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!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Sew-Ins Have Been Booked!


Check out the Sew-Ins tab for sew-in dates and don't forget about the Sip n Sew on January 13th at Bowman's Bar and Grill on Carling

Have a great week and see you all soon!
Sam

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Programming Has Been Updated


Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all!  Just letting you know that, for your reference, the Meetings tab has been updated with the 2017-2018 programming.  

See you in January!
Sam

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

January Block of the Month


I know, its not even Christmas yet, but for those of you (like me) who are counting down the days until the holidays (and days off to sew!) why not get started on our January block! I knew the months leading up to the holidays were going to be BUSY, and I just love how this block looks, so we're using a tutorial by Caroline from SewCanShe, and making the #Hashtag block!

Instructions for the Hashtag block can be found here.

Please use the below colour palette to make your blocks: blues, greens and turquoises, in prints (so long as the main colours are represented) or solids. No whites allowed (which is VERY hard for me!)



Here are two that I've made for samples. Looking forward to seeing everyone's Hashtag blocks in January!

~ Jenn

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

December Sew-In


We have a sew-in this Saturday December 2nd 9am-9pm in the Program Room at the Kanata Recreation Complex.  Stop in when you like, stay as long as you like.

Members $12
Non-Members $15
(You can pay by cash, cheque, or credit (+fee) when you stop by)

What to bring:

  • Sewing Machine + Cords and Pedal
  • Cutting Mat + Scissors and Rotary Cutter
  • Thread + Needles
  • Iron or Mini Iron and applicable Ironing  Board (1 iron and board will be available ~10am - 5pm)
  • Lunch
  • Extension Cords + Power Bars
  • Projects
  • Smiles and Good Cheer


It's a perfect day to get away and do some holiday sewing and maybe some gift wrapping, too! 

Please email sewdaysomqg@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

See you Saturday! 
Sam