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


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