Canada Sesquicentennial
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Canada turns 150 on July 01, 2017. Here are a few ways that My Sewing Room can help you to celebrate:

Trans-Canada Block Party

MSR's Trans-Canada block

Come pick up your “Trans-Canada Block Party” block from My Sewing Room!

The pattern is free, or you can purchase a kit with all of the required fabrics ready to go. But you have to visit the store in person to get them!

Collect six blocks and enter your quilt into the Canadian Quilt Challenge.


Look for Canada-themed lines of fabric now available including:

Collectible Pins

Collect your set of Northcott Sesquicentennial Pins, including a Mrs. Bobbins pin!


We will have a few classes with a Canadian theme - watch for the new Calendar coming in February!

Contests and Events

A number of vendors are sponsoring quilt contests and events this year, including:

Quilts Of Valour Challenge
Entry Form
Donate a Sesquicentennial quilt to Quilts of Valour. A BERNINA 570 QE sewing machine and Northcott Premium Fabric bundles are up for grabs.
Sponsored by Northcott. Deadline: June 01, 2017
With Glowing Hearts Quilt Challenge
Entry Form
Enter your quilt using Canadian designer Grace Noel’s With Glowing Hearts fabric into one of two categories for one of six prizes.
Sponsored by Trend-Tex Fabrics. Deadline: July 31, 2017
Canadian Quilt Challenge
Entry Form
Create a Trans-Canada Block Party quilt and get a chance at a BERNINA 570 QE sewing machine or one of thirteen finalist packages.
Sponsored by Northcott. Deadline: September 01, 2017
Canada’s Big
Quilt Bee
Make a slab block (designed by Calgary’s very own Cheryl Arkison!) containing at least one piece of fabric from the Sesquicentennial, Discover Canada or With Glowing Hearts collections in support of Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada.
Quilt tops and fully-finished quilts also accepted.
Sponsored by the Canadian Quilters’ Association. Deadline: May 30, 2017
BERNINA Canadian Sesquicentennial
Enter Online
Weekly and monthly draws for BERNINA 215 Simply Red sewing machines and 8" Tailor Shears. Deadline: June 30, 2017
Glorious and Free
Watch the YouTube video and grab the “Glorious and Free” pattern to make your own celebratory quilt.

Celebrate 150 years of Canada, the true north strong and free!