Tuesday, 17 January 2017

CQA Show

The Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild has been invited by CQA to represent modern quilting at this year's show.  Quilts submitted to this special exhibit will be juried by the OMQG, not CQA.  If you would like your quilts to be juried by CQA and eligible for CQA awards, you must submit through CQA.  You may enter your quilts into BOTH the CQA show and the OMQG's special exhibit, but only quilts submitted and accepted through CQA will be eligible for their prizes.  OMQG quilts will be displayed in a separate area

You must be a member of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild to enter a quilt

Monday, 16 January 2017

OMQG and VMQG Swap

We are so excited to announce a mini-mini quilt swap with Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild!!

What's a mini-mini quilt?

It's a small quilt with a minimum perimeter of 24", and a maximum perimeter of 48". That means length + length + width + width will add up to at least 24″, but no more than 48″. You can make your mini-mini quilt any shape you like, as long as it fits within 24″-48″ perimeter. A square quilt 12" x 12" would be the maximum perimeter.

Remember how fun our mini quilt swap with Washington DC was? This will be just as great, but with quilts half the size!

Wanna participate this time around? Here's the details!

– This is a SECRET swap. When you sign up, you’ll fill out a questionnaire. When you’re assigned someone to sew for, you’ll be sent their questionnaire. This means that you’ll get something made specifically for you, taking your likes and dislikes into consideration. Awesome! Most people will be assigned a partner from the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, though if the numbers are uneven, a few OMQG members might end up swapping with each other. The person you're sewing for will not be the same person as who's sewing for you.

- You'll be making a MODERN mini-mini quilt based on your partner's likes and dislikes. Everyone has different levels of quilting experience, but we'll be doing our best possible work. 

– Sign ups will start today, January 16, 2017, and will go to February 1, 2017. That gives you a little over two weeks to sign up.

– Sign ups will be ONLINE only.

– Partners will be assigned by February 15, 2017, and your partner's information will be emailed to you

– You’ll bring your finished mini quilt back to the April guild meeting. We'll mail all of the quilts together to Vancouver, and they'll mail all of theirs to us. Quilts will be distributed at the May guild meeting.

– Quilts should have some sort of hanger attached. this can be a sleeve, triangles in the two upper corners, whatever works best for the quilt you make.

– This is a members-only activity. supporting your guild has its perks!

Are you excited yet?


email Amber to get answers at presidentomqg@gmail.com 

Monday, 9 January 2017

Next Meeting - January 23

We wanted to start off the new year with "A few of our favorite things".   

We want to know what your favorite quilty things are...  What tools do you use the most?  Do you have any unique rulers that you want us to be aware of? What is your favorite quilt in your collection (we all have a collection of quilts laying around)?  Why are these items your favorites?  

Please bring your favorite tool, ruler, or quilt to share your favorite things!  

Other items in January:
 - Sign ups for the June Vermont Retreat
 - September workshop announcement and sign up
 - Block of the Month draw
 - Inter-guild swap announcement with VMQG

Monday, 28 November 2016

November Block of the Month

This month we are going to make a block borrowed from the Oklahoma Modern Quilt Guild.  The instructions can be found here.

We'll make this modern arrow 12" block from your choice of two contrasting fabrics.  That's right - no rules this time around :)  Plus, you have two months to make it, since there is no meeting in December.

Bring your arrow to the January meeting, and the winner of the draw will take them all home.

Friday, 25 November 2016

November 28 Meeting

We are excited to see you Monday!!

Monday's program is on how to submit quilts to magazines with Stacey O'Malley.

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, 24 October 2016

October Block of the Month

Don't forget to bring your Block of the Month to guild tonight!  All entries go into a draw and the winner takes home all the blocks.

For next month, we have a block that Irena found for us.  Instructions can be found here .  Colours are your choice, although I'm asking for grey backgrounds so that we have some continuity in the blocks for the winner. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

October 24 Meeting

Cheryl Arkison Trunk Show

We are very excited to welcome Cheryl Arkison to our guild meeting on Monday, October 24th at 7:30pm.

Cheryl is the author of three books on quilting - Sunday Morning Quilts, A Month of Sundays, and You Inspire Me to Quilt. She is also a successful freelance writer with articles in Modern Patchwork, Quilting Arts, Quilter’s Connection, American Quilt Retailer, and Quilty. On top of her writing and design work Cheryl teaches around the globe and through her online classes with Craftsy and Creative Live.