Monday, 21 December 2015

December Meeting

Our December meeting will be our annual Christmas pot luck.



This year, we are going to celebrate with a dessert pot luck!!

The meeting will include new sew-in dates, new workshop sign-ups,and lots of chocolate!

Block of the Month



 
Don't forget to bring your block of the month.  Find the instructions here:December

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Patchwork Illusions



Learn how to make 3D cubes in the Patchwork Illusions workshop on Feb. 21.
The class fee is $50 and includes the fabric, pattern, and rulers to make the project.

To sign up, email presidentomqg@gmail.com

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Block of the Month - December




This project is designed to be fun and inspire creativity.

At the Guild Meeting, a block pattern will be introduced. During the month, members may make the block, submit it at the next guild meeting and be entered in a drawing. The winner will receive all the blocks that are turned in during the meeting .

 (If there are many blocks, more than one winner may be awarded). Members may enter as many blocks as they wish.

Click the link to see the block of the month:

October 
November
December

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

November Meeting

Program - Libs Elliot

We are pleased to welcome Libs Elliot to our guild meeting on Monday, November 23rd.


Libs Elliot is a Toronto modern quilter that creates quilts by designing using a programming language called Processing. Her work has been covered by Gizmodo.com, Design Milk, and Casa Vogue Brazil.   http://www.libselliott.com/

Block of the Month - November

Don't forget to bring your November block of the month!

At the Guild Meeting, a block pattern will be introduced.  During the month, members may make the block, submit it at the next guild meeting and be entered in a drawing.  The winner will recieve all blocks that are turned in during the meeting.

The pattern for November can be found here:  November BOM

Christmas Ornament Exchange

If you signed up for the Christmas Ornament exchange, please remember to bring them to the next meeting.


Friday, 30 October 2015

Upcoming Meetings


Mark your calendars for our meetings.  Here's the upcoming schedule:


Programs include:
  • November - Libs Elliot, a Toronto modern quilter that creates quilts by designing using a programming language called Processing. Her work has been covered by Gizmodo.com, Design Milk, and Casa Vogue Brazil.   http://www.libselliott.com/
  • December - Dessert Pot Luck. Bring desserts, eat, and be merry.
  • January - Glue - Who'd a thunk it?  - Glue can be used for a variety of applications: applique, binding, basting, precision piecing, and English paper piecing.
  • February - Supplies and Notions - bring your favorite quilting tool and tell us how you use it.
  • March - Cinzia Alloca Trunk Show - Cinzia has employ liberated and improvisational techniques in my approach to making and designing quilts. Her quilts have been featured in Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine and selected for the Best of Quiltcon Travelling Quilt Show.   http://deuxpetitessouris.weebly.com/
  • April - Wendy Foster Birch - Thread and machine quilting.  What type, size and thread should you use? 
  • May - Silent Auction.  Bring in items to sell and/or show up to bid.  This event helps make money for presenters!
  • June - Last meeting before summer break.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Block of the Month - November

This project is designed to be fun and inspire creativity.

At the Guild Meeting, a block pattern will be introduced. During the month, members may make the block, submit it at the next guild meeting and be entered in a drawing. The winner will receive all the blocks that are turned in during the meeting .

 (If there are many blocks, more than one winner may be awarded). Members may enter as many blocks as they wish.

Click the link to see the block of the month:

October 
November

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

October 26 Meeting

New Location Reminder!

Starting October 26th, our new meeting location is the Kanata Recreation Complex.

Upper Hall A
100 Charlie Rogers Place
Kanata, ON K2V 1A2




See you all there!!

October 26th's Program

Choosing colours for a quilt can be one of the more challenging, yet rewarding, parts of the creative process of making a quilt. M-R will share her quilts and how she makes her colour choices. She'll also discuss some tools, tips and resources that she uses, as well as cover some current colour trends being used by modern quilters.

Friday, 16 October 2015

October Sew In

Spots are still available for the October sew in!!!  


Sew days are an excellent way to get your unfinished projects completed while chatting up with your quilty friends.

Sew days are held at Maki House - 19 Leeming Drive from 10am to 4pm.  The cost is $12 to join.  
Bring any projects you wish to work on, lunch/snacks, and your quilting tools. 

To sign up (or if you would like more information) email sewdaysOMQG@gmail.com

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Block of the Month

This project is designed to be fun and inspire creativity.

At the Guild Meeting, a block pattern will be introduced. During the month, members may make the block, submit it at the next guild meeting and be entered in a drawing. The winner will receive all the blocks that are turned in during the meeting .

 (If there are many blocks, more than one winner may be awarded). Members may enter as many blocks as they wish.

Click the link to see the block of the month:

October 

Monday, 14 September 2015

September Meeting

We've missed you!  So excited for the first meeting of the year!



We can't wait to get things started this year on Monday, September 28nd at 7:30 pm in the Ottawa Citizen building at 1101 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!

Don't forget to wear your name tag!!

In the meeting, we'll be:
  • Introducing everyone;
  • Talking tips and tricks on getting comfortable for show and tells and other OMQG speaking segments; 
  • Introducing new challenges;
  • Introducing a new modern block of the month;
  • 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. 

Amber

Friday, 15 May 2015

May Auction






We are super excited for our second auction evening!

Please print this auction form for the items that you are donating to raise funds for the guild.

Print > Fit to page
There are two per sheet.


Monday, 13 April 2015

April Sew-in Workshop

Our April Sew-in will be on April 26, 2015, 10am - 4pm

This Sunday will be a workshop with Elizabeth Olwen!

Cost: $40 + supplies (graph paper, pencils, eraser, markers or coloured pencils, scissors, rotary cutter, thread, sewing machine, fabric, ruler, sewing machine, pins, calculator, etc.)

Background: Elizabeth Olwen is a surface pattern designer from Toronto. She designs patterns for many products, including fabrics, working with Cloud9 Fabrics as well as Joann’s, and turning her collections into modern quilt designs. You can find more about Elizabeth and her approach to quilt design in the current issue of Uppercase Magazine. (Yes, she’s a star!). Her fabric collections include Grey Abbey, Wildwood and Morning Song.

Details: In this conceptual design workshop, Elizabeth will walk you through her steps for designing a quilt. She will touch on considerations for quilt design, showcasing a fabric collection (designer or custom), sketching out ideas and working them into a quilt design of your own. Depending on the size of quilt top you design, you may or may not finish the top in its entirety. 

***This workshop does NOT involve the teaching of sewing techniques or mathematics involved in quilt top logistics.

Maximum Participants: 20

April Meeting

When: April 27, 2015

Where: Kanata Recreation Complex. 100 Walter Baker Place.

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

This month features some great activities:
-Guest speaker: Elizabeth Olwen
-Mini quilt swap sign-ups

What should I bring?
-Any UFOs to be included in the UFO Challenge
-Any projects you would like to share with the group (time permitting)
-$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.

Meet-up with the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild

Come and join the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild and Montreal Modern Quilt Guild for a meet and greet, Pin cushion/mug rug swap, Challenge Quilt show and share, and sewing time. Bring your own food and drinks. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9am - 5pm

Chute a Blondeau Community Centre

RSVP

Members only please since this is a guild-funded event.


Friday, 16 January 2015

Ottawa Charity Quilt Recap

** This bog post was submitted to QuiltCon as a summary of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guilds Charity Quilt Submission***

Ottawa is a large Canadian city, but most importantly the nation’s capital. Being such a government town in turn means that many move to Ottawa because of government jobs, and carry with them strong ties to areas across our large country.  We have guild members from Newfoundland, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, etc., so as a guild we don’t feel that we are representative of just one geographical region, but as a nation as a whole.  So when initial ideas were discussed via e-mail, various aspects that represented Canada such as ice, buildings, water, boats, etc. were at the forefront.  We really wanted our quilt to represent ourselves and our country at QuiltCon and also connect personally to the recipient when it comes home.
  
At our October meeting, our group (Laura Piggott, Joelyn Gregory, Kirstin Fearon, April Waddell, Janet Ferguson, and Julie Johnston) met and looked at a couple of sketches our president Laura drew up that incorporated some of the main themes mentioned.  We divided up the sections and elements among ourselves (flying geese, maple leaf, city scape, sailboats, fireworks/sun/stars, the word “Canada itself) and put our own individual, fantastic spin on them.





We chose to use the light blue as our main background colour to help create cohesiveness.  All sections were sent back to Kirstin for piecing and quilting. Jan Kittle, OMQG member and quilt-shop owner, donated time on her long arm at The Pickle Dish for Kirstin to use.  Kirstin quilted much of the main element details with free-motion quilting on the long arm and Jan offered to finish off the background elements in the shop. 



Everyone worked extremely well as a team.  Fat eighth Kona bundles were donated to each team member by OMQG Pam from Mad About Patchwork.  Once the quilt was all finished, Alison Harle (our guild Photog)  brought our quilt baby to Parliament (we are in the nation's capital, after all) and took some amazing photos.  The quilt went on the last leg of its journey thanks to Julie, who managed to get out during the last-minute Christmas shipping crunch and send it on its way.  We're very excited to see this quilt at QuiltCon and are so happy we participated in this challenge.  We have five guild members attending QuiltCon and we can’t wait to see it there! Thanks to the MQG for the opportunity!


Contributing Members:

Laura Piggott

Joelyn Gregory

Kirstin Fearon

April Waddell

Janet Ferguson
Julie Johnston 
Jan Kittle