Up here in the (not so) frozen North, Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday next year. Lots of buzz is going around about this sesquicentennial celebration. (Try saying that 10 times fast!) There are quilting bees, specially designed fabric and this amazing red and white Canadian Block of the Month Sampler!

It is being run by my sponsor Sew Sisters Quilt Shop. Twenty amazing quilters designed these blocks, and I was thrilled to be asked to make one myself! (*check* Just adding quilt block designer to my resumé, hee hee!)

Actually, I am quite humbled to have been asked to be among this great group of designers. Just check out who’s involved!

Berene Campbell from Happy Sew Lucky  ~ Brenda Miller from Among Brenda’s Quilts ~ Christine Baker from Fairfield Road Designs ~ Daphne Greig from Patchworks Studio  ~ Elaine Theriault from Northcott Fabrics & Crazy Quilter on a Bike ~ Felicity Ronaghan from Felicity Quilts ~ Irene Dewar from Brambleberry Cottage Quilts ~ Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd ~ Jennifer Houlden from Quilts by Jen ~ Kathy Schwartz & Lori Suss from Highway 10 Designs ~ Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint  ~ Leanne Chahley from She Can Quilt ~ Mary Elizabeth Kinch  ~ Michele Foster from Aiming for Accuracy Pattern Co. ~ M-R Charbonneau from Quilt Matters ~ Nellie Holmes & Christine Baker from Upper Canada Quiltworks ~ Sandy Whitelaw from Upstairs Hobbyroom ~ Sherri Sylvester from Thread Riding Hood ~ Stacey O’Malley from SLO Studio ~ Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

You can register for the Canadian Sampler in the Sew Sisters shop. You’ll get the instructions for two 12″ blocks each month starting in January, and next October the instructions for how to finish it up in time for Christmas! Check out more about the sampler, and the block names and designers from the Sew Sisters blog.