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.
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.
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
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.
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 (email@example.com) or Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange to return the tickets prior to the meeting date.
Canada 150 Quilt
Canada 150 blocks are due at the September meeting. We 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
Blue - Kona DeepBlue
Light blue - Konaalegria
Yellow- KonaCoty or Citrus
Fuchsia - Kona pomegranate
Darkorange - Kona Tangerine
Mediumorange - Kona Torch
Lightgreen - Kona sprout
Darker green - Kona Kiwi
Darkpurple - Konapurple
Red - Tomato or Rich Red
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 email@example.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.
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.
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)
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.