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.

Monday, 26 September 2016

September 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:




September Block of the Month

Monday, 12 September 2016

September 26th Meeting

Hi all, we are very excited for the September meeting.  Here are a couple of items for you to know about before the meeting occurs

 

Membership


You can download this year's membership form here.  We encourage members to print and fill out the form prior to the meeting. 

The membership fee is $40 for the year.  You can mail in form and payment or pay at the September meeting.  At the meeting, we accept cash (exact change only please), cheque and will have the square app for payments by credit card.  Please note that payments by credit card will have a $1.20 fee added as the service fee for using the app.


Raffle


We will draw for the winner of the raffle quilt (and the winner of the free workshop) at our meeting.  Therefore, all raffle tickets (sold or unsold) and money from tickets sales MUST be returned at (or prior to) the September meeting, no exceptions.  If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Krista (kristaquilts@outlook.com) or Leslie (leslie.stobbart@gmail.com) to arrange to return the tickets prior to the meeting date.


Canada 150 Quilt


Canada 150 blocks are due at the September meetingWe haven’t gotten very many blocks!  Please submit blocks to help make our quilt amazing. 

Block: Modern version of a maple leaf or the Canada 150 logos

Background: Kona Silver
Size: No larger than 12.5" x 12.5" unfinished
Leaf colours:
  • Blue - Kona Deep Blue
  • Light blue - Kona alegria
  • Yellow - Kona Coty or Citrus
  • Fuchsia  - Kona pomegranate
  • Dark orange -  Kona Tangerine
  • Medium orange - Kona Torch
  • Light green - Kona sprout
  • Darker green - Kona Kiwi
  • Dark purple - Kona purple
  • Purple - Dk violet
  • Red - Tomato or Rich Red


Retreat


OMQG will host a fall retreat.  Here are the details:

  • Dates: November 11 – 13th
  • Location: Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre - Gracefield, QC
  • Amount: $210 per person – includes 7 meals
  • Limit – 35 spots
To sign-up, you can email presidentomqg@gmail.com or the sign-up sheet will be available at the September meeting. Fees for the retreat will be due on (or prior to) the October meeting.
 

Workshops

There are a few spots available for both of our October workshops.
 

  • Disappearing Dresden – Marie-Clair Charette - October 2nd (4 spots left) - $30 workshop fee plus you will need to purchase the pattern and rulers for the class.

  • Improv Circles – Cheryl Arkison – October 23rd (3 spots left) - $70 workshop fee
In order to secure a spot in either workshop, you must be an active member (membership dues paid) and pay for both workshops on (or prior to) our September meeting (the square app will be available for workshop fees).

 
We also have an April workshop with Johanna Masko:

  • Secrets of the Farmer’s Wife – April 23 - $100 workshop fee (only 3 spots left)
More workshops to come.  Stay tuned!!

I'm SEW excited to see y'all at the meeting!
Amber

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Update on Quilts for Fort McMurray

Thank you to everyone for your support in this project! We received over 2,000 blocks from all over the world. With our members and other quilters who came out to help this summer, we have pieced nearly every single block into a quilt - so we don't have any more tops to make! However, we still need help! 

The main two things we need right now are:

2) Volunteers to quilt - long arm, domestic or however you prefer.
1) Batting and backing donations. We would be grateful for donations of batting, and for volunteers to help make backings from donated fabric to provide for people to use for quilting. 

We are expecting some quilted quilts to be returned at our September guild meeting, at which time we would be grateful for volunteers to bind quilts

We hope to have all finished quilts done and returned at our October guild meeting to be shipped off to Alberta.

CBC Ottawa visited our August Sew-In, and you can check out the article here. You can also see more photos from our sew days on Flickr here!

If you are able to volunteer to quilt, have batting to donate, or have any other questions, please contact Stacey at slostudio.stacey@gmail.com 
 
 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Raffle Quilt and Free Sew Ins

OMQG will host 2 free sew-ins this summer for our members.  The dates are:
  • July 24th
  • August 14th
These will take place at the Kanata Recreation Complex from 10am to 4pm.

Please email presidentomqg@gmail.com to sign up (so we know how many people to expect.

At this sew in, you will be able to:
  • Renew your membership
  • Buy and turn in raffle quilt tickets
  • Work on Canada 150 block
  • Sew Ft. Mac quilts
  • Work on whatever projects you desire

Raffle Quilt


 
The raffle quilt is Single Girl and measures 80 X 80 inches. 
Our raffle quilt draw will take place in September.  To get tickets, you can:

Friday, 17 June 2016

Membership Form - September 2016 to June 2017

The new membership form is now available.  You can print and fill out this form and bring it and the membership fee to Monday's meeting to renew your membership.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

June 20th Meeting - Labels, Elections and UFO Prizes

Our meeting is a week earlier than normal this month.




Please come out for a short talk about quilting labels.  We will also do general elections for next year's executive members and committees and UFO Prizes.

It should be a fun night!!  Can't wait to see everyone!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Canada 150 Blocks

Here are a few patterns and tutorials to help give you some inspiration for our Canada 150 quilt.

**Reminder:
Background: Kona Silver
Size: 12.5" x 12.5" unfinished
Leaf colours:
  • Blue - Kona Deep Blue
  • Light blue - Kona alegria
  • Yellow - Kona Coty or Citrus
  • Fuchsia  - Kona pomegranate
  • Dark orange -  Kona Tangerine
  • Medium orange - Kona Torch
  • Light green - Kona sprout
  • Darker green - Kona Kiwi
  • Dark purple - Kona purple
  • Purple Dk violet
  • Red - Tomato or Rich Red
Deadline: May 30th Meeting


You can download this free pattern by Dana Szucs Hayden, of SeaSew. Thank you so much for designing this pattern Dana! Click the image below to download.



The Almonte Quilters Guild, has a lovely tutorial here, for a maple leaf block.


Cheryl Arkison has a Canadian flag pattern, this is in proportion to the Canadian flag.



Generations Quilt Patterns, Autumn Leaf Quilt block.




Tuesday, 10 May 2016

May 30 - Silent Auction & Stretches/Posture Awareness for Quilters

Hello everyone!!!

Our next meeting will be our annual silent auction.  Please bring items to donate and/or money to bid!!

You will need to fill out and print one Silent Auction Form for each item you donate.

You can download the form here


Quilting Postures and Stretches with Lauren Brazier


Lauren Brazier, RMT
 
 
Our May meeting will also include a short talk by Lauren Brazier, RMT.  Lauren will talk about stretches and awareness of postures for quilters. Lauren's emphasis is on providing advice and techniques that can be easily integrated into daily life to support her clients' health and wellness goals.
 
To find out more about Lauren's Mobile Massage Therapy, go to http://www.lbmobilermt.com/


Monday, 9 May 2016

Improv Quilting Workshop - May 29th

There are still some spots available for the Improv Quilting workshop:
  • Date: Sunday, May 29th from 10am to 4pm
  • Instructor: Laura Piggott
  • Location: Maki House 
  • Fee: $35
Please email presidentomqg@gmail.com to sign up!  See you there!!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Quilts for Fort McMurray


Like many of you, we have been watching the news about the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The entire city of over 80,000 people has been evacuated. Whole neighbourhoods have been lost to the fire. People have lost everything. The images from the disaster are shocking and heartbreaking. And unfortunately, the fire is still spreading.
It’s hard to know what to do to help. But as quilters, maybe the thing that we can contribute is to give back a bit of comfort, by making some quilts for these families and evacuees who have gone through so much.
We are collecting quilt blocks to make quilts that will be sent to those who have lost their homes in Fort McMurray. We would be grateful for blocks that you might be able to contribute:
  • Maple Leaf quilt blocks at 12.5″ square (unfinished; so they can be joined and finish at 12″ square)
  • Colours can include blue, yellow, green, red and white (like the Alberta flag) but two-colour blocks are preferred (i.e., use two of these colours in combination, like blue/yellow); any mix of print or solid fabrics are fine
  • Use any Maple Leaf pattern you’d like, or you can make an improvised leaf block - it’s up to you. Here are some examples of 12.5″ unfinished Maple Leaf tutorials online (and I’ll have one shortly, too):

Please mail blocks by June 30, 2016 to:
Quilts for Fort McMurray, c/o Mad About Patchwork, 2477 Huntley Road Stittsville ON, K2S 1B8, CANADA
If you are in the Ottawa area, you can drop blocks off in person to Mad About Patchwork.
Thank you so much for your generosity and help. We will post updates on this, as we get more information. 
If you have any questions please comment below. 
* * * 
Other ways to help:
If you have finished quilts that you would like to donate, you can get in touch with the Quilts for Fort McMurray group on Facebook. Or, check out the listing of places collecting quilts on Cheryl Arkison’s blog.
You could also consider donating to the Canadian Red Cross, which is responding to this emergency.

*This was mostly copied from slostudio.ca - Stacey was very kind to start blogging and instagramming this initiative, while we were working the OMQG room at the Common Thread Quilt Guild Show.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Quilt Show - May 6-8

 
 
 
We are very excited about the upcoming quilt show.  Copies of the above picture can be found on our Facebook page.  Feel free to save and share these on all your social media accounts.
 
I hope to see everyone at the RA Centre to enjoy our beautiful, modern quilts!!
 
See you there!!!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

May 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 
November
December
January
February 
March
April
May

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Thread Talk - April 25th

Our April 25 will feature a thread talk with Wendy Foster Birch.

Wendy will talk about about how and when to use different threads and show some samples. 

Our shop of the month is The Sharpening Shoppe
Bring your scissors!!!   There will be a bin in the back of the room to place your sharp objects. Members are encouraged to put their items in a plastic/ziplock bag with their name on them. He will take the items down to the truck to sharpen them and will return and receive payment once done.

Prices are:
Scissors $3 to $5
Shears $6
Olfa blades $3 or $4 for oversized
Knives $1-$5

Taxes included.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

REMINDER!!! Quilt Show Entries are due April 2


All members are guaranteed 1 entry (plus the crayon challenge)
    • Additional entries will be accepted based on space available
    • Entry form will specify order preference of entries
 
Entries must include:
    • Hanging pocket  / sleeve
    • Label
    • Dowel for display purposes (must be 2 inches larger than the quilt width)
  • Deadline to enter is April 2nd - You can enter unfinished quilts (as long as they are finished before the show) but please specify accurate finished size!


Enter online at https://www.cognitoforms.com/OMQG1/CommonThreadsOMQGShow 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

April 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 
November
December
January
February 
March
April

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Common Threads Guild / Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild - QUILT SHOW

The OMQG has teamed up with the Common Threads guild to have a show from May 6-8th @ RA Centre
In order to make this show happen we need volunteers to help work the show.  To sign up, email Julie at julie@owlydesign.ca  Please specify what you are volunteering for.
Details include:
  • Quilters Boutique - Members can sell items at our show
    • Sign up to participate by emailing Julie or at next meeting
    • Members must sell items under your membership name (not your business name). Business labels are allowed.
    • Business cards can be located at the OMQG Info table
    • 10 % of selling price goes toward guild.  Part of that will go toward the processing fee
    • You must volunteer to work one shift at quilt show 
  • OMQG Information table
  • Raffle Quilt - Julie's Single Girl quilt
  • Crayon Challenge - Pick a color from the crayon box and design a mini quilt around that color (to sign up email vicepresidentomqg@gmail.com)
Quilt Entries
  • All members are guaranteed 1 entry (plus the crayon challenge)
    • Additional entries will be accepted based on space available
    • Entry form will specify order preference of entries
  • Entries must include:
    • Hanging pocket  / sleeve
    • Label
    • Dowel for display purposes (must be 2 inches larger than the quilt width)
  • Deadline to enter is April 2nd - You can enter unfinished quilts (as long as they are finished before the show) but please specify accurate finished size!
Enter online at https://www.cognitoforms.com/OMQG1/CommonThreadsOMQGShow
  • A copy of the entry will be emailed to you