Monday, 6 November 2017

November Block of the Month

Here it is! Again, thank you all for the fantastic participation in last month's Block of the Month draw! I can't wait to see all of the gorgeous blocks that you all make. You can improv your blocks or use the FPP pattern attached to the instructions that you can find here. Enjoy!

- Jenn

Monday, 9 October 2017

October Block of the Month

Thank you all so much for the great response and participation in September! I loved seeing all your blocks online and at the start of the meeting. Instructions for the October Block of the Month are available here!

Looking forward to seeing all the incredible improv in your October blocks!

~ Jenn

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

September 2017 Block of the Month

Our first meeting of the 2017-2018 year is coming up in just over a month, and with new meetings comes another year of Block of the Month! So why not start off with a fun, quick and impactful block to get you back into the BOM groove.

September's block is called Falling Arrow - using a solid or print of your choice and a low volume will give this block a punch, especially combined with other bold blocks of different colours. This block finishes at 12" (12.5" with seam allowances).

Download the tutorial here - we would love to see everyone bring at least one block to the September meeting - if we have more than 12 we will divide up the goodies and we will draw (at least) 2 winners! You couldn't make a quilt any quicker, and the more people making blocks for BOM the better.

For those new to the group, we'll be set up once you arrive at the guild meeting - drop off your block(s) and get a ticket for each block made. All tickets go into the draw and the lucky winner(s) take home all the blocks!

See you at the September meeting!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Quilt submissions - 2017 Richmond Fair

The Richmond Fair Quilt Committee has forwarded us their call-for-submissions for their annual fair quilt show. Here are the links to the forms and guidelines - we love having the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild membersrepresented at local shows and fairs, so please consider submitting to the Richmond Fair!

Monday, 24 July 2017

Love Paper Piecing workshop with Berene Campbell


The world is going through crazy times, and the time to spread the LOVE is now! This edgy tattoo inspired heart block is the perfect way to show it. Join us for our October workshop and complete this gorgeous paper pieced block designed by Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky

Level: Intermediate (NOTE: there are two Y-seams). Some paper piecing experience is recommended.

Size: 20" x 15" with borders (16" x 10.25" without).
  • Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • Location: Kanata Recreation Complex - Program Room
  • Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Cost: $60
  • Class maximum: 18 people

To register for this event please email presidentomqg(at) or bring payment to the September guild meeting.

Monday, 10 July 2017

New season, new workshops!

Summer is finally here! And with the summer comes the behind-the-scenes work getting ready for a new season! Our first workshop takes place the day before our first guild meeting, and the lovely Krista Hennebury (@poppyprint on Instagram) will be here! Join us for Krista's workshop "Improv Speed Dating" at the Kanata Recreation Complex (programming room) on Sunday Sept. 24 - 10am-5pm. Cost is $55 for OMQG members, $60 for non-members. And while you're at it, come to our first guild meeting on Monday Sept. 25 to see Krista's trunk show! For more details and to register for the workshop please email presidentomqg(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

June BOM

The June Block of the Month is a pinwheel variation. I saw this in a quilt on line the other day and immediately loved it - I hope you feel the same way.  Instructions produce a 10.5" block, with minimal seams and no y-seams to worry about.

I'm suggesting a grey background, which should be the lightest of your 3 fabrics.  A dark(ish) in the center of the pinwheel and a medium (preferably something bright) for the outer portion of the pinwheel.

You can find the directions here.

Bring your block to the June meeting for the draw, and the winner will take home the whole set.