Monday, 27 July 2020

Research Request: Crafting in Canada during the Covid-19 Pandemic

We, the board of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild, are passing on a message from researchers at the University of Regina:

We are Dr. Cory Kulczycki and Dr. Rebecca Genoe and we are researchers at the University of Regina in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

The focus of the research is on crafting in Canada during the COVID-19 social and physical distancing time.

To participate you must to be 18 years of age or older and residing in Canada. Your participation will involve answering questions on an online survey; estimated time to complete is 15 to 20 minutes.

Your participation is completely voluntary and if you choose not to participate it will not impact your relationship with the researchers or the University of Regina. Due to the survey design we will not know who has or has not completed the survey.

If you agree to volunteer you will be asked to review the study information letter and complete the survey available at

Please feel free to share this email with any members of your group and crafters you think would be interested in sharing their experiences.

If you have any questions about the study, please free to contact the principle investigator, Dr. Cory Kulczycki at (306-585-4841) or (, the co-investigator, Dr. Rebecca Genoe at (306-5854781 or ( This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Research Ethics Board of at the University of Regina. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Office of the Chair of the Research Ethics Board at (306) 585-4775.


Thank you,

Cory Kulczycki and Rebecca Genoe

Dr. Cory Kulczycki
Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
University of Regina
Regina, SK, CANADA
S4S 0A2
phone: 306-585-4841
fax: 306-585-4854

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

June Block of the Month:

Bias Tape Love

I hope you are as excited as I am to try the bias tape techniques we learned at our May meeting with Latifah Saafir. Since Ali loves love, our block of the month is to make a 10.5" block with a heart on it, trimmed in bias tape. The heart and bias tape can be any fabric. The bias tape can be any thickness. Lets face it, we all love love!

#bomAliLovesLove #igaveitatry #ottmqg #ottmqgBOM #AliAlsoLovesTacos

Friday, 8 May 2020

Get Ready! Get Set....


Are you ready for our Quarantine-19 Quilt Challenge?
We are getting together (in spirit) for a charity quilt drive.

details are here

If you are looking for some inspiration we suggest checking out the Ruby Star Society  on Instagram for a fantastic free jelly roll pattern (Ruby Star Society)

While jelly roll quilts usually make quilts about a 50" x 60" and Bruno at Roger Nielson house said the most practical sizes are 42x62in and 45x62in, we can use quilts up to a twin size.

Want to do a traditional jelly roll race quilt but not sure where to start - check out this YouTube video by Missouri Star Quilt Company : video

Happy sewing! Don't forget to share your progress with us on Instagram.

#ottmqgcharitychallenge #ottmqg

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Block of the Month for May


So what you have to do:

Take two different blocks and MASH THEM UP!

Make the blocks finish at 10” (so your unfinished block is 10.5”)

Use Primary Colours

for example (except, use primary colours):

hashtags: #BOMMashup #igaveitatry #OTTMQGBOM

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

A Great Opportunity to Serve or Health Care Workers!

Wearing face masks all day wears on the ears.  There have been requests from nurses in the ICU of the Ottawa hospital for scrub caps or headbands with large buttons on them. Instead of wearing their face masks on their ears, they can loop them over the buttons.

Hey Presto, much more comfortable.

This is a call out to the Ottawa Modern quilt guilt to put your skills and fabric stash to work to serve those who serve us so faithfully in this difficult time.

There are two possible patterns:

and here is the head band pattern link

The caps and headbands can be mailed to or dropped off with
Leanne. Send her an email at to get instructions.

Friday, 27 March 2020

March meeting is cancelled

Due to to covid-19 and social distancing policies, The Kanata Rec center has closed its doors for the rest of March.  We will resume our meetings when social risks have lowered.

Keep on quilting!  We will make sure there is extra time for Sew and Tell at the next meeting!

Friday, 28 February 2020

March Block of the Month


Rather that receiving instructions this month, you are given inspiration! We want you to make blocks representative of lists - any lists. the background should be low volume white or grey but the subject matter can be any colours or patterns you like. Please make blocks 6" or 12" wide but of any length. This is going to be interesting!