9.10.08

Lovely Talent

Let me introduce you all to a very talented quilter, Cathy Keevill of Black Bear quilting. Cathy has been invaluable in making this quilt giveaway happen. I designed and made the quilt and she quilted it on her Long arm quilter. I know a few quilters that would love to have someone local. Good news Cathy is in the heart of south Calgary and does personal drop offs. What if you're not local, even better news, you can still use Cathy's talent, she does mail order! it just doesn't get more convenient then that! 

Cathy is able to do consults, and she prices from quilt to quilt with a base standard cost. I was able to compile my vision with her skill (20 years of quilting) to make a beautiful quilt! quilting is truly Cathy's passion. She does quilting for charity through piecemaker quilts guild, and victoria's quilts. in addition to her own quilts, gifts and sale. She works and instructs at My Sewing Room, and has long arm quilted over 400 quilts! Hats of to you Cathy!

Cathy also designs patterns! Does the talent ever end! Her pattern company is Pine Freckle Forest. Cathy has over 12 patterns. I have personally made the 'Neapolitan' and it turned out as yummy as it sounds!

Cathy can be reached at blackbearquilting@shaw.ca for any quilting inquiries. Or at pinefreckleforest@shaw.ca for any piecing or pattern questions. 

106 comments:

mumovearls said...

I want to see a close up of the pattern she quilted!-nena

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

How exciting! Thanks for the great post about her, I'll mention her to all of my friends looking for long arm quilting. I'm checking out those patterns too!

Jami said...

Beautiful quilt! Give aways are so nice!!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

This is great! I love to see all the people who make the quilt! My across the street neighbor is also a long-arm quilter...I could definitely use her if I am a runner up winner and get a pattern!

meredith said...

I found your blog from Dana's at Old Red Barn Co...Count me in for 11 entries! This is BEAUTIFUL!

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

I've posted about the giveaway, added a link to it also and now I'm leaving a comment, so I guess that 11 entries! Hurray! I'm so excited for this giveaway. That quilt is absolutely beautiful. You are very gracious...

Netter said...

It's lovely! Some day, I hope to be able to make quilts as lovely as yours. I've just started learing and I'm starting out small with a couple dolly quilts for my Niece and my parents neighbor girl in Nebraska. I bought them both dolly beds for Christmas so I knew I had to make a quilt and crochet throw for each little bed.
Please count me in for 11 entries as well. I'm passing the word on right now. I'm so glad that I happened upon you site today.

Guute said...

What a beauty! I'm a quilter from Belgium and just saw the give away on your blog. Congratulations with your quilt.

craftydiane said...

Would love to win this quilt! It's beautiful!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Christa said...

What a beautiful quilt, I love the pattern. I can picture this in pinks & purples in my daughters bedroom. I really like the raw edges too, just wonderful inspiration.

Angie said...

Hi! Here from Old Red Barn Co.
What a wonderful quilt, and you disigned it!?! I'm seriously impressed and would LOVE to win it!! The proof is on my blog @ http://angiepie30.blogspot.com


~angie~

Mechelle said...

HI, Adventure girl sent me over. Beautiful work! M

Debi said...

What a darling quilt. I would love to enter your giveaway.

gin said...

Beautiful quilt and such a fantastic give away. Count me in please.

Janis said...

Beautiful quilt!!! I found your
Blog from Nan at Pots and Pins.
Oh I would love to win this lovely
and generous giveaway!

Living on the Spit said...

I definitely want to win this quilt!!! It is simply exquisite!! I am posting your banner in my side bar!!

Thanks for a great giveway and I Will definitely be back for a visit.

Marlene

Beth said...

What a beautiful fall quilt!

D said...

so amazing! I posted on my blog and put your photo link in my sidebar. I am half-Canadian. :) We discuss someday moving to B.C. My Mom's family is all from Alberta though. It's gorgeous up there.

GIGI said...

I will need 11 entries also, go to my blog a little later (after work, shhhhh) and see why I NEED to win this lovely quilt.

Pat said...

i love give aways...i've never won before, but there's always a first. the quilt is beautiful..

kamewh said...

What a pretty quilt!! I love the colors!

King family said...

Love, love, love the give a ways. Gheesh, they inspire me, they lift my spirits. your quilt is extraordinary. Love it. I found your blog while visiting Old Red Barn Co. These give a ways create a wonderful excitement.
I'M EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will post on my blog:http://www.gabbys-portfolio.blogspot.com

Julie said...

I would so LOVE to win this quilt--how generous is that? I love it!! julie

Anonymous said...

Hi I found your blog from Pots and Pins blog. I love the quilt and you are adorable I will have to subscribe to your blog. Thank you for the chance to win.

Debbie/Phoenix AZ

Anonymous said...

Hi I found your blog from Pots and Pins blog. I love the quilt and you are adorable I will have to subscribe to your blog. Thank you for the chance to win.

Debbie/Phoenix AZ

Charmaine said...

Congratulations on your first giveaway! It is a gorgeous quilt! I've been looking for a quilt use in my reading room! (Crossing my fingers and hoping!)

Julie said...

I love the colors in your quilt you can count me in and I also posted your link in my side bar so count me in six times so far

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh please oh please pick my name!! Laurie

Micki said...

The quilt is gorgeous and I hope I win it. I love applique, and always do something in applique every once in a while. It is a wonderful giveaway!
Please come to my blog...I will have your banner posted and tell about your giveaway.
Micki
In Ireland

Anonymous said...

The quilt is absolutely goregous! You should be so proud of yourself! Thank you for the chance to win!!

arbrashears(at)msn(dot)com

corina said...

I can not belive this is true, such a generouse giveaway!

Baba said...

This quilt is so beautiful, please enter me. I would love to win. It would be perfect for our Colorado winters. Thanks!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous! Love the quilt!

shauna said...

I found your blog from Dana's at Old Red Barn Co. So glad that I did because I love your quilt and it will be fun to follow your blog.

Chelle said...

Wow, this is a give-away that tops all the others I have ever seen. Such an amazing, gorgeous quilt!

tami said...

So pretty. I have only made one quilt, in high school home ec in the 70s...so I would LoVe to be the owner of your beautiful quilt.
Thanks for letting me enter.

maggie said...

I would be so excited to win this lovely quilt or the pattern. But I'd rather win the quilt cause that way I get the quilt right away.

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MC said...

Great quilt! I hope I win it!

One Crowded House said...

Please enter me!!! Quilts are one of my most favorite things in the entire world :)
onecrowdedhouse@gmail.com

John and Sherri said...

It is beautiful- you are very talented!

jenny said...

wow how pretty and i take the button and your link down and put it on my site page.

Cindy said...

What a hugely generous thing to do. Quilts are a lot of work and this one is beautiful. I think the ragged edge is totally appropriate for that design! Pick me!

Kathy's Korner said...

OH my how gorgeous!!

It is just what my already missing spring and summer needs to endure the cold MN winter coming my way directly.

Megan said...

Love the quilt - what a fun giveaway.

Linda said...

I just finished my first quilt. I loved doing it, and I love your original design. Please enter me.

ForKeeps said...

So Pretty! I love this!
www.forkeeps.etsy.com

The Millette Family said...

Love the colors! you are very talented. Thanks for the chance to win!

Char said...

OMG!!!...I couldn't believe my eyes when they said you were giving away an actual quilt!...PLEASE ENTER ME!...I have always wanted a quilt and still never bought one yet...only because I can not find any that are hand made and not machine made...that I can afford without ransoming my children for them!!!....I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS!

Sarah and Tim said...

Oh, Oh, Pick me, Pick me.... =)

I will also post the side bar thingy on my blog, so check it out....

timsaraholson.blogspot.com

aubrie said...

gorgeous, i want it!

Preston said...

51 comments before me but I WANT THAT QUILT ANYWAY!!! It's beautiful and very generous of you.

Silverthimble said...

Please include me in your draw. I just discovered your blog by finding a link on someone else's site. Gorgeous.

Gatnnos said...

WOW!!! I think that is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! I would really like to win it!! I am posting the side banner and the link AND!!! I am going to advertise for you on my playgroups sites. (There are 5 of them reaching hundreds of moms each day!) - Does that get me any extra entries???

Lauren said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful and perfect for the fall.. I just saw a post on my friend's blog and was drawn right in!

Bethany Patton said...

My friend posted a link to your blog. She really loves this quilt (it reminds her of her granny). I too think this quilt is gorgeous and I hope to win it for her.

quiltmom said...

WHAT A LOVELY PATTERN...It is so pretty - the flowers are happy and cheery. If I figure out how to put the link on my blog I will add your giveaway to it.
I discovered your blog through my friend Marc at daisy Jane.
I am a fellow Canadian and new to blogging though not new to reading blogs.
I have been a lucky girl lately- perhaps my streak will continue- but if not I think the winner will indeed by very lucky.
Regards,
Anna

quiltmom said...

WHAT A LOVELY PATTERN...It is so pretty - the flowers are happy and cheery. If I figure out how to put the link on my blog I will add your giveaway to it.
I discovered your blog through my friend Marc at daisy Jane.
I am a fellow Canadian and new to blogging though not new to reading blogs.
I have been a lucky girl lately- perhaps my streak will continue- but if not I think the winner will indeed by very lucky.
Regards,
Anna

Carolyn said...

Wow! What a talent you are. I just finished making my very first quilt and i know just how much work goes into them. You muat be a very sweet person to be willing to give this beaut away to a stranger. Thanks! carolyn

Mandy said...

Love the quilt. it is beautiful.

Amy said...

I really need to win this. REALLY. It is happy and stunning all at the same time!

Robyn said...

Ok Lizzy you've convinced me to play!! :o)
Your quilt is lovely!!
I'm off now to put your thingys on my blog :o)
Have a groovy day.
BTW, we Aussies love you Canadians as well...lol
Have fun with your giveaway!!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Oh, lovely quilt! Enter me please. Thanks! :)

Margaret said...

That is a very generous offer, Please add my name also. Lovely ,lovely design.

Kai said...

OMG! What a beautiful & HAPPY quilt! I just saw the post on Dolly's blog today and I am going to put your quilt on my sidebar in a sec! I DOOOOOO ant to be entered into the drawing, PLEASE!

Janet said...

man, that is one gorgeous quilt! LOVE the colors and design!

Baby Tai said...

You are very talented. I am amazed! Love it.

Debbie said...

this is a beautiful quilt!!!

annette said...

That is one pretty Quilt, i hope i win.

Shari said...

I love the picture of it in the white chair, great photo skills too

Anonymous said...

Me..Me...pick me...PLEASE!!
Guess that is why I can myself MIMI...LOL never thought of that before...
I don't have my own blogspot.(dull-life) so this is my one and only chance so hope to make it a good one...LOL
MIMI 4 LEBELLNEMMIE

Soukies said...

Oh my goodness! Your quilt is absolutely stunning! I would love to win the quilt and will post on my blog!

Lynn

Jody said...

Beautiful quilt! I've just recently gotten into sewing my self. Just browsing around looking for inspiration. Something led me to your wonderful blog. Thanks! Is this your own pattern?

GailSC said...

WOW this is simply beautiful, I am a new quilter and just love the beauty of it. I never win anything, but maybe this will be a change for me!!! FINGERS CROSSED

brown robin said...

You are sooo talented and sooo generous! I know how much time this quilt took you to make. I would love to try raw edge applique on a quilt of mine sometime. I love your use of yellows, whites, and browns... and I love, love, love flowers!

Vanessa said...

You're very talented. Love the quilt, and I 'll keep mu fingers crossed!

Laurie said...

Oh my heavens to Betsy! This quilt is just beautiful! I cannot even believe that you would offer such a fantastic prize to win. I love, love, love the pattern and colors that you used. If you pick me, I will do tumble-saults in my front yard during peak traffic time - I may even send you a video (which may be a little scary!) But really, you will be so blessed for sharing your talent in such a generous way! Thank you for this chance to win!! Not many people visit my blog yet- I've put my business on hold to enjoy my family right now - but I will add your sidebar picture and add a post about the giveaway to earn as many chances as I can!! Take care :)
Hugs,
Laurie

Kate said...

WOW!!! I am a longtime quilter and love to give quilts to family and friends.

We (four quilters in the family) just had a weekend retreat where we made a nine patch variation that also featured awesome family pictures as small 5" blocks scattered throughout the pattern.

We made it to live at the family weekend retreat house, for snuggling under on the couch.

love your quilt and pattern. Will it be available for sale after the give-a-way!

Cindy said...

Such great colors! Very exciting and generous!

cimpaj@comanchetx.com said...

The quilt is beautiful! I would love to be entered in the contest!

ddphotography said...

so so so beautiful! wow i love it!!

ddphotography said...

oh and i used the banner on my blog side bar too!

Brenda said...

This could be my lucky day! Woo_HOO! Please enter me for your beautiful quilt drawing....I came from a link....on someone's blog. =)

peacockfairy said...

It is so gorgeous! I love it!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Oh My!!! I became so giddy when I saw this giveaway for a quilt, especially because I am a quilt lover. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I hope that calculator picks me!!! LOL hugs, Ellen

p.s. Love your blog. Stop by some time. I am also having a giveaway, "GO PINK~Breast Cancer Awareness." One of three prizes is one of my handmade pin cushion.

peacockfairy said...

So gorgeous! I love it! How generous of you!

Katie said...

Yummy quilt!!

Jenn Godwin said...

I love it!!!

I WOULD GATHER CHILDREN said...

This is the cutest quilt I have ever seen! Just beautiful! I have never, ever learned how to quilt. This might just motivate me...or pay someone else to do if for me!! LOL!. I'll post about it on my blog www.holdingfasttoyou.blogspot.com and put it in the side bar right now!!
Smiles,
Jen in MI

Mother Goose said...

thank you for introducing her to me! I just love learning everything about this beautiful quilt. I can not believe you are giving it away! it is so beautiful and the labor of love that you and she collaborated on is amazing.

Mother Goose said...

i found you from mechelle. i want to win this quilt but if I don't I want to say that at least you gave us a means to have cathy make us one as well.

Steve and Annie said...

I don't know you, but I'm so entering. This quilt is GORGEOUS!!!

The Carpenter Life said...

You work is absolutely beautiful!!! Hope I win! : )

Diana said...

how my goodness I saw Laurie advertise your quilt on her blog it's beautiful!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

That's gotta be the most generous giveaway I've seen. The quilt is stunningly beautiful

Diana said...

I know you don't know me I only saw your quilt on Laurie's blog. But I loved it so much I posted it on mine and I added your contest to my sidebar :)

norma said...

What a beautiful quilt and such a wonderful color combination. You are so talented. Thanks!

norma said...

What a beautiful quilt and such a wonderful color combination. You are so talented. Thanks!

America said...

Absolutly beautiful! I truley wish I could sew like this.

Sher said...

All of that work... to be given away... THAT WOULD SO HARD! I'm a knitter and I love giving the blankets to family and see how much they love it... but, you won't get to see how much they LOVE your quilt... But, at least you know that the quilt will bring memories to the recipient!

I posted a blog about your contest and also the badge.

Good luck and God Bless.

Back in the Day said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I am posting in on my blog, the sidebar and commenting - so put me down for 11! YIPEE!

Lynn E said...

Would love that quilt. the color way is great both of them , talented. I posted the link in my sidebar.

janie said...

Love the giveaway quilt and the other quilts. I just love quilts. I am glad to have found your blog as i always wanted to make my own. i have made a couple of small very simple ones but nothing as fancy as yours. Please enter me into the drawing, I will be back,Janie

Bev Coggins said...

I'd love to win this quilt so I can give it to my friend!

Anonymous said...

Quilt lindao!!! e sua generosidade é mais linda ainda...
Smiles from Brasil,
Celia

Françoise said...

beautifull!!!!
françoise