Monday, 18 June 2018

Reflections - June BOM

Reflections - June BOM


As our guild's season comes to a close I've been reflecting on our past year, the friendships made, the techniques or styles I've explored, the designers I've learned about and the fabrics I've drooled over, I want this last BOM to reflect you! What do YOU love about quilting - what style, what form, what colour? Make a 12" (12.5" with seam allowances as per usual) block that reflects you and your quilting journey this past year and put your name on it (embroider, hand-stitch, etc.). I want EVERYONE to make this block! Just ONE! That way, whomever the lucky members are who wins a set of blocks (if everyone makes ONE there should be a few winners), will take home that piece of you, and a piece of what makes our group so special! 

We're looking forward to seeing everyone next Monday! Our meeting begins at 7:20pm as we've got a full schedule and a fantastic speaker lined up!

Jenn

Saturday, 19 May 2018



A "President's Challenge" for our May 28th Meeting


April gave a fabulous talk on "green" sewing at our last meeting - shopping organic, re-using or upcycling textiles, Sherri Lynn Wood's Afterlife series and Pocket Quilts, and the amazing work of Gee's Bend.  

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 Recology safety vests and uniforms, wool batting

















With that, a challenge was set!  Take another textile from your home, repurpose it into something new and bring that to our May 28th meeting. Maybe you've got some old curtains, sheets, bits of scraps, selvages, tshirts, or sweaters (it's so endless!!) that could be remade into something new and wonderful.

Here's just one set of ideas from OrganicAuthority.com to help get the ball rolling.  

Good luck, have fun and be sure to tag us with your creations using #ottmqg!

~Sam

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The Last Sew-In of the Season

June 16th is our last sew-in for the 2017-2018 season and it's always wonderful to see what everyone is working on from quilts, to sweaters, to applique, it's all there!  Lots of laughs, lots of snacks being shared (and crochet hooks being dropped ;-) ).  Hope to see you there!

Date: Sat Jun 16
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Program Room at the Kanata Recreation Complex located at 100 Charlie Rogers Pl, Ottawa, Ontario

For more details, visit the "Sew-Ins and Other Events" tab on the blog.
2018-2019 Early Registration

Why wait!  From now until June 30th, 2018, you can register for the 2018-2019 season for $35 (our full season is $40).  Download a form here, fill it in and bring it to the next meeting, June 25th OR you can pay online here.  This can make a great Mother's Day present <hint hint>.

~Sam

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

April BOM - Scrap Bin Geese

Who has too many scraps? This girl right here. So for April I've chosen a block that uses up some of those smaller scraps in your stash.

The April BOM is called Scrap Bin Geese and the tutorial is by Andy from A Bright Corner.

The colour palette for this block is similar to the example shown below. Low volumes for one side, high volumes for the other side and choose a colour for the center geese. Turquoise being my favourite colour, I have TONS of turquoise scraps, so I've used some of them up in the center of this block. Having the two sides the same will ensure that all of our blocks are still consistent and harmonious while showcasing the center colours.  Looking forward to seeing everyone's blocks in April!

~ Jenn


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

March BOM - Drunkard's Path


Firstly, a HUGE thank you to our very own Stacey Lee O'Malley for her wonderful presentation on sewing curves. For some quilters, curves can be intimidating, and Stacey's tips and techniques showed just how easy sewing curves can be!

And because we want you to practice what Stacey presented, the BOM for our March meeting is a Drunkard's Path!

Sew up a Drunkard's Path block that finishes at 12" (12.5" with seam allowances) in a low volume and a bright colour. For a little refresher, Stacey's presentation is here, or you can use an existing template or get creative and improv it! 
Looking forward to seeing everyone's blocks!

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Join us for our February Sew-in!


Saturday February 10, 2018
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location
Program Room at the Kanata Recreation Complex located at 100 Charlie Rogers Pl, Ottawa, Ontario

Notes:  
(1) Sewists are responsible for the set up and take down of their own table(s) and chair(s).
(2) We may or may not have access to the kitchen attached to Upper Hall A, so please plan your lunch accordingly.

Members: $12.00
Non-Members: $15.00


To sign up, email Krista at sewdaysomqg@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you all there!