I’m so excited to be hosting my first blog tour! I started planning this in my head over a year ago (just ask Deb) and finally decided to put things into action a few months ago.
There are 10 Canadian pattern designers taking part in the tour and 29 bloggers.
(The schedule is posted below.)
Together the designers have a diverse range of patterns: from girls and boys to women and men’s and even purses and pouches. But the designers all have one thing in common: they all live in Canada!
I will be sharing interviews with the designers and 3-4 bloggers will be showcasing a different (for the most part) pattern from each designer. I hope that you will enjoy reading a little about what inspires each designer and about their background. You will also learn a little about their corner of Canada. Some of the designers will be having a sale and offering special discount codes during the tour so you’ll want to make sure check that out as well! (Info on possible discounts will be given during the tour at the end of each interview post).
Prizes are sponsored by the designers themselves and by the following awesome shops:
The interviews are posted on the first day of each mini tour, the bloggers are listed in the order of the date they post. As you will notice there is some overlap with the dates in the last two weeks.
June 1 – 3
June 1st: Gracious Threads – Interview
Creative Bug – The Wholesome Mama – stitched by crystal
June 4 – 6
June 4th: Jalie – Interview
Shaffer Sisters – Call Ajaire – hibbadoray
June 8 – 10
June 8th: Thread Theory – Interview
Handmade Boy – Rebel & Malice – Sew Out of Control
June 11 – 13
June 11th: Audrey & Tiffany – Interview
All Things Katy! – Not Sew Fast – Conversas de Hermana
June 15 – 17
June 15th: E+M Patterns – Interview
From-a-Box – Made by Sara – Climbing the Willow
June 17 – 19
June 17th: Victory Patterns – Interview
Swoodson Says – Thread Riding Hood – Sprouting JubeJube
June 18 – 20
June 18th: FABulous Home Sewn – Interview
Create3.5 – Calm and Carrion – Stitches by Laura
June 22 – 24
June 22nd: Filles a Maman – Interview
Pattern Revolution – PhatQuarters – sewstarly – House of Estrela
June 24 – 26
June 24th: Closet Case Files – Interview
gloria june – Rebel & Malice – Sew Far North
June 25 – 27
June 25th: Elegance & Elephants – Interview
Sprouting JubeJube – AmandaRose – Mae & K
June 29 – 30
Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up post
Last day to enter Giveaways and Final Round up Post!
Yesterday I posted an interview with L’Oiseau Fabrics, one of the prize sponsors. You can read that here. And on May 31st I will also be sharing some info on the other prize sponsors.
So what’s in it for you? Well, not only will you get to learn a little more about some of your favourite designers and take advantage of some sweet sales, there will also be some fun giveaways! For the three days of each designer’s mini tour there will be a small giveaway from that designer. Prize info and the Rafflecopter to enter each designer’s giveaway will be found in the interview posts. So that’s 10 prizes right there that you have a chance to win! But, you could also enter to win the Grand Prize and the Second Prize!!
The Grand Prize: The Sew Along!
Have you recently sewn an item made from a pattern from one of the designers featured during the tour? If so you’re eligible to win the Grand Prize. You have until Canada Day (July 1st, 2015) at 11:59pm EDT to sew up and link an item you’ve made. Any item made after April 1st, 2015 can be entered. (For terms of the giveaway go to the bottom of the post). Prize details can be found near the end of the post. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.
Link up your makes here starting on Monday! Read on a below to find out how to enter to win the Second Prize.
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Second Prize: Simply enter through the Rafflecopter giveaway that is linked below! Easy peasy! This giveaway opens on June 1st, 2015 at 12am EDT and closes July 2nd, 2015 at 12am EDT. Increase your chances of winning by doing all the options!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Grand Prize: Retail Value *$327 (approximately; depends on patterns chosen by winner and conversion rate)
Includes: Secret Garden and Holly PDF patterns by Audrey & Tiffany; 2 PDF patterns of choice from Closet Case Files; 1 PDF pattern of choice from E&E Patterns; 2 PDF patterns of choice from E+M Patterns; 2 PDF patterns of choice from FABulous Home Sewn; 1 PDF pattern of choice from Filles a Maman; 1 PDF pattern of choice from Gracious Threads; 3 PDF patterns of choice from Jalie; The Parkland Wardrobe Builder tissue patterns (3 patterns) from Thread Theory; 3 PDF patterns of choice from Victory Patterns; 35$ e-gift card from Simplifi Fabrics; $50 e-gift card from L’Oiseau Fabrics; 1 PDF pattern of choice from Serger Pepper.
Second Prize: Retail Value *$97 (approximately; depends on pattern chosen by winner and conversion rate)
Includes: $25 e-gift card from Simplifi Fabrics; $25 e-gift card from L’Oiseau Fabrics; $25** e-gift card to Amazon.ca; 1 PDF pattern of choice from Serger Pepper
Third Prizes (10): Retail Value varies depending on designer. Full prize details will be posted at the end of each interview post.
*all dollar values are in CAD.
**If you prefer a gift card through Amazon.com it will be purchased using the exchange rate posted on XE.com on July 1st, 2015 ($25 CAD is approx $20 USD at the time of this writing).
Please read the terms of the giveaway:
1. Make sure you use a valid email address that you have access to, in order to enter the giveaways. I will contact the winner(s) by email to confirm their email and the winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond. If I have not a had a response from the winner(s) in that time frame, another name will be chosen.
2. The Grand Prize and Second Prize includes one physical product. In order to receive the prize you will need to confirm your address with the sponsor (Thread Theory) before they can ship the product. Please allow 2-4 weeks in order to receive this item. All other items in the package are digital files and will be sent digitally.
3. The giveaways are open internationally. (Thread Theory will ship anywhere in the world). Void where prohibited by local laws.
4. Winners names (first name with initial of last name only) will be posted on the blog on the Sunday following the end of the giveaways. I will include the link here when the first winner is announced.
5. Winner of the Sew Along will be chosen using Random.org. The other giveaways will be chosen through the Rafflecopter app. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries received.
See you on Monday when we meet up with Jess of Gracious Threads!
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4 thoughts on “Canadian Pattern Designer Blog Tour Schedule and GIVEAWAY details”
What a fabulous idea! I just came over from Stitched by Crystal and am definitely going to follow the tour. Some of the designers are new to me, other’s I know well and love. So, a perfect mix. Just missing Petit a Petit Patterns…
There are a lot that I don’t have on this tour, but it was getting too big for me to handle on my own so I had to stop contacting people at some point, lol. Hopefully I can have her take part next year!