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 

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 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.

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

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 to sign up!  See you there!!