The Quilt Store is one of many stores across Canada that are participating in the Trans-Canada Block Party by Northcott Fabrics. Each store designs a block and gives away free patterns to customers visiting the store. Northcott selected blocks from 10 stores across Canada to participate in the Viewers Choice and we are so excited that our block has made it into the top 10 of the Northcott Trans-Canada Block Party Shop Challenge!
Our block features features the silhouette of a hockey player, which many know as Canada's "unofficial" national sport. The block was inspired by one of our staff members who plays women's hockey and as soon as she suggested it, the creative juices started flowing and voila! In addition to the inspiration provided by Deb, this theme seemed to be a logical choice as hockey and ice sports have always been a huge part of our life. My husband lives and breathes hockey, having played competitively and coached in his younger days he now lives vicariously through Hockey Night in Canada!!! As a young girl I figure skated and now both my daughters figure skate and spend as much time in the arena as they do pretty much anywhere else.
The Trans-Canada Block Party has started! Join the fun by following Mrs. Bobbins & friends on their virtual tour across Canada. You can create your own tour by visiting participating shops to collect free block patterns.
You can participate in the Trans-Canada Quilt Challenge by creating a quilt using Northcott Sesquecentennial fabric with a minimum of 6 blocks from participating stores. The top 13 quilts will be featured on Northcott’s social media where consumers will vote to choose the national winner. Winners will receive a $500 cash prize and a Bernina 570QE. Click here for complete contest details
We can't wait for Mrs. Bobbins to visit The Quilt Store.
Voting for the Shop Challengeends February 28th, 2017. Vote Now