Sunday, 27 August 2023

It's that time of year again!

We're getting ready for our biggest and best year yet -- OMQG's 10 year anniversary!

Our first meeting is on Monday, September 25th.
We can't wait to share all we have planned for the coming year! 

Sneak peak:
  • Retreat in November 
  • Tara Faughnan lecture and workshop
  • Sarah Goer workshop
  • More sew-in days
  • 10 year anniversary activities!

May be an image of card, office and text that says 'ATTENTION! DON'T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO THE OTTAWA MQG! See the link in our bio for the form We have a lot in store for the next year, including exciting 10 year anniversary activities'

Sunday, 28 May 2023


For our last BOM of the year, we're going to be making a Slash and Dash block inspired by the San Diego MQG. It was one of their blocks that they made charity quilts out of. Since there were no instructions, I've written out my own version. I've included a few inspiration images from the San Diego MQG.

The colours of this block are cream, pink, and lime (light green). The dash part is a solid cream colour and the side/background are to be pink or lime (light green). Both parts are to be different fabrics. I've included some colour inspiration/ideas. 

To make these, you can make 2 or 4 at a time. 

Colours: Cream, Pinks, and Lime (light green)

Finished size: 8.5x8.5 in

Cutting instructions:

2 (or 4 if you choose to make 4 at s time): 10in x 1.5in in CREAM

2 (or 4 if you choose to make 4 at s time):
9in x 9in in PINKS or LIME (light green)


1. Stack your pinks or greens in a pile, linning the edges up. 

2. Make a slightly diagonal cut near the middle area of the square.

3. Mix the colours up, making sure to keep each side separate.

4. Sew the cream piece in between each of the coloured pieces.

5. Press and trim. Trim the block so that it's 8.5in square. 

6. Bring them to our June meeting!

Monday, 15 May 2023

Sign up for the OMQG/PEIMQG Mug Rug swap!

As mentioned at our April meeting, we are doing a Favourite Colour Mug Rug Swap with the PEIMQG this summer! 20 members of the PEI MQG have signed up so we need approx. 20 participants for an equal swap.

Specifications: The only information you will receive (and they'll receive) is your partner's favourite colour! No bigger than 6'x6". Can be square, rectangular, circular, etc. Once signups start coming in, Jenn will email you with a partner colour!

Please bring your finished Mug Rug to the June OTTMQG meeting!

We will need first and last name, email address (to distribute swap information, and in case Jenn needs to get in touch over the summer) and your favourite colour.  

Sign up sheet