Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A Modern Winter Escape!

After all the hustle and bustle of December, you know that you will have earned some 'selfish sewing days'! Join us at our inaugural Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild retreat the weekend of January 30, 31 and Feb 1.
Located in lovely Morrisburg, we will have a great opportunity to spend a weekend sewing, socializing and quilting at the McIntosh Country Inn!

We can host a minimum of 10, to a maximum of 26 people 
Meals are provided.
Friday night: Dinner, buffet
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, a Prime rib buffet
Sunday: Brunch
We have 3 pricing options.
Single occupancy is $350
Double occupancy is $241 per person (two to a room)
Triple occupancy is $205 per person (three to a room)
The pricing is a bit different than what was originally posted in the Flickr site in order to purchase some prizes for the event.
Please email retreatomqg@gmail.com to reserve your spot, and room!
1.       Please also indicate in your email who will be your roommate, if you have one.
2.       Please indicate if you would like a roommate but don't currently have one – I will try to pair you up with someone else.
3.       Full payment will be expected by January’s guild meeting. Cash or cheque made payable to the guild.  
If you have a friend that isn’t part of the guild but would be interested, we are welcoming all participants as this is not a subsidized event. 
Kirstin – Retreats at Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild

Monday, 1 December 2014

December Meeting

When: December 22nd 7:30 pm

Where: Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Road.

How much: Annual Memberships $40 Guest passes $7/meeting

This month features some great activities:
-Fall Edition UFO Challenge Prizes
-QuiltCon Charity Quilt Unveiling

What should I bring?
-Any last UFOs to be included in the UFO Challenge
-Any projects you would like to share with the group
-$12 if you would like to sign up for a sew-in
-A pen and a notebook, if you like taking notes
-Your typing thumbs and #OTTMQG if you are going to tweet along with the meeting.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

November Meeting

When: November 24th 7:30 pm

Where: Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Road.

How much: Annual Memberships $40, Guest passes $7/meeting

Topic: Foundation Paper Piecing

Speaker: Katy Devlin

Visiting Fabric Shop: Quilty Pleasures

What should I bring?
-Any projects you would like to share with the group
-Paper piecing projects
-Quiltcon Charity Quilt Blocks
-Shot Cotton fat eights, if you signed up for the swap
-$12 if you would like to sign up for a sew-in
-$2/project, if you would like to sign up for the "lovely year of finishes" competition
-A pen and a notebook, if you like taking notes
-Your typing thumbs and #OTTMQG if you are going to tweet or instagram along with the meeting.
-Your 'less loved' fabric, notions, books, magazines are always welcome at the 'give away' table. Please pick up anything not scooped up at the end of the meeting.

Monday, 3 November 2014

November Sew-In

Our November Sew-in will be on November 16th, 10am - 4pm.

There are still FIVE spots available :)

Reserve your spot for $12, today!

It is always helpful if a few people can bring irons, ironing boards, cutting mats, extension cords, etc.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

October Meeting

When: October 27th 7:30 pm

Where: Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Road.

How much: Annual Memberships $40, Guest passes $7/meeting

Topics: Sewing Machines and Maintenance

Speaker: Eric Simkins

Visiting Fabric Shop: Mad About Patchwork

What should I bring?
-A friend
-Halloween themed projects
-Any projects you would like to share with the group
-$12 if you would like to sign up for a sew-in
-$2/project, if you would like to sign up for the "lovely year of finishes" competition
-A pen and a notebook, if you like taking notes
-Your typing thumbs and #OTTMQG if you are going to tweet along with the meeting.
-Your modern black and white fabric cut into fat 8ths

Monday, 6 October 2014

October 26th Sew-in

There are still FIVE spots available for our October sew-in. Each spot is $12. Please get in touch to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Have you missed us?  We've missed you!  So much so that we can't wait to get things started this year on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Ottawa Citizen building at 1038 Baxter Road.  Mark your calendars, grab your summer projects (we're hoping for our biggest show and tell yet) and get ready to kick things off!

The start of a new membership year means the start of some returning favourites and the beginning of some new segments. 

In short, we'll be:
- introducing everyone;
- talking tips and tricks on getting comfortable for show and tells and other OMQG speaking segments; 
- introducing a new modern block of the month opportunity (don't worry, you keep your own);
- talking Montreal meet-up details;
- signing up for our first sewing days, bees and swaps;
- talking how to make traditional modern; 
- signing up for the MQG Quilt Con Charity Challenge (read full details here and come prepared knowing if you want to get involved); and
- starting sign-ups for our UFO challenge (fall edition) - that's right - bring your twonies and a list of projects you've got on the back burner.  We're going to help you cross them off your list and then give you all the inspiration you need to add more :)

We'll also be discussing a brief outline of what's to come in the year - and now is your chance to have input - so don't miss out!

Can't wait to see you all Monday.  I'll be there with a smiling face and lots of caffeine.


Monday, 21 April 2014

A Tale of Binding and Quilty Projects

This Sunday marks our April meeting (remember the change of date) and we'll be talking small quilty projects and binding techniques, so be sure to bring some quilty items to share and come prepared to swap binding success and horror stories.  We know you have them!  And yes, I'm talking to you.  

We've got some big, exciting things to talk about, so mark your calendars and bring your tea or coffee.   This is a meeting you won't want to miss!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Get Your Calendars Out Again. We've Got Another Date Change

Get your pens and calendars out again...We've got another date change.  Our next meeting will be taking place Sunday, April 27th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm instead of Monday, April 28th.  We will still be meeting at the same location in the Ottawa Citizen building.

We know you're always eager beavers ready to get your quilt on, but we won't have early access to the space like we normally do, so please arrive as close to 7:30 pm as possible to give us time to set up for the meeting and make is as great as we can for you.

We're so sorry for the change of plans (again) and hope you'll all be able to make it.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Silent Auction Sneak Peak

Have you heard the news? Julie has decided to donate her Single Girl Quilt to Monday's silent auction in it's current form. Minimum bid is set at $510. If you'd like more details, check out our Flickr group discussion or feel free to send Julie a Flickr message. If there are no bids at tomorrow's meeting, but you're interested in her quilt, be sure to talk with her at tomorrow's meeting. 

Friday, 28 March 2014


Monday, March 31st is the night! We've got an agenda packed full of fun and we can't wait to see you all there. All members should have received a copy of our draft constitution and bylaws via e-mail. Please be sure to read this over before the meeting to save time. We will have the document up on the projector, but you may want to bring a printed copy from home. We will be voting on this document and also on our registration with the Modern Quilt Guild. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with one of the members of the leadership team.
Also, don't forget we'll be starting our UFO challenge ($2 per item), having our silent auction and sharing our quilty treasures at the donation table. So be sure to come with cash or cheques and get ready to grab some fantastic finds! 

Friday, 7 March 2014


That's right, folks.  Not only do you need to remember to change your clocks, but you need to change your calendars, or at least the date for March's OMQG meeting.  Same time, same place, but different date.  We'll see you all March 31st instead of the 24th.

Be sure to take a quick peak at your e-mails as well.  The quilty business fairy was hard at work e-mailing members copies of our proposed constitution and bylaws for voting at our next meeting.  We'll also be voting on registration with the Modern Quilt Guild, so you might want to start prepping those arm muscles now...

And don't forget to start collecting loose change and practice emptying your pockets.  We'll be having a silent auction (cash or cheque accepted) and registering for our first ever Unfinished Object Challenge ($2 per project).

See you all March 31st!  Happy sewing :)


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

An Upcoming Workshop at Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

What a great meeting tonight!  Thank you all for coming out and bringing your quilting tools and gadgets.  The upcoming workshop mentioned during announcements will be taking place at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum with Anne Kelly

Monday, 24 February 2014

What the Gadget?

Tonight we are talking tools, gadgets, and notions! Bring in your favourite tool, gadget or notion to talk about with the group. Bought some fabulous gadget at a show, but can't remember how to use it? Bring it and chances are someone else will know how to use it and can show us all. Also, bought a tool that you don't recommend? Bring that too!

Don't forget your finishes for Show and Share!

Hey girl ~ Visualize your crafts

See you there!

Monday, 27 January 2014


IMPORTANT: Please bring some sewing tools (that you love, hate or can't figure out) with you to tonight's meeting in the event that Laura and tonight's guest speaker are unable to navigate Highway 7 due to the blowing snow and white outs. It sounds like the city is in much better condition than our little town.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Bring Yourselves AND Your Cameras to Tomorrow Night's Meeting

Tomorrow night (January 27th) marks our first OMQG meeting of 2014.  Brave the cold, grab a hot drink and bring your camera.  We'll be having a workshop on how to maximize your camera to get the best shots of your quilts.  Meeting starts at 7:30.  Be there or be square!

Thursday, 9 January 2014

OMQG Show and Vernissage - Be There or Be Square!

What a night, what a night! Tomorrow night (January 10th) marks the opening night and vernissage of our very first show.  Come out and help us celebrate!  Drop-in to Brushstrokes Art Gallery in Carleton Place between 7:00 and 9:00 pm to see some amazing quilts and art created by our very own members.  Snacks, refreshments, conversation and music will all be provided.  Not sure how to get there?  We've got you covered with this map.  Now you have no excuses :)  See you there!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

New Year's Quilty Intentions

Happy New Year, everyone!  If you weren't able to make it to our meeting December 30th, Pam gave an excellent presentation on making (and keeping) quilting resolutions in 2014.  If you were there and she's got you itching to start or finish some projects in 2014, be sure to check out her blog post on New Year's quilting intentions.  Happy Sewing!