I know, its not even Christmas yet, but for those of you (like me) who are counting down the days until the holidays (and days off to sew!) why not get started on our January block! I knew the months leading up to the holidays were going to be BUSY, and I just love how this block looks, so we're using a tutorial by Caroline from SewCanShe, and making the #Hashtag block!
Instructions for the Hashtag block can be found here.
Please use the below colour palette to make your blocks: blues, greens and turquoises, in prints (so long as the main colours are represented) or solids. No whites allowed (which is VERY hard for me!)
Here are two that I've made for samples. Looking forward to seeing everyone's Hashtag blocks in January!
We have a sew-in this Saturday December 2nd 9am-9pm in the Program Room at the Kanata Recreation Complex. Stop in when you like, stay as long as you like. Members $12 Non-Members $15 (You can pay by cash, cheque, or credit (+fee) when you stop by) What to bring:
Sewing Machine + Cords and Pedal
Cutting Mat + Scissors and Rotary Cutter
Thread + Needles
Iron or Mini Iron and applicable Ironing Board (1 iron and board will be available ~10am - 5pm)
Extension Cords + Power Bars
Smiles and Good Cheer
It's a perfect day to get away and do some holiday sewing and maybe some gift wrapping, too! Please email email@example.com with any questions or concerns. See you Saturday! Sam
Here it is! Again, thank you all for the fantastic participation in last month's Block of the Month draw! I can't wait to see all of the gorgeous blocks that you all make. You can improv your blocks or use the FPP pattern attached to the instructions that you can find here. Enjoy!
Thank you all so much for the great response and participation in September! I loved seeing all your blocks online and at the start of the meeting. Instructions for the October Block of the Month are available here!
Looking forward to seeing all the incredible improv in your October blocks!
Our first meeting of the 2017-2018 year is coming up in just over a month, and with new meetings comes another year of Block of the Month! So why not start off with a fun, quick and impactful block to get you back into the BOM groove.
September's block is called Falling Arrow - using a solid or print of your choice and a low volume will give this block a punch, especially combined with other bold blocks of different colours. This block finishes at 12" (12.5" with seam allowances).
Download the tutorial here - we would love to see everyone bring at least one block to the September meeting - if we have more than 12 we will divide up the goodies and we will draw (at least) 2 winners! You couldn't make a quilt any quicker, and the more people making blocks for BOM the better.
For those new to the group, we'll be set up once you arrive at the guild meeting - drop off your block(s) and get a ticket for each block made. All tickets go into the draw and the lucky winner(s) take home all the blocks!
The Richmond Fair Quilt Committee has forwarded us their call-for-submissions for their annual fair quilt show. Here are the links to the forms and guidelines - we love having the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild membersrepresented at local shows and fairs, so please consider submitting to the Richmond Fair!
The world is going through crazy times, and the time to spread the LOVE is now! This edgy tattoo inspired heart block is the perfect way to show it. Join us for our October workshop and complete this gorgeous paper pieced block designed by Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky.
Level: Intermediate (NOTE: there are two Y-seams). Some paper piecing experience is recommended.
Size: 20" x 15" with borders (16" x 10.25" without).
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Location: Kanata Recreation Complex - Program Room
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Class maximum: 18 people
To register for this event please email presidentomqg(at)gmail.com or bring payment to the September guild meeting.
Summer is finally here! And with the summer comes the behind-the-scenes work getting ready for a new season! Our first workshop takes place the day before our first guild meeting, and the lovely Krista Hennebury (@poppyprint on Instagram) will be here! Join us for Krista's workshop "Improv Speed Dating" at the Kanata Recreation Complex (programming room) on Sunday Sept. 24 - 10am-5pm. Cost is $55 for OMQG members, $60 for non-members. And while you're at it, come to our first guild meeting on Monday Sept. 25 to see Krista's trunk show! For more details and to register for the workshop please email presidentomqg(at)gmail(dot)com.
The June Block of the Month is a pinwheel variation. I saw this in a quilt on line the other day and immediately loved it - I hope you feel the same way. Instructions produce a 10.5" block, with minimal seams and no y-seams to worry about.
I'm suggesting a grey background, which should be the lightest of your 3 fabrics. A dark(ish) in the center of the pinwheel and a medium (preferably something bright) for the outer portion of the pinwheel.
Sign up at next meeting or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Note: you must pay to have a spot reserved for the workshop.
Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Kanata Recreation Complex – Program Room
$60 cash/cheque ($64 using square app)
Quilting with a walking foot:
In this class you will learn
to quilt some very interesting designs by using arcs, lines, triangles and
circles, with my unique technique. This class is for beginners to intermediate
·Sewing Machine in good working order with Machine
Manuel and an extension table if you have.
·Walking foot – in case it is a closed toe, please also
bring an open toe walking foot if not a regular open toe foot also.
·1 pack Top Stitch needles size 90/14.
·Pre make 6 quilt sandwiches approximately 18” x 18”
square, solid white or off white fabric please with a contrast thread. (No
prints) but the contrast thread is very important you need to see it clearly
for learning purposes. Do not forget your thread stand if using a cone of thread.