Monday, 26 September 2016

September Block of the Month

This project is designed to be fun and inspire creativity.

At the Guild Meeting, a block pattern will be introduced. During the month, members may make the block, submit it at the next guild meeting and be entered in a drawing. The winner will receive all the blocks that are turned in during the meeting .

 (If there are many blocks, more than one winner may be awarded). Members may enter as many blocks as they wish.

Click the link to see the block of the month:




September Block of the Month

Monday, 12 September 2016

September 26th Meeting

Hi all, we are very excited for the September meeting.  Here are a couple of items for you to know about before the meeting occurs

 

Membership


You can download this year's membership form here.  We encourage members to print and fill out the form prior to the meeting. 

The membership fee is $40 for the year.  You can mail in form and payment or pay at the September meeting.  At the meeting, we accept cash (exact change only please), cheque and will have the square app for payments by credit card.  Please note that payments by credit card will have a $1.20 fee added as the service fee for using the app.


Raffle


We will draw for the winner of the raffle quilt (and the winner of the free workshop) at our meeting.  Therefore, all raffle tickets (sold or unsold) and money from tickets sales MUST be returned at (or prior to) the September meeting, no exceptions.  If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Krista (kristaquilts@outlook.com) or Leslie (leslie.stobbart@gmail.com) to arrange to return the tickets prior to the meeting date.


Canada 150 Quilt


Canada 150 blocks are due at the September meetingWe haven’t gotten very many blocks!  Please submit blocks to help make our quilt amazing. 

Block: Modern version of a maple leaf or the Canada 150 logos

Background: Kona Silver
Size: No larger than 12.5" x 12.5" unfinished
Leaf colours:
  • Blue - Kona Deep Blue
  • Light blue - Kona alegria
  • Yellow - Kona Coty or Citrus
  • Fuchsia  - Kona pomegranate
  • Dark orange -  Kona Tangerine
  • Medium orange - Kona Torch
  • Light green - Kona sprout
  • Darker green - Kona Kiwi
  • Dark purple - Kona purple
  • Purple - Dk violet
  • Red - Tomato or Rich Red


Retreat


OMQG will host a fall retreat.  Here are the details:

  • Dates: November 11 – 13th
  • Location: Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre - Gracefield, QC
  • Amount: $210 per person – includes 7 meals
  • Limit – 35 spots
To sign-up, you can email presidentomqg@gmail.com or the sign-up sheet will be available at the September meeting. Fees for the retreat will be due on (or prior to) the October meeting.
 

Workshops

There are a few spots available for both of our October workshops.
 

  • Disappearing Dresden – Marie-Clair Charette - October 2nd (4 spots left) - $30 workshop fee plus you will need to purchase the pattern and rulers for the class.

  • Improv Circles – Cheryl Arkison – October 23rd (3 spots left) - $70 workshop fee
In order to secure a spot in either workshop, you must be an active member (membership dues paid) and pay for both workshops on (or prior to) our September meeting (the square app will be available for workshop fees).

 
We also have an April workshop with Johanna Masko:

  • Secrets of the Farmer’s Wife – April 23 - $100 workshop fee (only 3 spots left)
More workshops to come.  Stay tuned!!

I'm SEW excited to see y'all at the meeting!
Amber

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Update on Quilts for Fort McMurray

Thank you to everyone for your support in this project! We received over 2,000 blocks from all over the world. With our members and other quilters who came out to help this summer, we have pieced nearly every single block into a quilt - so we don't have any more tops to make! However, we still need help! 

The main two things we need right now are:

2) Volunteers to quilt - long arm, domestic or however you prefer.
1) Batting and backing donations. We would be grateful for donations of batting, and for volunteers to help make backings from donated fabric to provide for people to use for quilting. 

We are expecting some quilted quilts to be returned at our September guild meeting, at which time we would be grateful for volunteers to bind quilts

We hope to have all finished quilts done and returned at our October guild meeting to be shipped off to Alberta.

CBC Ottawa visited our August Sew-In, and you can check out the article here. You can also see more photos from our sew days on Flickr here!

If you are able to volunteer to quilt, have batting to donate, or have any other questions, please contact Stacey at slostudio.stacey@gmail.com 
 
 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Raffle Quilt and Free Sew Ins

OMQG will host 2 free sew-ins this summer for our members.  The dates are:
  • July 24th
  • August 14th
These will take place at the Kanata Recreation Complex from 10am to 4pm.

Please email presidentomqg@gmail.com to sign up (so we know how many people to expect.

At this sew in, you will be able to:
  • Renew your membership
  • Buy and turn in raffle quilt tickets
  • Work on Canada 150 block
  • Sew Ft. Mac quilts
  • Work on whatever projects you desire

Raffle Quilt


 
The raffle quilt is Single Girl and measures 80 X 80 inches. 
Our raffle quilt draw will take place in September.  To get tickets, you can:

Friday, 17 June 2016

Membership Form - September 2016 to June 2017

The new membership form is now available.  You can print and fill out this form and bring it and the membership fee to Monday's meeting to renew your membership.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

June 20th Meeting - Labels, Elections and UFO Prizes

Our meeting is a week earlier than normal this month.




Please come out for a short talk about quilting labels.  We will also do general elections for next year's executive members and committees and UFO Prizes.

It should be a fun night!!  Can't wait to see everyone!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Canada 150 Blocks

Here are a few patterns and tutorials to help give you some inspiration for our Canada 150 quilt.

**Reminder:
Background: Kona Silver
Size: 12.5" x 12.5" unfinished
Leaf colours:
  • Blue - Kona Deep Blue
  • Light blue - Kona alegria
  • Yellow - Kona Coty or Citrus
  • Fuchsia  - Kona pomegranate
  • Dark orange -  Kona Tangerine
  • Medium orange - Kona Torch
  • Light green - Kona sprout
  • Darker green - Kona Kiwi
  • Dark purple - Kona purple
  • Purple Dk violet
  • Red - Tomato or Rich Red
Deadline: May 30th Meeting


You can download this free pattern by Dana Szucs Hayden, of SeaSew. Thank you so much for designing this pattern Dana! Click the image below to download.



The Almonte Quilters Guild, has a lovely tutorial here, for a maple leaf block.


Cheryl Arkison has a Canadian flag pattern, this is in proportion to the Canadian flag.



Generations Quilt Patterns, Autumn Leaf Quilt block.