Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Canadian MQG Block Lotto Challenge

By the miracle of the internet Canadian Modern Quilting Guilds have collected together to share experiences and information. While doing so they figured out that we all love BLOCK LOTTO'S!

First watch this video: https://youtu.be/RtM9VBfutF4 

Download the pattern: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15CbW-rZkwUUuYbu3hH7SzBClnXSHuez5

So here is your Canadian MQG 2018 Block Lotto Challenge:

"Wedges as Topography"

 This block was designed by Adrienne Van Halem @agentpeachquilts . It uses a 'wedge' to represent a modern landscape. 'Topography' is the study of the surface of the earth, including natural features like mountains and rivers plus man-made features like buildings and roads.

It can be simple or complex.

The wedges can be horizontal or vertical, or both, or in any direction.


Dates: This block was released at the October meeting and
 will be collected at the November Meeting (Nov 26)

Colours: Use solid colours AND include some white (a bright white) somewhere in your block.

Size: 9" finished (9.5" unfinished)


Part of the fun in doing a cross-country block is that we can see what everyone is doing!!!
  • Share on Instagram using the hashtags #cdnmqgblocklotto2019 #wedgesastopography #calmqgblocklotto
  • Share on Facebook on Modern Quilting in Canada, Canadian Modern Quilters, and Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild
  • blocks shared on Instagram by Nov 26th will be entered into a draw for a prize!

The Usual Rules
This block lotto will still run just like any of our other in-guild lottos - bring your entries to the meeting, and we'll draw one or more winners to take home the blocks... etc...

Monday, 5 November 2018

November BOM - Economy Block

Economy Block

Technique - Fussy Cutting and Scale

Block Sizes: 5.5", 10.5", 15.5"
Finished (in quilt) Size:  5", 10", 15"

What Makes this Modern:
  • Also known as a square in a square block, this is a traditional block adopted by the modern movement.
  • Highlights modern fabrics and scenes in the center block
  • a great chance to highlight some amazing vignettes and characters in modern fabrics 
Color Scheme: Jewel Tone Fabrics for Round 1 and Two of the block

Monday, 1 October 2018

Sugar Skull BOM

Sugar Skull BOM

(Due October 22nd 29th Meeting)

Modern designs can be items that are “trendy”. 
Lately, I’ve noticed the growing popularity of skulls and sugar skulls in Western culture – you can find them in all shapes and sizes plastered all over t-shirts, as ornaments in jewelry, illustrated in graffiti or tattooed on someone’s arm. Yes, skulls are gaining mainstream popularity and so no wonder you are seeing more fabrics depicting them (Tula Pink – De La Luna Line, Alexander Henry lines).
Within the Western culture, skulls usually depict the dark, macabre and gruesome death, however sugar skulls’ origin springs from Mexico. Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saint’s Day and All Hollow’s Day. The Sugar skulls are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased. 
The reason they are called “sugar skulls” is because the authentic sugar skulls were made out of clay molded sugar, decorated with feathers, colored beads, foils and icing.   
These sugar skulls are very colorful and  whimsical, not scary at all.

This month we are looking at a:
Raw Edge Applique technique
We want to create a skull, with a flower crown, on a monochromatic black background. 
Block Size:  12.5” x 12.5” 
Finished (in quilt) Size:  12” x 12” 

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Quilt Drive for Tornado victims

We have been receiving inquiries regarding organizing a quilt drive for the victims of the capital region tornadoes that hit last week. We are in the initial planning stages and will post more information and calls for volunteers ASAP. An event IS in the works, just need to get some logistics finalized before we post more - thank you for your support!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Update to September's Block of the Month

The cutting instructions have changed slightly to the following:

Main color
(1) 2.5” square
(1) 3.5 x 9

Background Fabric
(2) 4.5x2.5
(2) 1.5 x10.5
(2) 4.5x9.5

Instructions can be found here.

Happy Sewing!!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Let's start this year off with a !!!

We're so excited for this new year of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild to start that we're using all the !!! In fact, we're so excited, we decided to do a pre-guild BOM (Block of the Month)!!! And what is it you ask? Its the !!!

Follow this link for instructions and details about our intro BOM - we can't wait to see what bright, vibrant !!! you all bring!

Thursday, 26 July 2018

New Leadership for 2018-2019 Guild Year

Our June meeting closed out our guild's 2017-2018 year, and what a year it was! We discussed business as the meeting also doubled as our AGM, and we voted in some new faces to our leadership team for the next term.

    President – Samantha Hodorek
    Vice President – Alison Harle
    Treasurer - April Waddell
    Secretary – Mary Gauvreau
    Membership – Stephanie Di Cesare
    Charity Coordinator – no candidates
    Social Media & Program Coordinator - Jenn McMillan
    Snack Supervisor – Stacey O’Malley
    OMQG Quilt Show Liason for CQA 2019 - Amber Mitchener and Frania Granville
    Sign-up Coordinator – Tanja Mongeon
    QuiltCon Charity quilt 2019 - coordinated by Kirsten and Suzanna.

We also had the pleasure of having Andrea Tsang Jackson join us to discuss her views on community within the quilting community, and her "Here and Elsewhere Bee" quilt during her residency with Pier21 in Halifax.

We're hoping everyone is having a wonderful Summer and we can't wait to see what you've made come September!