Thursday, 18 May 2017

June BOM

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.

You can find the directions here.

Bring your block to the June meeting for the draw, and the winner will take home the whole set.

Monday, 8 May 2017

November Retreat

  • Dates: November 24 to 26th
  • Location: Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre - Gracefield, QC
  • Amount: $210 per person ($217 with square app) – includes 7 meals
  • Limit – 35 spots - There are 10 rooms available - if more than 10 sign up, you will need to have a roommate.
  • Signups are available at the OMQG meetings or by emailing 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


The May BOM  instructions can be found here.  Use white and any colour (or print) you like. You need about a fat eighth of each to make the block.

Bring your block back to the May meeting. The winner of the draw will take all the blocks home.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

May 15 Meeting - Silent Auction

Our meeting falls early this month because of Victoria Day.  Come join us for our annual Silent Auction.  Members bring items and bid on items to help support our programming for next year.

To download the form, go to:

Can't wait to see y'all there!!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

April 24th Program - All about Scraps with Johanna Masko

Come join us on Monday to talk all about scraps with Johanna Masko
Johanna will talk about using scraps to create modern quilts.

Can't wait to see you all there!!

Monday, 27 March 2017

April Block of the Month

This month's block is a herringbone pattern. You will need just slightly more than one 2" wide width of fabric strip of each of 4 colours, or a fat eighth of each.

Full instructions for the block are found here, by Sew Mama Sew.

Bring your block back to the April meeting. The winner of the draw will take all the blocks home.

Spiro Quilting Workshop

Sign up at next meeting or by emailing  Note: you must pay to have a spot reserved for the workshop.

·        Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
·        Instructor: Debby Soll
·        Location: Kanata Recreation Complex – Program Room
·        Fee: $60 cash/cheque ($64 using square app)
·        Class Maximum 15

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
Requirements for class:          
·       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.
·       Notebook with a pencil and eraser
·       1 x 6” x 24” Ruler
·       1 pair of quilting gloves
·       1 Unique wash out pen – Turquoise
·       1 x sewing kit
·       1 x geometry set from the Dollarama.

March 27th - Whole Cloth Quilts

Can't wait to see everyone tonight.  Our meeting program is on Whole Cloth Quilts.

See you there

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Feb 27 Meeting Announcement - Room Change

We have been moved to the Upper Hall B room for Monday's meeting.  It's one room past our normal meeting place at the Kanata Recreation Complex.

There will be signage directing you to the right location.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Feb 27 Meeting - Sashiko Quilting

Next meeting will feature a interactive talk on Sashiko quilting by Debby Soll.  

Debby will be selling kits  for $6 each which includes fabric with printed design, needle and thread 
  • Kits will be available at the sign-in table - first come basis
  • Please bring $6 cash (exact change) for the kits
  • It is not mandatory to purchase a kit - Feel free to bring your own supplies or just watch

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

February Block of the Month

This is the block that we'll do for the February meeting.  The size is only 6" this time - so feel free to make more than one :)  You'll get one ticket into the draw for each block 6" block you submit.


I picked this block after seeing this photo, of a Riley Blake design. I loved it - very striking but so simple.

Bring your block(s) to the February meeting, and the winner of the draw will take them all home.