 year old son wears his Canadian Air Force flight suit (that used to be my little brother's) on a weekly basis, if not more. I prefer the blue to the American's olive green!

  10. Hi from a fellow Canadian. I live in Beautiful BC…and its my absolute favorite place in the world! (well..maybe i love Mexico more during the winters lol).

    I would love to visit Montreal one day…and the Maritimes 🙂

    Thank you for the very generous giveaway!

  11. I'm from Vancouver, living in Chicago now. Fun fact about Vancouver that no one here seems to know: it doesn't really snow there. :p and when it does, the whole city shuts down. People here think that all of Canada is freezing cold in the winter, lol.

  12. Thank you for such a generous giveaway, fellow Canadian! One of my favourite things about our country is our quiet patriotism — I'm sure you know what I mean:) Cheers!

  13. Hi! I've never been to Canada. However, a trip is planned to go to Niagra Falls this summer and will cross over to Canadian side during this trip. I know the Maple Leaf is important to you!! 🙂

  14. I know Canada is just north of Minnesota. My favorite places to visit are the Peace Gardens and the town of Boissevain to see the murals. Both are close to where my husband grew up in Bottineau, North Dakota.

  15. I was fortunate enough to travel through Canada when I was in high school. I have vague memories of the beauty, the signs being metric and some people speaking French, which I thought was super cool!

  16. When I was in high school I had a crazy obsession with Canada because I like hockey. Oh, to be a kid… but I'm really excited to be heading to Vancouver for vacation next week! I could spend DAYS in Stanley Park!

  17. maple syrup … you just have to love pancakes with maple syrup …something not so obvious – there was a huge struggle getting a new Canadian Librarian/Archivist, last thing I knwo they were unhappy about the appointed person not having any subject matter related education or experience …

  18. I knw virtually nothing about Canada except what my BIL has told me. I know that the Canadian military, including my BIL, won a Nobel Peace Prize for their peacekeeping actions in Sarajevo.

  19. I've never been to Canada, really all of my Canadian knowledge comes from a work friend who is Canadian. I want to go to Banff sometime, but haven't made it there.

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. Wow, what a lovely giveaway. They have some great bundles at Westwood acres 🙂 Umm, I've never been to Canada, but I have some some gorgeous photos of the mtns/forests there. Just lovely. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  21. My husband and I were fortunate to do a New England Fall cruise which stopped at three ports in Canada. It was beautiful. We have a favorite memory of pulling away from port on a foggy afternoon with a lone bagpiper who played until we were out of sight. He was freezing cold and it was a haunting and wonderful experience! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Victoria has my heart! My husband and I spent many weekends wandering around when we lived in Port Townsend, WA. . .it was a favorite little getaway for us! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  23. I've only been to Whistler, but I'd love to see more of Canada — Montreal, Nova Scotia, Alberta. Whe I was travellling in Europe many, many years ago, I met a few Canadians who were among the nicest people I have ever met.

  24. Greetings from Winnipeg. I actually hold a Canadian Studies degree… ack! I know so much about Canada! So we could be here forever talking about all the fun facts I have nestled in my noggin. But instead I'll just cop out and tell you where I grew up – Lethbridge Alberta. Random facts about complete strangers on the Internet…. yay lucky you!

  25. I have a dear friend in Canada (Ontario) who keeps telling me how cooooold the winters are. And if I ever had the chance to visit Canada, then it would be the Niagara falls 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. We live fairly close to Canada, and are even closer to the border when visiting relatives in Bellingham. We like to hop over the border to White Rock, BC. A Pacific ocean beach town!

  27. I honeymooned in Quebec City and visited Montreal many times while growing up. Being from New England, I try to only buy VT or NH maple syrup though.

  28. I've never been to Canada but I always think it must be similar to my own country (Belgium), we also have two languages, one of them is French also…thanks for the giveaway, Westwoodacres is one of my own favourite shops as well!

  29. I love Canada who is a neighbor to us living in Michingan! I love to visit and Montreal is one of my favorite places! thank you!

  30. I visited Quebec a few years ago for work and look forward to visiting again on holidays sometime son and getting more time to really explore and sightsee.

  31. I don't know too much about canada….my favorite author lives there, Canada is considered nationally bilingual (french and english, although I think it's limited to a geographical area…). Um, I know the crime is really low per capita, and it seems to have a great healthcare system. I think that's all I got. O.o

    tinaotherworld (at) yahoo (dot) com

  32. One of my best friends from college was from Canada! When she got married I got to see Manitoba at Christmas time. I think I lived in my wool coat. Good memories for sure!

  33. we were talking about Canada the other day at the dinner table and my youngest (8) pipes up, "I know a fact about Canada! …. It starts with C!"
    I've only been to a few parts and loved it. I think the Native Canadian exhibits have been my favorite because of the differences from teh ones in the SW of USA

  34. When I was a teenager my family, went on a road trip that included canada. Of course due to my age at the time I esp remember the handsome mounties;)

  35. Whenever someone comments on my last name….Lanouette….I tell them it is French Canadian. My husbands family is from Canada. It is so much fun listening to people trying to pronounce it.

  36. I know this about Canada: An awesome lady (you) lives there and you just introduced me to the wonderfulness that is Westwood Acres!!! Wow, what an awesome site. I am new to sewing and quilting and am still finding awesome things like Westwood thanks to wonderful people like you!
    amy.forkner(at)gmail(dot)

  37. I've only been to Canada once. I travelled all the way from Scotland and the first shop I went into the lady that worked there was from my Mum's small town in Scotland! Oh, and I got a guy playing bagpipes to play Flower of Scotland for me 🙂

  38. How can I pick just one fact when I'm Canadian? I've lived in BC, Alberta, Ontario, and NS. I've been in every province except NFLD but no territories. 8(

  39. I grew up about 60 miles south of the Canadian border in Idaho and I always loved heading north and visiting Ainsworth hot springs when I was a kid.

  40. I know that lot of people have major misconceptions about Canada (whats all aboot the cold, Eh?) which I mostly blame on television and movies even though soo many of them are filmed here 🙂

  41. I know that several years ago, we spent 2 weeks traveling through the Canadian Rockies with friends, and we all agreed that is was the most beautiful vacation we ever had. Hope we will be able to do it again some time.

  42. So many great things I can say about Canada…like the fact that it's home to Anne of Green Gables and the Yarn Harlot! When my now husband and I were dating, we did a 2-week road trip/camping trip through British Columbia and Alberta, visiting four different Canadian national parks, and I think that still ranks as my favorite vacation ever – friendly people and unbeatable scenic beauty. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I have a favorite memory of Canada…we crossed from Detroit to Windsor and I was so excited when we stopped(or at least slowed down) when the front of the car was in Canada and the back was in the USA. OK, not that exciting but I was a little kid and the memory has hung on!!!!!

  44. Hmmm. I think my favorite thing about Canada is my uncle and cousins in Toronto. I don't get to go often but remember it to be beautiful.
    Thanks for the chance.

  45. The only place I have visited in Canada is Montreal and it's been a long while so it is time to go back.. Also, one of my favorite stories of all time, Anne of Green Gables, takes place in Canada so I've always wanted to visit PEI.
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

  46. My favorite place to go in Canada is to my mother-in-law's house! I love her dearly. I am glad she lives just 2.5 hours away – depending on the border! – we share the love of quilting!

  47. I have never been to Canada, but hope to get there some day! So unfortunately I do not know anything other than the beauty I have seen in photos. Thank you for the chance to win an awesome gift certificate.

    Tami
    tamiquilts at att dot net

  48. I used to live in Canada when I was little and I remember how to count to five in French lol oh and that there are 7 provinces but I can only name 6 of them darnnit!

  49. We used to live in Detroit so we would visit Toronto quite often. I would like to visit Montreal and BC someday though. Congrats on your third and having the opportunity to be a stay at home momma. My hubby is military and I am a stay at home momma to a little girl that just turned two and a baby boy that just turned 10 months!

  50. I have not visited Canada in a very long time. We used to go through the tunnel from Detroit to Windsor to visit my grandfather. I did take a short trip into Montreal with my husband when we were newly married. Would love to visit again sometime.

  51. I visited Vancouver quite a few years ago and would love to go there again someday – it's beautiful up there! Thanks so much for the chance at your very generous giveaway!

  52. Being that I'm Canadian I could probably give you lots of random facts about Canada 🙂 My favorite spot to visit away from home(PEI) is Montreal!

    ellascottage at inspired-design dot ca

  53. I have been to Ontario and rode a camel at the zoo, loved that! Canada is beautiful and clean. Thanks for your tutorials. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  54. Hello! I live in Gatineau, Quebec, just across the river from Ottawa 😉 I was raised in Montreal and I travelled here and there in Quebec and Ontario. I have visited Canmore, but I still have lots to see! I would be happy visiting any place that is new to me, if I have to make a choice I would say the Maritimes because my boyfriend's bother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew (expected in June!) live in Nova Scotia. We don't get to see them very often and it would be nice to go and visit.

  55. I am a new follower and I am glad to have discovered this blog via the giveaway week. I am always looking for new ideas and also for Canadian sources online which will make it easier to purchase fabrics and notions. I am following through bloglovin' but also through the other social media to keep myself updated with posts.

  56. I know that the campers that have been coming to me from Canada are wonderful people. Plus I receive at least a years worth of wonderful syrup from many of them!!!

  57. When I was a little girl, I almost made it into Canada, but for some reason I don't remember, we couldn't get on the ferry from Maine to Nova Scotia :(.

  58. I've only been in Canada one time, driving down the AL-Can highway from Alaska. We stopped at Lake Louise, which was beautiful. And I enjoy watching Canadian football – the different rules make it fun. Thanks.

  59. I grew up 10 minutes from the Canadian border, south of Vancouver, so I know a pretty good amount about Canada. 🙂 One thing I know is that I had a lot of fun in Canada as a kid – at the waterslides, the wave pool, the zoo, and more!

  60. Hi

    I live in Australia but when my siblings and I were growing up our favourite TV show was Degrassi Junior High (Canadian), my sister was in love with Snake.

    Bec

  61. Ay?!?!?! =) Anyway, I have lots of Canadian friends…you like ice-hockey and you have a maple leaf on your red and white flag. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  62. Thank you for the opportunity! I don't know much about Canada and have never been there, but you all have a reputation for being very friendly. Some day, I hope to visit.

  63. Things I know about Canada: poutine, hockey, mounties, French. Really, I don't know much about Canada other than what I've seen on TV! I would LOVE to visit someday, though!

  64. I have heard people talking about going to Canada. I would think that the trips planned would probably be visiting the Prince Edward Island. I know that would be where I would go. My ex-husband is French Canadian and I know that if he were to go to Canada, there is where he would go. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving all of us a chance to win the $50.00 gift card to go fabric shopping. Very generous giveaway on your part.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  65. Let's see . . . I've only ever been to Victoria B.C., and loved it. My niece has a boyfriend in Canada. My aunt vacations in Montreal frequently, and I plan on visiting her there someday. How's that?

  66. Okay, so you're gonna totally laugh at my answer, but one thing I like about Canada is that my current favorite show (The Murdoch Mysteries) is based there. I know, lame. But I "do" love the show 🙂

  67. I don't know a ton about Canadians, but that they're very friendly people, and Canadian quilters are the absolute best. We had International Days at guild Saturday, and I sat with a table full of Canadian quilters.

  68. My favourite place in Canada is my home in Victoria BC. I can't think of anyplace I'd rather be. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway.

  69. My mom was born in Canada! She came to the US when she was 12 and lived here illegally for a year. I can't remember the details any longer but I wrote a paper in high school about the experience and got an A!

  70. I know lots about Canada 🙂 I have lived here all my life. And I have travelled from St. John's (the easternmost point in Canada) to Beaver Creek, Yukon (the westernmost point of Canada). I haven't been to Nunavut or Labrador.

  71. Canada like Australia is a member of the Commonwealth
    although you have managed to cut a few of the apron strings. Also 3 of my best friends are from Canada.

    sewsuzie at live dot com dot au

  72. Two very dear friends of mine moved back to Canada yesterday so they are my favourite thing about Canada! And one day it would be nice to visit them in Vancouver!

  73. I would love to visit Canada & Vancouver would be at the top of my list. I know that the harbour in Vancouver is exceptionally beautiful. I know that Canada has universal health care & that it is part of the Commonwealth. That's it for random facts about Canada. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  74. Some of my best friends are from canada! Therfore I know that canadians are lovely people. Also, I am addicted to good, canadian maple syrup!
    Love westwood acres and would love to win this!

  75. Thank you for the chance to win!
    I don't have a favourite place to visit in Canada yet, but I'd love to find one when I visit, because it would be lovely to travel there!

  76. I don't know much about Canada, as I live in England and can't travel that far. But my absolute favorite thing about Canada is maple syrup. My mum always had a bottle hidden in the back of the cupboard, and my sister and I were banned from touching the bottle. I am now an addict myself.

  77. I'm getting married in Alberta in September and we are currently putting in our application to emigrate there 🙂 That's a fact about me, does that count?

  78. Westwood is a lovely shop. I just remember there are lots of elks and bears coming to the towns. Unfortunately I have never been there but I would love to visit Vancouver.

  79. I am french Canadian and Canada is such a great country and, have the best maple syrup and, we prefer crepes than pancakes…:) If you come to Quebec…skipped Montreal and head straight for Quebec City, you must see it, sorry Montreal…you are too crazy.:) I have traveled a bit and I really think Canadians are healthier and are more active. The Maritimes are a great place to visit also.:)

  80. I think BC is the prettiest place I've visited. DH and I are going back this summer. I love Westwood and think your giveaway prize is the best ever. Thanks.

  81. My late grandmother had a life long pen friend Amber, who lived in Canada (she passed away this year). My mum and Amber's Daughter became penfriends. Sadly Aunty Berna doesn't have any children for me to become pen friends with but she has a niece who I would love to visit in Canada and get to know and maybe we could be the 3rd Generation of Family Pen friends.

  82. Thanks for the chance to win! I like Westwood Acres too. I visited Calgary and Lake Louise many years ago, in midwinter. It was awesomely, hauntingly beautiful. Thanks again! I like your quilts!

  83. I've never been to Canada and really don't know much about it, but I have gotten several Canadian coins mixed in with my change over the years! Thanks for the giveaway! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

  84. I saw the largest raccoon I've ever seen in my life … in Canada. You'd think it was out in the wild, but no, it was eating out of a twinkie wrapper in the middle of Montreal!

  85. I have visited Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Quebec, and some other smaller cities. Everyone was friendly and I enjoyed my visits. I would love to visit Vancouver and BC in general. I hear it is gorgeous there.

  86. My grandparents were French Canadians. Fun fact about Canada is the presence of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. I live in beautiful Southwestern Ontario. Near the shores of Lake Erie. Come and visit the lovely town of Port Dover. Just don't do it on a Friday the 13th, as it's all bikers and their bikes then. Thanks for the chance to win.

  88. living in washington, i visited canada often with my family growing up. some of my favorite memories are our boat trips to victoria & sidney (and sidney spit) and the one time we made it up further on the coast of vancouver island.
    very, very fond memores!

  89. We subscribe to hulu plus and are currently watching a Canadian drama called Intelligence. We are finding it fun to watch shows from different countries as a way of learning about how people live there.

  90. Hmmm. I don't know much about Canada (yikes, that's embarrassing). Niagara Falls? Oh, Sarah Richardson, I love her so much. Toronto Blue Jays! Oh, my husband went to a wee little island near Vancouver and said it was the loveliest place he had ever been. Thank you!

  91. Years ago when I was first married we lived in Buffalo, New York and used to go to the Buffalo Sabres hockey games. Canada is good at hockey!!! Haha! Used to go up to Toronto and summers vacationed in Algonquin Provincial Park!

  92. Hi I am a fellow Canadian and very proud of it – our country is the most beautiful in the world and I am not just saying to gain favour!! I live on Vancouver Island in the fabulous province of British COlumbia where wherever you look there is stunning natural beauty – mountains trees and water in the form of lakes, sea, rivers and glaciers. I have lived in San Francisco – beautiful, and I have lived in England – beautiful, and I have lived in Ottawa – beautiful city, BUT by far British Columbia is the most beautiful place I have ever lived and will not be leaving.
    Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric.
    Pauline

    perry94022athotmaildotcom

  93. When I was in school in Michigan we used to go South to Canada for some wonderful dinners in Windsor. But I think Niagra on the Lake and Campobello Island are a toss up for my favorite places.

  94. Well this always makes me happy to visit Canada. The quarter pounders at McDonald's tastes a bit more like sausage for some reason. I try to get one every time I'm over the border because I find it so mystifying!

  95. I grew up in North New Jersey so Niagara Falls was the only part of Canada that I have been to. Then I moved to Alaska and Canada was right across the border again 🙂

  96. We visited Montreal a few years back and loved our time there. People are so kind and food was so memorable that we long to return there soon. Thank you very much for offering this very generous giveaway.

  97. I've only been to Canada a couple of times. The Niagra Falls are great of course. Climbed up that tall tower in Toronto too – don't like heights much! Thanks!

  98. I work for a company that has a few retail stores in Canada. It is interesting calling the Quebec store and listening to a French greeting (and trying to interpret the French on the Electronic Journal records), me speaking in English, and the manager coming on also speaking English. They are a fun group to work with.

    crystoll at aol dot com

  99. OH, I was blessed enough to live in TO, ON for almost a year! I love TO, because so many people walk to so many places, and there is such awesome mass transit for the really long distances! 🙂

  100. Canada is near and dear to my heart. I grew up in Washington state and vacationed many times in CA. My sister married a canadian and lives in Salmon Arms, BC. thanks, kathy

  101. I visited Butchart Gardens on Victoria Island when I was young, and fell in love with the enchanting grounds there. I would love to go back someday!

  102. I went to this awesome fudge shop in Niagra Falls (like 10 years ago, not sure if it's even still there). That's my favorite place in Canada 😉

  103. When i was younger i used to live near the border to bc and my friends and i would go there all the time for mcdonalds and trail. We were from a podunk town so it was a big deal for us.

  104. My family went to Canada when I was just 8 to visit Niagara Falls, which was wonderful, however the thing I remember the most is the pizza we ate. When it came out to the table it was as big as the table, we had no idea it was going to be so huge! I will never forget that as long as I live. Thanks for the chance to win!

  105. What I love about Canada is the fall colours, first snow, hot summer days, Canada Day fireworks, Sunday brunch (England is not good at this!), and I could go on. Basically it is everything I miss about Canada too. Over 12 years since I've been home! Thanks for the chance to win.

  106. I have only ever been to Quebec City in Canada but I loved it! I was surprised that there are so many people living there who only speak French and not English!

  107. I have cousins that live in Montreal and I love to visit there. It is such a pretty city, especially the older section. Thanks for the chance to win.

  108. My first trip to Canada was as a child with my family and the only places we went was McDonald's and K-mart! We have those in the states! I haven't let them live this down. They aren't the adventurous type. 😉 Someday I'll come back to explore.

  109. Born and raised in Utah, but got married and then moved to Fort McMurray, AB in October. I've never known such cold! But I LOVE Waterton. It's beautiful!

  110. My fact: the West Edmonton Mall houses the worlds largest indoor amusement park! I've been wanting to go visit there for almost 14 years, I think I'll have to convince my husband it's about time.

  111. one thing i know about canada: a lot of coffeeshops put maple syrup in their drinks just because. that was a very big surprise for me the first time it happened.